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The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 2. Doctor's House The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 2. Doctor's House

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 2. Doctor's House
PART I ACT I SCENE II. DOCTOR'S HOUSE(Courtyard enclosed on three sides by a single-storied house with a tiled roof. Small windows in all three facades. Right, verandah with glass doors. Left, climbing roses and bee-hives outside the windows. In the middle of the courtyard a woodpile in the form of a cupola. A well beside it. The top of a walnut tree is seen above the central facade of the house. In the corner, right, a garden gate. By the well a large tortoise. On right, entrance below to a wine-cellar. An ice-chest and dust-bin. The DOCTOR'S SISTER enters from... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2505

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 1. Street Corner The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 1. Street Corner

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 1. Street Corner
PART I ACT I SCENE I. STREET CORNER(Street Corner with a seat under a tree; the side-door of a small Gothic Church nearby; also a post office and a cafe with chairs outside it. Both post office and cafe are shut. A funeral march is heard off, growing louder sand then fainter. A STRANGER is standing on the edge of the pavement and seems uncertain which way to go. A church clock strikes: first the four quarters and then the hour. It is three o'clock. A LADY enters and greets the STRANGER. She is about to pass him, but stops.)... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2149

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 5 - Scene 1 Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 5 - Scene 1

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 5 - Scene 1
ACT V - SCENE I(The Cemetery of the Convent of St. Clara. In the background appears a partly demolished convent building, from which a gang of workmen are carrying out timber and debris. At the left is a mortuary chapel. Its windows are lighted from within, and whenever the door is opened, a brilliantly illuminated crucifix on the chancel wall, with a sarcophagus standing in front of it, becomes visible. A number of the graves have been opened. The moon is just rising from behind the ruined convent. Windrank is seated outside the chapel door. Singing is heard from within the... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1397

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 4 - Scene 1 Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 4 - Scene 1

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 4 - Scene 1
ACT IV - SCENE I(A Room in the House of Olof's mother. At the right stands a bedstead with four posts, in which the Mother is lying sick. Christine is asleep on a chair. Lars Pedersson is renewing the oil of the night-lamp and turning the hour glass.) LARS (speaking to himself). Midnight--Now comes the critical time. (He goes to the bed and listens. At that moment Christine moans in her sleep. He crosses the room and wakens her.) Christine! (She wakes with a start.) Go to bed, child; I will watch. CHRISTINE. No, I will wait. I must speak to... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1971

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 3 - Scene 2 Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 3 - Scene 2

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 3 - Scene 2
ACT III - SCENE II(Olof's Study. There are windows in the background, through which the sun is shining into the room. Trees are visible outside. Christine is standing at one of the windows, watering her flowers. While doing so she is prattling to some birds in a cage. Olof is seated at a table, writing. With an impatient mien he looks up and across the room to Christine as if he wished her to keep quiet. This happens several times, until at last Christine knocks down one of the flower pots, when Olof taps the floor lightly with his foot.) CHRISTINE.... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2211

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 3 - Scene 1 Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 3 - Scene 1

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 3 - Scene 1
ACT III - SCENE I(A Hall in the Royal Palace at Stockholm. In the background is a gallery which can be partitioned off by curtains. In elderly servant of the palace is pacing back and forth in the gallery.) (Enter Olof.) OLOF. Is the King receiving to-day? SERVANT. Yes. OLOF. Can you tell me why I have been kept waiting here in vain four days at a stretch? SERVANT. No, heavens, I know nothing at all. OLOF. It seems strange that I have not been admitted. SERVANT. What is it about? OLOF. That's none of your concern! SERVANT. Of course not!... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2295

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 3 Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 3

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 3
ACT II - SCENE III(The Sacristy of the Church of St. Nicolaus. There is a door leading to the church, and another, smaller one, leading to the pulpit. The walls are hung with chasubles and surplices. Priedieus and a few small chests are standing about. The sunlight is pouring in through a window. The church bells are heard ringing. Through the wall at the left can be heard a constant murmuring. The Sexton and his Wife enter, stop near the door, and pray silently.) SEXTON. That's enough! Now, Catherine dear, you'd better hurry up and do some dusting. WIFE. Oh, there's... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2318

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 2 Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 2

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 2
ACT II - SCENE II(The Same Room. The door to the church is opened cautiously, and The Sexton, who is also the organ-blower, enters warily. He carries a lantern and is followed by his Wife.) SEXTON. Catherine dear, will you hold the lantern a moment while I put on the padlock? WIFE. First we must have a look at all this wretchedness, Bengt dear. Never could I have believed that the public-house was so near to us. It's perfectly dreadful! Look--whole barrels full of beer! SEXTON. And gin, too. Don't you smell it? It will give me a headache if I... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 665

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 1 Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 1

Master Olof: A Drama In Five Acts - Act 2 - Scene 1
ACT II - SCENE I(A Room in the Foundation Wall of the Church of St. Nicolaus at Stockholm (generally known as Greatchurch), used as a beer-shop. A bar full of pots and mugs occupies the background. To the right of the bar stands a table, back of which appears an iron door. Two disguised friars (Marten and Nils) are seated at this table drinking beer. The other tables are surrounded by German mercenaries, peasants, and sailors. The door to the street is at the right. A fiddler is seated on top of a barrel. The soldiers are throwing dice. All are... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2849

The Piccolomini - Act 5 The Piccolomini - Act 5

The Piccolomini - Act 5
ACT VSCENE I. (A Chamber in PICCOLOMINI's Mansion. It is Night.) (OCTAVIO PICCOLOMINI. A VALET DE CHAMBRE with Lights.)OCTAVIO. And when my son comes in, conduct him hither.What is the hour?VALET. 'Tis on the point of morning.OCTAVIO. Set down the light. We mean not to undress.You may retire to sleep.(Exit VALET. OCTAVIO paces, musing, across the chamber; MAX. PICCOLOMINI enters unobserved, and looks at his father for some moments in silence.)MAX. Art thou offended with me? Heaven knowsThat odious business was no fault of mine.'Tis true, indeed, I saw thy signature,What thou hast sanctioned, should not, it... Plays - Post by : 61858 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2232

The Piccolomini - Act 4 The Piccolomini - Act 4

The Piccolomini - Act 4
ACT IVSCENE I.(A large saloon lighted up with festal splendor; in the midst of it, and in the centre of the stage a table richly set out, at which eight generals are sitting, among whom are OCTAVIO PICCOLOMINI, TERZKY, and MARADAS. Right and left of this, but further back, two other tables, at each of which six persons are placed. The middle door, which is standing open, gives to the prospect a fourth table with the same number of persons. More forward stands the sideboard. The whole front of the stage is kept open, for the pages and servants-in-waiting. All is... Plays - Post by : 61858 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 809

The Piccolomini - Act 3 The Piccolomini - Act 3

The Piccolomini - Act 3
ACT IIISCENE I.(A Small Chamber.)(ILLO and TERZKY.) TERZKY. Now for this evening's business! How intend youTo manage with the generals at the banquet?ILLO. Attend! We frame a formal declaration,Wherein we to the duke consign ourselvesCollectively, to be and to remainHis, both with life and limb, and not to spareThe last drop of our blood for him, provided,So doing we infringe no oath or dutyWe may be under to the emperor. Mark!This reservation we expressly makeIn a particular clause, and save the conscience.Now hear! this formula so framed and wordedWill be presented to them for perusalBefore the banquet. No one will find... Plays - Post by : 61858 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 3529

The Piccolomini - Preface The Piccolomini - Preface

The Piccolomini - Preface
THE PICCOLOMINI By Frederich Schiller Translated by S. T. Coleridge."Upon the whole there can be no doubt that this trilogy forms, in its original tongue, one of the most splendid specimens of tragic art the world has witnessed; and none at all, that the execution of the version from which we have quoted so largely, places Mr. Coleridge in the very first rank of poetical translators. He is, perhaps, the solitary example of a man of very great original genius... Plays - Post by : jmsconsult - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 1881

Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Act 2 Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Act 2

Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Act 2
ACT IISCENE I.--Grand saloon of the Divan. L. Doors leading to the Emperor's apartment. R. Doors leading to TURANDOT'S Hareem. Black slaves discovered, engaged in setting the saloon in order; TRUFFALDIN majestically directing them.TRUF. Come, look alive! His Majesty's DivanWill soon assemble. Now, look sharp, my man!A carpet for this throne; here sits her Highness;Bring brooms, and sweep up all this horrid dry mess.(Enter BRIGHELLA, looking around wonderingly.)BRIG. I say, Truffaldin, what's this grand array?The high Divan again--twice in one day?TRUF. (without minding him).Eight seats here for the doctors!They're all muffs,But look imposing in their brocade stuffs.BRIG. Truffaldin, do you... Plays - Post by : magicmanny - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 1524

Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Act 1 Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Act 1

Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Act 1
ACT ISCENE I.--Outskirts of Peking. L. View of town gate, above which are reared long poles, bearing turbaned and shorn heads, symmetrically disposed so as to form a kind of architectural ornament. R. Small suburban dwellings, from one of which issues PRINCE KALAF, dressed in a fantastic Tartar warrior's costume.KALAF. The Gods be thanked, at last by patient seeking,I've found a lodging in this crowded Peking.(Enter BARAK, in Persian costume; sees KALAF and starts, surprised.)BARAK. Prince Kalaf? 'tis not possible. He's dead!Yet, sure 'tis he--his eyes--his legs--his head,--My Lord!KALAF. What--Barak! here--alive?BARAK. And kicking.But how escaped you from that fatal lickingThe Bey... Plays - Post by : magicmanny - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 1542

Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Personages Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Personages

Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity - Personages
ALTOUM, Khan of the Celestial Empire.PANTALOON, his Prime Minister.TARTAGLIA, Lord Chancellor.TRUFFALDIN, Keeper of the Hareem.BRIGHELLA, Captain of the Imperial Black Guards.KALAF, Prince of Tartary.BARAK, his former Tutor.ISHMAEL.DOCTORS of THE DIVAN._Courtiers, Guards, Priests, Slaves of the Hareem._TURANDOT, Heiress to the Celestial throne: generally knownas "The Chinese Sphinx."SKIRINA, her attendant, wife to Barak.ADELMA, Princess of Keicobad, slave to Turandot._Female slaves of the Hareem._SCENE.--_Peking and its environs._  Title: Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx, A Dramatic Oddity Author: Johann Christoph Friedrich von SchillerTranslator: Sabilla NovelloFREELY TRANSLATED FROM SCHILLER,AND CORDIALLY INSCRIBED TOLADY PERCY FLORENCE SHELLEY... Plays - Post by : magicmanny - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2896

The Unicorn From The Stars - Act 1 The Unicorn From The Stars - Act 1

The Unicorn From The Stars - Act 1
ACT ISCENE: _Interior of a coach builder's workshop. Parts of a gilded coach, among them an ornament representing the lion and the unicorn. THOMAS _working at a wheel. FATHER JOHN _coming from door of inner room. FATHER JOHN. I have prayed over Martin. I have prayed a long time, but there is no move in him yet. THOMAS. You are giving yourself too much trouble, Father. It's as good for you to leave him alone till the doctor's bottle will come. If there is any cure at all for what is on him, it is likely the doctor will have it.... Plays - Post by : smartgroup - Date : May 2012 - Author : William Butler Yeats - Read : 1882

The Unicorn From The Stars - Characters The Unicorn From The Stars - Characters

The Unicorn From The Stars - Characters
FATHER JOHN THOMAS HEARNE a coach builder. ANDREW HEARNE his brother. MARTIN. HEARNE his nephew. JOHNNY BACACH } PAUDEEN } BIDDY LALLY } beggars. NANNY }... Plays - Post by : smartgroup - Date : May 2012 - Author : William Butler Yeats - Read : 1573

Wilhelm Tell - Act 5 Wilhelm Tell - Act 5

Wilhelm Tell - Act 5
ACT VSCENE I.(A common near Altdorf. In the background to the right the keep of Uri, with the scaffold still standing, as in the third scene of the first Act. To the left, the view opens upon numerous mountains, on all of which signal fires are burning. Day is breaking, and distant bells are heard ringing in several directions.)(Ruodi, Kuoni, Werni, Master Mason, and many other country people, also women and children.)RUODI. See there! The beacons on the mountain heights!MASON. Hark how the bells above the forest toll!RUODI. The enemy's routed.MASON. And the forts are storm'd.RUODI. And we of Uri, do... Plays - Post by : corbymorris - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 3346

Wilhelm Tell - Act 4 Wilhelm Tell - Act 4

Wilhelm Tell - Act 4
ACT IVSCENE I.(Eastern shore of the Lake of Lucerne; rugged and singularly shaped rocks close the prospect to the west. The lake is agitated, violent roaring and rushing of wind, with thunder and lightning at intervals.)(Kunz of Gersau, Fisherman and Boy)KUNZ. I saw it with these eyes! Believe me, friend,It happen'd all precisely as I've said.FISHER. How! Tell a prisoner, and to Kussnacht borne?The best man in the land, the bravest arm,Had we for liberty to strike a blow!KUNZ. The Viceroy takes him up the lake in person:They were about to go on board, as IStarted from Fluelen; but the gathering... Plays - Post by : corbymorris - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2772