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299 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Ancestors
  Date 1937
  Length One Act
  Setting The living room of a cottage on the Wiltshire Downs.
  Characters
  • AUNT JUPP, the surviving ancient of the family
  • MARTHA, her neice
  • ELIAS, her nephew
  • PETER JUPP, an Australian soldier (her grand-nephew)
  • DARK FINNEGAN, his mate A
  • MILITARY POLICEMAN
  Subject(s) Convicts; Law and Justice; War; World War I
  Published Best Australian One Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1937.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
300 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Black Horse, The
  Date 1923
  Length One Act
  Setting The dining room of a station homestead.
  Characters
  1. HARRY BAIN, a cattleman
  2. RHODA BAIN, his wife
  3. WALTER, their only son
  4. MARY, a housekeeper
  5. CONLON, an overseer
  Cast
  1. George Dawe
  2. Alice Crowther
  3. Bryce Dunning
  4. Ruby May
  5. Charles Doherty
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Family Relations; Marriage
  Published Black Horse and Other Plays, Sydney J. Endacott, Melbourne, 1924. Encore!: Ten Short Modern Plays, Melbourne University Press, 1962. Mask and Microphone, Angus and Robertson, Sydney,1963. [The copy of the first ed. in the Campbell Howard Collection includes revisions in the Author's own hand]
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
301 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Christine
  Date 1930
  Length Four Acts
  Setting
  • I The living room of the Rankins at "Ardencraig".
  • II The same, three weeks later. Evening.
  • III A corner of the garden at the back of the house.
  • IV The same as Acts I and II.
  Characters
  • RANKIN JESS, his elder daughter
  • NELL, his younger daughter
  • GEORGE, his son
  • DON, his son
  • FREDA
  • BRIAN FALCON, Jess' fiance
  • CHRISTINE
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Marriage
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
302 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Fledgling, The
  Length Five Acts
  Setting
  • I The verandah of Abernethy, Carmichael's seaside retreat, a solid bungalow overlooking the beach.
  • II A sitting room in the old family house at South Yarra, solidly and comfortably furnished. Six weeks later.
  • III The same. A few weeks later.
  • IV A camp in the desert near a salt lake.
  • V The same scene as in Act I.
  Characters
  • CARMICHAEL, a well-known man of affairs
  • MRS VALLANCE, his elder daughter
  • MARCIA HUTTON, his younger daughter
  • JIMMY HUTTON, Marcia's husband
  • MAXIE HUTTON, their daughter
  • GESSLER, an airman
  • FREDA GESSLER, his wife
  • HYDE, a mining expert
  • FROME, a prospector
  • MAUD, a housemaid
  Subject(s) Miners and Mining; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
303 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Hail Tomorrow
  Date 1943-5
  Length Four Acts
  Setting
  • I The interior of the headquarters of the Central Strike Committee. Barcaldine. February 1891.
  • II The comfortably furnished business offices of the Pastoralists' Association in Brisbane. The end of April 1891.
  • III The Rockhampton office of the Shearer's Union, which looks as if it had been used as a dormitory.
  • IV. A large living room in Balmain that, through the casualness of its furnishings, seems to be only temporarily occupied. A little more than two years later.
  Characters
  • ALEC GLOVER, Chairman of the Central Strike Committee
  • MAGGIE, his daughter
  • WILLIAM LANE, journalist and popular leader
  • ANN SOMERS, his assistant
  • ANDY McCRISTAL, MICK CAFFERTY, CARL RENNICK, JIM SPARGO, members of the Central Strike Committee
  • PATERSON, Head of the Vigilance Committee
  • VERNEY, President of the Pastoralists' Association
  • LONERGAN, his chief agent
  • MISS EDSER, his secretary
  • DAVE WILKIE, a union official
  • MRS CHASE, one of the New Australia emigrants
  Subject(s) Barcaldine; Historical Events or Characters; Lane, William; Law and Justice; Politics and Ideology; Trade Unionism
  Published Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1947.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
304 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Happy Family, A
  Date 1915
  Length Four Acts
  Setting
  • I The interior of a shanty, the changing place for the coach.
  • II Corner of the dining room at Glenbar.
  • III The office of Swasey.
  • IV Same as Act I.
  Characters
  • LANDY, a mail contractor
  • MRS LANDY, his wife
  • NORAH, their younger daughter
  • ETTY, their elder daughter
  • DAVE WATSON, engaged to Etty
  • STEVE WATSON, his brother
  • BENTLY, the owner of Glenbar
  • CON, his son
  • MACY DUNCAN, overseer at Glenbar
  • MRS DUNCAN, his wife
  • SWASEY, a small-town agent
  • SERGEANT, officer of police
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Mateship
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
305 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Meadowsweet
  Date 1945 ca
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I.i Lounge in the Melbourne home of Robert Bedser. The closing months of World War II. Evening.
  • I.ii The same. One hour later.
  • II The verandah of the Bedser's beach house. A week later. Autumn.
  • III The same as for Act I, Scene i. A year later. Evening.
  Characters
  • ROBERT BEDSER, manufacturing confectioner
  • MRS HENKEL (AMANDA), his secretary
  • JOAN, his unmarried daughter
  • BRUCE, his son
  • MARCIA BLAKE, his married daughter
  • JIMMY BLAKE, her husband
  • NICKY FRIEDMAN, an airman and friend of Bruce's
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
306 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Prisoner, The
  Date 1919
  Length One Act
  Setting The interior of a shanty beside the road.
  Characters
  1. MRS McCANN, the shanty-keeper's wife
  2. MATTY, her daughter
  3. STEVE FALLON, a skin-hunter
  4. BILLY MacFARLANE, a stockman
  5. SERGEANT GUTHRIE, a Police Sergeant
  Cast
  1. Aileen O'Keefe
  2. Gibson Young
  3. Stewart Mackay
  4. R. Himmler
  5. Mr Bradley
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Law and Justice; Mateship
  Published Black Horse and Other Plays, Sydney J. Endacott, Melbourne, 1924.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
307 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Prisoner's Country: A Play in Four Acts
  Date 1959
  Length Four Acts
  Setting

The homestead at Karoola station.

  • I Evening.
  • II.i Two days later. Early morning.
  • II.ii Next day. Evening.
  • III Six months later. A summery morning.
  • IV Three months later. Evening.
  Characters
  • BART CUNNINGHAM, owner of Karoola
  • THEA, his second wife
  • FLOYD, his son
  • DUGGAN, a coloured head stockman
  • MARA, Duggan's wife
  • WARRIE, his daughter
  • BURGESS, owner of neighbouring properties
  • McEVOY, a pastoralist agent
  • MAT COONEY, station overseer
  Subject(s) Aborigines; Bush Life; Race Relations; Returned Servicemen
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL amongst larger collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
308 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Telling Mrs Baker
  Date 1922
  Length One Act
  Setting A small sitting room in a country township.
  Characters
  • ANDY McCULLOCH, a drover
  • JACK BARNES, a drover
  • MRS BAKER, the Boss's widow
  • ESTER REEVES, her sister
  • BOBBY, her little son
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Lawson, Henry; Mateship
  Published Black Horse and other Plays, Sydney J. Endacott, Melbourne, 1924.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
309 Author Palmer, Vance
  Title Travellers
  Date 1923
  Length One Act
  Setting The hut of Slanty Joe, an old hatter
  Characters
  1. RODGERS, a politician
  2. MRS GRIMES, a housekeeper
  3. ALICE, a barmaid
  4. SLANTY JOE, a hatter
  5. MICK, the driver of the coach
  Cast
  1. Charles Doherty
  2. Irene Appleton
  3. Ruby May
  4. T. Jennings
  5. George Dawe
  Subject(s) Bush Life; City vs Country; Flood; Social Status
  Published Black Horse and Other Plays, Sydney J. Endacott, Melbourne, 1924.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Vance Palmer papers, MS 1174 and MS 1798, and playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.
     
310 Author Park, Ruth and Rees, Leslie Clarke
  Title Harp in the South, The
  Date 1949
  Length Three Acts: Eight Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i Kitchen-living room of the Darcys' home, Surry Hills, Sydney. October. Afternoon.
  • I.ii The same. Early December. Afternoon.
  • II.i A park. New Year's Eve.
  • II.ii The Darcys' home. Three months later.
  • II.iii A room in a house. Two weeks later.
  • II.iv The Darcy's home. The same night.
  • III.i The same. A few weeks later.
  • III.ii The same. An afternoon several months later.
  Characters
  1. MUMMA DARCY
  2. DOLOUR DARCY, her 13 year old daughter
  3. JOHNNY SHEILY, about 18
  4. MISS SHEILY, his mother
  5. CHARLEY ROTHE, a young gas-man
  6. ROWENA DARCY, the Darcys' elder girl, about 20
  7. TOMMY MENDEL
  8. LICK JIMMY, a Chinese neighbour (middle-aged)
  9. HUGH DARCY
  10. GRANDMA
  11. DELIE STOCK, about 50
  12. A WOMAN, early middle-age
  13. "STELL"
  14. A YOUNG MAN, aged 17 TWO MEN
  Cast
  1. Mary Hoskins
  2. Shirley Falconer
  3. Gerarld Williams
  4. Junee Cornell
  5. Harold Hinton
  6. Diana Davidson
  7. John Barnard
  8. Frank Curtain
  9. Alan Herbert
  10. Ethel Gabriel
  11. Gwen Sherwood
  12. Dora Norris
  13. Joanne Thomas
  14. John Bryant
  Subject(s) Aborigines; Domestic Life; Family Relations; Race Relations; Slum Life
  Published Yackandandah Playscripts, Melbourne, 1987.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
311 Author Paxton, Alfred W.
  Title Giver of Happiness, The: A Fantasy in Two Scenes
  Date 1923
  Length One Act: Two Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i A winding road from a daisy-starred field.
  • I.ii A garden obscured by a rose coloured mist.
  Characters
  • PIERROT
  • PIERRETTE THE GIVER OF HAPPINESS
  • NECESSITY
  • THE MATERIALIST
  Subject(s) Fantasy; Materialism; Morality Play
  Published E.A. Vidler, Melbourne, 1923.
     
312 Author Pearson, Margaret M.
  Title Press Gang
  Date 1942
  Length Three Acts
  Setting The Women Writers' room in the Morning Adviser, a Sydney newspaper.
  Characters

On the staff of the Morning Adviser:

  • BAYLISS CONWAY, aged 27
  • VIKI RAINGER, aged 24
  • GEORGINA GODFREY, aged 20
  • FRANCES FINDLAY, aged 35
  • ANNABEL ALLARDYCE, aged 23
  • RACHEL PARKER, aged 28
  • TYPIST
  • CAROL NICHOLLS, aged 24
  • MRS LINDLEY LORDE
  • TWO MESSENGER GIRLS
  • TIMID WOMAN
  • INTIMIDATING WOMAN
  • MADAME MAXILLA
  • GIRL IN UNIFORM OF WOMENS ANTI-AIRCRAFT AUXILIARY
  • CAPTAIN BEN BANNISTER, D.S.O., M.C.
  • POLICE CONSTABLE
  Subject(s) Espionage; Newspapers; War; World War II
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
313 Author Peterson, Ralph W.
  Title Night of the Ding Dong, The
  Date 1959
  Length Three Acts: Six Scenes
  Setting

The living room of the Beauchamp residence, Montefore Hill, Adelaide in the colony of South Australia. Circa 1870.

  • I.i A warm Saturday afternoon in late Summer.
  • I.ii The following evening.
  • II.i A few moments later.
  • II.ii Three weeks later.
  • II.iii Almost immediately afterwards.
  • III Eight hours later.
  Characters
  • COL CHARLES BEAUCHAMP, a colonial administrator
  • MRS BEAUCHAMP, his mother
  • VICTORIA, his wife
  • LOUISE, his daughter
  • THADDEUS, his son
  • MARCUS HIGSON, a young school teacher
  • ANNETTE, a young girl
  • MR HARRY KELP, a north country building contractor
  • MR GODWIN SMEDLE, a bank director
  • MR MORGAN NASH, a newspaper editor
  Subject(s) Colonial Period; War
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection. [QU Dates the script 1962]. ANL holds collections of Ralph Peterson papers, MS 2705.
     
314 Author Peterson, Ralph W.
  Title Square Ring, The
  Date 1953
  Length Three Acts
  Setting The entire action takes place in the dressing room and adjoining passage-way of Adam's Stadium, Middlesfield. A Wednesday night between the hours of 7.15 and 10.15pm.
  Characters
  • DANNY FELTON
  • FRANK FORD
  • JOE
  • JOE'S ASSISTANT
  • EDDIE BURKE, a lightweight
  • HAPPY COOMBES, a welterweight
  • RICK MARTELL, a welterweight
  • ROWDIE RAWLINGS, a middleweight
  • SAILOR JOHNSTON, a middleweight
  • DOCKER STARKIE, a middleweight
  • WATTY
  • THE DOCTOR
  • THE MANAGER
  Subject(s) Boxing
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds collections of Ralph Peterson papers, MS 2705.
     
315 Author Ponton, Frank
  Title No Miracle
  Date 1953
  Length One Act: Three Scenes
  Setting

One day near Christmas in the New Zealand of the 1820s.

  • I.i A lonely beach. Dawn.
  • I.ii The interior of the Samuel's mission hut, early afternoon.
  • I.iii The same. Late afternoon.
  Characters
  • JOHNNY, a cabin boy
  • JOHNSON, a sailor
  • LAVER, a sailor
  • THE REVEREND EDWARD SAMUEL, a missionary
  • MRS SAMUEL, his wife
  Subject(s) Race Relations; Religion
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
316 Author Pooley, John
  Title This Was Goodbye
  Length One Act
  Setting Kirwall. An eighteenth century Castle in the Orkney Islands. Late afternoon on a summer's day, 1942.
  Characters
  • MRS STANDISH DONALD, her elder son
  • LEON, her younger son
  • DIANA GRAYSON, Leon's fiancee
  • SARA MacLAINE, an elderly servant
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Paranormal and Spiritual; War; World War II
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
317 Author Porteous, R. S.
  Title Girl from Singapore, The: A Comedy in Three Acts
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The Master's day cabin on the S.S. Torsdale.
  • II The same.
  • III The same. Three days later.
  Characters
  • ALFRED SMOUT, the captain's steward
  • HOPKINS, the bosun
  • CAPTAIN BELL
  • SIR HENRY ATHERTON
  • LADY ATHERTON
  • PAMELA ATHERTON
  • THE GIRL (MARY SOON LEE)
  • MR HARDING, the chief officer
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
318 Author Porter, Charles
  Title Nellie Lacey and the Bushranger
  Date 1943
  Length One Act
  Setting The kitchen of a slab hut somewhere in New South Wales in the 1850s.
  Characters
  1. NARRATOR
  2. HENRY LACEY
  3. NELLIE LACEY
  4. TROOPER
  5. TOM LACEY
  6. RICHARD LACEY
  7. CAPT. MIDNIGHT
  Cast
  1. Marion Johns
  2. David Saxby
  3. Mollie Shackleton
  4. Bruce Beeby
  5. Stanford Edwards
  6. Bruce Jarrett
  7. Edgar Yardley
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Bushrangers; Family Relations; Women's Issues
  Published Six Australian One-Act Plays, Mulga Publications, Sydney, 1944.
     
319 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Brumby Innes
  Date 1927
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The black's camp.
  • II The kitchen of Brumby Innes' homestead on a wild and lonely cattle station of the Nor-West.
  • III The same.
  Characters
  • WONGANA, an aborigine
  • MICKINA, an aborigine
  • SPIDER, an aborigine
  • TALLAMURRA, an old woman
  • NARDADU, an old woman
  • WARRARIE, an old woman
  • POLLY, an old woman
  • WYLBA, a little girl
  • SEVERAL OTHER NATIVES
  • JOHN HALLINAN, owner of Nyedee Station
  • MAY, his neice
  • JACK CAREY, an old stockman
  • BRUMBY INNES
  Subject(s) Aborigines; Bush Life; Moral Degeneration; Race Relations
  Published Paterson's Printing Press, Perth, 1940. Brumby Innes; Bid Me to Love, Currency Press, Sydney, 1974.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
320 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Burglar, The
  Date 1910
  Length One Act
  Setting Sally's room. Midnight.
  Characters
  1. BILL, the burglar
  2. MISS SOPHIA HAWTHORN, a wealthy spinster
  3. SALLY MORROW, engaged to her nephew
  Cast
  1. Sol Bloom
  2. Allie Robson
  3. Maud Jolliffe
  Subject(s) Crime
     
321 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Forward One: A One-Act Play
  Date 1935
  Length One Act
  Setting A frock shop in Perth. A summer afternoon.
  Characters
  1. MISS DREW, manageress
  2. ABSURD PERSON
  3. ELSIE NEWTON, shop assistant at Cherie & Co's.
  4. VERA, shop assistant at Cherie & Co's.
  5. EXACTING CUSTOMER
  6. SYLVIA BRACEY
  7. PHYLIS SHAW
  8. OLD WOMAN
  Cast
  1. Marjorie Smith
  2. Edith Lawrence
  3. Patricia Fisher
  4. Lucy Smith
  5. Betty Lenton
  6. Peggy Lenton
  7. Christina Dempster
  8. Patricia Walker
  Subject(s) Trade Unionism; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
322 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Good Morning
  Date 1955
  Length One Act
  Setting The office of the Deputy Commissioner of Pensions.
  Characters
  • MISS HIGGS, Secretary to Deputy Commissioner Sparks of the Pensions Department. A good looking girl.
  • SPARKS, a self-important, cock-sparrow of a man
  • MRS MORIARTY, MRS DREW, MRS PARSONS, MRS JONES, working women
  Subject(s) Public Service; Women's Issues
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
323 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Great Man, The: A Comedy in Three Acts
  Date 1923
  Length Three Acts
  Setting Isabel's sitting room.
  Characters
  1. ROBERT KENNEDY
  2. ISABEL, his wife
  3. MAGGIE GRAY, his sister
  4. VI APPLEWOOD, her sister HEBE, the serving wench NURSE BLYTHE, MRS McLEAN, MRS PEABODY, DR McPHERSON, neighbours
  Cast
  1. Charles Doherty
  2. Hilda Bill
  3. Kathleen Venman
  4. Irene Appleton
  Subject(s) Domestic Life; Marriage
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
324 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Great Strike, The: A Three-Act Play
  Date 1931 ca
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The living room of a miner's shack made of bagging and corrugated iron.
  • II The lounge of Langridge's house in a fashionable Melbourne suburb.
  • III The worker's council room in the Trades Hall at Silver Hill.
  Characters
  • DICK ELLIS, an old miner
  • NELL ELLIS, his wife
  • TOM ELLIS AND SYD ELLIS, their sons
  • ELLIE ELLIS, their daughter
  • SARAH SMITH, a midwife
  • MRS HILL AND MRS DUNN, miners' wives
  • KENNEDY
  • GREY
  • SMITH
  • HAYES
  • COLGATE
  • SARGEANT BRAND
  • CONSTABLE RYAN
  • MORREY MARTIN
  • BEATRICE LANGRIDGE, a school teacher
  • GEORGE LANGRIDGE, mineowner
  • HELEN LANGRIDGE, his wife
  • DORRIE LANGRIDGE, their daughter
  • GRANNY, Langridge's mother
  • MISS HONEYBUN, a theosophist of ample proportions
  • MRS FLINT, a Christian socialist
  • MRS BEVERLEY, an aristocrat
  • REV PERCY DUDD, a parson
  • SIR JOHN JONES
  • WITHERSDANE WYNN
  • BOBBY
  • MORREY MARTIN, a pimp among the miners
  • M'GINNIS, detective
  • SPRONLE, detective
  Subject(s) Law and Justice; Politics and Ideology; Social Status; Trade Unionism; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
325 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Her Place: A Curtain Raiser
  Date 1913
  Length One Act
  Setting The shabby "genteel" drawing room of a suburban boarding house.
  Characters
  • MEG BROWN, the landlady's daughter
  • ROSALINE GRAHAM
  • MRS DELANEY
  • PETER LEVINSON, a barrister, engaged to Meg
  • MRS BUNNING, the charwoman
  • A POLICEMAN
  Subject(s) Law and Justice
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
326 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Miracle in the Street of Refugees, A: A Play in Three Acts
  Date 1910
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I A street in Soho.
  • II The same.
  • III A room at the back of the pawnshop.
  Characters
  • OLD GRABBA, a pawnbroker
  • LUISA, his lovely young daughter
  • ANNA KRANZEN, a Hungarian organ-grinder
  • AMELE, a French butcher
  • HIS WIFE BROCK, a German baker
  • HIS WIFE
  • MATISS, a Swiss jeweller
  • HIS WIFE
  • A BEGGAR
  • CHILDREN OF THE SLUMS, CROWD IN THE STREETS, CAROL SINGERS
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Migrants; Slum Life
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
327 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Persephone's Baby
  Date 1955 ca
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I The Brown's living room.
  • II The same. A fortnight later.
  • III The same. A month later.
  Characters
  • BLANCHE SOMERS
  • JANE SOMERS
  • LYNETTE SOMERS
  • MAUD BROWN
  • MRS YABB, a neighbour
  • ALEXIS BRUNOVSKI, Lynette's dancing partner
  • SHIRLEY
  • BETTY
  • JAN
  • MUM, a dresser at the Theatre
  • BRIAN O'GRADY, a returned soldier
  • MR PENDLEBURY, a solicitor
  • DETECTIVE CONSTABLE HARRIS
  • CALL-BOY
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Returned Servicemen
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
328 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Pioneers, The
  Date 1923
  Length One Act
  Setting The interior of a hut in the Gippsland forest, in the 1850s.
  Characters
  1. DONALD CAMERON, a settler
  2. MARY CAMERON, his wife
  3. DAN FAREL, escaped convict
  4. STEVE, escaped convict
  5. THAD McNAB, shanty keeper
  6. McLAUGHLIN, the trooper.
  Cast
  1. George Dawe
  2. Hilda Bull
  3. Leo Burke
  4. J. Harcourt Bailey
  5. T. Jennings
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Colonial Period; Convicts; Pioneers
  Published Best Australian One Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1937. Reprinted in Drama and the School, No. 34, 1967.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
329 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Solidarity: A Play in Three Acts; (a.k.a. Penalty Clause)
  Date 1939-40
  Length Three Acts: Eleven Scenes
  Setting A gold mining town in West Australia. A few years ago.
  Characters
  • MICK WATT, miner
  • BOB REED, miner
  • BARNEY EVANS, miner
  • TOM WYATT, miner
  • TED SMITH, miner
  • BILLY FLYNN, miner
  • CHARLEY LUFF, miner
  • PETE ROGOVITCH, miner
  • OLD PENNYWEIGHT, miner
  • PADDY RYAN, miner
  • DYNAMITE STEWART, miner
  • CHICK ROSS, miner
  • BRACEMAN, miner
  • FIRST AID MAN, miner
  • JOHN BREWSTER, mine manager
  • JOSEPH, General manager
  • CYRIL SLOAN, accountant
  • MONTY LEACH, shift boss
  • MR BOND, lawyer
  • MR WELLS, union advocate
  • DOCTOR JIMMY, boy about nine
  • POST BOY
  • MRS BREWSTER
  • MARTY WATT
  • ELSIE LEE
  • MRS EVANS
  • MRS SHAW
  • MATRON
  Subject(s) Miners and Mining; Trade Unionism; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
330 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Thief, The: One Act Play
  Length One Act
  Setting A law court in the U.S.S.R.
  Characters
  • MILITIAMEN
  • GROMOV, cobbler
  • FOMA KURSKI, soldier
  • MASHA, peasant girl
  • LISA SERGEYEVINA BARDIN, a good-looking young woman
  • STEPAN ALEXANDROVITCH BARDIN, her husband. An engineer.
  • ANDREYEV, the judge
  • KATYA and IVANOVNA, associate judges
  • ANNA PETROVNA, Clerk
  • APPOLINARIA IVANOVNA DOBRYAKOV, Masha's grand- mother
  • PIETR PETOVITCH DOBRYAKOV, Masha's grand-father
  • TATIANA
  • DURYA
  • AKULINA
  • PETROF
  • SHUSHKIN
  • ISTOMIN OTHER WORKERS, PEASANTS and KOMSOLAS listening to cases before the court
  Subject(s) Crime; Law and Justice
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
331 Author Prichard, Katharine Susannah
  Title Women of Spain, The
  Date 1937
  Length One Act
  Setting The living room of a working class flat in Barcelona.
  Characters
  • FILIPE, a wounded militiaman escaped from the rebel zone.
  • NINA, his sister-in-law
  • JOSE, her son, about 10 years old
  • CHICA, a militia girl
  • GRANDMOTHER, a Spanish Hecuba, shawled in black
  • TIA, her young daughter
  • STRETCHER BEARERS and TWO OR THREE CHILDREN off stage
  Subject(s) Spanish Civil War; War
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds a collection of Katharine Susannah Prichard papers.
     
332 Author Prince, Edna
  Title First Show
  Length One Act
  Setting A small private gallery.
  Characters
  • AN ARTIST
  • THE GIRL IN CHARGE OF THE GALLERY
  • A FRIEND OF THE ARTIST
  • AN ARTY STUDENT
  • A SINCERE STUDENT
  • A TIRED STUDENT
  • AN IMPORTANT LADY
  • AN AGREEABLE LADY
  • TWO GIRLS
  • A GARRULOUS LADY
  • A PATIENT LADY
  Subject(s) Art and Artists
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.