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Alan Seymour, born 6 June 1927 in Perth, Western Australia, is an Australian writer of plays, radio scripts, novels and articles.
The One Day of the Year is one of his plays. Initially it was rejected by a festival governing committee but was first performed in 1961 by an amateur production, then with government funding, and then in London, England. Seymour went there to see the performance and began living overseas, returning to live in Australia in 1995. The play was given a major Australian revival in 2003 in a production directed by David Berthold for Sydney Theatre Company.
The One Day of the Year was intended to deride Anzac Day. But the term has since been adopted as expressing the importance of Anzac day. Similarly, Donald Horne's book The Lucky Country was intended as derision of Australia but the term has now been adopted as a term expressing happiness with Australia and pride in its achievements.
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