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Drought single work   drama   - One act
First known date: 1924 Issue Details: First known date: 1924 1924
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AbstractHistory

A farmer commits suicide moments before drought breaking rain begins to fall.

Adaptations

Drought M. S. Armstrong , 1934 single work radio play

Notes

  • See entry in the Campbell Howard Index for details of other productions to 1964.
  • One of three prize winners in the International One-Act Play Theatre's 1934 competition. Produced at St Martin's Theatre London on June 3, 1934.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Presbyterian Ladies' College Old Collegians' Association at the Playhouse, Melbourne, 24 June 1924.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Prize One-Act Plays London : Harrap , 1934 Z815093 1934 anthology drama London : Harrap , 1934 pg. 77-93
  • Appears in:
    y Plays in One Act M. S. Armstrong , Sydney : Edwards and Shaw , 1958 Z510048 1958 selected work drama Sydney : Edwards and Shaw , 1958

Works about this Work

Australian Woman Writer Wins Play Award 1934 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 July 1934; (p. 9)
Drought: Woman's Success 1934 single work column
— Appears in: The Examiner , 30 August 1934; (p. 9)

Discusses Armstrong's successful play Drought which was performed in London at St Martin's Theatre subsequent to winning praise in Australia.

Also provides details of Armstrong's war service and establishment of a soldier settler farm which she received after returning from active nursing duty in France.

Australian Plays 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 1934; (p. 12)

— Review of Drought M. S. Armstrong 1924 single work drama ; The Enchanted Tryst : a fantasy play in verse Marjorie McLeod 1934 single work drama
One-Act Play Prize Award 1924 single work column
— Appears in: The Argus , 5 January 1924; (p. 18)
An Australian Play Winner of Rupert Brooke Prize 1924 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 June 1924; (p. 9)

— Review of Drought M. S. Armstrong 1924 single work drama
Australian Plays 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 1934; (p. 12)

— Review of Drought M. S. Armstrong 1924 single work drama ; The Enchanted Tryst : a fantasy play in verse Marjorie McLeod 1934 single work drama
An Australian Play Winner of Rupert Brooke Prize 1924 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 June 1924; (p. 9)

— Review of Drought M. S. Armstrong 1924 single work drama
Australian Woman Writer Wins Play Award 1934 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 July 1934; (p. 9)
One-Act Play Prize Award 1924 single work column
— Appears in: The Argus , 5 January 1924; (p. 18)
Drought: Woman's Success 1934 single work column
— Appears in: The Examiner , 30 August 1934; (p. 9)

Discusses Armstrong's successful play Drought which was performed in London at St Martin's Theatre subsequent to winning praise in Australia.

Also provides details of Armstrong's war service and establishment of a soldier settler farm which she received after returning from active nursing duty in France.

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