A collection of books from the library of Kenneth Binns (1882-1969), first Australian National Librarian, and his wife Joan Binns, comprising 14 books of plays, mainly British and Australian, from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

List of books:

  1. Marriott, J.W. (selected by), One-act plays of to-day (Australian edition) London; Sydney: George G. Harrap & Co., 1936, c. 1944.
  2. Hampden, John (selected by), Twenty one-act plays, London: J.M. Dent, 1941, c. 1938.
  3. Priestley, J.B.; Odets, Clifford; Williams, Emlyn, Theatre omnibus: Time and the Conways; Golden Boy; The Corn is Green, London: Readers Union, 1941.
  4. Esson, Louis, The Southern cross and other plays, Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens, 1946.
  5. Coward, Noel, Collected Sketches and Lyrics, London: Hutchinson, n.d.
  6. Pakington, Mary; Nesbit, C.M; Talbot, A.; Schofield, Stephen, The marble god & other one-act plays, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1926
  7. Sutro, Alfred; Bax, Cliord; Herbert, AP.; Ferguson, J..; Down, Oliphant, Seven famous one-act plays, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1939, c. 1937.
  8. Gielgud, Val (selected by), Radio theatre: plays specially written for broadcasting, London: Macdonald & Co., 1946.
  9. Galsworrthy, John, Three plays: Escape; The Eldest Son; The Skin Game, London: Pan Books, 1948
  10. Dane, Clemence; Addinsell, Richard (music composed by), The Saviours: text of the radio plays, London: William Heinemann, 1942.
  11. Shepherd, Catherine, Daybreak, Melbourne: MUP, 1942.
  12. Cusack, Dymphna, Red sky at morning, Melbourne: MUP, 1942.
  13. Roland, Betty, The touch of silk, Melbourne: MUP, 1942.
  14. Locke-Elliot, Sumner, Interval, Melbourne: MUP, 1942

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