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The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE I The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE I

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE I
ACT II: SCENE ISCENE: PRECIOSA'S chamber. Morning. PRECIOSA and ANGELICA. PRECIOSA. Why will you go so soon? Stay yet awhile.The poor too often turn away unheardFrom hearts that shut against them with a soundThat will be heard in heaven. Pray, tell me moreOf your adversities. Keep nothing from me.What is your landlord's name? ANGELICA. The Count of Lara. PRECIOSA. The Count of Lara? O, beware that man!Mistrust his pity,--hold no parley with him!And rather die an outcast in the streetsThan touch his gold.... Plays - Post by : Troy_McDonald - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1024

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE VI The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE VI

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE VI
ACT III: SCENE VISCENE: A pass in the Guadarrama mountains. Early morning.A muleteer crosses the stage, sitting sideways on his mule andlighting a paper cigar with flint and steel.SONG.If thou art sleeping, maiden, Awake and open thy door,'T is the break of day, and we must away, O'er meadow, and mount, and moor.Wait not to find thy slippers, But come with thy naked feet;We shall have to pass through the dewy grass, And waters wide and fleet.(Disappears down the pass. Enter a Monk. A shepherd appears onthe rocks above.) Monk. Ave Maria,... Plays - Post by : mangomoon - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 870

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE V The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE V

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE V
ACT III: SCENE VSCENE: The Gypsy camp in the forest. Night. Gypsiesworking at a forge. Others playing cards by the firelight. Gypsies (at the forge sing).On the top of a mountain I stand,With a crown of red gold in my hand,Wild Moors come trooping over the leaO how from their fury shall I flee, flee, flee?O how from their fury shall I flee? First Gypsy (playing). Down with your John-Dorados, my pigeon.Down with your John-Dorados, and let us make an end.Gypsies (at the forge sing). Loud sang the Spanish cavalier,... Plays - Post by : topearners - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 2198

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE IV The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE IV

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE IV
ACT III: SCENE IVSCENE IV: A post-house on the road to Segovia, not far fromthe village of Guadarrama. Enter CHISPA, cracking a whip, andsinging the cachucha. CHISPA. Halloo! Don Fulano! Let us have horses, and quickly.Alas, poor Chispa! what a dog's life dost thou lead! I thought,when I left my old master Victorian, the student, to serve mynewmaster Don Carlos, the gentleman, that I, too, should lead thelife of a gentleman; should go to bed early, and get up late. For when the abbot plays cards, what can you expect of thefriars? But, in... Plays - Post by : JuicePlus - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 2381

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE III The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE III

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE III
ACT III: SCENE IIISCENE: A room in the PADRE CURA'S house. Enter the PADREand HYPOLITO. PADRE CURA. So then, Senor, you come from Alcala.I am glad to hear it. It was there I studied. HYPOLITO. And left behind an honored name, no doubt.How may I call your Grace? PADRE CURA. GeronimoDe Santillana, at your Honor's service. HYPOLITO. Descended from the Marquis Santillana?From the distinguished poet? PADRE CURA.... Plays - Post by : klubbing - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 2700

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE II The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE II

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE II
ACT III: SCENE IISCENE: Public square in the village of Guadarrama. The AveMaria still tolling. A crowd of villagers, with their hats intheir hands, as if in prayer. In front, a group of Gypsies. Thebell rings a merrier peal. A Gypsy dance. Enter PANCHO,followed by PEDRO CRESPO. PANCHO. Make room, ye vagabonds and Gypsy thieves!Make room for the Alcalde and for me! PEDRO CRESPO. Keep silence all! I have an edict hereFrom our most gracious lord, the King of Spain,Jerusalem, and the Canary Islands,Which I shall publish in the market-place.Open... Plays - Post by : Daniel_Stidham - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 3226

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE I The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE I

The Spanish Student - ACT III - SCENE I
ACT III: SCENE ISCENE I: A cross-road through a wood. In the background adistant village spire. VICTORIAN and HYPOLITO, as travellingstudents, with guitars, sitting under the trees. HYPOLITO playsand sings.SONG. Ah, Love!Perjured, false, treacherous Love! EnemyOf all that mankind may not rue! Most untrueTo him who keeps most faith with thee. Woe is me!The falcon has the eyes of the dove. Ah, Love!Perjured, false, treacherous Love! VICTORIAN. Yes, Love is ever busy with his shuttle,Is ever... Plays - Post by : sweetkidsmom - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 866

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE XI The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE XI

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE XI
ACT II: SCENE XISCENE: PRECIOSA'S bedchamber. Midnight. She is sleeping inan armchair, in an undress. DOLORES watching her. DOLORES. She sleeps at last!(Opens the window, and listens.) All silent in the street,And in the garden. Hark! PRECIOSA. (in her sleep). I must go hence!Give me my cloak! DOLORES. He comes! I hear his footsteps. PRECIOSA. Go tell them that I cannot dance to-night;I am too ill! Look at me! See the feverThat burns upon my cheek!... Plays - Post by : klomani - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1980

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE X The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE X

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE X
ACT II: SCENE XSCENE: Street and garden wall. Night. Enter CRUZADO and BARTOLOME. CRUZADO. This is the garden wall, and above it, yonder, is herhouse. The window in which thou seest the light is her window.But we will not go in now. BARTOLOME. Why not? CRUZADO. Because she is not at home. BARTOLOME. No matter; we can wait. But how is this? The gate isbolted. (Sound of guitars and voices in a neighboring street.)Hark! There comes her lover with his infernal serenade! Hark!SONG.Good night!... Plays - Post by : Laughingbird - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1058

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE IX The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE IX

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE IX
ACT II: SCENE IXSCENE: The COUNT OF LARA'S chambers. LARA and his friendsat supper. COUNT OF LARA. So, Caballeros, once more many thanks!You have stood by me bravely in this matter.Pray fill your glasses. DON J. Did you mark, Don Luis,How pale she looked, when first the noise began,And then stood still, with her large eyes dilated!Her nostrils spread! her lips apart! Her bosomTumultuous as the sea! DON L. I pitied her. COUNT OF LARA. Her pride is humbled; and this very nightI mean to visit... Plays - Post by : kirtlc - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1725

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VIII The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VIII

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VIII
ACT II: SCENE VIII SCENE: The Theatre. The orchestra plays the cachucha.Sound of castanets behind the scenes. The curtain rises, anddiscovers PRECIOSA in the attitude of commencing the dance. Thecachucha. Tumult; hisses; cries of "Brava!" and "Afuera!" Shefalters and pauses. The music stops. General confusion.PRECIOSA faints. Content of ACT II: SCENE VIII (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's play/drama: The Spanish Student)... Plays - Post by : carlbrown - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 3079

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VII The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VII

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VII
ACT II: SCENE VIISCENE: A lane in the suburbs. Night. Enter CRUZADO andBARTOLOME. CRUZADO. And so, Bartolome, the expedition failed. But wherewast thou for the most part? BARTOLOME. In the Guadarrama mountains, near San Ildefonso. CRUZADO. And thou bringest nothing back with thee? Didst thourob no one? BARTOLOME. There was no one to rob, save a party of students fromSegovia, who looked as if they would rob us; and a jolly littlefriar, who had nothing in his pockets but a missal and a loaf ofbread. CRUZADO. Pray,... Plays - Post by : zwhat - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 824

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VI The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VI

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE VI
ACT II: SCENE VISCENE: A retired spot beyond the city gates. EnterVICTORIAN and HYPOLITO. VICTORIAN. O shame! O shame! Why do I walk abroadBy daylight, when the very sunshine mocks me,And voices, and familiar sights and soundsCry, "Hide thyself!" O what a thin partitionDoth shut out from the curious world the knowledgeOf evil deeds that have been done in darkness!Disgrace has many tongues. My fears are windows,Through which all eyes seem gazing. Every faceExpresses some suspicion of my shame,And in derision seems to smile at me! HYPOLITO. Did I not caution... Plays - Post by : primesca - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1669

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE V The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE V

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE V
ACT II: SCENE VSCENE: The COUNT OF LARA'S rooms. Enter the COUNT. COUNT OF LARA. There's nothing in this world so sweet as love,And next to love the sweetest thing is hate!I've learned to hate, and therefore am revenged.A silly girl to play the prude with me!The fire that I have kindled--(Enter FRANCISCO.) Well, Francisco,What tidings from Don Juan? FRANCISCO. Good, my lord;He will be present. COUNT OF LARA.... Plays - Post by : carlbrown - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 2166

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE IV The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE IV

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE IV
ACT II: SCENE IVSCENE: PRECIOSA'S chamber. She is sitting, with a book inher hand, near a table, on which are flowers. A bird singing inits cage. The COUNT OF LARA enters behind unperceived. PRECIOSA. (reads). All are sleeping, weary heart! Thou, thou only sleepless art!Heigho! I wish Victorian were here.I know not what it is makes me so restless!(The bird sings.)Thou little prisoner with thy motley coat,That from thy vaulted, wiry dungeon singest,Like thee I am a captive, and, like thee,I have a gentle jailer. Lack-a-day!... Plays - Post by : wealthget - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1112

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE III The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE III

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE III
ACT II: SCENE IIISCENE: The Prado. A long avenue of trees leading to thegate of Atocha. On the right the dome and spires of a convent. A fountain. Evening, DON CARLOS and HYPOLITO meeting. DON CARLOS. Hola! good evening, Don Hypolito. HYPOLITO. And a good evening to my friend, Don Carlos.Some lucky star has led my steps this way.I was in search of you. DON CARLOS.Command me always. HYPOLITO. Do you remember, in Quevedo's Dreams,The miser, who, upon the Day of Judgment,Asks if his money-bags would rise? DON CARLOS. I do;... Plays - Post by : Dougi - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 2713

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE II The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE II

The Spanish Student - ACT II - SCENE II
ACT II: SCENE IISCENE: A room in the ARCHBISHOP'S Palace. The ARCHBISHOPand a CARDINAL seated. ARCHBISHOP. Knowing how near it touched the public morals,And that our age is grown corrupt and rottenBy such excesses, we have sent to Rome,Beseeching that his Holiness would aidIn curing the gross surfeit of the time,By seasonable stop put here in SpainTo bull-fights and lewd dances on the stage.All this you know. CARDINAL. Know and approve. ARCHBISHOP. And further,That, by a mandate from his Holiness,The first have... Plays - Post by : haden - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 2787

The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE V The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE V

The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE V
ACT I: SCENE VSCENE: VICTORIAN'S chambers at Alcala. HYPOLITO asleep inan arm-chair. He awakes slowly. HYPOLITO. I must have been asleep! ay, sound asleep!And it was all a dream. O sleep, sweet sleepWhatever form thou takest, thou art fair,Holding unto our lips thy goblet filledOut of Oblivion's well, a healing draught!The candles have burned low; it must be late.Where can Victorian be? Like Fray Carrillo,The only place in which one cannot find himIs his own cell. Here's his guitar, that seldomFeels the caresses of its master's hand.Open thy silent lips, sweet instrument!And make... Plays - Post by : vernpet - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 937

The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE IV The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE IV

The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE IV
ACT I: SCENE IVScene: An inn on the road to Alcala.BALTASAR asleep on a bench. Enter CHISPA. CHISPA. And here we are, halfway to Alcala, between cocks andmidnight. Body o' me! what an inn this is! The lights out, andthe landlord asleep. Hola! ancient Baltasar! BALTASAR. (waking). Here I am. CHISPA. Yes, there you are, like a one-eyed Alcalde in a townwithout inhabitants. Bring a light, and let me have supper. BALTASAR. Where is your master? CHISPA. Do not trouble yourself about him.... Plays - Post by : Sheri_Graber - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 770

The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE III The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE III

The Spanish Student - ACT I - SCENE III
ACT I: SCENE IIISCENE: PRECIOSA'S chamber. She stands at the open window. PRECIOSA. How slowly through the lilac-scented airDescends the tranquil moon! Like thistle-downThe vapory clouds float in the peaceful sky;And sweetly from yon hollow vaults of shadeThe nightingales breathe out their souls in song.And hark! what songs of love, what soul-like sounds,Answer them from below!SERENADE.Stars of the summer night! Far in yon azure deeps,Hide, hide your golden light! She sleeps!My lady sleeps! Sleeps!Moon of the summer night! Far down yon western steeps,Sink, sink in silver... Plays - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : June 2011 - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 2719