Event A Bill of Divorcement
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Venue Prince of Wales Theatre, Hobart, TAS
First Date 7 December 1927
Opening Date 7 December 1927
Last Date 9 December 1927
Dates Estimated No
Status Amateur
World Premiere No
Description In this cleverly-built play Miss Dane, starting from a hypothetical effect of a law recognising insanity of five years' standing as a ground for divorce, presents a conflict between applied eugenics on the one hand and the conservative forces of a section of the church on the other. Hilary Fairfield, declared insane after suffering shell-shock in the war, is kept for fifteen years in an asylum, and his wife, Margaret, has at length secured a divorce under the new law, and is about to marry Gray Meredith. Hilary escapes from the asylum, and reaches home just after a telephone message has infor
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Divorce
War Trauma
Name Function Notes
Olive Wilton Director
Clemence Dane Playwright
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper The Mercury, 8 December 1927, p. 13
Event Identifier 96969