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Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 4 Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 4

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 4
ACT IVThe same scene as in Act I. The next day. Two liveried footmen, Theodore Ivanitch and Gregory.FIRST FOOTMAN (with grey whiskers) Yours is the third house to-day. Thank goodness that all the at-homes are in this direction. Yours used to be on Thursdays.THEODORE IVANITCH. Yes, we changed to Saturday so as to be on the same day as the Golovkins and Grade von Grabes ...SECOND FOOTMAN. The Stcherbakofs do the thing well. There's refreshments for the footmen every time they've a ball.(The two Princesses, mother and daughter, come down the stairs accompanied by Betsy. The old Princess looks in her... Plays - Post by : cclittle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 903

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 3 Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 3

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 3
ACT IIIEvening of the same day. The small drawing-room in Leonid Fyodoritch's house the seances are always held. Leonid Fyodoritch and the Professor.LEONID FYODORITCH. Well then, shall we risk a seance with our new medium?PROFESSOR. Yes, certainly. He is a powerful medium, there is no doubt about it. And it is especially desirable that the seance should take place to-day with the same people. Grossman will certainly respond to the influence of the mediumistic energy, and then the connection and identity of the different phenomena will be still more evident. You will see then that, if the medium is as... Plays - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2282

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 2 Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 2

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 2
ACT IIEvening of the same day. The scene represents the interior of the servants' kitchen. The Peasants have taken off their outer garments and sit drinking tea at the table, and perspiring. Theodore Ivanitch is smoking a cigar at the other side of the stage. The discharged Cook is lying on the brick oven, and is unseen during the early part of the scene.THEODORE IVANITCH. My advice is, don't hinder him! If it's his wish and hers, in Heaven's name let him do it. She is a good, honest girl. Never mind her being a bit dressy; she can't help that,... Plays - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2020

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 1 Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 1

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Act 1
ACT IThe entrance hall of a wealthy house in Moscow. There are three doors: the front door, the door of Leonid Fyodoritch's study, and the door of Vasily Leoniditch's room. A staircase leads up to the other rooms; behind it is another door leading to the servants' quarters.SCENE 1.GREGORY (looks at himself in the glass and arranges his hair, &c.) I _am sorry about those moustaches of mine! "Moustaches are not becoming to a footman," she says! And why? Why, so that any one might see you're a footman,--else my looks might put her darling son to shame. He's a likely... Plays - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2977

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Characters Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Characters

Fruits Of Culture: A Comedy In Four Acts - Characters
FRUITS OF CULTUREA COMEDY IN FOUR ACTS(1889)CHARACTERSLEONID FYODORITCH ZVEZDINTSEF. A retired Lieutenant of the Horse Guards. Owner of more than 60,000 acres of land in various provinces. A fresh-looking, bland, agreeable gentleman of 60. Believes in Spiritualism, and likes to astonish people with his wonderful stories.ANNA PAVLOVNA ZVEZDINTSEVA. Wife of Leonid. Stout; pretends to be young; quite taken up with the conventionalities of life; despises her husband, and blindly believes in her doctor. Very irritable.BETSY. Their daughter. A young woman of 20, fast, tries to be mannish, wears a pince-nez, flirts and giggles. Speaks very quickly and distinctly.VASILY LEONIDITCH ZVEZDINTSEF. Their... Plays - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2606

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 6 The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 6

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 6
ACT VIThe scene represents a village street. To the right some old women are sitting on logs of wood with the Grandfather. In the centre, is a ring of women, girls, and lads. Dance music is played and they dance. Noise is heard from the hut, and drunken screams. An old man comes out and shouts in a tipsy voice. The Peasant follows him and leads him back.GRANDFATHER. Ah, what doings! what doings! One would think, what more would any one want than to do his work on week days, and when Sunday comes round, to have a good wash, clean... Plays - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2234

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 5 The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 5

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 5
ACT VInterior of hut. The Labourer alone, his horns and hoofs showing.LABOURER. There's lots of corn. More than there's room for, and he's now got a taste for it. We've been distilling again, and we've filled a barrel and hidden it away. We're not going to treat any one for nothing, but when we want to get something out of a fellow, then we'll treat him! So to-day I told him to invite the village elders and treat them, that they should divide up the property between him and his grandfather, and give everything to him and nothing to the old... Plays - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2514

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 4 The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 4

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 4
ACT IVA barn. In the middle a closed copper on the fire, with another vessel, under which is a tap.LABOURER (holds a tumbler under the tap and drinks the spirit) Well, master, it's ready now.PEASANT (sitting on his heels and looking on) What a queer thing. Here's water coming out of the mixture. Why are you letting this water off first?LABOURER. It's not water. It is the very stuff itself!PEASANT. Why is it so clear? I thought it would be yellow like grain. This is just like water.LABOURER. But you just smell it!PEASANT. Ah, what a scent! Well, well, let's see... Plays - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2367

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 3 The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 3

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 3
ACT IIIA barn. Carts loaded with grain. The Imp as a Labourer. He is shovelling grain off the cart, and the Peasant is carrying it away in a measure.LABOURER. Seven!PEASANT. How many quarters?LABOURER (looks at the numbers marked on the barn door) Twenty-six quarters. And this is the seventh bushel of the twenty-seventh quarter.PEASANT. It won't all go in; the barn is nearly full!LABOURER. Shovel it nice and even.PEASANT. So I will.(Exit with measure.)LABOURER (alone, takes off his cap, his horns appear) It will be some time before he returns. I'll ease my horns a bit. (Horns rise) And I'll take... Plays - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 647

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 2 The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 2

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 2
ACT IIHell. The Chief of the Devils sits in the highest place. The Devil's Secretary sits lower down, at a table with writing materials. Sentinels stand at each side. To the right are five Imps of different kinds. To the left, by the door, the Doorkeeper. A dandified Imp stands before the Chief.THE DANDY IMP. The whole of my booty for the three years has been 220,005 men. They're all in my power now.THE CHIEF. All right. Thank you. Pass on.(The Dandy Imp goes to the right.)THE CHIEF (to the Secretary) I'm tired! Is there much business left? Whose reports have... Plays - Post by : runtonk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2350

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 1 The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 1

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Act 1
ACT IPEASANT (ploughing. Looks up) It's noon. Time to unharness. Gee up, get along! Fagged out? Poor old beast! One more turn and back again, that will be the last furrow, and then dinner. It was a good idea to bring that chunk of bread with me. I'll not go home, but sit down by the well and have a bite and a rest, and Peggy can graze awhile. Then, with God's help, to work again, and the ploughing will be done in good time.(Enter Imp; hides behind a bush.)IMP. See what a good fellow he is! Keeps calling on God.... Plays - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2196

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Characters The First Distiller: A Comedy - Characters

The First Distiller: A Comedy - Characters
A PEASANT. { WIFE.HIS { MOTHER. { GRANDFATHER. { LITTLE DAUGHTER.A NEIGHBOUR.FOUR VILLAGE ELDERS.OLD WOMEN, WOMEN, GIRLS AND LADS.THE CHIEF OF THE DEVILS.HIS SECRETARY.A DANDY IMP.THE OFFICIALS' IMP.THE PEASANTS' IMP.SENTINELS, DOORKEEPERS AND IMPS.First Distiller: A comedy (1886)... Plays - Post by : gabby - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 1626

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 12 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 12

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XIICONCLUSION--REPENT YE, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.1. Chance Meeting with a Train Carrying Soldiers to Restore Order Among the Famishing Peasants--Reason of the Expedition--How the Decisions of the Higher Authorities are Enforced in Cases of Insubordination on Part of the Peasants--What Happened at Orel, as an Example of How the Rights of the Propertied Classes are Maintained by Murder and Torture--All the Privileges of the Wealthy are Based on Similar Acts of Violence.2. The Elements that Made up the Force Sent to Toula, and the Conduct of the Men Composing it--How these Men Could Carry Out such... Nonfictions - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 1166

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 11 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 11

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 11
CHAPTER XITHE CHRISTIAN CONCEPTION OF LIFE HAS ALREADY ARISEN IN OUR SOCIETY, AND WILL INFALLIBLY PUT AN END TO THE PRESENT ORGANIZATION OF OUR LIFE BASED ON FORCE--WHEN THAT WILL BE.The Condition and Organization of our Society are Terrible, but they Rest only on Public Opinion, and can be Destroyed by it-- Already Violence is Regarded from a Different Point of View; the Number of those who are Ready to Serve the Government is Diminishing; and even the Servants of Government are Ashamed of their Position, and so often Do Not Perform their Duties--These Facts are all Signs of the Rise... Nonfictions - Post by : ben.g - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2324

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 10 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 10

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 10
CHAPTER XEVIL CANNOT BE SUPPRESSED BY THE PHYSICAL FORCE OF THE GOVERNMENT--THE MORAL PROGRESS OF HUMANITY IS BROUGHT ABOUT NOT ONLY BY INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION OF TRUTH, BUT ALSO THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC OPINION.Christianity Destroys the State--But Which is Most Necessary: Christianity or the State?--There are Some who Assert the Necessity of a State Organization, and Others who Deny it, both Arguing from same First Principles--Neither Contention can be Proved by Abstract Argument--The Question must be Decided by the Stage in the Development of Conscience of Each Man, which will either Prevent or Allow him to Support a Government Organization--... Nonfictions - Post by : runtonk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 1303

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 9 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 9

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 9
CHAPTER IXTHE ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHRISTIAN CONCEPTION OF LIFE WILL EMANCIPATE MEN FROM THE MISERIES OF OUR PAGAN LIFE.The External Life of Christian Peoples Remains Pagan Though they are Penetrated by Christian Consciousness--The Way Out of this Contradiction is by the Acceptance of the Christian Theory of Life--Only Through Christianity is Every Man Free, and Emancipated of All Human Authority--This Emancipation can be Effected by no Change in External Conditions of Life, but Only by a Change in the Conception of Life--The Christian Ideal of Life Requires Renunciation of all Violence, and in Emancipating the Man who Accepts it, Emancipates the... Nonfictions - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2149

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 8 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 8

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 8
CHAPTER VIIIDOCTRINE OF NON-RESISTANCE TO EVIL BY FORCE MUST INEVITABLY BE ACCEPTED BY MEN OF THE PRESENT DAY.Christianity is Not a System of Rules, but a New Conception of Life, and therefore it was Not Obligatory and was Not Accepted in its True Significance by All, but only by a Few--Christianity is, Moreover, Prophetic of the Destruction of the Pagan Life, and therefore of Necessity of the Acceptance of the Christian Doctrines--Non-resistance of Evil by Force is One Aspect of the Christian Doctrine, which must Inevitably in Our Times be Accepted by Men--Two Methods of Deciding Every Quarrel--First Method is to... Nonfictions - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2025

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 7 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 7

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 7
CHAPTER VIISIGNIFICANCE OF COMPULSORY SERVICE.Universal Compulsory Service is not a Political Accident, but the Furthest Limit of the Contradiction Inherent in the Social Conception of Life--Origin of Authority in Society--Basis of Authority is Physical Violence--To be Able to Perform its Acts of Violence Authority Needs a Special Organization--The Army-- Authority, that is, Violence, is the Principle which is Destroying the Social Conception of Life--Attitude of Authority to the Masses, that is, Attitude of Government to Working Oppressed Classes--Governments Try to Foster in Working Classes the Idea that State Force is Necessary to Defend Them from External Enemies--But the Army is Principally... Nonfictions - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 3403

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 6 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 6

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VIATTITUDE OF MEN OF THE PRESENT DAY TO WAR.People do not Try to Remove the Contradiction between Life and Conscience by a Change of Life, but their Cultivated Leaders Exert Every Effort to Obscure the Demands of Conscience, and justify their Life; in this Way they Degrade Society below Paganism to a State of Primeval Barbarism--Undefined Attitude of Modern Leaders of Thought to War, to Universal Militarism, and to Compulsory Service in Army--One Section Regards War as an Accidental Political Phenomenon, to be Avoided by External Measures only-- Peace Congress--The Article in the REVUE DES REVUES--Proposition of Maxime du Camp--Value... Nonfictions - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 597

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 5 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 5

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You - Chapter 5
CHAPTER VCONTRADICTION BETWEEN OUR LIFE AND OUR CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE.Men Think they can Accept Christianity without Altering their Life--Pagan Conception of Life does not Correspond with Present Stage of Development of Humanity, and Christian Conception Alone Can Accord with it--Christian Conception of Life not yet Understood by Men, but the Progress of Life itself will Lead them Inevitably to Adopt it--The Requirements of a New Theory of Life Always Seem Incomprehensible, Mystic, and Supernatural --So Seem the Requirements of the Christian Theory of Life to the Majority of Men--The Absorption of the Christian Conception of Life will Inevitably be Brought About as... Nonfictions - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 1273