Voice of Jerome Keddle, The

oake-voicejeromekeddle-a4.pdf

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Title

Voice of Jerome Keddle, The

Subject

Law and Justice
Murder

Description

Play Length: Three Acts: Five Scenes
Synopsis: A murder mystery. A young couple, Jim and Enid Elder, arrive at their new house, Stormont station. The housekeeper's husband, Jerome Keddle, acts insanely. He believes the house is his property and orders the new owners to leave. In a heated moment, Jim threatens him. Jerome is murdered. His wife is a suspect, as is the neighbour Strom who loves Esma and wants to take her away. Another neighbour, Eddy Quilton, is also a suspect. The police Sergeant assembles all the characters. The disembodied voice of Jerome Keddle is heard moning, ""Don't let the get my gold."" Acts Two and Three revolve around police investigations. The voice turns out to be a gramopohone recording played by Esma to flush out the killer-ironically, the sympathetic character Strom who loves her and offers her a better life.
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

Creator

Oakes, Russell J.

Source

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection.

Publisher

[not stated in UNE collection record]

Date

1930

Contributor

University of New England Library, New South Wales, Australia

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Relation

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Format

PDF 10MB

Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

oake-voicejeromekeddle-a4.pdf

Coverage

Australia; 1920-1955

Collection

Citation

Oakes, Russell J., “Voice of Jerome Keddle, The,” Campbell Howard Project, accessed December 13, 2017, https://campbell-howard-collection.une.edu.au/items/show/11.