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246 Author Macintyre, Peggy C.
  Title Our Lady and the Nun
  Length One Act
  Setting The courtyard of a Dutch convent in the Middle Ages. Towards evening, and the light is gradually fading the strip of turqoise green sky seen above the stone wall of the courtyard.
  Characters
  • THE VIRGIN, an image
  • THE NUN, Sister Beatrix
  • OLD NUN, Sister Marie-Philomene
  • THE SOLDIER
  • THE MOTHER SUPERIOR
  • OTHER NUNS
  Subject(s) Religion
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
247 Author Macky, Stewart
  Title Trap, The
  Date 1923
  Length One Act
  Setting A room in Captain McConachie's quarters, Norfolk Island. The Old Regime.
  Characters
  1. CAPTAIN McCONACHIE, Governor of Norfolk Island
  2. MRS McCONACHIE
  3. MAT STRUDE, a "lifer"
  4. WARDER TUFF
  5. OVERSEER JOHNSON
  Cast
  1. C.H. Row
  2. Hilda Bull
  3. Leo Burke
  4. J. O'Connell
  5. T. Flannagan
  Subject(s) Colonial Period; Convicts
  Published Best Australian One Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, 1937.
    
248 Author Mann, Phillip Grenville
  TitleOver to Mother: A Light Comedy in Three Acts
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

The lounge room of the Playford house in Sydney.

  • I Friday evening.
  • II Sunday evening of the same weekend.
  • III The following evening.
  Characters
  • CHARLES PLAYFORD
  • RUTH PLAYFORD
  • MABEL
  • DUDLEY CHANNING
  • ETHEL PLAYFORD
  • ANTHONY NELSON
  • CHRISTOPHER LAND
  • TERENCE PLACK
  • JEFF PACKARD
  Subject(s)Art and Artists; Writers and Writing
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Phillip Mann papers, MS 2931.
    
249 AuthorMansfield, Anthony
  TitleDancers on a Tightrope
  Date1957
  LengthThree Acts
  Setting
  • I Interior of a comfortable furnished, contemporary lounge.
  • II The same. Five months later. Late afternoon.
  • III The same. A fortnight later. Afternoon.
  Characters
  1. MARGARET BOUGHTON
  2. STELLA BOUGHTON
  3. INSPECTOR PETERSEN
  4. MRS TUTTLE
  5. FLORA TUTTLE
  6. ERNEST SAMSON
  7. FRANK BRUDER
  Cast
  1. Julie Spring
  2. Vicki Wenning
  3. John Grant
  4. Dorothy Morris
  5. Niki Wenning
  6. John Spring
  7. Ted Wenning
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Crime; Newspapers
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
250 AuthorMathew, Ray
  TitleBones of My Toe, The
  Date 1957
  Length One Act
  SettingThe front yard of the Kilkenny house in a small country town.
  Characters
  • TOM KILKENNY
  • HILDA KILKENNY, his mother
  • MRS DICKIE
  • JACK KILKENNY, Tom's father
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Domestic Life
  PublishedAustralian One-Act Plays: Book One, ed. Eunice Hanger, Adelaide, Rigby, 1962.
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds collections of Ray Mathew papers, MS 5633 and MS 5634.
    
251 AuthorMathew, Ray
  TitleBoomerang and the Bantam, The (a.k.a The Boomerang)
  LengthOne Act
  Setting
  • I.i The bush.
  • I.ii The station yard.
  Characters
  • DILGA, an Aboriginal girl
  • DURABILLI, an Aboriginal boy
  • PAROLANNA, an Aboriginal elder
  • MARY QUINN, the missus
  • AUNT HELENA, her sister
  • JACK, the rouseabout
  • MRS JACK, the cook
  • TOM, a white boy
  • RIDGELY, a station hand
  • ROBERT QUINN, the station owner
  Subject(s)Aborigines; Bush Life
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds collections of Ray Mathew papers, MS 5633 and MS 5634.
    
252 AuthorMathew, Ray
  TitleLife of the Party, The
  Date1959 ca
  LengthThree Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting
  • I Jack's flat. Saturday night.
  • II.i The same. Sunday night.
  • II.ii The same. Later.
  • III Peg's flat. Monday night.
  Characters
  • JACK
  • MOIRA
  • ALEX
  • MARINA
  • BERT
  • TANYA
  • PEG
  • LORNA
  • SYLVIE
  Subject(s)Art and Artists; Bohemianism
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. [QU Dates the script 1975] ANL holds collections of Ray Mathew papers, MS 5633 and MS 5634.
    
253 AuthorMathew, Ray
  TitleMedea of Euripides, The
  Date1954
  LengthOne Act
  SettingBefore Medea's house outside Corinth.
  Characters
  • MEDEA
  • NURSE
  • ATTENDANT
  • CREON, King of Corinth
  • AEGEUS, King of Athens
  • MESSENGER
  • JASON
  • WOMAN, leader of Chorus
  • CHORUS, of Corinthian women
  Subject(s)Mythology; Verse Drama
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds collections of Ray Mathew papers, MS 5633 and MS 5634.
    
254 AuthorMathew, Ray
  TitleSing for St Ned: An Entertainment for the Theatre
  Date1960
  LengthFive Scenes, Introduction and Finale
  Setting

Introduction. No setting.

  • i The Kelly hut. Night. 1871.
  • ii The same. Daylight. 1877.
  • iii A bush clearing. Night. 1878.
  • iv The same. A moonlight night.
  • v The same. The same night.

Finale. No setting.

  Characters
  • ELLEN KELLY
  • KATE KELLY
  • AARON SHERRITT
  • SIS KELLY
  • DAN KELLY
  • NED KELLY
  • JOE BYRNE
  • STEVE HART
  • BANK MANAGER'S WIFE
  • MOON
  • A SINGER
  • DOT
  • AN OLD WOMAN, her mother
  Subject(s)Bushrangers; Crime; Historical Events or Characters; Kelly, Ned; Law and Justice
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. [QU Dates the script 1956] ANL holds collections of Ray Mathew papers, MS 5633 and MS 5634.
    
255 AuthorMathew, Ray
  TitleSpring Song, A: A Comedy
  Date1958
  Length One Act: Six Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i Before the curtain.
  • I.ii The living room. Dennison's place.
  • I.iii The same. Five weeks later.
  • I.iv The same. A few weeks later. Nightime.
  • I.v The same. A few days later.
  • I.vi The same. Two or three weeks later. A hot night.
  Characters
  • MR DENNISON
  • MRS DENNISON
  • KERRY DENNISON
  • HELEN DENNISON
  • MARGARET DENNISON
  • PETER WEBSTER
  • GEOFF MANHAM
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Domestic Life; Family Relations
  PublishedUniversity of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1961.
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. [QU Dates the script 1952] ANL holds collections of Ray Mathew papers, MS 5633 and MS 5634.
    
256 AuthorMathew, Ray
  TitleWe Find the Bunyip
  Date1955
  LengthThree Acts
  Setting

The kitchen of the hotel, one of the town's two hotels. The town in the west of New South Wales. Spring.

  • I The hotel kitchen. About 7.45 one hot Saturday night.
  • II The same.
  • III The same. A Sunday morning.
  Characters
  1. MRS POCKS ("LIL"), the Proprietor's wife. Older than 50; smokes incessantly, wears an apron. Is neither fat nor thin
  2. MRS WILLIAMS ("BILLY"), the Widow. Older than 40. With tinted blonde hair
  3. DENISE, the Damsel. With black hair
  4. BLANCHE, the Barmaid. The daughter of the house. Is small
  5. SNOW , the swain. The Suitor. A big young man with hair either very dark or very fair; he drawls
  6. JACK the Amorous
  7. BERT ("MR HORNER"), the Musician. With a piano accordion
  8. GEORGE ("MR POCKS"), the Proprietor. The publican. Is of huge size
  9. TONY the Talker. The Dago. His parents were Italian
  10. ARTHUR the Gink. Speaks slowly . Is not bright
  11. PADDY the Drunkard
  Cast
  1. Kathleen Skehan
  2. Marie McKern
  3. Patricia Smith
  4. Jill Bloomfield
  5. Peter Barclay
  6. Daryl Gunter
  7. Richard Letts
  8. William Callander
  9. Brian Paine
  10. Warwick Russell
  11. John Meaney
  Subject(s)Bush Life
  PublishedKhaki, Bush and Bigotry: Three Australian Plays, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1968.
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds collections of Ray Mathew papers, MS 5633 and MS 5634.
    
257 Author Maurice, Furnley (pseud. of Frank Leslie Thomson Wilmot)
  TitleAbsalom: A Monologue with Interruptions
  Date1929
  Length One Act
  SettingSpanders' dingy and stifling office.
  Characters
  • SPANDERS
  • HART
  • GIRL
  • BARNES
  Subject(s)Family Relations; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. NML.
    
258 AuthorMaurice, Furnley (pseud. of Frank Leslie Thomson Wilmot)
  TitleDisturber of Pools, A
  Date1923
  Length One Act
  SettingThe back garden of a suburban villa with trees, shrubs and flower-beds.
  Characters
  1. HORACE MARDEN, an estate agent
  2. MARTHA MARDEN, his wife
  3. DARRACQ, Martha's uncle
  4. A BUTCHER BOY
  Cast
  1. J. O'Connell
  2. Alice Crowther
  3. Bryce Dunning
  4. Reg Moyle
  Subject(s)Materialism
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
259 Author Maurice, Furnley (pseud. of Frank Leslie Thomson Wilmot)
  TitlePincher Pinched, The
  Date1926
  Length One Act
  SettingThe kitchen of a moderately prosperous workman's home.
  Characters
  • TOMMY RUSH, the boarder
  • ETHEL MATSON
  • ARTHUR MATSON
  • MR BLAIR, proprietor of a large wholesale grocery store
  Subject(s)Crime; Work and Business
  PublishedTriad, 1 December 1926.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
260 AuthorMaurice, Furnley (pseud. of Frank Leslie Thomson Wilmot)
  TitleRevolution: A Farce
  Date1932
  LengthFour Acts
  Setting
  • I Post Office steps, Melbourne. Saturday morning. 9.00 a.m.
  • II The living room of a workman's home near the river at Maribyrnong. Saturday morning 11.30 a.m.
  • III A cellar occupied and used by the revolutionaries. Saturday afternoon. 4.00 p.m.
  • IV The living room at Menthall's. 8.00 p.m.
  Characters
  • MAXWELL MENTHALL, a revolutionary
  • OLGA MENTHALL, his wife
  • FLINTLOCK BOMBDOOM, revolutionary leader
  • GLASSFORD HORNBLINKER, bookkeeper to the revolution
  • GERTIE HORNBLINKER, his daughter
  • JOE BARKER, Olga's brother
  • PERCIVAL DE JAHONNY, an intellectual
  • SAMUEL SMIKE, a cockney
  • HOLSTEIN HACKETT
  • MRS HACKETT
  • JOCELYN GNOMES
  • AUGVILLE HOGSNOSE
  • JOSEPH SKILLIOF
  • SUTHERLAND HUMP
  • HERBERT BOREHAM
  • MR DOSSER, a derelict actor
  • MRS SCORPIN, Smike's mother-in-law; a Nationalist
  • SENIOR-DETECTIVE STICKYBEAK
  • SERGEANT OF POLICE
  • POLICE
  • FRIENDS OF BARKER
  • PASSERS-BY
  Subject(s)Politics and Ideology
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
261 AuthorMaurice, Furnley (pseud. of Frank Leslie Thomson Wilmot)
  TitleWhite Ants
  Date1928
  LengthOne Act
  SettingMaudson's office on the fourth floor of a Flinders Street Building.
  Characters
  • HERBERT MAUDSON, proprietor
  • BERNARD JARVIS, accountant
  • MARION LOWELL, typist
  • HAWKINS, caretaker
  Subject(s)Suicide; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. NML.
    
262 Author Maurice, Furnley (pseud. of Frank Leslie Thomson Wilmot)
  TitleWhite Feather
  Date1930
  LengthOne Act
  SettingMelbourne, half way through the Great War
  Characters
  • JOAN BURKE
  • RAYMOND BURKE, her husband
  • ATHOL COLLINS, friend of Bourke
  Subject(s)Mateship; War; World War I
  PublishedFive One-Act Plays and Revolution a Four Act Farce, Melbourne, 1939.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. NML.
    
263 AuthorMcKinney, J.P.
  TitleWell, The (a.k.a. Truth Lies at the Bottom of The Well)
  Date1959
  LengthThree Acts
  SettingTwo neighbouring five-acre farms. Poverty-stricken broken-down fences, unpainted weatherboard houses, unlined. Tumble-down sheds.
  Characters
  1. GRANDPA
  2. BERT DILLON
  3. BILLY DILLON
  4. SUSIE DILLON
  5. MR DILLON
  6. MRS GRANT
  7. HERBIE GRANT
  8. DICK HARRISON
  9. TED GRANT
  10. MARY GRANT
  11. CHARLIE DILLON
  12. PREACHER
  13. POLICEMAN
  Cast
  1. David Brewster
  2. John Hawcroft
  3. Antony Tuxworth
  4. Gail Ypenazar
  5. John Moorhouse
  6. Dell Dawe
  7. Peter Tuxworth
  8. Ian Austin
  9. Ken Goodwin
  10. Rosemary Campey
  11. Wilfred Camps
  12. Peter Rogers
  13. John Saltzer
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Family Relations
  PublishedTheatregoer, Vol. 2, Nos 6/7, April/May 1962. Khaki, Bush and Bigotry: Three Australian Plays, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1968. A one act adaptation of the first act of The Well, entitled Next Door was Published in Hanger, Eunice (ed) Australian One-Act Plays: Book One, Rigby, 1961.
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. [Campbell Howard Collection holds two versions]
    
264 AuthorMcLeod, Marjorie
  TitleEnchanted Tryst, The: A Fantasy Play in Verse
  Date1934
  Length One Act: Prologue and Epilogue
  SettingWithin Duke Paulo's room.
  Characters
  • PAULO, the young duke
  • THE DUCHESS, his mother
  • NANNA, his old nurse
  • VIOLA, his sister
  • ROSA, his betrothed
  • BENNO, the clownish servant
  • THE LADY WITH THE LILIES
  • PROLOGUE and EPILOGUE
  Subject(s)Fantasy; Paranormal and Spiritual; Verse Drama
  PublishedVerses from Swan Hill Including The Enchanted Tryst, Swan Hill, Vic., the Author, 1946.
    
265 AuthorMcLeod, Marjorie
  TitleHorizons
  Date1952
  Length Three Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting

Time - The early 1950s.

  • I On the verandah. Tea time.
  • II The same. The next morning.
  • III.i The same. An afternoon at the end of January.
  • III.ii The same. Eleven o'clock on a morning in March.
  Characters
  1. DANNY O'BRIEN
  2. MARY, his wife
  3. JESS, his elder daughter
  4. JEANIE, his younger daughter
  5. PAT, his son
  6. DOCTOR ANDERSON, a family friend
  7. DAVID BECK, a new Australian
  Cast
  1. David Chisholm
  2. Dorothy Douglas
  3. Pauline Oulton
  4. Joan Heighway
  5. Bill Norton
  6. Bert Heighway
  7. Don Taylor
  Subject(s)Assimilation; Bush Life; Migrants; Politics and Ideology; Race Relations
  PublishedFour Period Plays, the Author, Swan Hill, 1958.
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
266 AuthorMcLeod, Marjorie
  TitleMine a Sad One
  Date1956
  LengthThree Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i Tup's dressing room in a Melbourne theatre 1859 during a performance of the musical play Sweet Lilac.
  • I.ii The same. Before the curtain goes up on a pantomime several weeks later.
  • II Same place. An afternoon in 1860. A rehearsal is about to begin.
  • III Same place. August 1860. During the first act of an operetta being played on the adjacent stage (same room) the day the famous Burke and Wills expedition sets out.
  Characters
  1. ROBERT O'HARA BURKE, aged forty
  2. TED TUPPER, comedian, fortyish
  3. ANGEL CARTER, soubrette
  4. JEWEL HALLIDAY, actress
  5. MRS HALLIDAY
  6. MAC, stage manager
  7. BERNARD COLVILLE, man about town
  8. JEM DARK, bushranger
  9. THE DALLY SISTERS, chorus girls
  Cast
  1. Reg Runciman
  2. Bill Norton
  3. Dot Norton
  4. Eve Kennedy
  5. Ruth Swinton
  6. Ted Freeman
  7. Gordon Golding
  8. Ross Cato
  9. Kathleen Fletcher, Phyllis Jobling
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Bushrangers; Colonial Period; Explorers; Theatre Life
  PublishedFour Period Plays, Swan Hill, the Author, 1958.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
267 AuthorMcLeod, Marjorie
  TitleMoonshine
  Date1936
  LengthOne Act
  SettingThe lounge room of a comfortable suburban home.
  Characters
  • ROGER LAKE, plump, prosperous, given to platitudes, about 55
  • KATHLEEN, his wife, about 48
  • MARION, his niece, aged 20
  • JOHN COMPSON, Marion's sweet-heart
  Subject(s)Marriage
  PublishedFive Plays by Australians, Dramatists' Club, Melbourne, 1936.
    
268 AuthorMcLeod, Marjorie
  TitleShillingsworth, A: An Episode of the Depression
  Date1931
  LengthOne Act
  SettingA comfortless, bare, room furnished with a table and chairs.
  Characters
  • JOHN FOSTER, middle-aged and worn
  • MARY FOSTER, his wife-the same
  • MILLY, their daughter-pretty and pert, about nineteen
  • JOE, their son, about twenty
  • MRS POTTS, a neighbour
  Subject(s)Domestic Life; Family Relations; Great Depression; Marriage; Suicide
  PublishedFour Period Plays, Swan Hill, The Author, 1958.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
269 AuthorMcLeod, Marjorie
  TitleTravail
  Date1933
  LengthOne Act: Prologue and Epilogue
  SettingPrologue and Epilogue set "On the Rim of the World". Principal action in the drawing-room in the home of the late John Wharton.
  Characters
  1. A FAIRY
  2. THE GOD OF LOVE
  3. FAY WHARTON, a famous aviatrix
  4. BESSIE, an old servant
  5. GERALD ROSSITER
  6. HELEN MOORE, Fay's adopted daughter
  7. THE CHAUFFEUR, BLAKE
  8. A SPIRIT
  Cast
  1. Linda Newcombe
  2. Douglas Kelly
  3. Linda Newcombe
  4. Ivy Keates
  5. David Reid
  6. Shirley McLeod
  7. Jock Gravell
  8. Linda Newcombe
  Subject(s)Fantasy
  PublishedEight Plays by Australians, Dramatists' Club, Melbourne, 1934.
    
270 AuthorMcLeod, Marjorie
  TitleWithin These Walls: A Period Play in Four Acts
  Date1936
  LengthFour Acts
  Setting
  • I Drawing room of Blair Gowrie, a well-appointed Colonial home furnished in the manner of 1855.
  • II The sitting room of Blair Gowrie on New Year's Eve about ten years later.
  • III The same room, centre doors standing open. Twenty years later.
  • IV The same room twenty years later still.
  Characters
  • JAMES CAMERON JANET, his wife
  • ELSPETH, his sister
  • ROBIN STIRLING
  • JOHN PARKER
  • AGGIE PARKER, John's wife
  • HANNAH PRICE, maid in the Cameron home
  • MRS BROWN
  • MINISTER
  • WEDDING GUESTS
  • MRS BARTON and OTHER GUESTS at New Year's Eve party
  • JEAN CAMERON, younger daughter of Janet and James
  • DICK PARKER, son of John and Aggie
  • JAMIE GREY, Janet's grandson, Jean Cameron's son
  • MARGARET, Janet's granddaughter and daughter of Alison, the elder child.
  • ARTHUR PRIEST
  • ROBBIE MAPLE
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Colonial Period; Family Relations; Infidelity; Marriage; Pioneers
  PublishedSwan Hill National Theatre Movement, Swan Hill, 1948. Four Period Plays, Swan Hill, the Author, 1958.
    
271 AuthorMedlin, Brian
  TitleGovernor Bligh: A Comedy of Morals
  Date1955
  Length Two Parts: Twenty Scenes
  Setting

Part I:

  • i Street.
  • ii Government House.
  • iii Street.
  • iv The verandah of Government House.
  • v Officers' Mess.
  • vi Hawkesbury Scrub.
  • vii Government House.
  • viii Scrub near Macarthur's place, Parramatta.
  • ix Outside, later inside, Macarthur's home at Parramatta.

Part II:

  • x Courtroom.
  • xi Street.
  • xii Government House.
  • xiii Macarthur's at Parramatta.
  • xiv Hawkesbury Scrub.
  • xv Government House.
  • xvi Street.
  • xvii Court Room.
  • xviii Government House.
  • xix Barracks. xx Government House.
  Characters
  • WILLIAM BLIGH, R.N., F.R.S., Governor of N.S.W.
  • MARY PUTLAND, his daughter
  • GEORGE JOHNSTON, Commanding Officer, N.S.W. Corps
  • PHILLIP GIDLEY KING, R.N., retiring Governor
  • JOHN MacARTHUR, an ex-Captain in the N.S.W. Corps
  • RICHARD ATKINS, Judge-Advocate
  • GEORGE CROSSLEY, an emancipist lawyer
  • ROBERT CAMPBELL, an honest merchant, naval officer of the colony, and a factotum of Bligh.
  • A CAPTAIN, commanding the schooner 'Parramatta'.
  • ELIZABETH MacARTHUR, wife to John Macarthur
  • PETERS, a convict
  • WILLIAM GORE, Provost Marshall
  • SIX SETTLERS
  • SIX OFFICERS of the N.S.W. Corps
  • A WOMAN
  • CONSTABLES
  • A SERGEANT and SOLDIERS of the N.S.W. Corps
  • CROWD
  Subject(s)Bligh, William; Colonial Period; Historical Events or Characters; Law and Justice; Macarthur, John; Politics and Ideology; Rum Rebellion; Verse Drama
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. SU (RB 822A/M491g).
    
272 Author Meredith, Gwen
  TitleAsk No Questions
  Date1940
  LengthThree Acts
  Setting
  • I Bedroom of an expensive private hospital. 10.00 a.m.
  • II The same. Next morning.
  • III The same. Immediately following.
  Characters
  • SALLY STARK
  • AMY RATNER
  • JANE WILLIAMS
  • YOUNG WOMAN
  • OLD WOMAN
  • SISTER
  • MINNIE LITTLE
  • MRS ROBIN
  • NURSE LANG
  • ROSIE
  • MRS JOHNSTON
  • MATRON HARLEY
  • ISOBEL RATNER
  • MEDDLER
  Subject(s)Hospitals; Marriage
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Gwen Meredith Papers, MS 6789, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
273 Author Meredith, Gwen
  TitleBinnie's Back Again: A One-Act Comedy
  Date 1940
  LengthOne Act
  SettingThe lounge room of a well-established young couple. 1.30 p.m.
  Characters
  • MAID ('MARY')
  • MAUD DALTON
  • SYBIL ROSSITTER
  • BINNIE BARRIE
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Gwen Meredith Papers, MS 6789, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
274 AuthorMeredith, Gwen
  TitleCornerstone: A Three Act Play
  Date 1956
  LengthThree Acts
  SettingThe living room of a house in a Sydney suburb.
  Characters
  • GRANNY
  • CATHERINE
  • SUE
  • ARTHUR
  • GRACE
  • NAN
  • HELEN
  • DAVID
  • BRYCE ANSETT
  Subject(s)Domestic Life; Family Relations
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Gwen Meredith Papers, MS 6789, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
275 AuthorMeredith, Gwen
  TitleGreat Inheritance: A Documentary Play
  Date1946 ca
  Length(Radio play - one continuous scene)
  SettingOpens in the desert war, Libya, 1940. Time and place change with voice cuts; the last section based around Jim's farm in Australia.
  Characters
  • NARRATOR
  • JOE and JIM, Australian farmers serving with the A.I.F.
  • EMMA, Jim's wife
  • JOHNNY and TIM, Jim's children
  • CASSIUS and TITUS, Ancient Romans
  • 1ST and 2ND ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • GENERAL SMUTS
  • PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
  • JOHN STEINBECK
  • N. S. SHALER
  • AN AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST
  • COX, An Agricultural Field Representative
  • VOICE OF RAIN, VOICE OF WATER
  • EIGHT OTHER VOICES
  Subject(s)Erosion; Returned Servicemen; War; World War II
  PublishedAustralian Radio Plays, ed. Leslie Rees, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1946. Modern Short Plays, ed. Leslie Rees, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1951.
  Held in MS/TSANL holds a collection of Gwen Meredith Papers, MS 6789, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
276 AuthorMeredith, Gwen
  TitleMother Moves: A Radio Sketch
  LengthOne Act
  SettingThe Hilton's dining table about 6.30 pm.
  Characters
  • MRS HILTON
  • MR HILTON
  • ELSIE
  • JOHN
  • MRS ROSS-BROWN
  Subject(s)Domestic Life; Social Status
  Held in MS/TSMS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Gwen Meredith Papers, MS 6789, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
277 AuthorMeredith, Gwen
  TitleMurders are Messy
  Date1942 ca
  Subject(s)Murder
  Held in MS/TSANL holds a collection of Gwen Meredith Papers, MS 6789, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
278 AuthorMeredith, Gwen
  TitleWives Have Their Uses: A Comedy in Three Acts
  Date1938
  LengthThree Acts
  Setting
  • I The Greenacres Country Club. 10.30 a.m.
  • II The living room of David Hall's country house at Greenacres. One month later. About 5.30 p.m.
  • III The same. After dinner the same evening.
  Characters
  1. JOHN HINTON
  2. MRS JOHN HINTON (MARY)
  3. CATHERINE BOND, a woman of easy virtue
  4. HON. CECILY WESTON
  5. HORACE, a waiter
  6. MRS CHARLES. ARNOLD (PATRICIA)
  7. CHARLES ARNOLD (BOBO), Patricia's husband
  8. MRS VERNON BARRY (BINNIE), his latest
  9. DAVID HALL, Binnie's brother , a solicitor
  10. GLORIA, Binnie's maid
  Cast
  1. Desmond Rolfe
  2. Audrey Henry
  3. Phyl Jacobs
  4. Joan Pryor
  5. Kevin McLachlan
  6. Molly Kealy
  7. Phillip Moore
  8. Gwen Plumb
  9. R. H. Greville
  10. Ella Stark
  Subject(s)Infidelity; Marriage
  PublishedMulga Publications, Sydney, 1944.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Gwen Meredith Papers, MS 6789, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
    
279 AuthorMoffat, Gordon H.
  TitleOvertime: A Play in One Act
  LengthOne Act
  SettingThe surgery of a General Practioner.
  Characters
  • DR W. D. PHILLIPS, an elderly General Practitioner
  • JOHN ACLAND, a labourer
  • MISS ELLA CRIMPNESS, a spinster of uncertain age
  • MISS JULIA CRIMPNESS, her sister
  • MRS GROUTLY, a mother
  • MARY GROUTLY, her daughter
  • A RECEPTIONIST
  Subject(s)Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
280 AuthorMoffat, Gordon H.
  TitleTaking the Rap: A Comedy in One Act
  LengthOne Act
  SettingA well lighted drawing room [in heaven].
  Characters
  • NATHANIEL ALLBRIGHT, a bookmaker
  • ARTHUR GREY, a man about town
  • JOSEPHINE GOODLEY, a spinster
  • TIMOTHY SNOOT, a temperance worker
  • HECTOR, a jockey
  • A CHOIR MISTRESS
  Subject(s)Gambling; Horse Racing; Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
281 AuthorMoore, Raymond Milton
  TitleDeath and Mr Makepeace
  Date1948
  Length One Act
  SettingThe study of Mr John Makepeace, a rich bachelor and retired lawyer aged about sixty-five, 9.25 a.m.
  Characters
  1. MR MAKEPEACE
  2. MRS BUNDY
  3. NEWTON
  4. THE MESSENGER
  Cast
  1. Max Darling
  2. Betty Calvert
  3. Larry Lake
  4. Don Spencer
  Subject(s)Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
282 AuthorMorell, Musette
  TitleBeyond Price
  LengthThree Acts
  SettingThe living room of a cottage in a lonely part of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.
  Characters
  • FLORRIE
  • STEVE, a rabbiter
  • VISHUDHANANDA
  • JAI GOPAL
  • BILL, Florrie's father
  • PETER HAYWOOD, an artist
  • DIANE, his wife
  • INSPECTOR TOMLINSON
  • CONSTABLE CONLEY
  Subject(s)Murder; Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
    
283 AuthorMorell, Musette
  TitleHis Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  Date1937
  Length Three Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting
  • I Sunday Morning Breakfast with Whistler. Room in Whistler's house, Lindsay Road. September 1878.
  • II.i The Trial. An ante-room of the Exchequer Division, Westminster, 26 November 1878.
  • II.ii The same as Act I. That night.
  • III The same as Act I. An afternoon in May 1879. Six months later.
  Characters
  • LADY MEED
  • FELICITY ECKS, her neice
  • DIBBS, Whistler's man
  • OSCAR WILDE
  • THOMAS WOODBEE
  • EDWARD and FREDRICK COPPIE, pupils of Whistler
  • JAMES ABBOT McNEIL WHISTLER
  • GEORGE DU MAURIER
  • COUNT RUDELLO
  • A PRECIOUS YOUNG MAN
  • BEATRICE GODWIN
  • BARTHE, an art dealer
  • SIR JOHN HOLKER, Attorney-General
  • TWO BAILIFFS, AN AUCTIONEER and BUYERS
  Subject(s)Art and Artists; Bohemianism; Historical Events or Characters; Law and Justice
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
284 AuthorMurray, K.E.
  TitleLast Review, The;
  Date1958
  LengthOne Act
  SettingThe entrance lobby and booking office of a hotel in a prosperous country town.
  Characters
  • THE OLD MAN, of indefinable age
  • THE RECEPTIONIST, a dressy blond
  • HENRY LAWSON, looks like Henry
  • JOE WILSON
  • MARY WILSON, Joe's wife
  • MRS SPICER
  • THE BOSS
  • THE BOSS'S WIFE
  • LORD DOUGLAS, whose real name was Parcy
  • MITCHELL, an old mate of Henry's
  • BARTA, another of Henry's mates
  • THE DROVER'S WIFE
  • TOMMY, her son
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Lawson, Henry
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
285 AuthorMurray, K.E.
  TitleMessage for Margaret, A (a.k.a. Date to Remember, A)
  Date1954
  LengthOne Act
  SettingThe lounge of the Palms Hotel, near an Australian battlefield in the North. About 9.00 p.m. in April.
  Characters
  • ELLIS REID, the manager of the Palms Hotel
  • PADRE MATHESON, an Australian Padre from Korea
  • SOMA, a houseboy
  • MARGARET FIELDING, a young girl, about twenty-one
  • MRS AMY FIELDING, her great aunt, about fifty-six
  • CONSTANCE (CONNIE) OATES, a friend of Mrs Fielding, aged about sixty
  • LIEUT JOHN GILCHRIST, of an Australian Army unit in the North.
  Subject(s)Korean War; War
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
286 Author Murray, K.E.
  TitlePot of Geraniums, A
  LengthOne Act
  SettingThe kitchen-general living room of the bark humpy at Spicer's farm, sometimes called the Selection. About sixty years ago. Time is the late afternoon of a hot, dry day in summer.
  Characters
  • MRS SPICER
  • TOMMY SPICER
  • ANNIE SPICER
  • SPICER
  • BILLY SPICER
  • MARY WILSON
  • LIZA SPICER
  • A TROOPER
  Subject(s)Bush Life; Lawson, Henry
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
    
287 AuthorMurray, K.E.
  TitleTheme Song
  Length One Act
  SettingAn emergency ward with two beds, which is really part of the verandah of a War Veterans' home in a Sydney suburb. Early in the morning of Anzac Day.
  Characters
  • MR CHARLES EDWARD BARTLETT ('BARTY')
  • MR WILLIAM BISHOP ('BILLY')
  • NURSE PENNINGTON ('PENNY')
  • WARD SISTER
  • ORDERLY
  • CHARLIE CHRISTENSEN
  Subject(s)Anzac Legend; Hospitals; Returned Servicemen
  Held in MS/TSNUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.