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Peter Kenna

PETER KENNA  (1930 - 1987)

Nationality:    Australian
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Educated at the Christian Brothers School, Lewisham New South Wales. He left school at 14 and had a variety of jobs - eventually becoming involved in concert parties for troops encamped around Sydney. He wrote his first play at 21. In the 1950's he became a leading radio actor and wrote numerous television plays in the 1960s and 1970s.

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below is a list of Peter Kenna's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Animal Grab         Eager Hope, An         Fair Sister, The         Furtive Love         Hard God, A         Landladies, The         Listen Closely         Mates         Muriel's Virtues         Slaughter Of St Teresa's Day, The         Talk To The Moon         Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted



Animal Grab

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3 act Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Eager Hope, An

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part of "The Cassidy Album" Trilogy

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Fair Sister, The

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2 act Drama Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Furtive Love

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Debates the question of identity without God.

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part of "The Cassidy Album" Trilogy

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Sydney : Currency Press, 1980    0868190101

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Gay, full length

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hard God, A

Hard God, A
The story of the Cassidy family. Dan and his wife aggie and his two brothers Martin and Paddy and their wives. Dan is the pillar of the family the one the others turn to in times of trouble. One year whilst the family is on holiday in Woy Woy NSW Dan's son meets Jack. Jack is immediately attrached to Dan and makes his intentions clear. at first Dan is confused but a relationship develops between the teenagers - but will it just be a summer love?

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part of "The Cassidy Album" Trilogy

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Sydney    1973

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Sydney : Currency Press, 1974   978-0868190808

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Genre:
Historical Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Landladies, The

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Genre:
3 act Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Listen Closely

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Sydney    1972

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Sydney : Currency P, 1977   0868190047

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Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mates

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an old bloke from the bush visits an old haunt, to find it has been transformed.He meets a young gay singer on the verge of suicide. The scene is set for a confrontation between the singer's closeted lover and the bushie's memories of youth

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Sydney    1975

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in The Drag Show, Woollahra, N.S.W : Currency Press, 1977   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Muriel's Virtues

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The original title of "animal Grab"

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Sydney    1966

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Slaughter Of St Teresa's Day, The

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Two released prisoners interrupt a feast day part given by an ex 1950 Sydney gangster.

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introduces the first of his Irish-Australian matriarchs, Oola Maguire

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Sydney    1959

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Sydney : Currency P ; London : Eyre Methuen, 1972   0869370197

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Genre:
Comedy Drama Comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Talk To The Moon

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London    1963

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Sydney : Currency P, 1977   0868190047

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Genre:
3 act Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted

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Sydney    1976

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Sydney : Currency P, 1977   0868190047

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Genre:
Play 4 scenes

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  1 boy

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