a 20-minute drama in English, set in Sydney, September 2, 1922,
• © 1994 by Jon Elbourne; • in Jon Elbourne’s The Death of Henry Lawson: A One Act Play (Colo Vale, New South Wales, Australia: The Author, 1994), ISBN 0958916829; • script/rights available from Jon Elbourne, 8 Ferndale Street, Colo Vale, New South Wales, Australia 2575, telephone (home) 061-48894103; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a free copy of script.
§ Dramatis Personae Henry Lawson (m), 55, Australian writer; Doctor (m), 49-60, doctor; Mrs. Byers (f), 60-80, Henry’s housekeeper.
§ Synopsis “
§ Comment “A one-act play depicting the last hours Australia's famous author. Has a four-page monologue for a mature woman who plays the part of Henry’s housekeeper. The author is prepared to assist with set design and production problems. All plays have been performed in Australia by our local players. Fees are negotiable.”—Amdram, the amateur theatre network - The Script Centre, http://www.amdram.co.uk/scripts2.htm, accessed November 8, 2002. • “The Winning Number by Sarah Brown [is] one in a series of many short plays, 24 one act plays in all, that began in June and will run into September in a program called Short Attention Span Theater. Fifty five actors, a dozen crew members, Shea and assistant director Joanne Fayan are involved in this new/old venture.”—Profile, http://www.fedhillgazette.com/Profile/profile.htm, accessed November 8, 2002. • Research could include Colin Roderick’s (1911-2000) Henry Lawson, a Life (North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1991), ISBN 0207157731, ISBN 0207198578. • Also, research tangentially could include Jon Elbourne’s (1) Macbeth: William Shakespeare, a modern language version, ISBN 0958916853, 78 pp., and (2) The Tempest: William Shakespeare, a modern language version, ISBN 0646341782, 85 pp., each a complete (not a rewrite) line by line transcription of the play into Modern English, telephone Bowral 02 4883 6069.
§ Themes biography, care giving, death, last hours, Lawson (Henry Lawson, most acclaimed Australian writer, June 17, 1867-September 2, 1922).
See also Jon Elbourne’s
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