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138 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleAndeganora
  Date 1937
  Length One Act
  Setting A camp in the bush in the Northern Territory. Sunset.
  Characters
  • ANDEGANORA, a very old blackfellow, father of Maboyer
  • BILL O'NEILL, a brumby runner
  • MABOYER, a black boy, working for O'Neil
  • MOUNTED CONSTABLE
  • YEBOLMA, Maboyer's lubra
  Subject(s)Aborigines; Race Relations
  PublishedBest Australian One Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1937.
  Held in MS/TSANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
139 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleAustralia Felix: A Dialogue
  Date 1926
  LengthOne Act
  SettingGavan's semi-permanent bush camp, a lonely but picturesque spot near Mallacoota Inlet in Far Eastern Gippsland, overlooking the Southern Ocean.
  Characters
  1. MICHAEL GAVAN, a writer and a politician, about fifty-five
  2. STUART GRAHAM, a young painter
  3. HELEN, his wife
  4. DICK, a bushman, about thirty
  5. WILLIE, Gavan's son, about twenty
  6. Voice of HARDING
  Cast
  1. Bryan Marshall
  2. David McCubbin
  3. Julia MacDougall
  4. Leon Teague
  5. Daniel Wyllie
  6. Frank Lloyd
  Subject(s)Politics and Ideology
  PublishedBallades of Old Bohemia; an Anthology of Louis Esson, Red Rooster Press, Ascot Vale, 1980.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions held in the Campbell Howard Collection]. ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
140 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleBride of Gospel Place, The; A Play in Four Acts
  Date 1926
  Length Four Acts
  Setting
  • I An all-night restaurant.
  • II The Parlour in the Bride's cottage. Some weeks later.
  • III The Special Ward. A public hospital. The same night.
  • IV The same as Act II. The next night.
  Characters
  • THE MASTER, formerly an articled clerk
  • SPIRO, a Greek restaurant keeper
  • "BUSH" REYNOLDS, a pugilist
  • JOE, Spiro's assistant
  • A TAXI DRIVER
  • A YOUNG DOCTOR
  • A MEDICAL STUDENT
  • "VANITY FAIR"
  • "MILKY" DAVIS, a confidence man
  • RENIE
  • CONSTABLE DOBSON
  • "SMITHY THE LIAR", a thief
  • LILY, known as "THE BRIDE"
  • BILL, Renie's husband
  • MADAME DELIA, a fortune teller
  • SUZETTE
  • A NURSE
  • A BALLET GIRL
  • A CHARWOMAN
  Subject(s)Crime; Slum Life
  PublishedThe Southern Cross and Other Plays, Robertson and Mullens, Melbourne, 1946.
  Held in MS/TSANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
141 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleDead Timber
  Date 1911
  Length One Act
  SettingOutside a slab hut in the middle of a half- cleared selection in the Gippsland bush.
  Characters
  • A SELECTOR
  • JOE
  • ABE
  • WIFE
  • MARY
  Subject(s)Bush Life
  PublishedThree Short Plays, Fraser and Jenkinson, Melbourne, 1911. Dead Timber and Other Plays, Hendersons, London, 1920. Fifty Prize One-Act Plays, Harrap, London, 1934. Ballades of Old Bohemia; an Anthology of Louis Esson, Red Rooster Press, Ascot Vale, 1980.
  Held in MS/TSANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
142 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleDiggers' Rest: A Comedy in Three Acts (a.k.a. The Battler)
  Date 1922
  LengthThree Acts
  SettingAn old deserted gold field.
  Characters
  • TERRIBLE MICK, an old fossicker
  • ANDREW, an old fossicker
  • JACK CONROY, estate agent and auctioneer
  • SAM CLARKE, a bullock driver
  • WATTY, Mrs Smith's son
  • CLARA, a girl working at the shanty
  • BILLY, a rouseabout
  • BELLA, Sam's wife
  • MRS JONES, an immigrant
  • MRS SMITH, the store and shanty keeper
  • GEORGE OGILVIE, a mining man
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Miners and Mining; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions held in the Campbell Howard Collection]ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
143 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleDrovers, The
  Date 1923
  LengthOne Act
  SettingA droving camp on the edge of the Barklay Tableland. The camp is made on a little muddied water-hole fringed with a few gydgea trees; the plains, unbroken by timber, stretching to the horizon. Early morning. A camp-fire. Pack saddles strewn about.
  Characters
  1. ALEC McKAY, the Boss
  2. "BRIGLOW" BILL
  3. BOB, a young drover
  4. MICK, a young drover
  5. ALBERT, the cook
  6. A JACKEROO
  7. PIDGEON, a Black Boy
  Cast
  1. George Dawe
  2. Leo Burke
  3. Charles Doherty
  4. Reg Moyle
  5. J. O'Connell
  6. J. Harcourt Bailey
  7. Bryce Dunning
  Subject(s)Aborigines; Bush Life; Mateship
  PublishedDead Timber and Other Plays, Hendersons, London, 1920. Six Australian One Act Plays, Mulga Publications, Sydney, 1944. Modern Short Plays, ed. Leslie Rees, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1951. On Stage!: Twelve Short Modern Plays comp. Henry George Fowler, Melbourne University Press, 1956. Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television, ed. A.Sykes, University of Queensland Press, 1977.
  Held in MS/TSANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
144 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleMother and Son; A Play in Three Acts
  Date 1923
  LengthThree Acts
  Setting
  • I Outside a bush hut.
  • II The living room, some weeks later.
  • III The same. Three months later.
  Characters
  • MRS LINDA, an old woman, a bee-keeper
  • HARRY, her youngest son, aged twenty-five
  • PETER, her husband , an old Norwegian
  • TOM HENDERSON, an old splitter
  • PEGGY DAWSON, a girl of nineteen
  • TED, her brother, aged twelve
  • JIM BLAKE, a squatter's son, aged twenty-three
  • EMMA, a woman of thirty
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Family Relations
  PublishedThe Southern Cross and Other Plays, Robertson and Mullens, Melbourne, 1946.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
145 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleQuest, The: A Dramatic Legend in Six Scenes
  Date 1930 ca
  Length Six Scenes
  Setting
  • i A room in Seville. 1600
  • ii Council Chamber, Madrid. Two years later.
  • iii A Garden in Lima, Peru. Three years later.
  • iv On board the Capitana. South Pacific Ocean. 1606.
  • v The same. Mid-ocean. Six weeks later.
  • vi Near the wharf, Panama. 1615.
  Characters
  • PEDRO FERNANDEZ DE QUIROS, a navigator
  • DONA ANA, his wife
  • FRANCISCO, his son, aged ten
  • JERONIMA, his young daughter
  • CARLOS, a shipping clerk
  • MARIA, his wife
  • A STATESMAN, AN ADMIRAL and A MATHEMATICIAN, the Council of Three
  • LUIZ DE BELMONTE BERMUDEZ, secretary to De Quiros and a poet
  • JUAN and DE VEGA, rich Peruvian youths
  • INEZ DE MENDOZA and TERESA DE LARA, Peruvian girls
  • THE COMMISSARY, an aged brother of eighty
  • GONZALEA, a ruffian
  • A STEERSMAN
  • SAILORS, SOLDIERS, FRIARS, INDIAN SERVANTS, LOUNGERS AT PANAMA
  Subject(s)De Quiros, Pedro Fernandez; Explorers; Historical Events or Characters
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Three versions of this play held in the Campbell Howard Collection including manuscript notebooks] ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
146 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleSacred Place, The
  Date 1912
  Length One Act
  SettingMelbourne. An Indian hawker's room, in the slum quarter of the city. The whitewashed walls are stained and dilapiDated looking. One small window overlooks the Street.
  Characters
  1. SAID SHAH SHEREEF, an Indian hawker
  2. RAM CHANDRA, an Indian hawker
  3. ABDULLA, an Indian hawker
  4. AKBAR ALMAD, an Indian hawker
  5. MAHMUD, an Indian hawker
  6. REV. HERBERT JORDAN
  7. CONSTABLE MATTHEWS
  8. MUNSHI GOOLAM MUHAMED, a shopkeeper
  Cast
  1. T. Skewes
  2. A.W. Foster
  3. L. Wilkie
  4. Tom Carter
  5. Louis McCubbin
  6. L. Arnold
  7. S. Macky
  8. G.B. Kirk
  Subject(s) Law and Justice; Migran
  PublishedDead Timber and Other Plays by Louis Esson, Hendersons, London, 1920. Ballades of Old Bohemia; an Anthology of Louis Esson, Red Rooster Press, Ascot Vale, 1980.
  Held in MS/TSANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
147 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleShipwreck: A Drama in Four Acts
  Date 1928 ca
  LengthFour Acts: Six Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i Stumpy's bar-room. A stormy night in winter.
  • I.ii The same. Two months later.
  • II On a cliff. Three days later.
  • III A kitchen and living room. About a year later.
  • IV.i The same. Three days later.
  • IV.ii The same. Evening of the same day.
  Characters
  • "STUMPY" JOHNSON, a shanty-keeper
  • TOM, his son, a cattleman
  • CARL, an old Finnish sailor
  • BEN, his young mate, a sailor
  • SERGEANT GREGORY
  • MARTHA KENNEDY
  • MADGE, her daughter
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Crime
  PublishedAustralian Drama 1920-1955, Department of Continuing Education, University of New England, Armidale, 1986.
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Three different versions of this play are held in the Campbell Howard Collection]. ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
148 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleSouthern Cross, The
  Date 1930 ca
  Length Four Acts: Twelve Scenes
  Setting
  • I Ballarat Gold-fields. July 1854.
  • II.i The same. Some months later.
  • II.ii Government Offices, Melbourne. November 27th.
  • II.iii Vice-regal residence, Toorac. The same afternoon.
  • II.iv Bakery Hill, Ballarat. The afternoon of Wednesday, 29th November.
  • III.i Room in a store. The next day.
  • III.ii Bakery Hill. The same day. Afternoon.
  • III.iii Eureka stockade. Saturday December 2nd.
  • III.iv The same. Early next morning.
  • IV.i A room in Miss Dunn's house in Geelong. Some weeks later, January 1855.
  • IV.ii Vice-regal residence,Toorac. A month later.
  • IV.iii The Supreme Court, Melbourne. March 21st, 1855.
  • IV.iv A street outside the Supreme Court. A few minutes later.
  Characters
  • SIR CHARLES HOTHAM, Governor of Victoria
  • CAPTAIN KAYE, his Private Secretary
  • W.F. STAWELL, Attorney-General
  • JOHN FITZGERALD FOSTER, Chief Secretary
  • JUDGE BARRY
  • B.C. ASPINALL, a barrister
  • COMMISSIONER AMOS
  • PETER LALOR, the Diggers' leader
  • J.B. HUMFFRAY, Secretary of the Ballarat Reform League
  • GEORGE BLACK, Editor of The Diggers'' Advocate
  • TOM KENNEDY, a Scottish Chartist
  • TIMOTHY HAYE, Chairman of the Bakery Hill meeting
  • FREDERIC VERN, a young German soldier
  • CARBONI RAFFAELLO, a teacher of languages
  • FATHER SMYTHE, a priest
  • PAT, a young digger
  • MAT, an old digger
  • HARRY, a storekeeper
  • A TROOPER
  • LADY HOTHAM, the Governor's wife
  • MRS KAYE, wife of Captain Kaye
  • ALICE DUNN, Lalor's fiancee NORA, Pat's wife
  • MARY, a servant
  • JESSIE, a young girl
  • DIGGERS, TROOPERS, SOLDIERS, OFFICIALS, JURYMEN, PIKEMEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN, IMMIGRANTS OF VARIOUS NATIONALITIES
  Subject(s)Ballarat; Colonial Period; Eureka Stockade; Historical Events or Characters; Lalor, Peter; Law and Justice; Miners and Mining; Politics and Ideology
  Publishedhe Southern Cross and Other Plays, Robertson and Mullens, Melbourne, 1946.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
149 Author Esson, Louis
  TitleTime is Not Yet Ripe, The: A Comedy in Four Acts
  Date 1912
  Length Four Acts
  Setting
  • I Sir Joseph Quiverton's drawing room.
  • II.i The Socialist Club. Two weeks later.
  • II.ii Miss Quiverton's Committee Room.
  • III Vacant square, at Street Corner. Night before the Election.
  • IV Sir Joseph Quiverton's drawing room. Election night.
  Characters
  1. SIR JOSEPH QUIVERTON, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth
  2. DORIS, his daughter
  3. AN ENGLISH BUTLER
  4. SIR HENRY PILLSBURY, Attorney-General
  5. LADY PILLSBURY
  6. SYDNEY BARRETT
  7. JOHN K. HILL, a Chicago drummer
  8. MISS PERKINS, Secretary of the Anti- Socialist League
  9. OTTO, of the Socialist Party
  10. HARRY HOPKINS, of the Socialist Party
  11. PETER JENSEN, of the Socialist Party
  12. ARTHUR GRAY, of the Socialist Party
  13. BERTIE WAINWRIGHT
  14. VIOLET FAULKNER, B.A., LL.B.,
  15. A FAT MAN
  16. A CHEEKY YOUTH
  17. A WORKING WOMAN
  18. AN OLD MAN
  19. ELECTORS, CITIZENS, etc.
  Cast
  1. T. Skewes
  2. Isabel Handley
  3. Anthony Book
  4. Leonard Egerton
  5. Rose Seaton
  6. Donald Alsop
  7. A.S. Haybittel
  8. Dorothy Hiscock
  9. Clinton Newell
  10. Jack Fowler
  11. R. Withers
  12. E. Ross Earle
  13. George Kirk
  14. Lea Halinbourg
  15. Thomas Cletus
  16. Bruce Henderson
  17. Miss Bradley
  18. W. Bregenzer
  19. Members of the Victorian Socialists Party
  Subject(s)Politics and Ideology; Public Life
  PublishedFraser and Jenkinson, Melbourne, 1912. Currency Press, Sydney, 1973.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
150 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleVagabond Camp: A Comedy in One Act;
  Date 1928
  Length One Act
  SettingThe bank of a river
  Characters
  • DICK, a riverite
  • BESS, his young wife
  • SARAH, a woman of the roads
  • ALF and BERT, Sarah's companions
  • OLD BOB, a fisherman
  Subject(s)Crime; Great Depression; Slum Life
  PublishedBallades of Old Bohemia; an Anthology of Louis Esson, Red Rooster Press, Ascot Vale, 1980.
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions held in the Campbell Howard Collection] ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
151 AuthorEsson, Louis
  TitleWoman Tamer, The: An Episode of Black Eagle Lane
  Date 1910
  Length One Act
  SettingThe front room of Katie's cottage. Afternoon.
  Characters
  1. KATIE, a good looking young woman
  2. "CHOPSEY" RYAN, thief and busker
  3. SMITHY THE LIAR, his cobber
  4. CONSTABLE JONES 5. "BONGO"
  Cast
  1. Maisie Maxwell
  2. Tom Skewes
  3. A. Douglas Hart
  4. Herbert Moroney
  5. M.S. MacNaughton
  Subject(s)Moral Degeneration; Slum Life
  PublishedDead Timber and Other Plays, Hendersons, London,1920. Norm and Ahmed/The Woman Tamer, Currency Press, Sydney, 1976. Ballades of Old Bohemia; an Anthology of Louis Esson, Red Rooster Press, Ascot Vale, 1980.
  Held in MS/TSANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.