Edmund Duggan (playwright)
Edmund Duggan (1862–2 August 1938) was an Irish-born actor and playwright who worked in Australia. He is best known for writing a number of plays with Bert Bailey including The Squatter's Daughter (1907) and On Our Selection (1912). His solo career was less successful than Bailey's. His sister Eugenie was known as "The Queen of Melodrama" and married noted theatre producer William Anderson, for whom Duggan frequently worked as an actor, writer and stage manager.
Select theatre credits
- The Democrat (1891) – writer (later revived as Eureka Stockade)
- For the Term of his Natural Life (1897) – writer (adapting the novel)
- Lady Audley's Secret (1906)
- The Squatter's Daughter, or, The Land of the Wattle (1907) – wrote with Bert Bailey as 'Albert Edmunds'
- The Southern Cross (1907) – writer
- The Man from Outback (1909) – wrote with Bert Bailey as 'Albert Edmunds'
- My Mate, or a Bush Love Story (1911) – writer
- On Our Selection (1912) – wrote with Bert Bailey as 'Albert Edmunds'
- The Native Born (1913) – wrote with Bert Bailey as 'Albert Edmunds'
- On Our Selection (1920) (revival) – produced
- The Rudd Family by Steele Rudd (1928) – produced, acted
- "When They Paid A Shilling To Hiss The Villain." The Sunday Herald (Sydney) 14 Dec 1952: 14
- "Mr. Edmund Duggan." The Argus (Melbourne) 3 Aug 1938: 11
- "THE PASSING OF NED DUGGAN". The Newcastle Sun (6438). New South Wales, Australia. 4 August 1938. p. 12. Retrieved 6 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- Copy of script at National Archives of Australia
- Extensive description of play at AustLit (subscription required)
- Edmund Duggan biography at Australian Dictionary of Biography
- Edmund Duggan Australian theatre credits at AusStage
- Edmund Duggan at AustLit (subscription required)
- Papers of Edmund Duggan at National Library of Australia
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