George Darrell

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George Darrell (1851–1921) was an Australian playwright best known for The Sunny South (1883).[1]

Darrell began his professional career with Simonson's Opera Company in New Zealand; but, on migrating to Melbourne, took to the regular dramatic profession, earning some distinction as a juvenile supporter of the once idolised Walter Montgomery.[2] He married Mrs. Robert Hair (née Fanny Cathcart), the admirable tragédienne, and subsequently visited professionally America and England, where, at the Grand Theatre, Islington, he produced his play The Sunny South.[2]

Select Writings[edit]

  • The Squatter (1855)
  • Man and Wife (1871)
  • Matrimonial Manoeuvres (1872)
  • Dark Deeds (1873)
  • Friends of the Flag ; Or, The Struggle for Freedom (1874)
  • Her Face, Her Fortune (1874)
  • The Trump Card (1874)
  • The Four Fetes (1875)
  • Transported for Life (1876)
  • Back from the Grave (18780
  • The Forlorn Hope ; Or, A Tale of Tomorrow (1879)
  • Solange (1882)
  • The Naked Truth (1883)
  • The Sunny South (1883)
  • The Soggarth (1886)
  • The New Rush (1886)
  • Hue and Cry (1888)
  • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab aka Midnight Melbourne (1888) – stage version of the Fergus Hume novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
  • The Queen of Bohemia (1888)
  • The Pakeha (1890)
  • Mr Potter of Texas (1890)
  • The Lucky Lot (1890)
  • The Double Event (1893)
  • The Crimson Thread (1894)
  • Convict Once (1896)
  • The Land of Dawning (1896)
  • The Queen of Coolgardie (1897)
  • The Sorrows of Satan (1897)
  • The Light That Failed (1899)
  • The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (1899)
  • The Punter (1902)
  • Sappho (1902)
  • Justice or Murder (1902)
  • Paris and Pleasure (1904)
  • The Battle and the Breeze (1905)
  • The Belle of the Bush (1916) – novel

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Darrell, George Frederick Price (1851–1921)' Van Der Poorten, Helen M.; Australian Dictionary of Biography; National Centre of Biography; Australian National University; accessed 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Darrel, George". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource 

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