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89 Author Dale, Marguerite
  Title Secondary Considerations: A Realistic Play in Four Acts
  Date 1921
  Length Four Acts
  Setting The action of the play takes place within 48 hours from 5.30 p.m. on Thursday to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday.
  Characters
  • NELLIE JESSOP, a spinster aged 42
  • ESTER JESSOP, her sister aged 36
  • VICTOR JESSOP, their brother aged 40
  • VALENTINE JESSOP, their brother aged 28
  • SELINA McKELL, their friend
  • EDITH JESSOP, Victor's wife
  • MRS SMITH GLADYS SMITH, engaged to Valentine
  • MR JAMES, a lawyer A BOY
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Money; Social Status; Women's Issues
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
90 Author Dann, George Landen
  Title Caroline Chisholm: A Play (a.k.a. A Second Moses)
  Date 1939
  Length Two Acts: Seven Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i The home of Mrs William Jones. Wooton, Northamptonshire, in 1830.
  • I.ii Government House in Sydney. 1840.
  • I.iii The Chisholms' home at Windsor, New South Wales. A month later.
  • II.i "The Home" for Emigrants in Sydney. A month later.
  • II.ii The same. Several months later.
  • II.iii The same. Towards the end of 1845.
  • II.iv The same. 11th April 1946.
  Characters
  1. MRS JONES, Caroline's mother
  2. MAJOR DRAKER
  3. CAROLINE CHISHOLM
  4. LIEUTENANT (later Captain) ARCHIBALD CHISHOLM
  5. SUSAN, a maid
  6. SIR GEORGE GIPPS, Governor of New South Wales
  7. LADY GIPPS
  8. A SECRETARY TO SIR GEORGE GIPPS
  9. MISS HALVIN
  10. A GIRL
  11. REV. HENRY STYLES, Rector of Windsor
  12. McLACHLAN
  13. FLORA ANDERSON
  14. PETER, a ticket-of-leave man
  15. THOMAS O'CONNOR
  16. LADY O'CONNELL
  17. MISS E. CHAMBERS
  18. LADY DOWLING
  19. MRS ROGER SHERRY
  20. MRS W. MacKENZIE
  21. MR WILLIAM BRADLEY, M.L.A.
  22. THE SATISFIED LADY
  23. A GIRL
  24. MRS FAULKNER
  25. MARY
  26. JOHN BALDWIN
  27. THE GRAND LADY
  28. FIRST IRISH GIRL
  29. SECOND IRISH GIRL
  30. THIRD IRISH GIRL
  31. A LADY
  32. THREE MEN
  33. THE SINGER
  Cast
  1. Clare Clark
  2. D. Kellett Cameron
  3. Daphne Roemermann
  4. Peter Buchanan
  5. Muriel Burton
  6. Robert E. Kelly
  7. Mary Gibson
  8. Graham Webster
  9. Jean Whitfield
  10. Joyce Armstong
  11. W. Williams
  12. Ludovick Gordon
  13. Betty Ross
  14. Jack Bow
  15. Mervyn Eadie
  16. Barbara Bancroft
  17. Lenore Francis
  18. Jean Jarrott
  19. Lorna Watt
  20. Joan Barry
  21. Ernest Busch
  22. Joy Howken
  23. Ruth Peapell
  24. Maibry Wragge
  25. Betty Brown
  26. Ley Outridge
  27. Mavis Busch
  28. Merle Dinning
  29. Beryl Rickard
  30. Rosemary Stevenson
  31. Lorna Watt
  32. Jack Bow, D. Kellett Cameron and Graham Webster
  33. Robert E. Kelly
  Subject(s) Chisholm, Caroline; Colonial Period; Historical Events or Characters; Marriage; Public Life; Women's Issues
  Published Mulga Publications, Sydney, 1943. Playbill No. 5, 1961. Eight Short Plays, Thomas Nelson Ltd., Melbourne, 1965.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection has three copies: one under the title A Second Moses; two from radio adaptations, one of those by Caroline Clark Rees.
     
91 Author Dann, George Landen
  Title Fountains Beyond, The
  Date 1942
  Length Three Acts
  Setting The main room of the Filmers' shack.
  Characters
  • VIC FILMER, a half-Caste of about 30
  • PEGGY FILMER, his wife
  • HENRY, a very old Aborigine
  • MR WATSON, a big man
  • WALLY, a young Aborigine
  • MISS MATTHEWS a faded, erect, bird-like little woman, uncertain age
  • MISS HARNETT, English Authoress, traveller and lecturer
  Subject(s) Aborigines; Assimilation; Politics and Ideology; Race Relations
  Published Australasian Publishing Co., Sydney, 1944.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection also holds a typescript of a musical play in three acts of the same title based on the original play, the adaptation by Dann with Gerry Cole, who composed the music.
     
92 Author Dann, George Landen
  Title How Far Returning
  Length Five Scenes arranged as a symphony: Prologue, First Movement, Second Movement, Third Movement, Epilogue.
  Setting

Prologue:

  • The Board Room in the Town Office of John Cameron & Co., Timber Merchants. 1932.

First Movement:

  • The Cameron's Home at Leader's Creek. Early in 1914.

Second Movement:

  • The office at Moomgoolba. Eighteen months later.

Third Movement:

  • The Town Office of John Cameron & Co. November 1918.

Epilogue:

  • The same as the Prologue. About one hour later.
  Characters
  • JOHN CAMERON
  • ANDY
  • DON
  • JIM FERGUSON
  • MARGARET
  • EDITH
  • MARY CAMERON
  • JESSIE (The Elder)
  • JESSIE (The Younger)
  • MISS GILMORE
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Great Depression; War; Work and Business; World War I
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
93 Author Dann, George Landen
  Title In Beauty it is Finished: A Play in Three Acts
  Date 1931
  Length Three Acts: Five Scenes
  Setting
  • I A lighthouse keeper's home on an island off the Queensland coast.
  • II.i Tom Stepple's hut. A month later.
  • II.ii The same. An afternoon two months later.
  • III.i The same as Act One. The same evening.
  • III.ii The same. The morning.
  Characters
  • DAVID EDMONDS
  • MARY EDMONDS
  • JOYCE MARION
  • TOM STEPPLE
  • ANNIE
  Subject(s) Aborigines; Assimilation; City vs Country; Race Relations; Women's Issues
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. [Two versions held in Campbell Howard Collection, one a photocopy of the typescript held in the Hanger Collection].
     
94 Author Dann, George Landen
  Title No Incense Rising
  Date 1937 ca
  Length Three Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting
  • I The living room in Mrs Bergmann's house.
  • II The same. An afternoon three years later.
  • III.i The same. Early evening. Three weeks later.
  • III.ii The same. An afternoon. Two weeks later.
  Characters
  • MRS BERGMANN
  • MRS CARNEY
  • ADA
  • CARL NILSSEN
  • ELLEN
  • MARY SINCLAIR
  • SERGEANT McCARTHY
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Suicide; Women's Issues
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. [Two copies in Campbell Howard Collection, including a photocopy of a version by 'Rirolf' from the Eunice Hanger Collection].
     
95 Author Dann, George Landen
  Title Ring Out Wild Bells!: A Comedy
  Date 1958
  Length Three Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting

The living room of St Lawrence's Rectory.

  • I Saturday afternoon.
  • II.i A morning some days later.
  • II.ii An evening about a week later.
  • III Saturday afternoon. The following week.
  Characters
  • REV STEPLE MILLCOTE
  • PAMELA, his sister
  • JUDY, his daughter
  • PETER LAMBERT, Chairman of the Race Club
  • ALICE LAMBERT, his wife
  • JOHN, his son (engaged to Judy)
  • BEVERLEY, the Millcote maid.
  • A RADIO ANNOUNCER
  Subject(s) Gambling; Horse Racing; Religion
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
96 Author Davidson, E. Coulson (as George Byfield)
  Title Fight, The: A Play in Four Acts
  Date 1915
  Length Four Acts
  Setting

At the time of the Land Boom Crash.

  • I A wood-panelled room in Shotwell's house. Evening.
  • II The same. A month later.
  • III A room in Dr Stanhope's house. Noon six weeks later.
  • IV The same. A day later.
  Characters
  1. MAGGIE
  2. MRS SHOTWELL
  3. MR SHOTWELL
  4. TOM INGLIS
  5. BOBBIE, their nephew
  6. DR STANHOPE
  7. ETTIE BEAUMONT, a niece by adoption
  8. MRS STANHOPE
  9. NANCE CROSSTHWAITE, nurse
  10. FLORRIE
  Cast
  1. Miss E. Montague
  2. E.C. Davidson
  3. Percy Henry
  4. J.A. Davidson
  5. Baden Gilbert
  6. E. Bryning
  7. Isobel de Soyers
  8. J.M. Wilson
  9. Peggy Mudge
  10. E. Montague
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Typescript in Campbell Howard Collection written under the name George Byfield]
     
97 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Forerunners (in the Reign of Victoria), The: A Historical Play
  Date 1925 ca
  Length Eight Scenes and Aftermath [Epilogue]
  Setting
  • i The library in Colonel Raymer's town house, London.
  • ii The goldfields of Ballarat in Victoria. 1854.
  • iii A small study in the house of Rev. Father Smyth at Ballarat. Late afternoon.
  • iv The official room of Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria.
  • v A sparsely timbered stretch of land adjacent to Mother Jamieson's hotel, a portion of which is seen.
  • vi An official room at the Military Camp, Ballarat. Forenoon, a few days later.
  • vii A room in Mother Jamieson's Hotel on the outskirts of the Stockade.
  • viii The same. Before dawn on Sunday 3rd December 1854. Aftermath. The site of the Stockade. 3rd December 1855.
  Characters
  • COLONEL MAURICE RAYMER
  • SIR CHARLES HOTHAM, K.C.B., Governor of Victoria
  • LADY RAYMER
  • WILFRED RAYMER, alias Goodenough
  • FOOTMAN
  • CARBONI RAFFAELLO
  • PETER LALOR
  • MOTHER JAMIESON
  • HARRY SEEKAMP
  • TROOPER LORD
  • JOHN GREGORY
  • REV FATHER SMYTH
  • REV DOWNING
  • JOHN FOSTER, Colonial Secretary
  • W. STAWELL, Attorney-General
  • MESSENGER
  • THOMAS KENNEDY
  • GEORGE BLACK
  • J. BASSON HUMFFRAY
  • JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER, M.L.C.
  • AN OLD MAN
  • A WOMAN
  • TIMOTHY HAYES
  • MRS TIMOTHY HAYES
  • LIEUTENANT ROSS
  • EDWARD THONEN
  • PATRICK CURTAIN
  • ROBERT REDE, Goldfields Commissioner
  • CAPTAIN THOMAS
  • CAPTAIN H.C. WISE
  • ORDERLY
  • JENNIE DUNN
  • FREDERICK VERN
  • DR CARR
  • JOHN LYNCH
  • WOUNDED DIGGERS
  • DIGGERS, POLICE, TROOPERS, etc.
  Subject(s) Ballarat; Colonial Period; Eureka Stockade; Historical Events or Characters; Lalor, Peter; Law and Justice; Miners and Mining; Politics and Ideology
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
98 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title God Gift
  Date 1923
  Setting An artistically furnished drawing room.
  Characters
  • MRS TREBELL
  • MISS VIVA BRINSMERE
  • MRS FIRTH-SMITHE
  • MRS ERNEST EMERY
  • MISS PEAL HOUSMAN
  • MRS TREVELLYAN
  • MISS TREVELLYAN
  • MISS SONIA TREVELLYAN
  • MRS FEATHERSTON
  • MRS ROBERT EMERY
  • MISS MALCOLM
  • MRS TIER-BROWNE
  • MISS CHOMLEY
  • MRS ARTHUR BEVERLEY
  • MISS NESTA BEVERLEY
  • MISS HONOR LANDSBOROUGH
  • MATZA and HER PARTNER
  • MAIDS
  Subject(s) Women's Issues
     
99 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Just Mum: A Play in Three Acts (a.k.a. The Return)
  Date 1919
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The small living room in the Baxters' House.
  • II A small room in a cheap lodging house in North Melbourne.
  • III The same as in Act I, except that the tidiness is lacking.
  Characters
  1. MRS BAXTER
  2. MISS BLAKE, a school mistress
  3. MR LUMLEY
  4. TOM HEPGRAVE
  5. JOHN BAXTER
  6. MYRTLE
  7. DICK BAXTER, son
  8. JACK BAXTER, son
  9. MRS HEPGRAVE
  10. ED FERNMERE
  11. MRS FERNMERE
  Cast
  1. Agnes St Clair
  2. Miss Feuerman
  3. Claude Thomas
  4. S. R. Jenneson
  5. J. A. Davidson
  6. Ivy Tilly
  7. Joan Davidson
  8. L. G. Crossley
  9. Constance Webb
  10. George E. Hulston
  11. Eileen Mansfield
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Marriage; Mental Illness
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions held in the Campbell Howard Collection]
     
100 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Moon Child, The
  Date 1915
  Length One Act
  Setting A valley surrounded on three sides by steep, wooded hills, whose crests are tipped with the gold of the rising moon.
  Characters
  • FIREHEART
  • MOONCHILD
  • MYAMYN
  • MOHABIE
  • MINYIP
  • PURDEET
  • MIAKITE
  • MINHAMITE
  • BIOLITE
  • MURRUM
  • MITA
  • BUNYIP
  • SAPLING MAIDS and YOUTHS
  • BRACKEN MAIDS and YOUTHS
  Subject(s) Aborigines; Fantasy; Mythology
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two different versions in Campbell Howard Collection]
     
101 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Prisoners: A Play
  Date 1919
  Length One Act
  Characters
  • TWILIGHT
  • SHADOWS
  • MOTHER
  • CHILD
  • TRAMP
  • POET
  Subject(s) Fantasy; Materialism
  Published Endacott, Melbourne, 1919
     
102 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Reason, The: A One Act Play
  Date 1929
  Length One Act
  Setting A large, but none too prosperous studio.
  Characters
  1. JIM DEFTON
  2. KEITH SARGEANT
  3. OLIVE SARGEANT, Jim's sister
  4. COLLECTOR
  Cast
  1. Leon Forbes
  2. Paul Hill
  3. Joan Davidson
  4. Alexander Nicholas
  Subject(s) Art and Artists; Marriage; Women's Issues
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions held in Campbell Howard Collection]
     
103 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Remedy, The
  Date 1913 ca
  Length One Act
  Setting The den of Max Sorell's House. A winter's day in 1913.
  Characters
  • MR MAX SORELL, a stock broker
  • MR GEOFFREY SLONE, a solicitor and Sorell's brother-in-law
  • MRS MARJORIE SORELL, Max's wife
  • MRS SUE SLONE, Max's sister and Geoffrey's wife
  • MISS MILICENT BROOKES, a nurse and Sue's cousin
  Subject(s) Gambling
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
104 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Root Borer, The: A Play in One Act
  Length One Act
  Setting A flag-paved, roomy kitchen. Late afternoon.
  Characters
  • THE OLD MAN
  • MARY, his daughter
  • BILL, his son
  • CHARLIE, his grand-son
  • RUTH, his grand-daughter
  • SWIVEL
  • THE SWAGGIE
  Subject(s) Marriage
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
105 Author Davidson, E. Coulson (a.k.a. Warrigal)
  Title Sorrell, A Play in Three Acts
  Date 1923
  Length Three Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting
  • I A handsomely furnished lounge in Richard Sorell's house.
  • II.i The same. Next day.
  • II.ii The same. Next morning.
  • II The same. In the evening a week later.
  Characters
  • MRS WESTON
  • JIMMIE McLEAN
  • RICHARD SORELL
  • MARTHA McLEAN
  • MISS MILLICENT DERWENT
  • MRS SORELL
  • MABEL
  • GEOFFREY WESTON
  • MRS McARTHUR
  • MRS LYNDEN
  Subject(s) Alcoholism; Gambling; Marriage
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two copies held in the Campbell Howard Collection, one attributed to "Warrigal".]
     
106 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Squall, The: A Play in One Act
  Date 1932
  Length One Act
  Setting The sitting room in the house of Edward Grey.
  Characters
  • WHEAT GREY, aged twenty
  • BASIL GREY, aged twenty-two
  • AMADI
  • DAVID BLAIR, aged thirty
  • MRS GREY, aged about fifty
  Subject(s) Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
107 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Star of Bethlehem, The
  Date 1929
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I A street in Bethlehem.
  • II The plains where the flocks feed.
  • III The interior of the stable.
  Characters
  • FIRST MAN
  • SECOND MAN
  • STRIPLING
  • MOTHER
  • AARON
  • A GOSSIP
  • A WOMAN
  • MARY
  • JOSEPH
  • HOSTESS
  • ABNER
  • JOAL
  • LEVI
  • JANNA
  • GABRIEL
  • FIRST WISE MAN
  • SECOND WISE MAN
  • THIRD WISE MAN
  Subject(s) Pageant; Religion
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
108 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Widowhood of Suzanne, The: A Comedy in Three Acts
  Date 1929
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I A room in Guy Thorncroft's bachelor appartments.
  • II A room in Suzanne's house.
  • III The same. Three days later.
  Characters
  1. MRS BRIDLE
  2. GUY THORNCROFT
  3. SIMKINS
  4. LADY PENROSE
  5. AMBROSE DOUALL
  6. SUZANNE LESTER
  7. JANIE
  8. AUNT BEE
  Cast
  1. Estelle McDonald
  2. Paul Hill
  3. Reginald Harper
  4. Carmen Voorhies
  5. John Tracey
  6. Joan Davidson
  7. Daphne Miller
  8. Gwen Suffern
  Subject(s) Money; Social Status
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection [Two versions of this play held in the Campbell Howard Collection]
     
109 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title "Winkle" Intervenes: A Comedy in Three Acts
  Date 1931
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The sitting room of the Miltons' house at Malvern, Victoria.
  • II The same.
  • III The same.
  Characters
  • HELEN MILTON
  • MRS TERENCE BEECHAM
  • MRS MILTON
  • GERTIE
  • GEOFFREY MILTON
  • ARNOLD WHEATLEY
  • REGGIE MOUBRAY
  • WILL BEECHAM
  • HONMAN MILTON
  • MISS HICKSON
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions in Campbell Howard Collection]
     
110 Author Davidson, E. Coulson
  Title Winter Guest, The
  Setting A room in an exclusive summer guest-house in the hills. A wild winter night in 1917.
  Characters
  • THE MOTHER
  • ALLIE, JOYCE and MATTIE, her daughters
  • THE WOMAN
  Subject(s) Paranormal and Spiritual; War; World War I
     
111 Author Davson, Win
  Title Stars Grow Pale, The : A Play in One Act
  Date 1958
  Length One Act
  Setting The living room of a farm house in Paradise, a small town in the fictional Bunyip Valley.
  Characters
  • UNCLE FORESIGHT, a genial, elderly farmer
  • KAY, his niece, in love with Michael
  • PERCY, a flashy, unprincipled fellow
  • AGNES, a rather prim but delightful person
  • VALENTINE and JENNIFER, a likeable young couple
  • MICHAEL, a farrier-in love with Kay.
  Subject(s) Bush Life; City vs Country; Theatre Life
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Win Davson papers, MS 5637.
     
112 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title Easter: A Morality Play
  Date 1933
  Length One Act
  Setting A garden in autumn.
  Characters
  • LOVE
  • MEMORY
  • WISDOM
  • SKILL
  • DEATH
  • DECADENCE
  • THE MAN
  Subject(s) Morality Play; Religion
  Published Australian Theatre Society, Sydney, ca 1933. Best Australian One-Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1937.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
113 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title In the Heart of a Woman: A Christmas Morality Play
  Date 1933
  Length One Act
  Setting The dimly-seen interior of an Oriental Inn.
  Characters
  • INTELLECT
  • INDULGENCE
  • VANITY
  • PITY
  • THE INTRUDER
  Subject(s) Morality Play
  Published Australian Theatre Society, Sydney, ca 1933.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
114 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title In the Mind of a Child: A Morality Play
  Date 1933
  Length One Act
  Setting A pirate's cave.
  Characters
  • THE HERO
  • MARY NEXT-DOOR
  • THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
  • CONSCIENCE
  • UNCLE JOHN
  • MOTHER
  Subject(s) Morality Play
  Published Australian Theatre Society, Sydney, ca 1933.
  Held in MS/TS MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
115 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title In the Soul of a Man: A Morality Play
  Date 1933
  Length One Act
  Setting Inside the soul of a man.
  Characters
  • GREED
  • PRIDE
  • LUST
  • REASON
  • GENEROSITY
  • FEAR
  • SIMPLICITY
  • THE MASTER
  Subject(s) Morality Play
  Published Australian Theatre Society, Sydney, ca 1933.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
116 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title Lucid Interval, The: In Three Acts
  Date 1932
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The living room in Jasper Grant's flat. Early evening. The near future.
  • II The same. A month later. Early evening.
  • III The interior of a communal, rough-hewn timber home built on a mountainside. A century later.
  Characters
  • MORNA GRANT
  • JOY GRANT
  • PATRICIA GRANT
  • CORAL MARTIN
  • MARY
  • JASPER GRANT
  • IAN MALCOLM
  • COLIN MARTIN
  • A LIFT DRIVER (afterwards THE MAN)
  Subject(s) Moral Degeneration; Science
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
117 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title Messenger, The: A Play in Two Acts
  Date 1930 ca
  Length Two Acts
  Setting

Period: a little in advance of the present day.

  • I Prologue: a bomb shelter, a muffled rumble of sound suggests gun fire. Blackout and then a workshop, opening on to a street.
  • II.i The workshop
  • II.ii A room in the home of the President.
  Characters
  • EMMANUEL, the Messenger
  • THE DICTATOR-PRESIDENT ('THE BOSS')
  • JOHN, his son
  • SAUL
  • LAZARUS
  • THE BLIND MAN
  • THE SOLDIER
  • THE MOTHER, who also plays THE SOUL OF THE WORLD
  • MARTHA
  • MARY, her daughter
  • MAGDALENE
  • VARIOUS VOICES, VERSE-SPEAKING CHOIR, NAMELESS MEN and WOMEN, WORKERS, SOLDIERS
  Subject(s) Morality Play; Nuclear Threat; Pacifism; Science; War
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
118 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title Revaluation
  Date 1935
  Length One Act
  Setting A corner of the Sydney Domain.
  Characters
  1. METHO ANNIE
  2. JIM
  3. MONA
  4. JOHN
  5. THE STRANGER
  Cast
  1. Dulcie Deamer
  2. Edwin Deamer
  3. Paddy Booth
  4. William Helmrich
  5. Richard Harcourt Hare
  Subject(s) Morality Play; Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
119 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title That by Which Men Live: A Play in Four Acts
  Date 1936
  Length Four Acts
  Setting
  • I A cheap basement cafe situated in what was originally a church crypt. Twenty years or so in the future.
  • II The same. Two hours later.
  • III The same. A week later. 3.00 pm in the afternoon
  • IV The same. Between 11 o'clock and midnight.
  Characters
  • SONIA HELLMAN
  • FAITH BRENTWOOD
  • AGNES BRENTWOOD
  • MRS BRENTWOOD
  • CORINE CLARK
  • ERIC BURTON
  • JOHN BRENTWOOD
  • JOHN BRENTWOOD, SENIOR
  • PAUL IVANOVITCH
  • AUGUSTUS
  • A SERGEANT OF POLICE
  • THE ANGEL
  • MATERIALISTS, BELIEVERS and POLICE
  Subject(s) Morality Play; Religion
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
120 Author Deamer, Dulcie
  Title Victory: A Play in Three Acts
  Date 1938
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I A cafe lounge. About 11 o'clock at night.
  • II Zita's flat. Twenty minutes later.
  • III The principal rooom of a flat in a slum tenement. Mid-afternoon the next day.
  Characters
  • DAVID MANSON
  • DOCTOR STEPHEN HARDING
  • JOHN LIONEL WARWICK, President and Dictator
  • CHARLIE ROBINS
  • ALEC
  • A SOLDIER OF NORTHLAND
  • A WAITER
  • A YOUNG MAN
  • TWO MEMBERS OF SOUTHLAND'S SPARTAN GUARD
  • ZITA LAGRANGE
  • ANNE ROBINS
  • FLEURETTE
  • FLEURETTE'S AUNT
  Subject(s) Morality Play; Pacifism
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Dulcie Deamer papers.
     
121 Author Denby, Alan
  Title Spirits
  Date 1941
  Length One Act
  Setting In the kitchen of a cheap, dirty tenement.
  Characters
  • MRS ELLAMS
  • SALLY
  • BERT
  • MRS JOHNSTONE
  • AMY
  Subject(s) Alcoholism; Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
122 Author Dennis, C. J.
  Title Sentimental Bloke, The;
  Date 1923
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I.i Spager's Lane - Just Moochin' round.
  • I.ii The kitchen at Mar's - My luck to strike the likes o' her, Doreen.
  • II.i Parlor at Mar's - Me troso' ead to foot was noo, got up regardless for this intervoo.
  • II.ii The same. Five days later - And allat once I seen the kind of crool and 'artless brute I been.
  • III.i The Kid's orchard - A boy, she says, and both is doing well. I drops into the chair and just says 'Ell.
  • III.ii The same. Three months later - And I am blessed because me feet have trod a land whose fields reflect the smile o' God.
  Characters
  1. AH QUONG
  2. SMOKY OTTAM ("The Stror 'at Coot")
  3. STEVE GUN, a stealer and a con man
  4. SPIKE WEGG, his apprentice
  5. GINGER MICK, the Kid's cobber
  6. BILL( the KID, The Sentimental Bloke)
  7. JAMES AIREY ("UNCLE JIM"), a retired farmer
  8. MRS DARLING, Doreen's Mar, a widow.
  9. ARTY APPS, a trick
  10. EFFIE, his fiasco
  11. MRS ENTWISTLE
  12. DOREEN
  13. 'ERB, a farm 'and
  14. NURSE
  Cast
  1. Barney Egan
  2. Freddy Brown
  3. Arthur Shirley
  4. Jack Souter
  5. Tal Ordel
  6. Walter Cornock
  7. Edward Landor
  8. Stella Payten
  9. Herbert C. Walton
  10. Eisa Crossley
  11. Alice Walton
  12. Eileen Alexander
  13. Leslie Gordon
  14. Alfreda Devon
  Subject(s) Slum Life
     
123 Author Dibley, Arthur W.
  Title Dwellers Upon Earth, The
  Length One Act
  Setting Mars. Tonight.
  Characters
  • THE SCIENTIST
  • ASSISTANT
  Subject(s) Science; Suicide
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
124 Author Dibley, Arthur W.
  Title Expatriate, The
  Date 1934
  Length One Act
  Setting Inside a cheap dance hall not far from the docks of a small French port.
  Characters
  1. THE WOMAN
  2. THE MAN
  3. A SAILOR
  4. HIS COMPANION
  Cast
  1. Beatrice Wines
  2. Richard Searle
  3. Frank Appleton
  4. Irene Appleton
  Subject(s) Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
125 Author Dibley, Arthur W.
  Title Safe, The
  Date 1930
  Length One Act
  Setting A room leading to a Safe Deposit.
  Characters
  1. CUMMINS
  2. ANDERSON
  Cast
  1. Jackson W Richards
  2. John Appleton
  Subject(s) Law and Justice; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
126 Author Dibley, Arthur W.
  Title Slender Threshold
  Date 1930
  Length One Act: Two Scenes
  Setting The Lounge of Paula Housemann's flat.
  Characters
  1. MARJORIE STAYNOR
  2. PAULA HOUSEMANN
  3. RICHARD BAILLIE
  4. MRS STAYNOR
  5. MRS ROWDEN
  6. PATRICIA ROWDEN
  Cast
  1. Nancy Ruthven
  2. Lorna Harwood
  3. Noni Dunne
  4. L Hay Simpson
  5. Myra Leard
  6. Myrna Dickey
  Subject(s) Marriage; Mental Illness
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
127 Author Doyle, John W. (Trans. from the Anglo-Norman Dated ca 1160)
  Title Adam: A Play
  Date 1938
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The Fall.
  • II The Cain and Abel Story.
  • III Abraham, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Balaam, Daniel, Habacuc, Jeremias, and Isaias appear to fortell the coming of Christ''and Adam He shall draw from his great grief and set him back in Paradise.'
  Characters
  • GOD
  • ADAM
  • EVE
  • THE DEVIL
  • CAIN
  • ABEL
  • ABRAHAM
  • MOSES
  • AARON
  • DAVID
  • SOLOMON
  • BALAAM
  • DANIEL
  • HABACUC
  • JEREMIAS
  • ISAIAS
  • A JEW
  • AN ANGEL
  • DEMONS
  Subject(s) Mystery Play; Mythology; Religion
  Published Shakespeare Head Press Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1948
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions, one more colloquial, held in Campbell Howard Collection.]
     
128 Author Drake-Brockman, Henrietta Frances York
  Title Blister, The
  Date 1937
  Length One Act
  Setting The bar of a pub in a coastal town in North Australia.
  Characters
  • MYRTLE, a barmaid
  • GEORGES RUBENSTEIN, a pearl-buyer
  • SID KEELER, a seedy lawyer
  • CAPTAIN MUTCH, a master-pearler
  • MURRAY, another pearler
  • BILL and PAT, young shell openers
  • FRANCIS DURHAM, a pearler
  • AH CHI, a Chinese pearl-cleaner
  Subject(s) Bush Life
  Published Fifty One-Act Plays, Victor Gollancz, London, 1940. Men Without Wives and Other Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1955.
  Held in MS/TS WLB: A collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman Papers is held in the Battye Library, Perth: Acc. Nos. 1300A & 1311A. ANL holds a collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman papers.
     
129 Author Drake-Brockman, Henrietta Frances York
  Title Dampier's Ghost: A Comedy
  Date 1933
  Length One Act
  Setting The verandah of the Bishop's bungalow in Broome, Western Australia, in 1927.
  Characters
  • THE BISHOP, a very human Lord of the Church
  • MASSINGHAM, a visitor
  • MAC, a young Scotsman
  • MIKE, an old Irishman
  • ITAM, a Malay servant.
  Subject(s) Crime
  Published Best Australian One-Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1937. Men Without Wives and Other Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1955.
  Held in MS/TS WLB: A collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman Papers is held in the Battye Library, Perth: Acc. Nos. 1300A & 1311A. ANL holds a collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman papers.
     
130 Author Drake-Brockman, Henrietta Frances York
  Title Destroyers, The: A Play in Two Acts
  Date 1960 ca
  Length Two Acts
  Setting
  • I.i Duncan's home in Scotland. Sunday evening.
  • I.ii Court-martial in France. Six weeks later.
  • I.iii Duncan's home in Scotland. A week later.
  • I.iv The same. Eighteen months later.
  • II.i Scott's farm in Australia. A year or two later.
  • II.ii The same. Ten years later.
  • II.iii News Flash.
  • II.iv A gaol cell.
  • II.v A hospital ward.
  Characters
  • JAMES DUNCAN
  • JANET DUNCAN, his wife
  • JENNY DUNCAN , his daughter
  • ANGUS GIBSON, his partner
  • PETER SCOTT, an Australian soldier
  • THE COLONEL
  • THE MAJOR
  • CAPTAIN BENNETT
  • CAPTAIN SAYERS
  • MAJOR PEARSE
  • SERGEANT-MAJOR
  • MILITARY POLICEMAN
  • MR ROBINSON, a bank inspector
  • CROXLEY, another bank inspector
  • MRS DENT, an Australian farmer's wife
  • VALERIE SPEARS, a shop-girl
  • NEWSBOY
  • PASSERS-BY, WHEAT FARMERS and WIVES
  • LAWYER DOCTORS, GAOL WARDERS, PRISONERS, NURSES
  Subject(s) Law and Justice; Mental Illness; Returned Servicemen; War; World War I
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. WLB: A collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman Papers is held in the Battye Library, Perth: Acc. Nos. 1300A & 1311A. ANL holds a collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman papers.
     
131 Author Drake-Brockman, Henrietta Frances York
  Title Hot Gold
  Date 1940
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Race Week, 1940.

  • I.i Hannan Street on the eve of the Kalgoorlie Cup, 8.00 p.m.
  • I.ii The kitchen-living room at MacAllister's place. 8.40 p.m.
  • I.iii The same. 11.30 p.m.
  • II.i Underground in the Eureka Shaft. 2.30 p.m. the next day.
  • II.ii An upstairs room at Rienzi's joint. 3.15 a.m. the next day.
  • III.i The kitchen-living room at MacAllister's place. 5.00 a.m.
  • III.ii Moxon's office. Saturday, 11.00 a.m.
  Characters
  • GIRLIE BELL, a young girl
  • FIRST DRUNK, a booze artist
  • SECOND DRUNK, a beer swill
  • FIRST MAN, a street lounger
  • SECOND MAN, a miner LINDA, a visitor
  • HAMMETT MOXON, a mine manager
  • JONES, a jeweller
  • DONALD MacALLISTER, a young miner
  • THIRD MAN, a miner
  • RIENZI, a buyer of stolen gold
  • MacALLISTER, an old-timer
  • MRS BELL, a hard case
  • BELL, a miner
  • SNAKEY EVANS, a machine-drill miner
  • BABY, a factotum
  • DETECTIVE SERGEANT, of the Gold-Stealing Detection Staff
  • DETECTIVE, of the Gold-Stealing Detection Staff
  • WILSON, a confidential clerk
  • PASSERS-BY, in Hannan Street
  • POLICEMEN
  Subject(s) Crime; Kalgoorlie; Miners and Mining
  Published Men Without Wives and Other Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1955.
  Held in MS/TS WLB: Battye Library. A collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman Papers is held in the Battye Library, Perth: Acc. Nos. 1300A & 1311A. ANL holds a collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman papers.
     
132 Author Drake-Brockman, Henrietta Frances York
  Title Man from the Bush, The; A Burlesque
  Date 1932
  Length One Act
  Setting Any park anywhere in Australia. The Present.
  Characters
  1. THE MAN FROM THE BUSH
  2. THE POLICEMAN
  3. THE COMPANY DIRECTOR
  4. HIS WIFE
  5. THE BEGGAR
  6. THE ORGANIZER
  7. THE WORKMAN
  8. THE GIRL
  Cast
  1. Charles Winzer
  2. Charles Zeisler
  3. Oscar Gliddon
  4. Linda Green
  5. James Quinn
  6. John Mason
  7. John Cox
  8. Nancy Bloxsome
  Subject(s) City vs Country; Great Depression; Law and Justice
  Published Eight Plays by Australians, Dramatists' Club, Melbourne, 1934.
  Held in MS/TS WLB: A collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman Papers is held in the Battye Library, Perth: Acc. Nos. 1300A & 1311A. ANL holds a collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman papers.
     
133 Author Drake-Brockman, Henrietta Frances York
  Title Men Without Wives
  Date 1938
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

Northern Australia. ca 1933.

  • I The dining room at Kooli Crossing homestead.
  • II The living room over at the Bateses.
  • III A bedroom at Kooli Crossing homestead.
  Characters
  1. LOVATT, the manager of Kooli Croosing cattle station
  2. FRED, the cook at Kooli
  3. MRS BATES, a hard-bitten northerner
  4. CHANNA, a house-gin at Kooli
  5. ANDY, a young bookkeeper at Kooli
  6. JECKS, a stockman from Erriba Downs cattle station
  7. KIT ABBOT, a young woman from the south
  8. JOHN ABBOT, the owner-manager of Erriba Downs
  9. JOE BATES, a drover turned squatter
  10. TOM BATES
  11. LULU BATES
  12. CLARA BATES
  13. BOB McKEE, an insurance agent
  14. DR LUCAS JONES, a newly graduated medico
  Cast
  1. Edward Cavill
  2. Walter Wright
  3. Doris Williams
  4. Molly Ramsay
  5. James Flanagan
  6. William Wines
  7. Valerie Ball
  8. Claude Fleeting
  9. William State
  10. John Bishop
  11. Eila Langton
  12. Valerie Scanlon
  13. William Smith
  14. Leslie Williams
  Subject(s) Bush Life; City vs Country; Marriage
  Published First Published in several parts in the Sydney Mail, Sydney, 1938. Patersons Press, Perth,1938. Men Without Wives and Other Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1955.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection. WLB: Battye Library. A collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman Papers is held in the Battye Library, Perth: Acc. Nos. 1300A & 1311A. ANL holds a collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman papers.
     
134 Author Drake-Brockman, Henrietta Frances York
  Title Quick and the Dead, The: An Experiment
  Setting The hall of the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
  Characters
  • KIRKE HART, mining magnate
  • MILLA WOLF, a free-lance journalist
  • MR NICOLSON, a club man
  • HALL PORTER
  • TELEPHONE GIRL
  • HOTEL RESIDENT
  Subject(s) Infidelity; Marriage; Materialism; Money; Social Status
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. WLB: A collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman Papers is held in the Battye Library, Perth: Acc. Nos. 1300A & 1311A. ANL holds a collection of Henrietta Drake-Brockman papers, this play being MS 5579/28.
     
135 Author Duhig, James Vincent
  Title Ruling Passion, The
  Date 1935
  Length One Act
  Setting The bar of the pub in a small town in Western Queensland.
  Characters
  • JAMES McCALL, a horse trainer
  • MARY McCALL, his wife
  • DAVE, a stockman
  • BILL, a saddler
  • TONY, an auctioneer
  • STEVE, a storekeeper
  • HARRY, a drover
  • GERTIE, a barmaid
  • BARNEY SCANLAN, a publican
  Subject(s) Domestic Life; Gambling; Horse Racing; Money
  Published The Best One-Act Plays of 1935, Harrap, London, 1936.
     
136 Author Duncan, Catherine
  Title Sons of the Morning: A Verse Play in Three Acts
  Date 1943 [First written in 1943 and revised for production in 1945]
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

A farm house in the hills of Crete in May 1941.

  • I Twilight.
  • II Later the same night.
  • III Shortly before dawn the next morning.
  Characters
  1. CHRISTOS VELENZAS, a farmer
  2. CHRISTINA, his daugter
  3. NOULOS, betrothed to Christina
  4. KATOS, an old Cretan
  5. MAJOR ANSON, a wounded Australian officer
  6. SGT DAVID BLAKE, an escaping Australian soldier
  7. RUDOLF FRANCKE, a German Paratrooper
  8. BLUEY, a Digger, also escaping NARRATOR
  Cast
  1. Les Davey
  2. Robin Mackay
  3. William Juliff
  4. Meyer Herman
  5. Charles Allen
  6. William Ryall
  7. William Griffith
  8. William Phillips
  Subject(s) Military Life; Race Relations; Verse Drama; War; World War II
  Published Mulga Publications, Sydney, 1946
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
137 Author Duncan, Catherine
  Title Sword Sung, The
  Date 1938
  Length Seven Episodes
  Setting
  • i An Australian dock from which a troop ship is leaving.
  • ii On board the troop ship, somewhere in the tropics.
  • iii Anywhere in Australia.
  • iv Outside a cafe not far behind the lines. A year later.
  • v The battlefield. A year later.
  • vi A hospital.
  • vii An Australian dock. After the war.
  Characters
  • MICHAEL, a soldier
  • MARIAN, his wife
  • THE OPPORTUNIST (who is also the INN-KEEPER and the SCIENTIST)
  • THE CLERIC (who is also the DOCTOR)
  • FIRST , SECOND,THIRD, and FOURTH SOLDIERS
  • A HARLOT
  • A PRISONER
  • A NURSE
  • AN OFFICER
  • A CABERET SINGER
  • A CHORUS OF FARMERS' WIVES
  Subject(s) Military Life; Pacifism; Verse Drama; War
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.