The Golden Age

TitleThe Golden Age
Year for Search1985
AuthorsNowra, Louis (b. 1950)
Date Published1985
PublisherCurrency Press in association with Playbox Theatre Company, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Place PublishedSydney, NSW, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

A play, based on an apparently true story, about the discovery in 1939 of a lost community founded by convicts in Tasmania. The community had been established to create a good life for its original inhabitants. It has degenerated over time due, among other things, to interbreeding, but there is still a system of mutual support. The speech of the descendants of the convicts is based on 1840s lower class language and slang and a glossary is provided. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Australia Plays: New Australian Drama (London: Nick Hern Books, 1989), 89-178. 2nd ed. of the play Sydney, NSW, Australia: Currency Press, 1989. U. S. [Rev. ed.] Woodstock, IL: Dramatic Publishing Co., 1988.

Info Notes

First performed at the Studio Theatre of the Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne, February 8, 1985.

Holding Institutions

A, MoU-St, VUW

Author Note

Australian author (b. 1950).

Full Text

1985 Nowra, Louis (b. 1950). The Golden Age. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Currency Press in association with Playbox Theatre Company, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Rpt. in Australia Plays: New Australian Drama (London: Nick Hern Books, 1989), 89-178. 2nd ed. of the play Sydney, NSW, Australia: Currency Press, 1989. U. S. [Rev. ed.] Woodstock, IL: Dramatic Publishing Co., 1988. The play was first performed at the Studio Theatre of the Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne, February 8, 1985. A, MoU-St, VUW

A play, based on an apparently true story, about the discovery in 1939 of a lost community founded by convicts in Tasmania. The community had been established to create a good life for its original inhabitants. It has degenerated over time due, among other things, to interbreeding, but there is still a system of mutual support. The speech of the descendants of the convicts is based on 1840s lower class language and slang and a glossary is provided. Australian author.