Issue Details: First known date: 1962... 1962 One-Act Plays for Secondary Schools : Book Two
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* Contents derived from the Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1962 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Crimson Cocoanut, Ian Hay , 1962 single work drama children's (p. 11-24)
The Tribe of the Honey Tree, Kylie Tennant , 1959 single work drama children's (p. 28-34)
Lawson, Oriel Gray , 1943 single work drama

Lawson is Oriel Gray's first full-length play, and is based on the stories of Henry Lawson. These stories include ‘Past Carin'’, ‘At Dead Dingo’, ‘Arvie Aspinall’s Alarm Clock’, ‘The Man Who Forgot’, ‘Pretty Girl in the Army’, ‘Water them Geraniums’ and ‘Steelman’s Pupil’.

The narrative begins with Wilson, Macquarie and Lawson yarning round a campfire beside a drover’s track. Lawson is the group’s chief storyteller. As each story materialises, the fire and the figures around it fade out and a spotlight thrown on the opposite side of the stage illuminates each new set of characters.

Characters in the play (in order of appearance):

  • Act 1 Scene 1 : The Ballad Singer, Joe Wilson, Macquarie, Lawson, Bobby, Mitchell, Oracle, Constable, Scotty, The Little Man, Smith, Boss, Servant Girl, Mrs. Aspinall, Agent, Billy, Chinny, Drunk, Marge, Bill, Jim.

  • Act 2 Scene 1 : Gent 1, Gent 2, Steelman, Mary Wilson, Dorie Spicer, Mrs. Spicer, Flower Girl, Jack Moonlight, Boys, The Army, Officer, Lassies, Hannah, Matron, Ratty Woman, Captain.
(p. 36-50)
Note: Adapted from the full-length play of the same name.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

A collection of 12 short plays and extracts from 12 writers.
Alternative title: The Living Stage : One-Act Plays for Secondary Schools: Book 2
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1970 .
      Extent: 213p.
      Edition info: Rev.ed.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0851790933
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