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Catiline - Act 3 Catiline - Act 3

Catiline - Act 3
THIRD ACT(CATILINE's camp in a wooded field in Etruria. To the right is seen CATILINE's tent and close by it an old oak tree. A camp fire is burning outside the tent;similar fires are to be seen among the trees in the background. It is night. At intervals the moon breaks through the clouds.)(STATILIUS lies stretched out asleep by the camp fire. MANLIUS paces back and forth in front of the tent.)MANLIUS. Such is the way of young and buoyant souls.They slumber on as peaceful and secureAs though embosomed in their mothers' arms,Instead of in a forest wilderness.They rest as though... Plays - Post by : flogger - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2036

Catiline - Act 2 Catiline - Act 2

Catiline - Act 2
SECOND ACT(A room in CATILINE's house with a colonnade in the rear; a lamp lights up the room.)(CATILINE paces the floor back and forth; LENTULUS and CETHEGUS are with him.)CATILINE. No, no! I say, you do not understandYourselves what you demand of me. Should ITurn traitor and incite a civil war,--Besmear my hand with Roman blood? No, no!I'll never do it! Let the entire stateCondemn me if--LENTULUS. You will not, Catiline?CATILINE. No.LENTULUS. Tell me,--have you nothing to avenge?No insult? No one here you fain would strike?CATILINE. Let him who will avenge; I shall not stir.Yet silent scorn is likewise... Plays - Post by : dvcmaster - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 1222

Catiline - Act 1 Catiline - Act 1

Catiline - Act 1
FIRST ACT(The Flaminian Way outside of Rome. Off the road a wooded hillside. In the background loom the walls and the heights of the city. It is evening.)(CATILINE stands on the hill among the bushes, leaning against a tree.)CATILINE. I must! I must! A voice deep in my soulUrges me on,--and I will heed its call.Courage I have and strength for something better,Something far nobler than this present life,--A series of unbridled dissipations--!No, no; they do not satisfy the yearning soul.CATILINE. I rave and rave,--long only to forget.'Tis past now,--all is past! Life has no aim.CATILINE. (After a pause.)And what... Plays - Post by : ehome - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 1670

Catiline - Dramatis Personae Catiline - Dramatis Personae

Catiline - Dramatis Personae
LUCIUS CATILINE A noble Roman.AURELIA His wife.FURIA A vestal.CURIUS A youth related to Catiline.MANLIUS An old warrior.LENTULUS Young and noble Roman.GABINIUS "... Plays - Post by : theniche - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 3461

Catiline - Preface To The Second Edition Catiline - Preface To The Second Edition

Catiline - Preface To The Second Edition
The drama _Catiline_, with which I entered upon my literary career, was written during the winter of 1848-49, that is in my twenty-first year.I was at the time in Grimstad, under the necessity of earning with my hands the wherewithal of life and the means for instruction preparatory to my taking the entrance examinations to the university. The age was one of great stress. The February revolution, the uprisings in Hungary and elsewhere, the Slesvig war,--all this had a great effect upon and hastened my development, however immature it may have remained for some time after. I wrote ringing poems of... Plays - Post by : opulyst - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 1823

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 6 The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 6

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 6
SCENE VI(The Preceding.)(ASGAUT, HEMMING and the VIKINGS, who lead RODERIKbetween them.)ASGAUT. (To GANDALF.) A meagre find, yet something, to be sure.BLANKA. My father!(She throws herself in his arms.)RODERIK. Blanka! O, my child!JOSTEJN. A woman!He will have company.ASGAUT. Yes, straight to Hell!BLANKA. O father fore have you never told me--RODERIK. Hush! Hush! my child!(Points to GANDALF.)RODERIK. Is this your chieftain?ASGAUT. Yes.ASGAUT. (To GANDALF.)This man can tell you how your father died;For he was in the thick of it, he says,The only one to get away alive.GANDALF. Hush!... Plays - Post by : Delmen - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 662

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 5 The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 5

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 5
SCENE V(BLANKA, GANDALF from the right.)GANDALF. (Aside.) It is too late!BLANKA. O, there he is again!What do you want?GANDALF. Quick,--quick, away from here!BLANKA. What do you mean?GANDALF. Away! There's danger here!BLANKA. What danger?GANDALF. Death!BLANKA. I do not understand you.GANDALF. I thought to hide it from you,--hence I wentTo call my people to the ship againAnd sail away; you never should have known,--The trumpet warns me that it is too late,--That they are coming.BLANKA. Who are coming?GANDALF. Then know,--The strangers who once harried on the isleWere vikings like myself.BLANKA.... Plays - Post by : Chipt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 3327

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 4 The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 4

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 4
SCENE IVBLANKA. (Alone.) He is gone! Ah, perfect stillness Rules upon the barren strand. Perfect stillness, grave-like stillness Rules my heart with heavy hand. Came he then to vanish only Through the mist, a ray of light? Soon he flies, a sea-gull lonely, Far away into the night! What is left me of this lover? But a flower in the dark: In my loneliness to hover Like a petrel round his bark!(The war trumpet of the Vikings is heard from the left.)BLANKA. Ah! What was... Plays - Post by : marcorossi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 3436

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 3 The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 3

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 3
SCENE III(GANDALF. BLANKA with oak leaves in her hair and abasket of flowers enters from the left.)BLANKA. (Seated at the left busily weaving a flower wreath.)Fountains may murmur in the sunny vales,Resplendent billows roll beneath the shore;Nor fountain's murmur, nor the billow's songHas half the magic of those flowers there,That stand in clusters round the barrow's edgeAnd nod at one another lovingly;They draw me hither during night and day,--And it is here I long to come and dream.The wreath is done. The hero's monument,So hard and cold, shall under it be hid.Yes, it is beautiful!(Pointing to the mound.)BLANKA.... Plays - Post by : lonestar - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 1593

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 2 The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 2

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 2
SCENE II(GANDALF and the VIKINGS enter from the right.)ASGAUT. Now we shall soon be there.GANDALF. Point out the place!ASGAUT. No, wait till we have gone beyond the wood.There was still standing on the rocky cliffAgainst the sea a remnant of the wall,--I dare say it is standing there to-day.JOSTEJN. But tell us, king, what can it profit usTo tramp about here on the isle like fools?HROLLOUG. Yes, tell us what shall--GANDALF. You shall hold your tongues!And blindly follow where your king commands!GANDALF. (To ASGAUT.)It seems to me, however, you cleaned houseToo well when you... Plays - Post by : a70maverick - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 3019

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 1 The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 1

The Warrior's Barrow - Scene 1
SCENE I(At the right of the stage sits RODERIK writing. To the left BLANKA in a half reclining position.)BLANKA. Lo! the sky in dying glory Surges like a sea ablaze,-- It is all so still before me, Still as in a sylvan maze. Summer evening's mellow power Settles round us like a dove, Hovers like a swan above Ocean wave and forest flower. In the orange thicket slumber Gods and goddesses of yore, Stone reminders in great number Of a world that is no more. Virtue, valor,... Plays - Post by : jimfranks - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2782

The Warrior's Barrow - Dramatis Personae The Warrior's Barrow - Dramatis Personae

The Warrior's Barrow - Dramatis Personae
RODERIK An old recluse.BLANKA His foster-daughter.GANDALF A sea-king from Norway.ASGAUT An old viking.HROLLOUG " " "JOSTEJN " " "Several VIKINGSHEMMING A young scald in Gandalf's service. SETTINGThe action takes place on a... Plays - Post by : ebempires - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2127

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 10 Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 10

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 10
THIRD ACT SCENE X(The Preceding. THORGJERD with a harp in his hand has during the foregoing mingled with the people.)THORGJERD. Aye, see, see! A multitude of people in the valley today!THE PEASANTS. Thorgjerd, the fiddler!ALFHILD. (Throws herself in his arms.) My father!ALL. Her father!OLAF. Yes, yes, old man! There are people and merriment in here today, and hereafter it shall always be thus. It is your daughter's wedding we are celebrating; for love has she chosen her betrothed, of love have you sung for her,--you will not stand in our way!THORGJERD. May all good spirits guard you well!ALFHILD. And you will... Plays - Post by : rhartman - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2835

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 9 Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 9

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 9
THIRD ACT SCENE IX(The Preceding. INGEBORG comes hurriedly out of the hut and pulls HEMMING behind her.)INGEBORG. Here I am! Hemming has found me!ALL. (ASTONISHED) Ingeborg and Hemming! Up here!ARNE. (Irritated.) Ah, then shall--INGEBORG. (Throws herself about his neck.) O father, father! It will not avail you; you have given your word!ARNE. But that did not apply to him! Now I see it all right; he has taken you away himself.INGEBORG. No, to the contrary, father! It was I who took him away!ARNE. (Frightened.) Will you be silent with such words! Are you out of your head?INGEBORG. (Softly.) Then say "yes"... Plays - Post by : smfissel - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2203

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 8 Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 8

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 8
THIRD ACT SCENE VIII(ALFHILD, LADY KIRSTEN, ARNE, WEDDING GUESTS, PEASANTS and SERVANTS from various sides. Later OLAF LILJEKRANS.)LADY KIRSTEN. There she is! Stand still, Alfhild! Do not try to escape,--else we shall shoot you.ALFHILD. What do you want of me?LADY KIRSTEN. That you shall learn soon enough.LADY KIRSTEN. (Points to her bundle.) What is this you are carrying?ALFHILD. My mother's treasures!LADY KIRSTEN. Give it here! See, see! A crown of silver! Indeed, Alfhild! If you are your mother's only daughter I am very much afraid the bridal crown will nevermore be needed in her family.LADY KIRSTEN. (To the Servants.) Bind her!... Plays - Post by : danomatic - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2723

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 7 Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 7

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 7
THIRD ACT SCENE VII(ALFHILD appears near the tarn to the left; she carries a little bundle.)ALFHILD. I have wailed, I have wept, till my heart is sore; I am weary and tired, I can weep no more!(Sinks down on a stone in the foreground.)ALFHILD. First to my father farewell I shall say!Then into the mountains I make my way!Down here I see Olaf wherever I go;I must up in the heights to steel my mind!I must deaden my grief, forget what I know,And leave all the memories dear behind!ALFHILD. The life in my dream had so rosy a hue!'Tis nothing but... Plays - Post by : agreement - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2219

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 6 Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 6

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 6
THIRD ACT SCENE VI(LADY KIRSTEN, ARNE of Guldvik, WEDDING GUESTS, PEASANTS and SERVANTS from the right.)LADY KIRSTEN. See, here will we begin the hunt. Our people must spread about and search all around the tarn;--she shall come forth and then--woe upon her! no mercy or pity is there in my soul.ARNE. What will you do then?LADY KIRSTEN. Hold judgment upon her--right on the spot where she is found! All the damage she has done on my dominions I have power and authority to punish in accordance with reason and justice.ARNE. Yes, but what good is that? What is lost can not... Plays - Post by : deals - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 1521

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 5 Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 5

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 5
THIRD ACT SCENE V(OLAF comes from the forest to the left. Immediately afterwards INGEBORG from the right.)OLAF. (Looks about and calls softly.) Alfhild! Alfhild! She is nowhere to be seen! Like a bird she disappeared from my view into the wood and I--INGEBORG. They are right close and--(Stops, frightened.)INGEBORG. Olaf Liljekrans!OLAF. Ingeborg!HEMMING. (Sticks his head out of the door and spies OLAF.) Lord Olaf! So! Now is it surely all up with me!(Withdraws hastily.)INGEBORG. (Aside.) He must have ridden in advance of the rest.OLAF. (Aside.) She must have come up here with her father to look for me.INGEBORG. (Aside.) But I... Plays - Post by : LarrySul - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2556

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 4 Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 4

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 4
THIRD ACT SCENE IV(INGEBORG and HEMMING enter, after a pause, from the right.)INGEBORG. Well, here we are up here! How lovely and bright and peaceful it is!HEMMING. Yes, here we shall live happily together!INGEBORG. But mark you well that you are my servant, and nothing else,--until my father has given his consent.HEMMING. That he will never do!INGEBORG. Never you mind,--we'll find some means or other.--But now we must think about choosing a cabin to live in.HEMMING. There are plenty of them around here. Over the whole valley there are deserted huts; everything is just the same as it was when the... Plays - Post by : jardo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 3178

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 3 Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 3

Olaf Liljekrans - Act 3 Scene 3
THIRD ACT SCENE III(OLAF. ALFHILD.)OLAF. Ah, if it were--for certain I cannot doubt it. Alfhild herself said that her father played such music that no one who heard it could ever forget. He mentioned Lady Ingrid who disappeared on the eve of her wedding many years ago,--there was a young minstrel named Thorgjerd who loved her, so went the story. Many a strange tale was afterwards current about him; at times he stood right in the midst of the village and played so beautifully that all who heard it had to weep; but no one knew where he made his home.... Plays - Post by : atuur - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henrik Ibsen - Read : 2289