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George Calderon

List of playwrights by date of death (1943-1955) by year of death[edit]

See Australian copyright expiry conditions

List of playwrights by date of death (1923-1943)[edit]

See United Kingdom and European copyright expiry conditions

"Warming pan:1actcomedy"(1929)SFrench*1943 Laurence Binyon Seven plays

List of playwrights by date of death (1823-1923)[edit]

See United States Patent office for copyright registrations, renewals and expiry

Playwrights pending inclusion on lists[edit]

  • Ralph Delaney "A Native Drama" AUSTRALIAN [49]
  • William Leman Rede 1802-1847 AUSTRALIAN
  • Henry Melville AUSTRALIAN Bushrangers or Norwood Vale 1834 in Fotheringham, Richard. Australian Plays for the Colonial Stage. UQP
  • James R McLaughlin
  • Richard Henry Horne AUSTRALIAN The south sea sisters
  • William Mower Achurst AUSTRALIAN The house that Jack built 1869 (later lampooned by anonymous in 1871)
  • Walter H Cooper AUSTRALIAN Hazard or Pearce Dynetons crime
  • Helen Lucy Benbow AUSTRALIAN for 60,000 pounds

Thomas Walker AUSTRALIAN For the term of his natural life Arnold Denham - Kely Gang AUSTRALIAN

  • pending 1951 Leo Birinski Ukrainina American - No copies in english?
  • pending 1950 Erle Cox science fiction work "Out of the Silence" was dramatised by ? 1936 and also in cartoon form by anonymous.
  • pending 1940 Helen de Guerry Simpson novels dramatised for radio. Earliest known Aboriginal idyll.
  • pending 1934 Carlton Dawe seventy novels, some adapted for film on archive
  • pending 1932 Fergus Hume prolific novels, no copies of plays?
  • pending 1905 Guy Boothby "The Rickshaw: A farce in two acts" no copies?
  • pending (?date) Marion Craig Wentworth [50]
  • pending (?date) Adelaide Matthews with Martha Stanley "Where Innocense is bliss" light comedy (1929)
  • Marion Davies
  • Leroy Arnold
  • Mark Ambient

Marion Short

Alphabetical list (playwrights died 1855-1955)[edit]

Annotated by year of death


  • Ade, George 1944
  • Afford, Malcolm 1954
  • Afinogenov, Alexander 1941
  • Anderson, Arthur 1942
  • Andreyev, Leonid 1919
  • Arlt, Roberto
  • Arniches, Carlos 1943
  • Artaud, Antonin 1948
  • Arthur, Joseph 1906
  • Asche, Oscar 1936
  • Bacon, Frank 1922
  • Baker, George Melville 1890
  • Balderston, John L. 1954
  • Bangs, John Kendrick 1922
  • Barrie, James Murray 1937
  • Barry, Phillip 1949
  • Baring, Maurice 1945
  • Beach, Rex 1949
  • Beith, John Hay 1952
  • Belasco, David 1930
  • Bennett, Arnold 1931
  • Benelli, Sam 1949
  • Besier, Rudolf 1942
  • Binyon, Laurence 1943
  • Birinski, Leo 1951
  • Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne 1910
  • Black, Stephen 1931
  • Brown, Abbie Farwell 1927
  • Bulgakov, Mikhail 1940
  • Burnard, Francis Cowley 1917
  • Burrill, Mary P. 1946
  • Byron, Henry James 1884
  • Calderon, George 1915
  • Caine, Sir Hall 1931
  • Čapek, Karel 1938

Chambers, Charles Haddon 1925

  • Chekov, Anton 1904
  • Collette 1953
  • Collison, Wilson 1941
  • Colton, John 1946
  • Cowl, Jane 1950
  • Davis, Richard Harding 1916
  • de Lorde, André 1942
  • Dickens, Charles 1880
  • Dixon, Thomas, Jr. 1946
  • Dowson, Ernest 1900
  • Drinkwater, John 1937
  • Drury, William Price 1948
  • Du Maurier, Guy 1915
  • Duprez, Fred 1938
  • Epstein, Philip G. 1952
  • Esson, Louis 1943
  • Ewing, Juliana Horatia 1885
  • Feydeau, Georges 1921
  • Fitch, Clyde 1909
  • Flecker, James Elroy 1915
  • Fort, Garrett 1945
  • Frank, Bruno 1945
  • Fulton, Maude 1950
  • Gadkari, Ram Ganesh 1919
  • Galsworthy, John 1933
  • Gates, Eleanor 1950
  • Gilbert, W. S. 1911
  • Giraudoux, Jean 1944
  • Glaspell, Susan 1948
  • Glass, Montague 1934
  • Goddard, Charles 1951
  • Gorky, Maxim 1936
  • Granville-Barker, Harley 1946
  • Gregory, Lady Augusta 1933
  • Hackett, Walter C. 1944
  • Hasler, Karel 1941
  • Hazelton, George Cochrane 1921
  • Hauptmann, Gerhart 1946
  • Hawtrey, Charles 1923
  • Herne, James A.1901
  • Hoffe, Monckton 1951
  • Hopwood, Avery 1928
  • Howard, Sidney Coe 1939
  • Howells, William Dean 1920
  • Hughes, Hatcher 1945
  • Hunyady, Sándor 1942
  • Ibsen, Henrik 1906
  • Jackson, Frederick 1953
  • James, Henry 1916
  • Jones Henry Arthur 1929
  • Kailasam, T. P. 1946
  • Klein, Charles 1919
  • Lavedan, Henri 1940
  • Law, Arthur 1913
  • Le Pera, Alfredo 1935
  • Lewis, Sinclair 1951
  • Locke, Edward 1945
  • Lonsdale, Frederick 1954
  • Lorca, Federico García 1936


  • Magnus, Julian 1905
  • Mack, Willard 1934
  • MacSwiney, Terence 1920
  • Maeterlinck, Maurice 1949
  • Mayo, Margaret 1951
  • Mayakovsky, Vladimir 1930
  • McKinnel, Norman 1932
  • Millay, Edna St. Vincent 1950
  • Moffat, Graham 1951
  • Moore, Thomas Sturge 1944
  • Morton, Michael 1931
  • Mühsam, Erich 1934
  • Manners, J. Hartley 1928
  • Mizner, Wilson 1933
  • Oliphant, Ernest Henry Clark 1936
  • O'Riordan, Conal Holmes O'Connell 1948
  • O'Neill, Eugene 1953
  • Parker, Louis N. 1944
  • Pirandello, Luigi 1936
  • Pinero, Arthur Wing 1934
  • Prasad, Jaishankar 1937
  • Przybyszewska, Stanisława 1935
  • Raghava, Bellary 1946
  • Rostand, Edmond 1918
  • Robins, Elizabeth 1952
  • Rudd, Steele 1935
  • Sardou, Victorien 1907
  • Schnitzler, Arthur 1931
  • Shaw, George Bernard 1950
  • Shawqi, Ahmed 1932
  • Sheldon, Edward 1946
  • Shiels, George 1949
  • Sierra, Gregorio Martínez 1947
  • Steell, Willis 1942
  • Strindberg, August 1912
  • Sudermann, Hermann 1928
  • Summers, Montague 1948
  • Sutro, Alfred 1933
  • Swears, Herbert 1946
  • Swinburne, Algernon Charles1909
  • Synge, John Millington 1905


  • Thomas, Augustus 1934
  • Toller, Ernst 1939
  • Turner, Walter J. 1946
  • Tennyson, Alfred, Lord 1892
  • Thomas, Brandon1918
  • Thompson, Alexander. M 1948
  • Turgenev, Ivan 1885
  • Von Horváth, Ödön 1938
  • Walsh, William Thomas 1949
  • Walter, Eugene 1941
  • Webster, Jean 1916
  • Wedekind, Frank 1918
  • Willard, John 1942
  • Wilson, Harry Leon 1939
  • Wilde, Percival 1953
  • Yeats, W. B. 1939
  • Zangwill, Israel 1926
  • Zola, Emile 1902

List of Pantomimes by Authors deceased by 1955[edit]

  • 1869 "Sing a song of sixpence" (Genevieve de Brabant) Garnet Walch (1840-1913) AUSTRALIAN descended from the colonial garrison in Tasmania
  • 1860's "Jack Sheppard" and "House that Jack Built" by William Akhurst - rhyming, racist and dated political commentary

Cinderella Aladdin Jack & Beanstalk Snow White & Seven Dwarves Puss-in-Boots Dick Whittington Ali Baba Sinbad the Sailor Mother Goose

List of musical composers by date of death (prior 1955)[edit]

Australian[edit]

  • (1895-1948) Jack [John Sinclair] Lumsdaine popular piano songs
  • (1879-1942) Reginald [Alberto Agrati] Stoneham - prolific popular songs
  • (1889-1946) Walter James Redfern Turner (Danse Aboriginale)
  • (1870-1929) Alex Lithgow Brass Band
  • (1878-1915) Billy Williams (music hall performer) (performer only)
  • (1839-1902) Frederick Augustus Packer. Light symphony
  • (1889-1953) Stephen Moreno Dominican monk at New Norcia, Western Australia. popular volumes.
  • (1870-1900) Rosendo Salvado (-1901) Dominican monk at New Norcia, Western Australia
  • (1872-1926) Joe Slater [Alias Felix Le Roy] trios for piano violin, cornet. popular songs
  • (1865-1949) Alfred Wheeler Anglican minister school songs & spirituals
  • (1876-1953) Louis Lavater (1876-1953) http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/lavater-louis-isidore-7107 prolific works
  • (1832-1914) Paolo Giorja Italian Opera - lived in Australia for a few years
  • (1870-1929) Alex Lithgow Scots Kiwi Tasmanian Brass Band & Light classical
  • (1866-1951) George Clutsam Silent film piano scores & Classical
  • (1888-1953) Percy Code Cornet Solos and marching Band Music
  • (1872-1926) Ward McAlister. popular songs
  • (1870-1936) Owen Conduit. Cinderella Waltz, Jack and Jill Lancers.Arrangements & orchestrations.
  • (1856-1943) Felix McGlennon. Patriotic bosh
  • (unknown) Alan M Rattray. active 1900-1920
  • (1876-1919) Manuel Klein. poular songs
  • (1898-1947) Walter Marwood Du Boulay
  • (1868-1937) Alfred Solman
  • (1878-1953) Frederick Fifield Hall [many pseudonyms - Georges Brand, Anthony Dare, C. Stanbridge and Charles Surrey, Gabriel Morel] prolific classical and popular.
  • Fred Ireland "My Old Australian Home" [1]
  • Roy Agnew (1891–1944)
  • Hugo Alpen (1842–1917)
  • Thomas (Tom) Edward Bulch (1860–1930)
  • Charles Cawthorne (1854-1925)
  • Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874–1949)
  • Isaac Nathan (1792–1864)
  • Peter Dodds McCormick (1834–1916)
  • George William Louis Marshall-Hall (1862–1915)
  • William Murdoch (1888–1942)
  • Ethel Florence Lindesay (Henry Handel) Richardson (1870–1946)
  • Alberto Zelman (1832–1907)

Australian Composer Chronology[edit]

  • Isaac Nathan (1790-1864) [1]
  • Carl Ferdinand August Linger (1810–1862) [2]
  • Charles Sandys Packer (1810-1883) [3]
  • Francis Hartwell Henslowe (1811–1878) [4]
  • William Vincent Wallace (1812-1865) [5]
  • Henry Butler Stoney (1816-1894)
  • Charles Edward Horsley (1822-1876)
  • Frederick Ellard (1824-1874)
  • Julius Siede (1825–1903)
  • Frederick Buck (1827-1901) [6]
  • V. M. B. Frederick (full biography unknown) [7]
  • Paolo Giorza (1832-1914) [8]
  • William Robinson (1834-1897)
  • George William Torrance (1835–1907) [9]
  • Frederick Augustus Packer (1839-1902)[10] [11]
  • Joseph Summers (1839-1917) [12]
  • Leon Francois Victor Caron (1850-1907) [13]
  • Fritz Hart (1874-1949)
  • Moritz Heuzenroeder (1849-1897)
  • Charles William MacCarthy (1848–1919)
  • Guglielmo Enrico Lardelli (1850-1910)
  • Alice Charbonnet-Kellermann (1850-1913)
  • Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852–1935)
  • John Albert Delaney (1852-1907) [14]
  • Charles Wittowitto Cawthorne (1854–1925)
  • Felix McGlennon (1856-1943)
  • Hermann Rosendorff (1860-1935)
  • Raimund Pechotsch (-1941) [15]
  • John Lemmone (1861-1949)[16] [17]
  • John C Burns (unknown)
  • Neville George Barnett (1854–1895)
  • (William) Augustus Juncker (1855-1942)
  • Mona Margaret McBurney (1862–1932)
  • Georgette Augusta Christina Peterson (1863–1947)
  • Florence Maud Ewart (1864–1949)
  • Alfred Wheeler (1865-1949) [18]
  • George Howard Clutsam (1866-1951)
  • Jack Johnson (Moolbong) (1868–1943) [19]
  • Alfred Solman (1868-1937)
  • Alfred Hill (1870-1890) [20]
  • George Castleden (unknown<1950)[21]
  • Alex Frame Lithgow (1870-1929)
  • Vince Courtney (unknown active 1907-1939) [22]
  • Ernest Truman (1870-1899)
  • Rosendo Salvado (1870-1900)
  • Reginald D'arcy-Ervine (1870s -?) [23]
  • Owen Conduit(1870-1936)
  • Ward McAlister (1872-1926)
  • Johannes Heyer (1872–1945)
  • Joe Slater [Alias Felix Le Roy] (1872-1926)
  • Louis Lavater (1876-1953)
  • Manuel Klein (1876-1919)
  • Reginald Alberto Agrati Stoneham (1879-1942)
  • Albert Furnes (unknown)
  • Alan M Rattray (unknown)
  • Ruby Claudia Davy (1883–1949) [24]
  • Alfred J Lawrance (-1954) [25]
  • Frederick Fifield Hall (d. 1953)
  • Hooper Josse Brewster Jones (1887–1949)
  • Percy Code (1888-1953)
  • William Robert Knox (unknown) [26]
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly (?-1916 killed in action) [27]
  • Stephen Moreno (1889-1953) [28] [29]
  • Walter James Redfern Turner (1889-1946)
  • Leo Paul Schramm (1892–1953)
  • Thomas Wood (1892–1950)
  • Walter Donaldson (1893-1947) [30]
  • Horace Stanley Keats (1895–1945)
  • John (Jack) Sinclair Lumsdaine (1895-1948) [31]
  • Walter Marwood Du Boulay (1898-1947)
  • Hugo Alpen (1842–1917)
  • Thomas Bulch (1862–1930)
  • Roy Agnew (1891–1944)

List of film producers by date of death[edit]

External Blog[edit]

Mirror list List of playswrights deceased by 1955.



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