Tomholt, Sydney (Australian playwright, biographer, 1922-1999), “Bleak Dawn,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in the small cottage living room of Emily Stanford, Australia, 1936,
(+ 2 offstage child extras)
© 1936 by Sydney Tomholt;
• in Bleak Dawn and Other Plays (Sydney, Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1936);
• also, in Harrap’s Best One-Act Plays of 1936 (London: Harrap, 1936);
• script/rights available through the curator of UNE Libraries Special Collection The Campbell Howard Collection, http://www-personal.une.edu.au/~tcooper/camp/lettert.htm, accessed July 9, 2002.
• Cited in The Campbell Howard Annotated Index of Australian Plays 1920-1955, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.—UNE Libraries Special Collection The Campbell Howard Collection, http://www-personal.une.edu.au/~tcooper/camp/lettert.htm, accessed July 9, 2002.
Jim Stanford (m), Emily’s divorced husband; Georgie (m), 11, _____; Emily Stanford (f), _____; Jessie Bean (f?), Emily’s married friend; Jean (f offstage), Emily’s child; Jacky (m? offstage), Emily’s child.
The Campbell Howard Collection, Item 414. National Library of Australia holds a collection of Sydney Tomholt papers, MS 5807.
Australian drama, divorce, family, feminism, marriage.