Series Series A - Papers relating to radio musical comedy, "Tangles"

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UQFL144-Series A


Papers relating to radio musical comedy, "Tangles"


  • 1928-1934 (Creation)

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1 folder.

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Biographical history

F.C. Francis was involved in the production of the musical comedy "Tangles". He was also a poet and became president of The Queensland Authors and Artists’ Association in 1950. He was a friend and correspondent of poet James Devaney.

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Lyrics, music, script and other documents. R. O'Connor, F. C. Francis & W. J. Buckley wrote the music and lyrics for the musical comedy "Tangles". W. H. Butland was the arranger. "Tangles" was first broadcast on radio, 8 Nov 1928. It was revised for the next broadcast 7 Jan 1929. It was renamed "Matrimonial tangles" and performed again 11 July 1934.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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All the music is handwritten, and most of the musical numbers have some alterations or notes for performance added in pencil or crayon.

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Annotations suggest that some of the songs and/or music may have also formed part of another musical comedy titled ‘Moon-Dreams’. A typescript of a play by Francis with this title is held in the Hanger Collection of Australian plays, H0396.

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Converted from PDF finding aid, Amanda Main 15-Jan-2020.


  • English



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