Died of Wounds

bell-diedofwounds-a4.pdf

Dublin Core

Title

Died of Wounds

Subject

Anzac Legend
Family Relations
Politics and Ideology
Returned Servicemen
Suicide
War
World War I

Description

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 had been a poet. He returns from the war without any sense of purpose and finds consolation in drink. Unable to face teh future, he takes poison and dies. John sees political advancement stopped because of the possibility of ensuing scandal. His son ironically closes the play quoting his father's punch line from the speech which will now never be given, ""the soldiers shall live forever in the hall"".
Setting: A living room in John Sturdee's house. About 8.00 p.m.
Characters:
JOHN STURDEE, Master grocer
MARY STURDEE, his wife
LENNY, their eight years old son
DAVID STURDEE, John Sturdee's brother

Creator

Bell, Harold G.

Source

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Publisher

[not stated in UNE collection record]

Date

1938

Contributor

University of New England Library, New South Wales, Australia

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Relation

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Format

PDF 4.36MB

Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

bell-diedofwounds-a4.pdf

Coverage

Australia; 1920-1955

Collection

Citation

Bell, Harold G., “Died of Wounds,” Campbell Howard Project, accessed April 21, 2024, https://campbell-howard-collection.une.edu.au/items/show/7.