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The Spagnoletto - Act 3 The Spagnoletto - Act 3

The Spagnoletto - Act 3
ACT IIISCENE I.(The studio of the Spagnoletto. RIBERA before his canvas. LUCA in attendance.)RIBERA (laying aside his brush).So! I am weary. Luca, what 's o'clock?LUCA. My lord, an hour past noon.RIBERA. So late already! Well, one more morning of such delicate toil Will make it ready for Madrid, and worthy Not merely Philip's eyes, but theirs whose glance Outvalues a king's gaze, my noble friend Velasquez, and the monkish Zurbaran.... Plays - Post by : winwayne - Date : May 2012 - Author : Emma Lazarus - Read : 3242

The Spagnoletto - Act 2 The Spagnoletto - Act 2

The Spagnoletto - Act 2
ACT IISCENE I.(Ball in the Palace of DON JOHN. Dance. DON JOHN and MARIA together. DON TOMMASO, ANNICCA. LORDS and LADIES, dancing or promenading.)1st LORD. Were it not better to withdraw awhile, After our dance, unto the torch-lit gardens? The air is fresh and sweet without.1st LADY. Nay, signor. I like this heavy air, rich with warm odors, The broad, clear light, the many-colored throng. I might... Plays - Post by : Tom_Sheltraw - Date : May 2012 - Author : Emma Lazarus - Read : 2938

The Spagnoletto - Act 1 The Spagnoletto - Act 1

The Spagnoletto - Act 1
ACT ISCENE I.(The studio of the Spagnoletto. RIBERA at work before his canvas. MARIA seated some distance behind him; a piece of embroidery is in her hands, but she glances up from it incessantly toward her father with impatient movements.)MARIA. Father!(RIBERA, absorbed in his work, makes no reply; she puts by her embroidery, goes toward him and kisses him gently. He starts, looks up at her, and returns her caress).RIBERA. My child!MARIA. Already you forget, Oh, heedless father! Did you not... Plays - Post by : Tom_Sheltraw - Date : May 2012 - Author : Emma Lazarus - Read : 1548

The Spagnoletto - Dramatis Personae The Spagnoletto - Dramatis Personae

The Spagnoletto - Dramatis Personae
DON JOHN of AUSTRIA. JOSEF RIBERA, the Spagnoletto. LORENZO, noble young Italian artist, pupil of Ribera. DON TOMMASO MANZANO. LUCA, servant to Ribera. A GENTLEMAN. FIRST LORD. SECOND LORD. MARIA-ROSA, daughter to Ribera. ANNICCA, daughter to Ribera, and wife to Don Tommaso. FIAMETTA, servant to Maria-Rosa. ABBESS. LAY-SISTER.... Plays - Post by : Tom_Sheltraw - Date : May 2012 - Author : Emma Lazarus - Read : 1086

Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 3 Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 3

Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 3
ACT III(The scene is the same as before. We have given up all hope of a pirate ship rocking on the sea. Our plot still twists us around its little finger. The curtain rises on the tableau of the second act. Old Petey shows again at the window to the right.) DUKE. What done it? What done it? I asks yer. PATCH. Jest when everythin' was goin' pretty. CAPTAIN. Jest when she was about ter hit. DARLIN'. Me heart near stopped--I was that excited. (The pirates sit in deep dejection.) DUKE. The mystery o' this business is how the blinkin' lantern... Plays - Post by : Tassie - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles S. Brooks - Read : 1782

Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 2 Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 2

Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 2
ACT II(It is the same cabin on the following night. There is no thunder and lightning, but it is a dirty night of fog--as wet as a crocodile's nest--and you hear the water dripping from the trees. The Duke, evidently, has had an answer to his "Now I lay me." The lighthouse, as before, shows vaguely through the mist. In this scene we had wished to have a moon. The Duke will need it presently in his courtship; for marvelously it sharpens a lover's oath. 'T is a silver spur to a halting wooer. Shrewd merchants, I am told, go so... Plays - Post by : Tassie - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles S. Brooks - Read : 1927

Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 1 Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 1

Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Act 1
ACT I(_Our scene is the wind-swept coast of Devon. By day there is a wide stretch of ocean far below. The time is remote and doubtless great ships of forgotten build stand out from Bristol in full sail for western shores. Their white canvas winks in the morning sun as if their purpose were a jest. They seek a northwest passage and the golden mines of India. But we must be loose and free of date lest our plot be shamed by broken fact. A thousand years are but as yesterday. We shall make no more than a general gesture toward... Plays - Post by : Tassie - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles S. Brooks - Read : 1376

Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Characters Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Characters

Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy Of Pirates - Characters
THE DUKEPATCH-EYETHE CAPTAINRED JOEDARLIN'BETSYOLD MEGSAILOR CAPTAINTHREE SAILORSSETTING: For details of Stage Set turn to pages 35-6-7.... Plays - Post by : Tassie - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles S. Brooks - Read : 2484

The Faith Healer: A Play In Three Acts - Act 1 The Faith Healer: A Play In Three Acts - Act 1

The Faith Healer: A Play In Three Acts - Act 1
ACT I(A large old-fashioned room in Matthew Beeler's farm-house, near a small town in the Middle West. The room is used for dining and for general living purposes. It suggests, in architecture and furnishings, a past of considerable prosperity, which has now given place to more humble living. The house is, in fact, the ancestral home of Mr. Beeler's wife, Mary, born Beardsley, a family of the local farming aristocracy, now decayed. At the rear is a large double window, set in a broad alcove. To the right of the window is the entrance door, which opens upon the side yard,... Plays - Post by : mikeg513 - Date : May 2012 - Author : William Vaughn Moody - Read : 1052

The Faith Healer: A Play In Three Acts - Persons Of The Play The Faith Healer: A Play In Three Acts - Persons Of The Play

The Faith Healer: A Play In Three Acts - Persons Of The Play
ULRICH MICHAELISMATTHEW BEELERMARY BEELER, his wifeMARTHA BEELER, his sisterANNIE BEELER, his daughterRHODA WILLIAMS, Mrs. Beeler's nieceDR. GEORGE LITTLEFIELDREV. JOHN CULPEPPERUNCLE ABE, an old negroAN INDIAN BOYA YOUNG MOTHER WITH HER BABYVARIOUS SICK PEOPLE AND OTHERS ATTENDANT UPON THEM... Plays - Post by : mikeg513 - Date : May 2012 - Author : William Vaughn Moody - Read : 1028

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 : 1605

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 : 2159

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 : 3226

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 : 2260

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 : 2758

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 : 3122

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 : 3270

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 : 2427

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 : 536

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 : 1106