1986, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Peter O'Shaughnessy interviewed by Bob Brissenden [sound recording]. O'Shaughnessy, Peter, 1923-2013. (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 8 sound tape reels ; 10 in.
Published
  • 1986.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Peter O'Shaughnessy interviewed by Bob Brissenden
Creator
  • O'Shaughnessy, Peter, 1923-2013. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Brissenden, R. F. (Robert Francis), 1928-1991.
Published
  • 1986.
Medium
  • [sound recording].
Physical Description
  • 8 sound tape reels ; 10 in.
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Summary
  • Peter O'Shaughnessy, actor, theatrical producer and writer, talks about his family background; early interest in theatre and his decision to become an actor and his early acting experiences. He then discusses his work with J. B. Fowler; working in England, 1950-54; working with John Sumner and his work with Ormond College as a director. O'Shaughnessy then describes his trip to Rumania as a cultural delegate for Actors' Equity. He then talks about Melbourne in the 1950s and personalities of "The Drift" who met at the Swanston Family Hotel; relationship with Barry Humphries; work as a radio actor 1945-50; Children's Theatre Guild; relationship with Beckett; views on language and the theatre; financial difficulties; Catholicism; early employment and experiences in England in 1961. O'Shaughnessy then discusses his involvement with the publication, "The restless years"; reads excerpts from Ned Kelly's letter to the Jerilderie paper and "Convicts tour to Hell"; libel suit; childhood memories; importance of tennis and his views on Ireland.
Notes
  • Recorded May 1986 in Canberra.
  • Papers of Peter O'Shaughnessy located at National Library of Australia Manuscript collection MS 2272.
Numbering Note
  • Transcript available (typescript, 276 leaves)
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Language
  • English
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