Other Plays by Millicent Sylvia Armstrong
Armstrong, Millicent Sylvia (Australian playwright, 1888-1973), "At Dusk,"
a __-minute drama in English, set in the living room of a bush homestead, Australia, 1934,
© 1934 by Millicent Sylvia Armstrong;
• in Best Australian One Act Plays, edited by William Moore (1868-____) and Tom Inglis Moore (1901-____) (Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, Limited, 1937), LCCN 39009023, 406 pp;
• script/rights available in photocopy through the curator of The Campbell Howard Collection, probably in public domain;
• in The Campbell Howard Annotated Index of Australian Plays 1920-1955, Dixson Library, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.
• Cited by UNE Libraries Special Collection The Campbell Howard Collection, http://www-personal.une.edu.au/~tcooper/camp/lettera.htm, accessed July 7, 2002.
Jim (m), a cocky (small farmer); Amy (f), his wife; Lily (f), Amy’s sister.
• Premiered by the Sydney Drama Society, July 23, 1938, featuring Gordon Gow as Jim, Trixie Gore as Amy, Marjorie Gore as Lily.
• The Campbell Howard Collection, Item 9.
• “Manuscripts of fifteen Australian plays dating back to the 1920s have been donated to the University of New England’s Dixson Library. The plays were written by Millicent Sylvia Armstrong (1888-1973), two of them in collaboration with her sister Daphne. Millicent travelled to Europe in 1914 to find a publisher for her first novel, but almost immediately became involved in war work and served in France. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre for her bravery in rescuing wounded soldiers during a hospital evacuation under fire. After the war she took up and farmed a soldier's settlement block at Gunning, while also writing. Her plays, including Drought, At Dusk, and Fire, gathered awards and were performed in Australia and on the London stage. Thomas, Penny Dreadful, and Drought were published in 1958. Campbell Howard, who formed Australia’s most important collection of playscripts from the period 1920-1955, contacted Ms. Armstrong in the 1960s and was given copies of several plays. In 1991 the collection, which is actively used by researchers, provided source material for a thesis on Millicent Armstrong's plays by Theatre Studies honours student, Nerida Jackson. The fifteen new manuscripts, which have been in the keeping of the family since Ms. Armstrong’s death, were donated by her nephew, Mr. Peter Lightfoot of Brisbane. They have been catalogued and housed in Dixson Library's Campbell Howard collection. A photocopy of each manuscript has been made for everyday use, to preserve the originals, which has been microfilmed for archival preservation. “—UNE Libraries Special Collection The Campbell Howard Collection, http://www-personal.une.edu.au/~tcooper/camp/cam.htm, accessed April 29, 2007.
• Research could include The Campbell Howard Collection, Item 9.
Australia, bush life.