Shipwreck: A Drama in Four Acts

esso-shipwreck-a4.pdf

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Title

Shipwreck: A Drama in Four Acts

Subject

Bush Life
Crime

Description

Length: Four Acts: Six Scenes
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 by Harding, a political colleague of Gavans's in the early days. Elections are being held that day and by means of the radio the news that the Liberal Party has been returned to power comes through. The curtain falls on the lines by Gavan and Graham hoping for a better future as they toast ""Australia Felix"".
Setting:
I.i Stumpy's bar-room. A stormy night in winter.
I.ii The same. Two months later.
II On a cliff. Three days later.
III A kitchen and living room. About a year later.
IV.i The same. Three days later.
IV.ii The same. Evening of the same day.
Characters:
""STUMPY"" JOHNSON, a shanty-keeper
TOM, his son, a cattleman
CARL, an old Finnish sailor
BEN, his young mate, a sailor
SERGEANT GREGORY
MARTHA KENNEDY
MADGE, her daughter

Creator

Esson, Louis

Source

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Three different versions of this play are held in the Campbell Howard Collection]. ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.

Publisher

Australian Drama 1920-1955, Department of Continuing Education, University of New England, Armidale, 1986

Date

1928 ca

Contributor

University of New England Library, New South Wales, Australia

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Relation

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Format

PDF 6.72MB

Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

esso-shipwreck-a4.pdf

Coverage

Australia; 1920-1955

Collection

Citation

Esson, Louis, “Shipwreck: A Drama in Four Acts,” Campbell Howard Project, accessed May 19, 2024, https://campbell-howard-collection.une.edu.au/items/show/13.