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333 Author Rayment, Doreen
  Title Film Fever
  Date One Act
  Setting The city office of Ben Levy Productions. The small but comfortable office of Mr Levy's Secretary.
  Characters
  • ANGELA RAMSAY, Mr Levy's Private Secretary
  • OLIVE RICHARDS, Angela's friend and Secretary to Mr Robert Ferguson, who is in charge of scripts
  • VAL SMITH, an office girl, about 16
  • MRS MONTGOMERY, gushing and inclined to over-dress, fortyish
  • ELEANOR, her daughter, gauche and also inclined to over-dress and use too much make-up, about 18
  • MISS MARSDEN, an actress fortyish
  • MISS PARKER, also an actress, but definitely a different type-very blond, very made-up, about 25
  • MISS BANNER, would-be scriptwriter, dowdy, about 45
  Subject(s) Art and Artists; Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS Originally held in Australian Drama League Library, Sydney. Transferred to ANL?
     
334 Author Rayment, Doreen
  Title Plot that Failed, The
  Length One Act
  Setting The comfortably furnished living room of Mrs Ferguson's home in the Blue Mountains. About 10.00 a.m. on a hot, bright December morning.
  Characters
  • MRS LYDIA FERGUSON, a widow on the sunny side of 50 and popular writer on the lighter type of romantic fiction
  • LOIS, her daughter
  • UNA EDWARDS, Lois' friend
  • MINNIE, the elderly maid
  Subject(s) Writers and Writing
  Held in MS/TS Originally held in Australian Drama League Library, Sydney. Transferred to ANL?
     
335 Author Rees, Leslie Clarke
  Title Mother's Day
  Date 1940
  Length One Act
  Setting The "sitting room" in an ordinary suburban home.
  Characters
  1. JENNY ROUNTREE
  2. MARGARET ROUNTREE
  3. CLIVE ROUNTREE
  4. CHARLES ROUNTREE
  5. MRS ROUNTREE 6. EDGAR ROUNTREE
  Cast
  1. Jessica Chard
  2. Lyndall Charlton
  3. John Dobson
  4. Frank Walsh
  5. Dorothy Hemingway
  6. Douglas Hyde
  Subject(s) Family Relations
  Published Six Australian One-Act Plays, Mulga Publications, Sydney, 1944.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection.
     
336 Author Rees, Leslie Clarke
  Title Sub-Editor's Room
  Date 1937
  Length One Act
  Setting The news Sub-editor's room of a daily newspaper office in one of the smaller Australian capitals. The time is about 6.00 pm and the lights are on.
  Characters
  • THOMAS JEVONS, News Sub-editor on Morning Chronicle
  • CHARLIE RIDDLE, a cub reporter
  • ERNEST WRIGHT, "special" writer
  • JOHN GOUDIE
  • PRINTER'S BOY
  • EDITOR, of the Morning Chronicle
  Subject(s) Newspapers; Work and Business
  Published Best Australian One Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1937.
     
337 Author Reid, John Ormiston
  Title Portrait of a Statesman; (a.k.a. Sir Charles the First)
  Date 1936
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

The sitting room of Charles Pendlebury's home.

  • I Morning.
  • II Next afternoon.
  • III Later in the same afternoon.
  Characters
  • VERNON PENDLEBURY, Charles Pendlebury's son
  • HENRY VINES, his butler
  • ANTOINETTE PENDLEBURY, his daughter
  • ALBERT BROWN, his secretary
  • CLARA PENDLEBURY, his wife
  • DAVID HARVEY, his wife's doctor
  • CHARLES PENDLEBURY, a meat merchant
  • LILY SHAW, a maid
  • JACOB SHAW, her father
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Politics and Ideology; Public Life
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
338 Author Reid, John Ormiston
  Title Talk of the Devil
  Date 1936
  Length One Act
  Setting A bed-sitting room, of the usual "furnished apartment" type. It is about 8.00 p.m.
  Characters
  • ALBERT STANLEY, unemployed
  • ANNIE STANLEY, his wife
  • MRS THOMPSON, the landlady
  • DETECTIVE THOMPSON, her husband
  • GEORGE JOHNSON
  Subject(s) Crime
  Published Five Plays by Australians, Dramatists' Club, Melbourne 1936.
     
339 Author Reid, John Ormiston
  Title Van Diemen's Land
  Date 1932
  Length One Act
  Setting The inside of a home in Port Dalrymple (now Launceston) in Tasmania, 1826.
  Characters
  1. EDWARD WRIGHT
  2. MARY WRIGHT
  3. MICHAEL HOWE
  4. LIEUT. SAVILLE
  Cast
  1. Brett Randall
  2. Anne Jeffries
  3. Hal Percy
  4. Dick Webb
  Subject(s) Bushrangers; Colonial Period; Crime; Historical Events or Characters; Infidelity; Law and Justice; Marriage
  Published ublished in Eight Plays by Australians, Dramatists' Club, Melbourne, 1934.
     
340 Author Rientis, Rex
  Title So Close to the Roof
  Length Three Acts
  Setting
  • I An attic room above Tony Perelli's billiards saloon in an industrial suburb of Sydney.
  • II The same. Two days later, a Saturday afternoon.
  • III The same. The following morning.
  Characters
  • LUCIA (LUCY) PERELLI
  • CARLO (CHARLIE) PERELLI
  • TONY PERELLI
  • WALLY FOX
  • JOE CULLEN
  Subject(s) Crime
     
341 Author Roland, Betty
  Title Don Quixote De La Mancha
  Length Seven Scenes
  Setting
  • i The courtyard of the inn. Late afternoon.
  • ii By the side of the road.
  • iii Library in Don Quixote's house.
  • iv A bare and desolate pass in the Sierra Morena.
  • v Outside the inn.
  • vi The same as Scene iv.
  • vii Outside the inn.
  Characters
  • CHILDREN
  • INNKEEPER
  • WIFE
  • MARITORNES
  • BAPTISTA, a boy
  • VILLAGERS
  • MAN
  • MERCHANT
  • VOICES
  • DON QUIXOTE
  • SANCHO
  • TERESA
  • FIRST MULETEER
  • SECOND MULETEER
  • ANTIONIA QUIXADA, Don Quixote's niece
  • DONNA MANUELA, housekeeper
  • NICHOLAS, barber
  • DR PEREZE, a curate
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820.
     
342 Author Roland, Betty
  Title Gate of Bronze, The: A Fantasy in Four Scenes
  Date 1925
  Length Four Scenes
  Setting
  • i An ante-room in the palace.
  • ii The throne room.
  • iii Outside the Gate.
  • iv Same as Scene 2.
  Characters
  • PRINCESS ROSAMOND
  • THE OLD WOMAN
  • THE PRIME MINISTER
  • GRAND DUKE MIGUEL
  • THE QUEEN MOTHER
  • PRINCE ANTONIO
  • THE CHAMBERLAIN
  • PAGE
  • DISAPPOINTMENT
  • THE PASSIONS
  • JOY OF LIFE
  • MOTHERHOOD
  • COURTIERS, SOLDIERS, etc.
  • FAME
  • YOUNG LOVES
  • ROMANCE
  • SORROW
  Subject(s) Morality Play; Women's Issues
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. VSL. ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820.
     
343 Author Roland, Betty
  Title Miners Speak, The
  Date 1938
  Length One Act
  Setting Bare stage
  Characters
  • EIGHT MINERS
  • WOMAN
  • YOUTH
  Subject(s) Miners and Mining; Politics and Ideology; Work and Business
  Published Communist Review, November 1938, pp. 33-36.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820.
     
344 Author Roland, Betty
  Title Morning (a.k.a. New Day)
  Date 1932
  Length One Act
  Setting A hut hidden in a valley in the Blue Mountains. Just after the first discovery of gold in New South Wales, 1835.
  Characters
  • GEORGE BURTON, a ticket-of-leave man
  • LUCY, his wife
  • A PROSPECTOR
  Subject(s) Alcoholism; Bush Life; Colonial Period; Convicts; Crime
  Published Best Australian One Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1937.
  Held in MS/TS VSL. ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820.
     
345 Author Roland, Betty
  Title Prosperity Around the Corner
  Date 1938
  Length One Act
  Setting Martin's Office
  Characters
  • MARTIN
  • HENDERSON
  • HELGA
  Subject(s) Politics and Ideology; Work and Business
  Published Communist review, April 1938, pp. 45'49.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820.
     
346 Author Roland, Betty
  Title Touch of Silk, The
  Date 1928 (revised version written 1955)
  Length Three Acts: Four Scenes
  Setting

Australia, ten years after the Armistice.

  • I A country store.
  • II.i A farmhouse kitchen.
  • II.ii The same. 11.00 pm.
  • III The same. Next evening.
  Characters
  1. JEANNE
  2. MRS DAVIDSON
  3. MRS RYAN
  4. MISS PATTERSON
  5. NELLY
  6. JIM
  7. CLIFFORD OSBORNE
  8. DR WILSON
  9. ALEXANDER RITCHIE
  10. CONSTABLE HUGHES
  11. DAVID RITCHIE
  Cast
  1. Lucy Ahon
  2. Betty Rae
  3. Ruby May
  4. Kathleen Salter
  5. Hilary Blake
  6. Jack O'Keefe
  7. George Faulkner
  8. Claude Thomas
  9. David Dorrity
  10. Phillip Shapere
  11. Russell Lamble
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Drought; Infidelity; Returned Servicemen; Women's Issues
  Published Melbourne University Press, 1942 and 1945. Currency, Sydney, 1974. The Touch of Silk (1955 revision); Granite Peak, Currency, Sydney, 1988.
  Held in MS/TS VSL. AAAR. ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820. [Australian Archives ACT: a one-act version at CRS A 1336/1 Item 17141]
     
347 Author Roland, Betty
  Title Vote "No!" An Anti-Conscription Play
  Date 1938
  Length One Act
  Setting Bare stage.
  Characters
  • COMMENTATOR
  • PRESS
  • POLITICIAN
  • CAPITAL
  • WORKER
  • BOY
  • TWO POLICEMEN
  • DEMOCRACY
  • I.W.W.
  • QUAKER
  • STUDENT
  • FARMER
  • WOMAN
  • SOLDIER
  Subject(s) Conscription; Historical Events or Characters; Politics and Ideology; War; World War I
  Published Communist Review, December 1938, pp.17-21.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820.
     
348 Author Roland, Betty
  Title War on the Waterfront: A "Banned" Play
  Date 1938
  Length One Act
  Setting Bare Stage.
  Characters
  • JOE
  • BILL
  • A SHIPPING AGENT
  • SEAMAN OFF THE "DALFRAM"
  • B.H.P.
  Subject(s) Historical Events or Characters; Politics and Ideology; Work and Business
  Published Communist Review, February 1939, pp. 110-14. Australasian Drama Studies, 8, 1986, pp. 74-9.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820.
     
349 Author Roland, Betty
  Title Workers, Beware
  Date 1939
  Length One Act
  Setting Bare stage
  Characters
  • B.H.P.
  • KING COAL
  • SHIPOWNER
  • WORKER
  • SEAMAN
  • WATERSIDE WORKER
  Subject(s) Historical Events or Characters; Politics and Ideology
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds collections of Betty Roland Papers, MS 814 and MS 820.
     
350 Author Rose, Cecil and Tighe, Harry
  Title Atonement, The
  Date 1929
  Length One Act
  Setting In a prison guard room. Sicily 1848.
  Characters
  • FATHER ANTONIO
  • CARLO ROSELLI
  • GIOVANNI MELASPINA
  • PETRO
  • NINA MELASPINA
  • SERGEANT
  • TWO SOLDIERS
  Subject(s) Religion
  Published Deane & Sons, London, 1929.
  Held in MS/TS ANL holds a collection of Henry (Harry) Tighe papers, MS 3696.
     
351 Author Ross, Lloyd
  Title On the Edge of the Future
  Date 1934
  Length One Act
  Setting A room in a Spanish Inn overlooking the Altantic. Some years before Columbus discovered America.
  Characters
  1. SIR THOMAS SILVER
  2. INNKEEPER
  3. FIRST PRIEST
  4. SECOND PRIEST
  5. CAPTAIN
  6. FIRST SAILOR
  7. SECOND SAILOR
  Cast
  1. Colin McAlister
  2. Frank Bardsley
  3. Kevin Lynch
  4. Robert Grenville
  5. John Lynch
  6. L. Whelan
  7. Don Tasker
  Subject(s) Explorers
  Published Eight Plays by Australians, Dramatists' Club, Melbourne, 1934.
     
352 Author Ross, Lloyd
  Title Rustling of Voices, The
  Date 1937
  Length One Act
  Setting The Domain in Sydney. Sunday afternoon, 1893.
  Characters
  • HE, known to Mary as John
  • SHE, known to John as Mary
  • TRAMP
  • A SPANIARD
  • WILLIAM LANE
  • CROWD, SPEAKERS, CHORUS and LEADER
  Subject(s) Colonial Period; Historical Events or Characters; Lane, William; Politics and Ideology
  Published Best Australian One Act Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1937.