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'The trial' [screenplay] (1985) (unpublished)

From the story outline, 'The Trial : A new comedy by Franz Kafka' written by Peter Carey, was to "concentrate on the hitherto undiscovered comic nature" of this work by KafKa. Consists of story outlines and typescript drafts with emendations.

'Cyclone Tracy' [screenplay] (unpublished)

Handwritten story outline on yellow index cards, 20 yellow index cards, 7.5 x 13 cm, undated. With typed note 'Cards used as basis of discussion with Julian Castagne at Birchgrove', 6 Jun 1982. Cards and page in envelope addressed to Peter Carey at McSpedden Carey Pty Ltd.

'Spanish pink' [screenplay] (1984) (unpublished)

Initially entitled 'Holding up the Sky', 'Spanish pink' is a screenplay written by Peter Carey and Ray Lawrence. There are notes, photocopies of the story outline on index cards, a script assessment, notes for camera sequences, and draft typescripts.

Carey, Peter, 1943-

'Illusion' [musical theatre script] (unpublished)

Comprises notes and typescript drafts, with emendations, for 'Illusion (A comic strip musical)', which was changed to 'Illusion (A treatment for a performance)'. Mike Mullins conceived of the concept in early 1980, and he and Carey worked on the script. Eventually Carey withdrew his name as author and retained only credit for co-writing the lyrics. Illusion, was performed as a rock musical at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 1986. One draft has the (crossed out) title 'Getchor Illusion' for the Playwrights Conference in Canberra dated 2 May 1984.

Mullins, Mike

'Dancing on the water' [screenplay] (1980) (unpublished)

Initially called 'Life and death in the south side pavilion', 'Dancing on the water' is an unpublished screenplay written by Peter Carey and Ray Lawrence. It is based on the short story Life and death in the south side pavilion by Peter Carey first published in short story collection, The fat man in history (1974). Comprises 8 typescript drafts.

Carey, Peter, 1943-

Bliss [screenplay] and Bliss [motion picture]

This series consists of drafts, story boards , screenplay proofs, script amendments, and filming schedules, timings, etc. for the film Bliss. Also includes correspondence. Bliss was the winner of the Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Source (Australian Film Institute Awards), 1985.

'War crimes' [screenplay] (1988-1989) (unpublished)

Screenplay by Peter Carey and Bill Bennett. Based on a short story by Peter Carey. Clean and annotated copies of both 1st and 2nd drafts, dated May 1988 and 15 February 1989. Also copy marked: "as presented to producers" and some correspondence dated 1988-1989.

Carey, Peter, 1943-

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