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Lucky Pehr - Act 5 - Scene 1 Lucky Pehr - Act 5 - Scene 1

Lucky Pehr - Act 5 - Scene 1
ACT V - SCENE I(SCENE: Interior of a little country church, with frescoed ceiling. At back, centre, altar with crucifix; to left, pulpit; on a pillar down left an image of Saint Bartholomew with skin in hand; directly opposite, on a pillar, image of Saint Laurence with the grill. Broom is propped against altar railing. Two rows of praying stools at right and left sides form an aisle from front to altar. At right a confessional; at left an iron door.)(The Elf stands in one window, the Fairy in the other.) ELF.It was not the old man that ate up the... Plays - Post by : ecoverartist - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1591

Lucky Pehr - Act 4 - Scene 2 Lucky Pehr - Act 4 - Scene 2

Lucky Pehr - Act 4 - Scene 2
ACT IV - SCENE IISeashore with wreckage of cast up seaweed, etc. To left an up-rooted oak-stump, fishing tackle and hulk of a wrecked vessel. Background: open sea; seamews float on waves. To right cliff-shore with pine woods; lower down is a hut. PEHR.Where am I? I breathe freer--All evil thoughts flee! I sense a perfume as of old romances; I hear a murmur, like far-away streams; the ground under me is soft as a bed. Ah--it is the seashore! O Sea! Thou Mother Earth's good mother! Be greeted by an old and withered heart Which comes that it may be... Plays - Post by : ecoverartist - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2142

Lucky Pehr - Act 4 - Scene 1 Lucky Pehr - Act 4 - Scene 1

Lucky Pehr - Act 4 - Scene 1
ACT IV - SCENE I(Interior of a palace in Oriental style. To right a throne, before it a table, with royal regalia; to left a divan, pillows arranged on floor in a semi-circle.)(At rise of curtain The Ameer discovered lying on floor writing on a paper scroll.) (Enter Chamberlain of the Caliph.) CHAMBERLAIN.Is that the young Caliph's genealogical chart? AMEER. Yes, Chamberlain. CHAMBERLAIN.It certainly looks very imposing. Whom leave you given him as progenitor? AMEER. Caliph Omar, of course. CHAMBERLAIN. I think that Haroun-al-Raschid would have been better. AMEER. He was certainly more popular--but in that case our gracious sovereign would... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 3196

Lucky Pehr - Act 3 - Scene 1 Lucky Pehr - Act 3 - Scene 1

Lucky Pehr - Act 3 - Scene 1
ACT III - SCENE ISCENE: A public square. To right, Courthouse arcade, above which there is a speakers' cage with places for Burgomaster and Councilmen; to left shoemaker's house, with shop window and sign; outside a bench and table, close to them a hen-coop and water-tub. In the centre of the square stands a pillory, with two neck-irons on chains, above it a bronze figure with a switch in its hand; to right centre, statue o f Burgomaster Hans Schulze, which leans toward a marble female statue crowned with a laurel wreath. Background: view of city. (Pillory and Statue.) PILLORY. (Bows... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2233

Lucky Pehr - Characters Lucky Pehr - Characters

Lucky Pehr - Characters
Lucky Pehr, by August StrindbergTranslated By Velma Swanston Howard CHARACTERS OLD MAN IN THE TOWER. PEHR. LISA. FAIRY. ELF. RATS (NILLA AND NISSE). BUTLER. ASSESSOR. PETITIONER. FIRST FRIEND. SECOND FRIEND. A WOMAN. PILLORY. STATUE. WAGONMAKER. SHOEMAKER.... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2729

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 3. Chapel Of The Monastery The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 3. Chapel Of The Monastery

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 3. Chapel Of The Monastery
PART III ACT IV SCENE III. CHAPEL OF THE MONASTERY(Choir of the Monastery Chapel. An open coffin with a bier cloth and two burning candles. The CONFESSOR leads in the STRANGER by the hand. The STRANGER is dressed in the white shirt of the novice.) CONFESSOR. Have you carefully considered the step you wish to take? STRANGER. Very carefully. CONFESSOR. Have you no more questions? STRANGER. Questions? No. CONFESSOR. Then stay here, whilst I fetch the Chapter and the Fathers and Brothers, so that the solemn act may begin. STRANGER. Yes. Let it come to pass. (The CONFESSOR goes out. The... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 3111

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 2. Picture Gallery Of The Monastery The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 2. Picture Gallery Of The Monastery

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 2. Picture Gallery Of The Monastery
PART III ACT IV SCENE II. PICTURE GALLERY OF THE MONASTERY(Picture Gallery of the Monastery. There are mostly portraits of people with two heads.) MELCHER. Well, first we have here a small landscape, by an unknown master, called 'The Two Towers.' Perhaps you've been in Switzerland and know the originals. STRANGER. I've been in Switzerland! MELCHER. Exactly. Then near the station of Amsteg on the Gotthard railway you've seen a tower, called Zwing-Uri, sung of by Schiller in his _Wilhelm Tell_. It stands there as a monument to the cruel oppression which the inhabitants of Uri suffered at the hands of... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 3245

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Chapter House Of The Monastery The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Chapter House Of The Monastery

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Chapter House Of The Monastery
PART III ACT IV SCENE I. CHAPTER HOUSE OF THE MONASTERY(A Gothic chapter house. In the background arcades lead to the cloisters and the courtyard of the monastery. In the middle of the courtyard there is a well with a statue of the Virgin Mary, surrounded by long-stemmed white roses. The walls of the chapter house are filled with built-in choir stalls of oak. The PRIOR'S own stall is in the middle to the right and rather higher than the rest. In the middle of the chapter house an enormous crucifix. The sun is shining on the statue of the Virgin... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2412

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 3. A Small House On The Mountain The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 3. A Small House On The Mountain

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 3. A Small House On The Mountain
PART III ACT III SCENE III. A SMALL HOUSE ON THE MOUNTAIN(A pleasant, panelled dining-room, with a tiled stove of majolica. On the dining-table, which is in the middle of the room, stand vases filled with flowers; also two candelabra with many lighted candles. A large carved sideboard on the left. On the right, two windows. At the back, two doors; that on the left is open and gives a view of the drawing-room, belonging to the lady of the house, which is furnished in light green and mahogany, and has a standard lamp of brass with a large, lemon-coloured lampshade,... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 523

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Rocky Landscape On The Mountain The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Rocky Landscape On The Mountain

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Rocky Landscape On The Mountain
PART III ACT III SCENE II. ROCKY LANDSCAPE ON THE MOUNTAIN(Higher up the mountain; among the clouds a rocky landscape with a bog round it. The MOTHER on a rock, climbing until she disappears into the cloud. The STRANGER stops, bewildered.) STRANGER. Oh, Mother, Mother! Why are you leaving me? At the very moment when my loveliest dream was on the point of fulfilment! TEMPTER (coming forward). What have you been dreaming? Tell me! STRANGER. My dearest hope, most secret desire and last prayer! Reconciliation with mankind, through a woman. TEMPTER. Through a woman who taught you to hate. STRANGER. Yes,... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1095

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 1. Terrace On The Mountain The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 1. Terrace On The Mountain

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 1. Terrace On The Mountain
PART III ACT III SCENE I. TERRACE ON THE MOUNTAIN(A Terrace on the mountain on which the Monastery stands. On the right a rocky cliff and a similar one on the left. In the far background a bird's-eye view of a river landscape with towns, villages, ploughed fields and woods; in the very far distance the sea can be seen. Down stage an apple tree laden with fruit. Under it a long table with a chair at the end and benches at the sides. Down stage, right, a corner of the village town hall. A cloud seems to be hanging immediately... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2959

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room
PART II ACT IV SCENE III. THE 'ROSE' ROOM(The LADY, dressed in white, is sitting by the cradle doing crochet work. The green dress is hanging up by the door on the right. The STRANGER comes in, and looks round in astonishment.) LADY (simply, mildly, without a trace of surprise). Tread softly and come here, if you'd see something lovely. STRANGER. Where am I? LADY. Quiet! Look at the little stranger who came when you were away. STRANGER. They told me the river had risen and swept everything off. LADY. Why do you believe everything you're told? The river did rise,... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1277

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 2. In A Ravine The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 2. In A Ravine

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 2. In A Ravine
PART II ACT IV SCENE II. IN A RAVINE(A ravine with a stream in the middle, which is crossed by a foot-bridge. In the foreground a smithy and a mill, both of which are in ruins. Fallen trees choke the stream. In the background a starry sky above the pine wood. The constellation of Orion is clearly visible.) (The STRANGER and the BEGGAR enter. In the foreground there is snow; in the background the green of summer.) STRANGER. I feel afraid! To-night the stars seem to hang so low, that I fear they'll fall on me like drops of molten silver.... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1028

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Banqueting Hall The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Banqueting Hall

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Banqueting Hall
PART II ACT IV SCENE I. BANQUETING HALL(The room in which the banquet took place in Act III. It is dirty, and furnished with unpainted wooden tables. Beggars, scavengers and loose women. Cripples are seated here and there drinking by the light of tallow dips.) (The STRANGER and the SECOND WOMAN are sitting together drinking brandy, which stands on the table in front of them in a carafe. The STRANGER is drinking heavily.) WOMAN. Don't drink so much! STRANGER. You see. You've scruples, too! WOMAN. No. But I don't like to see a man I respect lowering himself so. STRANGER. But... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1744

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room
PART II ACT III SCENE III. THE 'ROSE' ROOM(The same scene as Act I. The kneeling Sisters of Mercy are now reading their prayer books, '... exules filii Evae; Ad to suspiramus et flentes In hac lacrymarum aalle.' The MOTHER is by the door at the back; the FATHER by the door on the right.) MOTHER (going towards him). So you've come back again? FATHER (humbly). Yes. MOTHER. Your lady-love's left you? FATHER. Don't be more cruel than you need! MOTHER. You say that to me, you who gave my wedding presents to your mistress. You, who were so dishonourable as... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1583

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Prison Cell The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Prison Cell

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Prison Cell
PART II ACT III SCENE II. PRISON CELL(On the right a door; and above it a barred opening, through which a ray of sunlight is shining, throwing a patch of light on the left-hand wall a large crucifix hangs.) (The STRANGER, dressed in a brown cloak and wearing a hat, is sitting at the table looking at the patch of sunlight. The door is opened and the BEGGAR is let in.) BEGGAR. What are you brooding over? STRANGER. I'm asking myself why I'm here; and then: where I was yesterday? BEGGAR. Where do you think? STRANGER. It seems in hell;... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2081

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 1. The Banqueting Hall The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 1. The Banqueting Hall

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 1. The Banqueting Hall
PART II ACT III SCENE I. THE BANQUETING HALL(Room in a hotel prepared for a banquet. There are long tables laden with flowers and candelabra. Dishes with peacocks, pheasants in full plumage, boars' heads, entire lobsters, oysters, salmon, bundles of asparagus, melons and grapes. There is a musicians' gallery with eight players in the right-hand corner at the back.) (At the high table: the STRANGER in a frock coat; next to him a Civil Uniform with orders; a professorial Frock Coat with an order; and other black Frock Coats with orders of a more or less striking kind. At the second... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1894

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 2 - Scene 2. The 'Rose' Room The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 2 - Scene 2. The 'Rose' Room

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 2 - Scene 2. The 'Rose' Room
PART II ACT II SCENE II. THE 'ROSE' ROOM(A room with rose-coloured walls; it has small windows with iron lattices and plants in pots. The curtains are rose red; the furniture is white and red. In the background a door leading to a white bed-chamber; when this door is opened, a large bed can be seen with a canopy and white hangings. On the right the door leading out of the house. On the left a fireplace with a coal fire. In front of it a bath tub, covered with a white towel. A cradle covered with white, rose-coloured and light-blue... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1881

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 17. A Street Corner The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 17. A Street Corner

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 17. A Street Corner
PART I ACT I SCENE XVII. A STREET CORNER(The same as Scene I. The STRANGER is sitting on the seat beneath the tree, drawing in the sand.) LADY (entering). What are you doing? STRANGER. Writing in the sand... still. LADY. Can you hear singing? STRANGER (pointing to the church). Yes. But from there! I've been unjust to someone, unwittingly. LADY. I think our wanderings must be over, now we've come back here. STRANGER. Where we began... at the street corner, between the inn, the church and the post office. By the way... isn't there a registered letter for me there, that... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1513

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 16. The Doctor's House The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 16. The Doctor's House

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 16. The Doctor's House
PART I ACT I SCENE XVI. THE DOCTOR'S HOUSE(The scene is more or less as before. But half the wood-pile has been taken away. On a seat near the verandah surgical instruments, knives, saws, forceps, etc. The DOCTOR is engaged in cleaning these.) SISTER (coming from the verandah). A patient to see you. DOCTOR. Do you know who it is? SISTER. I've not seen him. Here's his card. DOCTOR (reading it). This outdoes everything! SISTER. Is it he? DOCTOR. Yes. Courage I respect; but this is cynicism. A kind of challenge. Still, let him come in. SISTER. Are you serious? DOCTOR.... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 3272