Browse Items (16 total)

  • Collection: Plays

Length: Four Acts: Six Scenes
Synopsis: The play is set on the lonely Gippsland coast in the late 19th century. Stumpy Johnson lives by the old Cornish trick of luring ships to destruction and collecting and selling the flotsam and jetsam. Martha…

Length: One Act
Setting: The Hanson's home.
ESTHER, his wife
SAMUEL, Julian's brother
JENNY, his wife
JANE HUMPELDRICK, aunt to Julian and Samuel
ALICE, parlour maid to the Hansons

Length: One Act
Synopsis: Michael Gavan is left-of-centre and is disappointed with the trend in Australian politics. He speaks his mind to the Grahams, who are holidaying in the Gippsland area. A Nationalist-Country Party colaition is in power, led…

Play Length: Three Acts: Eight Scenes
I.i The garden scene.
I.ii The same.
I.iii. Lord Ku's courtyard.
II.i The Evil House.
II.ii The same.
II.iii. The same.
III.i The scene is still the Evil House.
III.ii The exterior of an…

Play Length: One Act
Synopsis: Set in a Hertfordshire Valley. Two widows believe that Zedekiah Twopenny is a widower and is in love with them. They discuss their hopes (and fears of each other) while Zeddy is in a tree eavesdropping. He flirts with…

Play Length: One Act
Synopsis: Jim and Bess are living together on their farm, trying to forget Jim's past involvement in a robbery that led to the murder of a storekeeper. By accident, Bess' brutal husband Jake Hamilton finds them one night and…

Length: One Act
Synopsis: John Sturdee has political ambitions, but is embarrassed by his drunken brother David. David is an ex-serviceman, decorated for bravery. He is loved by his sister-in-law and adored by his nephew Lenny. Before World War I he…

Length: Three Acts
Synopsis: The Battler-Oglive-has returned after striking it rich in Western Australia. He discovers gold in an old abandoned working and the Digger's Rest community has wealth and life for a short while. But the mine folds and the…

Play Length: Four Acts
Synopsis: Tom Inglis has refused to marry Dr Stanhope's nurse - Nance Crosswaithe. He avers he has tuberculosis. In fact, he is syphilitic. Stanhope knows Inglis has fallen in love (so he thinks) with Ettie Beaumont, the…


Play Length: Three Acts: Five Scenes
Synopsis: Love affairs and political intrigue at the Court of Louis XIV. However, all ends happily with the two lovers free to wed as the King sees through the stratagems of the courtiers.
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