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Throssell, Ric

Entry updated 23 March 2019. Tagged: Author, Theatre.

Working name of Australian diplomat, actor, playwright and author Richard Prichard Throssell (1922-1999), who during much of his career suffered from Cold War suspicions and Paranoia, a McCarthy-like persecution caused almost entirely by his remaining in contact with his leftwing family; his mother, the author Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969), was a founding member of the Communist Party of Australia. Of sf interest is a Near Future play, The Day Before Tomorrow (first performed Australia 1956; 1969), in which a band of survivors of World War Three attempt to work out a modus vivendi. [JC]

Richard Prichard Throssell

born Greenmount, Western Australia: 10 May 1922

died Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: 20 April 1999

works (highly selected)

  • The Day Before Tomorrow (Sydney, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1969) [play: first performed 1956 Australia: hb/]


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