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288 Author Oakes, Russell J.
  Title Carry on Sergeant
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

The orderly room of a medical unit.

  • I Visitors' day at camp.
  • II The same evening.
  • III The next morning.
  Characters
  • JOHNNY MILLER, sergeant clerk
  • JIMMY FOX, a sergeant on transfer to the unit
  • MAFEKING DALE, a civilian visitor, not quite Doreen's fiance
  • ORDERLY SERGEANT, a hard case
  • DOREEN FORREST, Captain Forrest's daughter
  • ORDERLY CORPORAL, a man with a load of misery
  • BOXWELL, Doreen's brother, a new recruit
  • ORDERLY OFFICER, Captain Stocks, a most agreeable and obliging officer
  • DR LANDERDA, a rejuvenative specialist
  • CAPTAIN FORREST, Doreen's father
  Subject(s) Hospitals; Military Life
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
289 Author Oakes, Russell J.
  Title Drowned Valley
  Length One Act
  Setting A lounge room in a boarding house in the valley. A rising mountain wall is glimpsed through one wall. In another direction a glimpse can be seen of the dinning room, cleared for a dance.
  Characters
  • ERINA BENNETT
  • ROY JULIAN
  • MRS SPRINGFIELD
  • MRS ANDREW
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
290 Author Oakes, Russell J.
  Title Judgement: Drama of the War in Papua, 1942
  Length One Act
  Setting Outside the pre-operation section of the main dressing station at Soputa, Papua, in November 1942, immediately before the fall of Gona.
  Characters
  • TINY, a boy about eighteen
  • STEVE, a year or so older
  • WARRANT OFFICER, an R.S.M.
  • GUARD, an infantryman
  • JAPANESE PRISONER
  • BILL, Tiny's dead brother
  Subject(s) Military Life; Paranormal and Spiritual; Race Relations; War; World War II
  Published Published by C. Fenton and Russell J. Oakes, 36 Leonard Avenue, Kingsford, 1951. [Two copies in NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. Pamphlet in NML.]
     
291 Author Oakes, Russell J.
  Title Publicity Unlimited: A Farce in Three Acts
  Date  
  Length Three Acts
  Setting All scenes are played in an office.
  Characters
  • EDDY KING, a copy writer
  • FRANK GRAVES, a commercial artist
  • CLARICE BARNES, accountant-secretary
  • CORAL GLIMS, telephonist-typist
  • MR SONNABY, the boss
  • MR SLIM, a solicitor
  • LINDA, the girl
  • MRS SONNABY, the boss's wife
  • MRS LEE, the wife of a hair piece manufacturer
  Subject(s) Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
292 Author Oakes, Russell J.
  Title Tree That Chose Itself, The
  Length One Act
  Setting The interior of a tent occupied by Lucius and Marcus. Glimpse of Forest off-stage. Dawn. As play progresses day breaks completely.
  Characters
  • LUCIUS, a Roman company commander
  • MARCUS, his second-in-command
  • CAIUS, PAULUS, MERITUS, three Roman soldiers
  Subject(s) Religion
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
293 Author Oakes, Russell J.
  Title Voice of Jerome Keddle, The
  Date 1930
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

The hall of "Stormont" station, a lonely house, ten miles out from a small country town. The action all takes place in one night, from soon after dusk until dawn.

  • I The hall of "Stormont" station
  • II The same. An hour later.
  • III The same. Several minutes later.
  Characters
  • ESMA KEDDLE
  • JIM ELDER
  • ENID, Jim's wife
  • CRISBY, Emma's nephew
  • SGT. WRIGHT, A Police Sargeant
  • MRS MAXWELL
  • JEROME KEDDLE, Esma's husband
  • DAYNE STROM, a neighbour
  • EDDY QUILTON
  • TROOPER GORDON
  Subject(s) Law and Justice; Murder
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
294 Author Oakes, Russell J.
  Title Water Goes East
  Date 1939 (revised August 1947)
  Length Three Acts: Ten Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i The interior of a one-room humpy on the desert, built of hessian and galvanised iron. Early in the bad summer of 1893-94 in Western Australia.
  • I.ii Interior of a store constructed of hessian, canvas and galvanised iron. Little stock in evidence. Kalgoorlie. July 1894.
  • I.iii A water-buying depot near "Dry Blow", along the Southern Cross Railway. The winter of 1895.
  • II.i A public meeting at Perth. 1895.
  • II.ii The home of Sir John Forrest in Perth. Late at night. During the heat wave of 1895-96.
  • II.iii The rear exterior of Darky Marshall's house at Woolgangie. To one side a door into the house with steps up to it. Opposite, a water tank on a stand. January 1896.
  • III.i O'Connor's office in the Works Department, Perth. Late in 1898.
  • III.ii The same. Saturday, 8th March 1902.
  • III.iii The same. Monday morning, 10th March 1902.
  • III.iv The interior of a huge water tank in which a banquet is in progress. 1902.
  Characters
  1. SHORTY MARTIN, prospector
  2. DARKY MARSHALL, prospector
  3. DAN MARSHALL, his son
  4. MAC, a storeman
  5. MABEL, a fossicker
  6. GRACE, a fossicker
  7. LAZY LIL, a fossicker
  8. MRS GREENE
  9. JOE MARRINER
  10. C. Y. O'CONNOR
  11. SIR JOHN FORREST
  12. J. WINTHROP HACKETT, Editor of the West Australian
  13. MR POWER
  14. MR BARNES
  15. STURK
  16. MAN
  17. LEADER OF DEPUTATION
  18. LADY FORREST
  19. MAID
  20. LIL'S HUSBAND O'CONNOR'S SECRETARY, INTERJECTORS AT PERTH MEETING, MEMBERS OF DEPUTATION, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MEETING, GUESTS IN BANQUET SCENE
  Cast
  1. John Hobson
  2. R. P. Hayes
  3. Dudley Knight
  4. Rupert Palm
  5. Eve Clayton
  6. Muriel Jacobs
  7. Kay Kinane
  8. Lesley Graham
  9. Victor Hepworth
  10. Douglas Marshall
  11. W. A. Brown
  12. Symington
  13. Clen Lilley
  14. Frank O'Grady
  15. J. Hopkins
  16. Ken Grant
  17. Keith Murray
  18. Frances O'Connor
  19. Gwen Prentice
  20. J. Wall
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Historical Events or Characters; Kalgoorlie; Miners and Mining; Pioneers; Public Life
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
295 Author Oakes, Russell J.
  Title Woolgathering: An Original Three-Act Farce
  Date 1935
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I Room in Dennis' Beachside Flat. Afternoon of an early spring day.
  • II.i Sitting room of the Homestead at Curradurrabubulla. Late afternoon a few days later.
  • II.ii Verandah of the homestead. Two weeks later. Afternoon.
  • III The same. The same night.
  Characters
  • ILMA WRIGHT
  • DENNIS FROWLEY, her cousin
  • GAVIN COURTNEY
  • KATHLEEN RAWLINS
  • HELEN FABER
  • MRS PHOEBE TRELAWNEY, a psychic woman
  • FENWAY RAWLINS, Kathleen's brother
  • MR ALEC PERRY JACK, an Aboriginal rouseabout
  Subject(s) Aborigines; Bush Life; Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
296 Author O'Brien, Eris M.
  Title Hostage, The: A Miracle Play in Three Acts
  Date 1928
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

Sydney between November 1817 and May 1818.

  • I The kitchen in William Davis's house at Church Hill. Sunday night, November 9, 1817
  • II The office of J. T. Campbell, Secretary to Governor Macquarie. Six month's later. May 19, 1818
  • III The kitchen and parlour in William Davis's house.
  Characters
  1. DERMOTT
  2. MICHAEL DWYER
  3. PATRICK REDDINGTON
  4. WILLIAM DAVIS
  5. MICHAEL HAYES
  6. MRS DWYER
  7. MRS REDDINGTON
  8. MRS HAYES
  9. MRS DEMPSEY
  10. JAMES WELSH
  11. MICHAEL MASSEY ROBINSON
  12. J. T. CAMPBELL, Secretary
  13. LACHLAN MacQUARIE, Governor
  14. JAMES ERSKINE, Lieut-Colonel
  15. FATHER O'FLYNN
  16. ANGEL GUARDIAN
  17. OUR LADY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS
  18. SAINT PATRICK
  19. SAINT AUGUSTINE
  20. SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER
  21. ANGEL OF DEATH
  22. ADORING ANGELS GAOLERS and ATTENDANTS
  Cast
  1. Eric Howell
  2. P. J. Breen
  3. James Hatton
  4. Harry Jacobson
  5. Frank Barlow
  6. Vera Keogh
  7. Lillian Lloyd
  8. Sybil Parsons
  9. Molly O'Brien
  10. Paul Curran
  11. Cliff. MacDonald
  12. Stan Rigney
  13. Alfred Race
  14. Frank Barlow
  15. James Hatton
  16. Vera Keogh
  17. Adeline Taylor
  18. Frank Barlow
  19. Cliff. Macdonald
  20. Stan Rigney
  21. Ivy Wilkinson
  22. Loris Moss, Sybil Parsons, Molly O'Brien, Lillian Lloyd, Joan Parsons, May Saunders
  Subject(s) Colonial Period; Religion; Verse Drama
  Published [A dramatic version of The Dawn of Catholicism by the same Author, Published in 2 volumes by Angus and Robertson, 1928.]
     
297 Author O'Grady, John
  Title Valley, The
  Date 1949
  Length One Act: Three Scenes
  Setting

The outer living and eating section of a tent encampment on a plateau in Upper Malaya.

  • I.i Night
  • I.ii An hour later
  • I.iii Next morning.
  Characters
  • FRANK SMYTHE
  • GLORIA SMYTHE, his wife
  • GORDON MacDONALD, geologist and prospector
  • AHMET and SALIM, Malay boys
  Subject(s) Infidelity; Murder
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
298 Author O'Grady, John and Conroy, John
  Title Mr Slattersby
  Length One Act
  Setting The scene is an empty room in a deserted house.
  Characters
  • ANN
  • PETER
  • MR SLATTERSBY
  • MILLER
  • THE MAN FROM DOWN THE ROAD
  Subject(s) Paranormal and Spiritual
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.