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353 Author Seymour, Alan
  Title Swamp Creatures
  Date 1955
  Length Three Acts
  Setting A large, hall-like downstairs room looking out on a verandah in what was once a beautiful home built by prosperous people some time before the end of the last century. It stands in a now isolated part, a dark and fertile part, of the Australian bush. The play is set a little before the mid-twentieth century.
  Characters
  • AMY, a delicate woman of middle age
  • CONSTANCE, her sister, a few years older and mistress of the house.
  • CHRISTIAN, Amy's son, who is twenty-five
  • MR FALL, who works for Constance
  • MRS FALL, his wife.
  Subject(s) Science
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
354 Author Shave, Lionel
  Title Red and Gold
  Date 1948
  Length One Act
  Setting The interior of a bush shanty on the road to the diggings. 1865.
  Characters
  • THE SHANTY-KEEPER
  • THE FOSSICKER
  • THE NEW CHUM
  • THE COACH-DRIVER
  • THE TROOPER
  Subject(s) Bush Life; Miners and Mining
  Published Five Proven One-Act Plays, Australasian Publishing Co, Sydney, 1948.
     
355 Author Shave, Lionel
  Title Resignation of Mr Bagsworth, The
  Date 1948
  Length One Act
  Setting A cafe.
  Characters
  • ROBERT CRAMSTON, a young company promoter
  • BERTRAM BAGSWORTH, a bank official
  • WINNIE, a waitress
  • FIRST DINER, an uninspiring person of middle age
  • SECOND and THIRD DINERS, probably in the Government service
  • FOURTH DINER, one of those bright, complacent people
  Published Five Proven One-Act Plays, Australasian Publishing Co, Sydney, 1948.
     
356 Author Shave, Lionel
  Title Sirius Cove, A
  Date 1935
  Length One Act
  Setting A lounge-vestibule in Mrs Pilcarrow-Browne's Bellevue Hill home. The Present.
  Characters
  1. MERCIA PILCARROW-BROWNE, daughter of
  2. MRS PILCARROW-BROWNE, a very superior person
  3. MAID
  4. JOSIAH PILCARROW, a person of the early 19th century
  5. JOHN FORTESCUE, a successful business man
  Cast
  1. Valerie Shave
  2. Viola Wilding
  3. Jean Wedderspoon
  4. James Storey
  5. C. Harding Brown
  Subject(s) Social Status
  Published Five Proven One-Act Plays, Australasian Publishing Co, 1948.
     
357 Author Shave, Lionel
  Title That's Murder: A Mystery Comedy in One Act (a.k.a. Exit John Barcombe)
  Date 1935
  Length One Act
  Setting A living room in John Barcombe's flat.
  Characters
  1. EMMALINE, a service maid in a flat building
  2. MRS BARCOMBE, a self-possessed person of thirty-five
  3. MARY ASTONBURY, an attractive brunette
  4. DETECTIVE-SERGEANT DIGBY, Criminal Investigations Dept. A brusque, intelligent officer.
  5. DETECTIVE CALLAGHAN, Criminal Investigations Dept.
  Cast
  1. Jean Wotherspoon
  2. Muriel Steinbeck
  3. Zelma Newton-Tabrett
  4. Brendan Clark
  5. Alex Boden
  Subject(s) Murder
  Published Six Australian One Act Plays, Mulga Publications, Sydney, 1944. Five Proven One-Act Plays, Australasian Publishing Co, 1948.
     
358 Author Shave, Lionel
  Title Twelve Moons Cold
  Date 1940
  Length One Act
  Setting A converted flat within gunshot of Kings Cross. An afternoon.
  Characters
  • MA, a blowsy, middle-aged person
  • SALLY WILSON, her daughter
  • FRED WILSON, Sally's husband
  • DETECTIVE BOGAN
  Subject(s) Crime
  Published Five Proven One-Act Plays, Australasian Publishing Co, Sydney,1948.
     
359 Author Shepherd, Catherine
  Title Daybreak: A Play in Three Acts
  Date 1938
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

The parlour of Simon Martel's house in Hobart Town. 1830.

  • I.i Morning of a spring day.
  • I.ii A few days later. Evening.
  • II.i Some weeks later. Late afternoon.
  • II.ii A fortnight later. Night.
  • III Christmas Eve.
  Characters
  1. SIMON MARTEL
  2. CAROLINE MARTEL
  3. JEANNE MARTEL
  4. FRANCIS GILLAN
  5. MRS CARMICHAEL
  6. PHOEBE MOON
  7. RUFUS BELLAMY
  8. CAPTAIN NORTH
  9. CAPTAIN BLAINEY
  10. LIEUTENANT PRIDEAUX
  11. MRS MOSS
  12. LAURA MOSS
  13. MRS TURNER
  14. SARAH TURNER
  15. LUCY TURNER
  16. ELLEN
  17. BEAM
  18. MRS BEAM
  Cast
  1. James Pratt
  2. Peggy Waterworth
  3. Junee Cornell
  4. Henry Moore
  5. Pearl Burbury
  6. Beatrice Jordan
  7. Mervyn Wiss
  8. K.W. Nicholson
  9. Jack Mitchell
  10. Noel Richard
  11. Audry St Hill
  12. Erica Gilbert
  13. Dulce Haddon-Cave
  14. Nancy Chapman
  15. Phyl Bailey
  16. Mrs W.F. Hinman
  17. Don Sutherland
  18. Mrs Alan Burn
  Subject(s) Colonial Period; Convicts
  Published Melbourne University Press, 1942 (2nd ed 1946).
     
360 Author Shepherd, Catherine
  Title Delphiniums
  Date 1943
  Length One Act
  Setting A room at the back of a house in an Australian town. It is the afternoon of a wintry day, and the light is dull.
  Characters
  1. QUEENIE BURTON
  2. ED BURTON
  3. MRS CORBY
  4. GLADDIE
  5. MR WEBSTER
  Cast
  1. Beatrice Jordan
  2. Stanley Burbury
  3. Dagmar Goddard
  4. Pearl Burbury
  5. Evelyn Ward
  Subject(s) Domestic Life
  Published Six Australian One Act Plays, Mulga Publications, Sydney, 1944.
     
361 Author Shepherd, Catherine
  Title It Rains on the Road: A One Act Play
  Length One Act
  Setting Outside the Winger's tent on the showground of an Australian country town.
  Characters
  • STEVE WINGER
  • FRED WINGER, Steve's father, in the Show business
  • DAISY WINGER, Steve's mother, in the Show business
  • MRS LICK, also in the Show business
  • SHIRLEY LICK
  • DAVE, an old man with an icecream stall
  • FLO COOIGAN, "Wingers' Wonder Woman"
  Subject(s) Work and Business
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
362 Author Shepherd, Catherine
  Title Jane, My Love (a.k.a. The Franklins of Hobart Town)
  Date 1951
  Length Three Acts: Six Scenes
  Setting

A room in Government House, Hobart Town.

  • I.i A summer morning early in 1838.
  • I.ii A few months later. Evening.
  • II.i A ball at Government House. Towards the end of 1840.
  • II.ii A year later. Afternoon.
  • II.iii January 1842.
  • III A year later.
  Characters
  • ELEANOR FRANKLIN, Sir John's daughter
  • CAPTAIN ALEXANDER MacONOCHIE
  • MARY FRANKLIN, Sir John's niece
  • MRS MacONOCHIE
  • SOPHY CRACROFT, Sir John's niece
  • MR HENRY ELLIOTT, aide-de-camp
  • JOSEPH HODDER, a country lad
  • LADY FRANKLIN
  • MISS WILLIAMSON, Eleanor's governess
  • SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
  • MR JOHN MONTAGU
  • MR MATTHEW FORSTER
  • JOHN HEPBURN, major domo at Government House.
  • COUNT PAUL STRZELECKI
  • MR PRICE
  • REV. J. P. GELL
  • TOM CRACROFT
  • MR FOXLEY
  • MISS HAYTER
  • MRS BARTON
  • MISS CLANDIKE
  • MRS DOWBIGGIN
  Subject(s) Colonial Period; Convicts; Historical Events or Characters ; Politics and Ideology
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
363 Author Shepherd, Martin
  Title Ali the Cobbler: An Arabian Comedy in One Act
  Date 1935
  Length One Act
  Setting The interior of Ali's shop, Baghdad, in the period of the Arabian Nights.
  Characters
  • ALI, a cobbler
  • SAID, his brother, a farrash or house-servant
  • FATIMA, Ali's shrewish wife
  • MUSTAPHA, Fatima's cousin
  Subject(s) Family Relations
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
364 Author Simpson, Helen de Guerry
  Title Man of his Time, A: A Play in Four Acts
  Date 1923
  Length Four Acts, Prologue and Epilogue
  Setting

The action passes in Ferrara and Rome, during the year 1537. Prologue: Ferrara. An underground room

  • I Rome. The Square of the Banchi
  • II Rome. An antechamber in the Vatican
  • III Rome. The Castle of St Angelo
  • IV Rome. Beatrice's house
  • Epilogue: Ferrara. The underground room of the Prologue
  Characters
  • BENVENUTO CELLINI, a Florentine artist
  • AVERARDO, an astrologer
  • CECCHINO, his boy
  • ANGELICA, a courtezan
  • BEATRICE, her mother
  • ASCANIO, boy to Cellini
  • ANTONIO BACHIACCA, FREDERIGO GINORI and GIULIANO] BUGIARDINI, friends of Cellini
  • PANTASILEA, GIULIA, PAULA, courtezans
  • A CUSTOMER
  • POPE PAUL III
  • PIER LUIGI FARNESE, his son, the Duke of Castro
  • CARDINAL CORNARO
  • GIORGIO UGOLINI, Constable of the Castle of St Angelo
  • PEDIGNONE and BOZZA, gaolers
  • FATHER PALLAVICINI, a Dominican monk
  • CRISPINO, Captain in the Papal Guard
  • MEN-AT-ARMS, SERVING BOYS, MUSICIANS, PAGES
  Subject(s) Art and Artists; Historical Events or Characters; Verse Drama
  Published Angus and Robertson, Sydney,1923
     
365 Author Simpson, Helen De Guerry
  Title Pan In Pimlico
  Date 1923
  Length One Act
  Setting A deserted street in Pimlico. 11.00 pm.
  Characters
  • HOB
  • DICKON
  • VIOLET
  • BERT
  • A POLICEMAN (Non-Speaking Part)
  Subject(s) Mythology
  Published British Drama League: Four One-Act Plays, Oxford University Press, London, 1923. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1926.
     
366 Author Sims, Gloria M.
  Title Eleventh Hour, The
  Date 1931
  Length One Act
  Subject(s) Marriage
     
367 Author Spriggins, Florence
  Title Silver Stars of Freedom, The
  Date 1936
  Length One Act
  Setting The living-room of the Byrne home in Ballarat. Sunday evening, December 3, 1854 (Eureka Stockade Day).
  Characters
  • MICHAEL BYRNE
  • MARY BYRNE, his wife
  • MRS BYRNE, his mother
  • PETER LALOR
  • JIMMY SPENCER
  • MASON
  • WILSON
  • JANEY
  • CAPTAIN THOMAS
  • OFFICER
  • TWO SOLDIERS
  Subject(s) Ballarat; Colonial Period; Eureka Stockade; Historical Events or Characters; Lalor, Peter; Law and Justice; Miners and Mining
  Published Five Plays by Australians, Dramatists' Club, Melbourne, 1936.
     
368 Author Springthorpe, J.W. ("A Digger")
  Title War's Awakenings, Wise and Otherwise: A Tragedy in a Prologue, Three Acts and an Epilogue
  Date 1932
  Length Three Acts, Prologue and Epilogue
  Setting
  • I Special Duty in France.
  • II Special Hospital in England.
  • III Letters Home (Victoria).
  Characters "Characters" too many to list "and in any case all types."
  Subject(s) Anzac Legend; Military Life; Returned Servicemen; War; World War I
  Published The Author, Melbourne, 1932.
     
369 Author Stewart, Douglas
  Title Fire On The Snow, The
  Date 1941
  Length Continuous Scene
  Setting Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition, McMurdo Sound on the Antarctic Continent. From 4 January to 29 March 1912.
  Characters
  1. SCOTT
  2. WILSON
  3. OATES
  4. BOWERS
  5. EVANS
  6. ANNOUNCER
  Cast
  1. Frank Harvey
  2. John Tate
  3. Lou Vernon
  4. Peter Bathurst
  5. John Alden
  6. Ida Osbourne
  Subject(s) Antarctica; Historical Events or Characters; Scott, Robert; Verse Drama
  Published Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1944 (new ed 1954; first illustrated ed 1964). The Fire On The Snow and The Golden Lover, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1944 (new edition with introduction 1962). Five Radio Plays, ed. A. Phillips, Longmans, Green and Co, Melbourne, 1949. Four Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1958. Plays For Radio and Television, ed. N. Samuel, Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1959.
     
370 Author Stewart, Douglas
  Title Golden Lover, The; A Comedy in Verse
  Date 1943
  Length Seven Scenes
  Characters
  • TAWHAI, a young Maori woman
  • RUARANGI, her husband
  • WERA, her mother
  • NUKUROA, her father
  • KOURA, an old woman
  • TIKI, a youth in love with Tawhai
  • RAUIKA
  • TEINA
  • TE KAWAU, the tohunga, or witch-doctor
  • WHANA, the golden lover, a man of the faery "People of the Mist".
  • WOMEN, WARRIORS and NUKURA'S DOG
  Cast Cast of the A.B.C. first broadCast is given in Alrene Syke, Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television, University of Queensland Press, 1979.
  Subject(s) Race Relations; Verse Drama
  Published The Fire On The Snow and The Golden Lover, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1944 (new edition with introduction 1962). Four Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1958. Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television, ed A. Sykes, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1977.
  Held in MS/TS QU: Hanger Collection.
     
371 Author Stewart, Douglas
  Title Ned Kelly
  Date 1942
  Length Four Acts: Eight Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i The bank at Jerilderie. Monday morning, 11 February 1879.
  • I.ii The bar of the Royal Hotel, Jerilderie.
  • II A hut in the ranges on a night in June 1880, a year and four months after the raid on Jerilderie.
  • III.i The kitchen of Aaron Sherritt's hut. The same night.
  • III.ii The railway embankment near Glenrowan. The same night.
  • IV.i The bar of Mrs Jones' hotel at Glenrowan. Late the following night.
  • IV.ii The same. Later.
  • IV.iii A clearing in the bush outside the hotel. Daybreak.
  Characters
  • NED KELLY
  • DAN KELLY, Ned's brother and a member of the gang
  • JOE BYRNE, a member of the Kelly gang
  • STEVE HART, a member of the Kelly gang
  • LIVING, a clerk in the bank at Jerilderie
  • MACKIN, a clerk in the bank at Jerilderie
  • TARLETON, bank manager
  • ELLIOTT, Jerilderie schoolmaster
  • THE REV. GRIBBLE
  • BRETT, a squatter
  • COX, a hotel-keeper
  • RANKIN, a merchant
  • HARKIN, a store-keeper
  • THE ROO, Ned Kelly's mistress
  • AARON SHERRITT, an informer
  • RITA SHERRITT, his wife
  • MRS BARRY, Rita's mohter
  • REARDON, a railwayman
  • MRS JONES, proprietoress of the Glenrowan Hotel
  • JACK JONES, her son
  • CURNOW, Glenrowan schoolteacher
  • MRS CURNOW, his wife
  • POLICE, BARMAIDS, SUPPORTERS and PRISONERS OF THE KELLY GANG
  Subject(s) Bushrangers; Crime; Historical Events or Characters; Law and Justice; Kelly, Ned; Verse Drama
  Published Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1943. Shepherd Press, Sydney, 1946. Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1956 (acting ed.) Four Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1958. Three Australian Plays, ed. H.G. Kippax, Penguin, 1963.
     
372 Author Stewart, Douglas
  Title Shipwreck
  Date 1944-45
  Length Three Acts: Seven Scenes
  Setting
  • I.i The interior of a large tent. One of the islands off the West Coast of Australia, known today as Pelsart's Abrolhos. 1629.
  • I.ii The same. A week later. Night.
  • II.i The same. Later the same night.
  • II.ii The same. Twelve days later. Evening.
  • III.i The same. Evening.
  • III.ii The same. Noon the next day.
  • III.iii The same. Three days later. Afternoon.
  Characters
  • FRANCIS PELSART, Commodore aboard the ship Batavia
  • GODWYN VAN MYLEN, a merchant
  • LUCRETIA, his wife
  • SEBASTIAN, a minister
  • JUDITH, his daughter
  • HEYNORICK, butler to the Commodore
  • JAN VAN APELDOORN, a ship's officer
  • WEBBY HAYS, corporal
  • CATHERINE FREDRICKS
  • ANNIE HERDERS
  • MARY LOWISSON
  • ROSE HARMAN
  • CORNELIUS, Supercargo; later captain-general of mutineers
  • CONRAD HUYSSEN, soldier; mutineer
  • DAVID SEEVANCK, seaman; mutineer
  • SOLDIERS, SEAMEN, SHIP'S PASSENGERS, A BLACK CAT
  Subject(s) Historical Events or Characters; Murder; Verse Drama
  Published Shepherd Press, Sydney, 1947. Four Plays, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1958.
     
373 Author Stone, Louis
  Title Lap of the Gods, The
  Date 1915 ca
  Length Three Acts: Prologue and Epilogue
  Setting

Prologue: Wayside near Mount Olympus.

  • I Drawing room at Arlington Square.
  • II Library and Terrace at Tetley.
  • III Drawing room at Arlington Square. Epilogue: Wayside near Mount Olympus.
  Characters
  • SIR JOHN PURCHASE, M.P.
  • NUGENT PURCHASE
  • CARTER PURCHASE
  • AGATHA PURCHASE
  • NANCY PURCHASE
  • MRS FORRESTER
  • MR SARADOPOULOS
  • LESLIE COPELAND
  • HILMA PASHA
  • JOPLING
  • PUNCHEON
  Subject(s) Fantasy; Mythology
  Published Published in the Daily Telegraph, May 1923.
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection (photocopy of Daily Telegraph, May 1923).
     
374 Author Stone, Walter
  Title Eyes that See
  Length One Act
  Setting The living room of a small cottage off the beaten track.
  Characters
  • RUTH, a woman in her late thirties
  • SAM, elderly and blind
  • RONALD and MABEL, a young couple
  Subject(s) Family Relations; Marriage; Murder
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
375 Author Stone, Walter
  Title Queen's Bounty
  Length One Act
  Setting Interior of a cave on the banks of the Wollondilly River. 1837.
  Characters
  • RED PAYNE
  • TIM SMITH
  • JIM MARTIN
  • ALLEN
  • BATES
  Subject(s) Colonial Period; Convicts; Law and Justice
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
376 Author Stone, Walter
  Title Red Rations
  Length One Act
  Setting The living room of James Cain's cottage on Brickfield Hill. Sydney, 1828.
  Characters
  • JAMES CAIN, ex-convict, a product of the worst period of penalism-brutal, bitter and callous
  • MILLIE, his daughter, a currency lass
  • CAPT. LAWSON, Officer in the 57th Regiment, officious, inclined to be kind and humane as far as soldierly duty permits
  • GEORGE PORSON, a simple lad, soldier in the 57th Regiment
  • ROSE REILLY, ex-inmate of the Parramatta factory, who plies her trade on the waterfront
  Subject(s) Colonial Period; Convicts; Law and Justice
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
377 Author Stone, Walter
  Title Sheridan's Shanty
  Length One Act
  Setting An old hut on the Sydney Road. Everything in the hut is squalid and primitive.
  Characters
  • SHERIDAN
  • MARTIN
  • NELSON
  • O'NEIL
  • HARPER
  • BRAY
  Subject(s) Convicts; Murder
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
378 Author Stone, Walter
  Title Whip, The
  Length One Act
  Setting The interior of a one-roomed hut situated on the road to Newtown in the early forties of the last century.
  Characters
  • MRS MARTIN
  • COPPLE
  • NORRIS
  Subject(s) Convicts; Moral Degeneration
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. QU: Hanger Collection.
     
379 Author Symons, Alex
  Title Believe It or Not: An Extravagent Comedy
  Date 1955
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

The sitting room of a boarding house at a seaside town.

  • I Late evening in summer.
  • II The same evening.
  • III.i An afternoon, six months later.
  • III.ii That evening.
  Characters
  1. SAM ROSPINGLE, a magician
  2. IRENE ROSPINGLE, his wife
  3. MAX ROSPINGLE, his brother
  4. JOYCE ROSPINGLE, his sister-in-law
  5. HERBERT HINE, his agent
  6. LOVETTA, his professional assistant
  7. MRS PARKER, his landlady
  8. A POLICEMAN MR AUBURN
  Cast
  1. Ray Wheeler
  2. Sylvia Blakeway
  3. Bryan Glennon
  4. Kathleen Tegart
  5. Bon Maguire
  6. Jennifer Warhurst
  7. Pat Merritt
  8. Cecil Merritt
  Subject(s) Fantasy; Paranormal and Spiritual; Politics and Ideology; Public Life; Social Status; Theatre Life
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
380 Author Symons, Alex
  Title Fireworks in the Morning
  Date 1953
  Length Three Acts
  Setting

A room in the tower of the Castle of Rondomark.

  • I An evening in spring in the 1930s.
  • II Late the following evening and early the next morning.
  • III Later the same morning.
  Characters
  1. MISS ALDWINCKEL
  2. JOSEF HOKSA
  3. GALERIAN
  4. ARNOLD BRIKSIUS
  5. FLORENTINE
  6. PAUL DE KERNINCK, Count of Rondomark
  7. JONATHAN YELLOWLEES
  8. MADDALENA
  9. JOHAN IV
  Cast
  1. Betty Myers
  2. Terence McDermott
  3. Alan Lane
  4. Gordon Troup
  5. Sylvia Blakeway
  6. Mark Anders
  7. Brian Forrest
  8. Anne Haddy
  9. Sydney Downie
  Subject(s) Politics and Ideology
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.
     
381 Author Symons, Alex
  Title Sigismond: An Unromantic Comedy
  Date 1927
  Length Four Acts
  Setting
  • I Aubrey Wyard's flat in London. Morning.
  • II A room in Lord Dallow's country place. The same evening.
  • III Wyard's bedroom at Dallow Court. The same night.
  • IV Breakfast room at Dallow Court. The next morning.
  Characters
  • MR PETERS
  • PENN
  • JOSEPHINE DANKS
  • AUBREY WYARD
  • LORD DALLOW
  • COLONEL LAVENTINE
  • PROFESSOR DURN
  • GENERAL ZYBYRZYDOWSKI
  • LADY DALLOW
  • COUNTESS TILKA
  • COUNT TILKA
  • FOOTMAN
  Subject(s) Politics and Ideology
  Held in MS/TS NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.