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Issue Details: First known date: 1950... 1950 Four Short Plays
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  • No performance dates given in manuscript (Libraries Australia record.).

Production Details

  • All these plays have been publicly staged by theatres in the southern States, and in Queensland by several groups (including Brisbane Arts Theatre and Brisbane Repertory Society). They were all broadcast from Station 4BK. (Inside front cover).


* Contents derived from the 1950-1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Strained Relations : A Modern Comedy in One Act, D. L. Waraker , single work drama


'GEORGE HAMILTON A Middle-aged Man

'ALICE ... His Wife

'LENORE ... Their Daughter

'BERENIS ... Alice's Sister

'KENNETH ...Their Brother

'JOAN ... His Wife

'MARY ... A Maid

'Scene : The lounge in the home of George and Alice. The time is the present, and about four o'clock on an afternoon in summer.'


Australian Women's Weekly, 10 March 1934, p.7.

(p. 1-10)
The Big Things, D. L. Waraker , single work drama


Suzanne Richards: a pretty woman of thirty.

Harvey Lawton: her friend.

Nova Richards: her step-daughter.

Alec. Richards: Suzanne's husband.

Mary: a maid.

The play takes place in the living room of the Richards' station homestead, around four o'clock on a summer afternoon.

(p. 11-20)
Madam Will Wait : A Comedy in One Act, D. L. Waraker , single work drama humour

The play takes place in the waiting room of a fashionable beauty salon.

(p. 21-27)
Need : A Play, D. L. Waraker , single work drama (p. 29-36)

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