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The First And The Last: A Drama In Three Scenes - Scene 3 The First And The Last: A Drama In Three Scenes - Scene 3

The First And The Last: A Drama In Three Scenes - Scene 3
SCENE IIITWO MONTHS LATER (WANDA'S room. Daylight is just beginning to fail of a January afternoon. The table is laid for supper, with decanters of wine.) (WANDA is standing at the window looking out at the wintry trees of the Square beyond the pavement. A newspaper Boy's voice is heard coming nearer.) VOICE. Pyper! Glove Lyne murder! Trial and verdict! (Receding) Verdict! Pyper! (WANDA throws up the window as if to call to him, checks herself, closes it and runs to the door. She opens it, but recoils into the room.... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2490

The First And The Last: A Drama In Three Scenes - Scene 2 The First And The Last: A Drama In Three Scenes - Scene 2

The First And The Last: A Drama In Three Scenes - Scene 2
SCENE II(At out eleven o'clock the following night an WANDA'S room on the ground floor in Soho. In the light from one close-shaded electric bulb the room is but dimly visible. A dying fire burns on the left. A curtained window in the centre of the back wall. A door on the right. The furniture is plush-covered and commonplace, with a kind of shabby smartness. A couch, without back or arms, stands aslant, between window and fire.) (On this WANDA is sitting, her knees drawn up under her, staring at the embers. She has on... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 3397

The Little Man: A Farcical Morality In Three Scenes - Scene 1 The Little Man: A Farcical Morality In Three Scenes - Scene 1

The Little Man: A Farcical Morality In Three Scenes - Scene 1
SCENE I(Afternoon, on the departure platform of an Austrian railway station. At several little tables outside the buffet persons are taking refreshment, served by a pale young waiter. On a seat against the wall of the buffet a woman of lowly station is sitting beside two large bundles, on one of which she has placed her baby, swathed in a black shawl.) WAITER. (Approaching a table whereat sit an English traveller and his wife) Two coffee? ENGLISHMAN. (Paying) Thanks. (To his wife, in an Oxford voice) Sugar? ENGLISHWOMAN. (In a Cambridge voice)... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2911

The Little Man: A Farcical Morality In Three Scenes - Characters The Little Man: A Farcical Morality In Three Scenes - Characters

The Little Man: A Farcical Morality In Three Scenes - Characters
THE LITTLE MAN. THE AMERICAN. THE ENGLISHMAN. THE ENGLISHWOMAN. THE GERMAN. THE DUTCH BOY. THE MOTHER. THE BABY. THE WAITER. THE STATION OFFICIAL. THE POLICEMAN. THE PORTER.... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2745

Fugitive - Act 4 Fugitive - Act 4

Fugitive - Act 4
ACT IV(Supper-time in a small room at "The Gascony" on Derby Day. Through the windows of a broad corridor, out of which the door opens, is seen the dark blue of a summer night. The walls are of apricot-gold; the carpets, curtains, lamp-shades, and gilded chairs, of red; the wood-work and screens white; the palms in gilded tubs. A doorway that has no door leads to another small room. One little table behind a screen, and one little table in the open, are set for two persons each. On a service-table, above which hangs a speaking-tube, are... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2895

Fugitive - Act 3 - Scene 2 Fugitive - Act 3 - Scene 2

Fugitive - Act 3 - Scene 2
ACT III - SCENE II(SCENE II--The same, early on a winter afternoon, three months later. The room has now a certain daintiness. There are curtains over the doors, a couch, under the window, all the books are arranged on shelves. In small vases, over the fireplace, are a few violets and chrysanthemums. MALISE sits huddled in his armchair drawn close to the fore, paper on knee, pen in hand. He looks rather grey and drawn, and round his chair is the usual litter. At the table, now nearer to the window, CLARE sits working a... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 3193

Fugitive - Act 3 - Scene 1 Fugitive - Act 3 - Scene 1

Fugitive - Act 3 - Scene 1
ACT III - SCENE I(MALISE'S sitting-room. An afternoon, three months later. On the table are an open bottle of claret, his hat, and some tea-things. Down in the hearth is a kettle on a lighted spirit-stand. Near the door stands HAYWOOD, a short, round-faced man, with a tobacco-coloured moustache; MALISE, by the table, is contemplating a piece of blue paper.) HAYWOOD. Sorry to press an old customer, sir, but a year and an 'alf without any return on your money---- MALISE. Your tobacco is too good, Mr. Haywood. I wish I could see my way... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 3095

Fugitive - Act 2 Fugitive - Act 2

Fugitive - Act 2
ACT II(The scene is a large, whitewashed, disordered room, whose outer door opens on to a corridor and stairway. Doors on either side lead to other rooms. On the walls are unframed reproductions of fine pictures, secured with tintacks. An old wine-coloured armchair of low and comfortable appearance, near the centre of the room, is surrounded by a litter of manuscripts, books, ink, pens and newspapers, as though some one had already been up to his neck in labour, though by a grandfather's clock it is only eleven. On a smallish table close by, are sheets of... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2291

Fugitive - Act 1 Fugitive - Act 1

Fugitive - Act 1
ACT I(The SCENE is the pretty drawing-room of a flat. There are two doors, one open into the hall, the other shut and curtained. Through a large bay window, the curtains of which are not yet drawn, the towers of Westminster can be seen darkening in a summer sunset; a grand piano stands across one corner. The man-servant PAYNTER, clean-shaven and discreet, is arranging two tables for Bridge.) (BURNEY, the maid, a girl with one of those flowery Botticellian faces only met with in England, comes in through the curtained door, which she leaves open, disclosing the glimpse of... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2285

The Foundations - Act 1 The Foundations - Act 1

The Foundations - Act 1
ACT I(LORD WILLIAM DROMONDY'S mansion in Park Lane. Eight o'clock of the evening. LITTLE ANNE DROMONDY and the large footman, JAMES, gaunt and grin, discovered in the wine cellar, by light of gas. JAMES, in plush breeches, is selecting wine.) L. ANNE. James, are you really James? JAMES. No, my proper name's John. L. ANNE. Oh! (A pause) And is Charles's an improper name too? JAMES. His proper name's Mark. L. ANNE. Then is Thomas Matthew? JAMES. Miss Anne, stand clear o' that bin. You'll put your foot through one... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1886

The Foundations - Persons Of The Play The Foundations - Persons Of The Play

The Foundations - Persons Of The Play
LORD WILLIAM DROMONDY, M.P. LADY WILLIAM DROMONDY LITTLE ANNE MISS STOKES MR. POULDER JAMES HENRY THOMAS CHARLES THE PRESS LEMMY OLD MRS. LEMMY LITTLE AIDA THE DUKE OF EXETER Some ANTI-SWEATERS; Some SWEATED WORKERS; and a CROWD SCENES SCENE I. The cellar at LORD WILLIAM DROMONDY'S in Park Lane. SCENE II. The room of old MRS. LEMMY in Bethnal Green. SCENE III. Ante-room of the hall... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2089

The Eldest Son - Act 3 The Eldest Son - Act 3

The Eldest Son - Act 3
ACT III(It is five o'clock of the same day. The scene is the smoking-room, with walls of Leander red, covered by old steeplechase and hunting prints. Armchairs encircle a high ferulered hearth, in which a fire is burning. The curtains are not yet drawn across mullioned windows, but electric light is burning. There are two doors, leading, the one to the billiard-room, the other to a corridor. BILL is pacing up and doom; HAROLD, at the fireplace, stands looking at him with commiseration.) BILL. What's the time? HAROLD. Nearly five. They won't be... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2582

The Eldest Son - Act 2 The Eldest Son - Act 2

The Eldest Son - Act 2
ACT II(The scene is LADY CHESHIRE's morning room, at ten o'clock on the following day. It is a pretty room, with white panelled walls; and chrysanthemums and carmine lilies in bowls. A large bow window overlooks the park under a sou'-westerly sky. A piano stands open; a fire is burning; and the morning's correspondence is scattered on a writing-table. Doors opposite each other lead to the maid's workroom, and to a corridor. LADY CHESHIRE is standing in the middle of the room, looking at an opera cloak, which FREDA is holding out.) LADY CHESHIRE. Well,... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1487

The Eldest Son - Act 1 - Scene 2 The Eldest Son - Act 1 - Scene 2

The Eldest Son - Act 1 - Scene 2
ACT I - SCENE II(CHRISTINE, LADY CHESHIRE, DOT, MABEL LANFARNE, and JOAN, are returning to the hall after dinner.) CHRISTINE. (in a low voice) Mother, is it true about young Dunning and Rose Taylor? LADY CHESHIRE. I'm afraid so, dear. CHRISTINE. But can't they be---- DOT. Ah! ah-h! (CHRISTINE and her mother are silent.) My child, I'm not the young person. CHRISTINE. No, of course not--only--(nodding towards JOAN and Mable). DOT. Look here! This is just an instance of what I hate. LADY CHESHIRE. My dear? Another one? DOT. Yes, mother,... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2535

The Eldest Son - Act 1 - Scene 1 The Eldest Son - Act 1 - Scene 1

The Eldest Son - Act 1 - Scene 1
ACT I - SCENE I(The scene is a well-lighted, and large, oak-panelled hall, with an air of being lived in, and a broad, oak staircase. The dining-room, drawing-room, billiard-room, all open into it; and under the staircase a door leads to the servants' quarters. In a huge fireplace a log fire is burning. There are tiger-skins on the floor, horns on the walls; and a writing-table against the wall opposite the fireplace. FREDA STUDDENHAM, a pretty, pale girl with dark eyes, in the black dress of a lady's-maid, is standing at the foot of the staircase with... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1647

The Eldest Son - Persons Of The Play The Eldest Son - Persons Of The Play

The Eldest Son - Persons Of The Play
SIR WILLIAM CHESHIRE, a baronet LADY CHESHIRE, his wife BILL, their eldest son HAROLD, their second son RONALD KEITH(in the Lancers), their son-in-law CHRISTINE (his wife), their eldest daughter DOT, their second daughter JOAN, their third daughter MABEL LANFARNE, their guest THE REVEREND JOHN LATTER, engaged to Joan OLD STUDDENHAM, the head-keeper FREDA STUDDENHAM, the lady's-maid YOUNG DUNNING, the under-keeper ROSE TAYLOR, a village girl JACKSON, the butler CHARLES, a footman... Plays - Post by : mikman - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1307

The Little Dream - Scene 3 The Little Dream - Scene 3

The Little Dream - Scene 3
SCENE III(The dark scene again becomes glamorous. SEELCHEN is seen with her hand stretched out towards the Piazza of a little town, with a plane tree on one side, a wall on the other, and from the open doorway of an Inn a pale path of light. Over the Inn hangs a full golden moon. Against the wall, under the glimmer of a lamp, leans a youth with the face of THE WINE HORN, in a crimson dock, thrumming a mandolin, and singing: "Little star soul... Plays - Post by : Rodney_Rushing - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2523

The Little Dream - Scene 2 The Little Dream - Scene 2

The Little Dream - Scene 2
SCENE II(The scene is slowly illumined as by dawn. SEELCHEN is still lying on the window seat. She sits up, freeing her face and hands from the blankets, changing the swathings of deep sleep for the filmy coverings of a dream. The wall of the hut has vanished; there is nothing between her and the three mountains veiled in mist, save a through of darkness. There, as the peaks of the mountains brighten, they are seen to have great faces.) SEELCHEN. Oh! They have faces! (The face of THE WINE HORN is the profile of... Plays - Post by : Rodney_Rushing - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1784

The Little Dream - Scene 1 The Little Dream - Scene 1

The Little Dream - Scene 1
SCENE I(It is just after sunset of an August evening. The scene is a room in a mountain hut, furnished only with a table, benches. and a low broad window seat. Through this window three rocky peaks are seen by the light of a moon which is slowly whitening the last hues of sunset. An oil lamp is burning. SEELCHEN, a mountain girl, eighteen years old, is humming a folk-song, and putting away in a cupboard freshly washed soup-bowls and glasses. She is dressed in a tight-fitting black velvet bodice. square-cut at the neck and partly filled... Plays - Post by : Rodney_Rushing - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 1745

The Little Dream - Characters The Little Dream - Characters

The Little Dream - Characters
SEELCHEN, a mountain girl LAMOND, a climber FELSMAN, a glide  CHARACTERS IN THE DREAM THE GREAT HORN | THE COW HORN | mountains THE WINE HORN | THE EDELWEISS | THE ALPENROSE | flowers... Plays - Post by : Rodney_Rushing - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Galsworthy - Read : 2185