Item F2153 - About the seven deadly sins, [1970?]

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F2153

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About the seven deadly sins, [1970?]

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  • [1970?] (Creation)

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[3] leaves; 26 cm.

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(1933-2018)

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Born and educated in Melbourne. In 1964 Colin Brumby took up a lectureship in the Department of Music at the University of Queensland. He was a crucial figure in the early development of the Queensland Opera Company, serving as musical director for several years.

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(1935-)

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Thomas William Shapcott was born in Ipswich, Queensland, on 21 March 1935. He attended the Ipswich Grammar School with his twin brother. Shapcott left school at 15 to work in his father's accountancy business. In 1954 Shapcott began to write poetry seriously for the first time. His first published poem appeared in the Sydney Bulletin in 1956. His first collection of poems, Time on Fire won the Grace Leven Poetry Prize for 1961. That year he completed an accountancy degree. In 1967 Shapcott graduated Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland. He established an accountancy firm in 1972. In 1971 Shapcott was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to visit America, a trip which led to the autobiographical poems in Shabbytown Calendar (1975). In 1973 he was appointed to the Literature Board of the Australia Council and served as its Director from 1983 to 1990. He served as the Executive Director of the National Book Council from 1991 to 1997, when he became the inaugural Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, retiring from the position in 2005. As well as his many volumes of poetry, Shapcott has written many novels, short stories, libretti, plays and reviews. He has received numerous awards for his contribution to Australian literature, including the Canada-Australia Literary Award in 1978, the Yugoslavia Struga International Poetry Festival Golden Wreath Award, 1989, the FAW Christopher Brennan Award, 1995, the New South Wales Premier’s Special Literary Award in 1996 and the Patrick White Award in 2000. In 1989 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. He has received honorary Doctorates from Macquarie University and the University of Queensland.

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Accompanied by: 'An opera is born' (4 leaves; 26 cm.--Typescript).
Poems for the opera by Thomas W. Shapcott. Music by Colin Brumby.

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  • English

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Published by T.W. Shapcott and the Queensland Opera Company in 1970.

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Typescript (photocopy). Ms. emendations to original.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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