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222 AuthorLaw, Archibald
  TitleNebuchadnezzar or This Great Babylon: A Spectacular Historical Drama
  Date 1934
  Length Three Acts: Nine Scenes
  Setting
  • Act I. Warrior and Builder
  • I.i Camp at Riblah, Palestine. The Sword.
  • I.ii Palace corridor. Babylon. The Youths.
  • I.iii The Audience Chamber. The Dictation.
  • Act II. Dreamer
  • II.i The Audience Chamber. The forgotten dream.
  • II.ii The same. The story of the furnace.
  • II.iii The same. The Tree cut down.
  • II.iv The same. A year later. The Madness of the Dreamer.
  • Act III. The Great
  • III.i Palace corridor. A marvellous inter-regnum.
  • III.ii The throne room. The Great King.
  Characters
  • MUTABIL, the King's Armourer
  • ZARADAN, Captain of the Guard
  • NEBUCHADNEZZAR II, King of Babylon
  • ARIOCH, the King's Captain
  • KING ZEDEKIAH (silent part) and TWO SONS
  • ETANA, Chief of the Chaldean Seers
  • SECOND and THIRD SEERS
  • ASHPENAZ, the King's Steward, Chief of the Eunuchs
  • SUMALIYA, Daughter of the King
  • AMUHIA, Wife of the King
  • HERALD
  • BELTESHAZZAR (DANIEL) ( silent part)
  Subject(s)Historical Events or Characters; Verse Drama
  PublishedThe Author, Melbourne, 1934.
    
223 AuthorLenox, Vida
  TitleKitchen Table, The: A Play in One Act
  Date 1930
  Length One Act
  SettingA fisherman's hut.
  Characters
  • DONALD MacLEAY, a Scottish fisherman
  • NORAH MacLEAY, his Irish wife
  • YOUNG MAC, their son
  • BILLIE BROWN, an Australian fisherman
  • ELSIE BROWN, his wife
  • TOM KELLAWAY, MR THOMPSON and JIM, fishermen
  • OTHER FISHERMEN and BOYS
  Subject(s)Domestic Life; Family Relations; Infidelity; Marriage
  PublishedAustralian Literature Society, Melbourne, 1930.
    
224 AuthorLeonov, Leonid Maximovitch (Trans. Ric Throssell)
  TitleOrdinary Man, The
  Length Four Acts
  Setting
  • I The Ladigin home in Moscow.
  • II The living room of the Ladigin's country dacha.
  • III The garden outside the dacha.
  • IV A side room in the dacha.
  Characters
  • DIMITRI ROMANOVITCH LADIGIN, a well-known opera singer
  • VERA ARTEMEVNA, his wife
  • ALEXEI IVANOVITCH LADIGIN, his nephew
  • KIRA, Alexei's fiancee.
  • KONSTANTSIA LOVOVNA, Kira's mother
  • SVEKOLKIN, Ladigin's friend
  • ANNUSHKA
  • PARSHA, Ladigin's maid
  Subject(s)Art and Artists; Science
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds Ric Throssell papers, MS 2756; also in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579; and the Theatre Players manuscript collection MS 7525.
    
225 AuthorLocke-Elliott, Sumner
  TitleBuy Me Blue Ribbons
  Date1951
  Length Three Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting

Jordan Sable's duplex apartment on Park Avenue.

  • I A morning late fall.
  • II Late afternoon two weeks later.
  • III.i Early evening three weeks later.
  • III.ii Following morning.
  Characters
  1. MAUDE
  2. NORMA CUSACK
  3. DAISY SABLE
  4. LIZ KENDALL
  5. JORDAN SABLE
  6. PROFESSOR OSCAR NIMROD
  7. VICTOR HATFIELD
  8. CAMILLA RANSOME
  9. ALVIN SABLE 10. NURSE FISKE
  Cast
  1. Kate Harrington
  2. Cynthia Latham
  3. Enid Markey
  4. Audrey Christie
  5. Jay Robinson
  6. Wells Richardson
  7. Gavin Gordon
  8. Vicki Cummings
  9. Jack Hartley
  10. Phillipa Bevans
  Subject(s)Theatre Life
  PublishedDramatists Play Service, New York, 1952 (acting edition)
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds Locke-Elliott playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
226 Author Locke-Elliott, Sumner
  TitleCow Jumped Over the Moon
  Date1937
  LengthThree Acts
  Held in MS/TSANL holds Locke-Elliott playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
227 AuthorLocke-Elliott, Sumner
  TitleFoolish Yesterday
  Held in MS/TSANL holds Locke-Elliott playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
228 AuthorLocke-Elliott, Sumner
  TitleGlorious Noon
  Length One Act
  Held in MS/TSANL holds Locke-Elliott playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
229 AuthorLocke-Elliott, Sumner
  TitleInterval: A Play in Three Acts
  Date 1939
  LengthThree Acts
  Setting
  • I Dressing room, Queen Anne Theatre.
  • II Passage way outside dressing room. One year later.
  • III Dressing Room, Queen Anne Theatre. Eleven months later.
  Characters
  1. MARTHY, star's dresser
  2. JOYCE CLEMENTS, publicity agent
  3. TERRENCE COTSWALD, the Author
  4. COLIN McPHEE, house manager
  5. GRAHAM GOODMAN, the producer
  6. LAURA MANNIGTON, the star
  7. 'CORPSEY' KENT, assistant stage manager
  8. EDITH GOODMAN, producer's wife
  9. WARWICK LEYLAND, leading man
  10. RUDOLPHE DALMENSKI, Russian violinist
  11. DECIMA LEYLAND, leading man's wife
  12. GWLADYSE DE LELIO, an elderly actress
  13. GAVIN GALLOWARY, an understudy
  14. MISS PENANCE, secretary
  Cast
  1. Ethel Gabriel
  2. Audrey Cunnigham
  3. Howard Craven
  4. Arnold Barker
  5. Eric Scott
  6. Irene Thirkell
  7. John Bohrsman
  8. Hazel Hollander
  9. Ronald Folkard
  10. Terence Murphy
  11. Eve McEllicott
  12. Haydee Seldon
  13. Sumner Locke Elliott
  14. Winsome Way
  Subject(s)Theatre Life; Work and Business
  PublishedMelbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1942 (reprinted 1947).
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds Locke-Elliott playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
230 AuthorLocke-Elliott, Sumner
  TitleInvisible Circus, The: A Play in Three Acts
  Date 1946
  Length Three Acts: Five Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i The entrance hall and reception room of Station LMN, the key station of the Aurora Network. 9.00 am Monday.
  • I.ii The same. Late afternoon several weeks later.
  • II.i The interior of "A" studio at Aurora Network several months later.
  • II.ii The same.
  • III Same as Act I. Afternoon two days later.
  Characters
  • MONA NATWICK, receptionist at "Aurora"
  • RED McMILLAN, control operator
  • COURTNEY SKIPTON, director's secretary
  • BRADLEY McGEE, scriptwriter
  • PERCY KIMLOCK, "gag" writer
  • BETTY RUNDLE
  • LOTTIE FAIRCORTE ("THE DUCHESS"), radio actress
  • FREDA CHASE, radio actress
  • BERNARD FREER, programme director at "Aurora"
  • IRIS MITCHELL, radio actress
  • SINCLAIR W. BULLERTON, producer
  • MARK CORNELL, principal scriptwriter
  • HENRY J. MELVILLE, radio actor
  • J.B. OLLIPHANT, director of "Aurora" network
  • MRS GOLL, a listener
  • MADAME NAPOLETTIE, a singer
  Subject(s)Art and Artists; Radio Life; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds Locke-Elliott playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
231 AuthorLocke-Elliott, Sumner
  TitleRusty Bugles
  Date 1948
  Length Two Acts
  Setting
  • I The interior of a wet weather hut at Kallereena, an Advance Ordnance Depot in the Northern Territory, an autumn night in the year 1944.
  • II The same. Well into September. A Sunday morning.
  Characters
  1. DES NOLAN ("THE GIG APE")
  2. VIC RICHARDS
  3. SERGEANT BROOKS
  4. ROD CARSEN
  5. ANDY EDWARDS ("THE LITTLE CORPORAL")
  6. OTFORD
  7. MAC
  8. OLLIE
  9. CHRIS
  10. DARKY McCLURE
  11. KEGHEAD STEPHENS
  12. CORPORAL
  13. KEN FALCON ('DEAN MAITLAND')
  14. FIRST PRIVATE
  15. SECOND PRIVATE
  16. BILL HENRY (YMCA SERGEANT)
  17. PRIVATE
  18. JACK TURNER (SIGS CORPORAL)
  19. SIGS PRIVATE
  20. SAMMY KUHN
  Cast
  1. John Kingsmall
  2. Ivor Bromley-Smith
  3. Sidney Chambers
  4. Ronald Frazer
  5. Robert Crome
  6. Alistair Roberts
  7. Frank O'Donnell
  8. John Unicomb
  9. Kevin Healy
  10. Lloyd Berrell
  11. Ralph Peterson
  12. (Doubled)
  13. Michael Barnes
  14. Jack Wilkinson
  15. James Lyons
  16. Frank Curtain
  17. Peter Hartland
  18. (Doubled)
  19. (Doubled)
  20. Kenneth Colbert
  Subject(s)Mateship; Military Life; War; World War II
  Published Khaki, Bush and Bigotry: Three Australian Plays, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1968. Currency, Sydney, 1980.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds Locke-Elliott playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
232 Author Locke-Elliott, Sumner
  TitleYour Obedient Servant
  Date1943
  Held in MS/TSANL holds Locke-Elliott playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
233 AuthorLucas, Beryl Llywelyn
  TitleGum Tree, The
  Date 1930 ca
  Length One Act
  SettingThe kitchen of the Deans' small farm. The mid-1920s.
  Characters
  • TED DEANS
  • SYLVIA, his wife
  • OLD DUNOLLY
  • MRS PERKINS
  Subject(s)Domestic Life; Marriage; Mateship; Suicide
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
234 Author Lucas, Beryl Llywelyn
  TitleSungod's Secret, The: A Play for Australian Children
  Date1929
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I A Cave. The Fire Demon's Prison.
  • II The bush at dawn in the height of summer.
  • III The bush on a bright day the following spring.
  Characters
  1. FIRE DEMON CHIEF
  2. OLD FIRE DEMON
  3. WANNAP ("NAP"), a cheeky young fire demon
  4. NANI AKORU ("NAN"), a small South Wind Sprite
  5. LITTLE GUARD
  6. BIG GUARD
  7. YUROKA GORA, the North Wind Queen
  8. LORD NOWEENTH, the Sun God
  9. WATTLE PRINCESS
  10. WATTLE BLOSSOM, the chief Wattle Fairy.
  11. MISS MAIDENHAIR
  12. MR LOG
  13. MASTER GEEBUNG
  14. MADAME TREEFERN
  15. GRANDFATHER GRANITE
  16. LADY STEAM
  17. PEPPERMINT GUM
  18. STRINGYBARK GUM
  19. IRONBARK GUM
  20. MESSMATE GUM
  21. FIRST HERALD
  22. SECOND HERALD
  23. KING OF THE GUMS
  24. COUNSELLOR MOUNTAIN ASH
  25. KOLIN THE BLACKMAN
  26. MESSENGER
  27. TUGRA GORA, the South Wind Queen

FIRE DEMONS, NORTH WIND SPRITES, SMOKE FAIRIES, WATTLE FAIRIES, SOUTH WIND SPRITES, NATIVE BEARS, KANGAROOS, LYRE BIRDS

  Cast
  1. Douglas Henderson
  2. W. Blake
  3. Ralph Bick
  4. Deidre Crommelin
  5. Harold Barnfield
  6. Jack Elliot
  7. Neaera Sampson
  8. H. W. McGrath
  9. Barbara Bancroft
  10. Anna Stanley
  11. Beryl Holloway
  12. Jum Pendleton
  13. Ursula Roberts
  14. Edna Finlayson
  15. Neville Raymond
  16. Mary Gibson
  17. Jim Felgate
  18. John Stable
  19. Angus Campbell
  20. Roy Bulcock
  21. Edith Lethbridge
  22. Marie Young
  23. Robert Henderson
  24. Ronald McGinn
  25. Eric Roemermann
  26. William Nolan
  27. Billie Spiller
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Children's Theatre; Fantasy
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
235 Author Lucas, Beryl Llywelyn
  TitleYeast
  Date 1930 ca
  Length One Act
  SettingThe living room in a commonplace suburban, middle-class home, conventional, a shade old-fashioned, but with a lived-in look that makes it not unattractive.
  Characters
  • MARY TULLY
  • MARION TULLY
  • NORMAN WARE, a young journalist who has good manners
  • JAMES TULLY, a father, who has none
  Subject(s)Domestic Life; Family Relations; Marriage; Social Status; Women's Issues
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
236 AuthorLucas, Beryl Llywelyn and Eyre, Hal
  TitleApes and Peacocks
  Date 1930 ca
  Length One Act
  SettingThe smoking room lounge or verandah lounge in the home of a well-to-do family.
  Characters
  • ALEXANDER COMSTOCK
  • MR DOWSON
  • MRS DOWSON
  • TED DOWSON
  • JOCELYN DOWSON
  Subject(s)Fashion; Women's Issues
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
237 Author Lucy, Mary Penelope
  TitleBy Wire: A Mystery Drama in Three Acts
  Date1939
  Length Three Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting

The sitting room of Reginald Mawson's country house near the town of Willenham, close to London.

  • I A Saturday in summer. About 9.30 pm.
  • II.i About 8.20 am the following morning.
  • II.ii 8.55 am that morning.
  • III Ten minutes later.
  Characters
  • HOPKINS
  • HOWSITT
  • MOUNTING
  • ANNE WOODS
  • GEOFFREY WILLETT
  • REGINALD BRIDGES
  • MRS MILLICENT TARRANT
  • MR TARRANT
  • DETECTIVE-INSPECTOR DENWOOD
  • SERGEANT FLINT
  • CONSTABLE WILCOX
  Subject(s)Crime; Law and Justice; Money; Murder
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
238 AuthorLucy, Mary Penelope
  TitleChase the Dream: A Play for the Stage in Three Acts
  Date1939-45 ca
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The drawing room of the Broadbent home in suburban Sydney.
  • II The same. Three months later. About 6.00 pm.
  • III The same. Three months later. About 6.00 pm.
  Characters
  • MRS RACHEL BROADBENT
  • MRS DOROTHY MOFFETT
  • CECILIA BROADBENT
  • ELIZABETH ("LIBBETT") BROADBENT
  • JANE BROADBENT
  • BINNY BROADBENT
  • PAUL RUSHWORTH
  Subject(s)Domestic Life; Social Status
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
239 AuthorLuker, Mac (a.k.a. Donald Luker)
  TitleAnything Can Happen or Heavy Medals
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

The study of Peter Colebridge's flat in the exclusive Balaclava Mansions, Hampstead, London. March and April of one of the late 1940s.

  • I 9.30 a.m., on a weekday
  • II Early evening, a Sunday about three weeks later
  • III Early afternoon of a weekday, a fortnight later.
  Characters
  • PETER COLEBRIDGE, a playwright
  • HEADLEY, his butler
  • KAYE, his divorced wife and an actress
  • BRANDON WILLIAMS, an entrepreneur
  • BETH SHELDON, an aspiring playwright
  • MICHAEL LAWRENCE, ex-air force, a waster engaged to Beth
  Subject(s)Crime; Returned Servicemen; Writers and Writing
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
240 Author Luker, Mac (a.k.a. Donald Luker)
  TitleDutch Courage
  Date1932
  Length Two Acts
  Setting

The lounge room of the Berrick home at Rose Bay.

  • I.i About 7.00 a.m. on a certain week day.
  • I.ii About 8.00 p.m.
  • I.iii About 9.00 p.m.
  • II.i About 5.00 p.m.
  • II.ii About 6.30 p.m. on a Sunday four months later.
  Characters
  1. JOSEPH BERRICK, a builder
  2. ADA BERRICK, his wife
  3. POLLY, their younger daughter
  4. MARION, their elder daughter
  5. SAMUEL POWLEY, Ada's brother
  6. HORACE COLEMAN, a carpenter
  7. ASHLEY MARTIN, a young gentleman
  8. MABEL, a housemaid
  Cast
  1. Edward Cavill
  2. Rita Humfress
  3. Myrna Dickey
  4. Gladys Parkinson
  5. Horace Salier
  6. Bryan Molloy
  7. Jack Appleton
  8. Joyce Mactavish
  Subject(s)Domestic Life; Money; Social Status
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
241 AuthorLuker, Mac (a.k.a. Donald Luker)
  TitleHeat Wave in the West: A Drama of the Western Plains
  Date 1939
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I.i Chambers of James Medway, Barrister-at-Law
  • I.ii Homestead at Calabah. An afternoon two weeks later.
  • II The same. A morning two weeks later.
  • III.i The same. Early next evening.
  • III.ii The same. A morning three months later.
  Characters
  • ALAN MEDWAY
  • HEATHER MEDWAY
  • JAMES MEDWAY
  • TOM ALLERDON
  • JUNE ALLERDON
  • DAISY ROBBINS
  • "MARTHA DENNY"
  • FIRST STRANGER
  • SECOND STRANGER
  Subject(s)Bush Life; City vs Country; Crime; Drought
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
242 AuthorLuker, Mac (a.k.a. Donald Luker)
  Title Intruders, The: Or Cuddley Corners
  Date 1935
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I Office of Toby Thurston, London
  • II Lounge Room of Cuddley Corners. A few days later
  • III The same. Two hours later
  Characters
  1. TOBY THURSTON
  2. DEAN
  3. ROCKYFORT ROBBINS
  4. THE HON. LAURIE SEDDON
  5. MISS EGLANTINE BLABB
  6. REGINALD HONEYSETT
  7. ERMYNTRUDE BAILEY
  8. MARK BUNGLE
  9. EMMA BUNGLE
  10. ALFRED SMITH
  11. MAUDE SMITH
  12. SERGEANT McNAB
  Cast
  1. John Appleton
  2. Phillip Parnaby
  3. John Copeman
  4. Charles A. Nott
  5. Gladys Shaw
  6. Harry Cunningham
  7. Roma Batchelor
  8. Edward Cavill
  9. Beatrice Wines
  10. Wendy Woolfrey
  11. William Wines
  12. Harley Goodsall
  Subject(s) Marriage
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
243 Author Luker, Mac (a.k.a. Donald Luker)
  TitleJudas Was A Gentleman
  Date1934
  Length One Act
  SettingA room over Su Kong's store in a seaport town.
  Characters
  1. STEVE SCROGGIN, steward on a tramp steamer
  2. SU KONG, a well-educated Chinese merchant
  3. ROSEN, an opium runner
  Cast
  1. William Wines
  2. Arthur O'Keefe
  3. Jackson Ricardo
  Subject(s)Crime
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
244 AuthorLuker, Mac (a.k.a. Donald Luker)
  TitleTalk of the Devil
  Date 1933
  LengthOne Act
  SettingThe drawing-room of Mrs Radford's home at Small Burra, an up country town in New South Wales.
  Characters
  • MRS RADFORD, the President, wife of a local bank manager
  • MRS GOODWIN, the Secretary, young
  • MISS LOTUS LEAVER, languid
  • MISS MOLLY SPENCER, the new school teacher
  • MISS VIRGINIA TEMPLE-WATT, sister of the rector
  • MAID GARNSEY LODER
  Subject(s)Bush Life; City vs Country; Theatre Life
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
245 Author Lynch, William
  TitleCrucible, The: A Verse Play
  Date1952
  Subject(s)Historical Events or Characters; Verse Drama; War; World War II