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The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 1. Terrace On The Mountain The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 1. Terrace On The Mountain

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 3 - Act 3 - Scene 1. Terrace On The Mountain
PART III ACT III SCENE I. TERRACE ON THE MOUNTAIN(A Terrace on the mountain on which the Monastery stands. On the right a rocky cliff and a similar one on the left. In the far background a bird's-eye view of a river landscape with towns, villages, ploughed fields and woods; in the very far distance the sea can be seen. Down stage an apple tree laden with fruit. Under it a long table with a chair at the end and benches at the sides. Down stage, right, a corner of the village town hall. A cloud seems to be hanging immediately... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2993

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room
PART II ACT IV SCENE III. THE 'ROSE' ROOM(The LADY, dressed in white, is sitting by the cradle doing crochet work. The green dress is hanging up by the door on the right. The STRANGER comes in, and looks round in astonishment.) LADY (simply, mildly, without a trace of surprise). Tread softly and come here, if you'd see something lovely. STRANGER. Where am I? LADY. Quiet! Look at the little stranger who came when you were away. STRANGER. They told me the river had risen and swept everything off. LADY. Why do you believe everything you're told? The river did rise,... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1313

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 2. In A Ravine The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 2. In A Ravine

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 2. In A Ravine
PART II ACT IV SCENE II. IN A RAVINE(A ravine with a stream in the middle, which is crossed by a foot-bridge. In the foreground a smithy and a mill, both of which are in ruins. Fallen trees choke the stream. In the background a starry sky above the pine wood. The constellation of Orion is clearly visible.) (The STRANGER and the BEGGAR enter. In the foreground there is snow; in the background the green of summer.) STRANGER. I feel afraid! To-night the stars seem to hang so low, that I fear they'll fall on me like drops of molten silver.... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1064

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Banqueting Hall The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Banqueting Hall

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 4 - Scene 1. Banqueting Hall
PART II ACT IV SCENE I. BANQUETING HALL(The room in which the banquet took place in Act III. It is dirty, and furnished with unpainted wooden tables. Beggars, scavengers and loose women. Cripples are seated here and there drinking by the light of tallow dips.) (The STRANGER and the SECOND WOMAN are sitting together drinking brandy, which stands on the table in front of them in a carafe. The STRANGER is drinking heavily.) WOMAN. Don't drink so much! STRANGER. You see. You've scruples, too! WOMAN. No. But I don't like to see a man I respect lowering himself so. STRANGER. But... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1785

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 3. The 'Rose' Room
PART II ACT III SCENE III. THE 'ROSE' ROOM(The same scene as Act I. The kneeling Sisters of Mercy are now reading their prayer books, '... exules filii Evae; Ad to suspiramus et flentes In hac lacrymarum aalle.' The MOTHER is by the door at the back; the FATHER by the door on the right.) MOTHER (going towards him). So you've come back again? FATHER (humbly). Yes. MOTHER. Your lady-love's left you? FATHER. Don't be more cruel than you need! MOTHER. You say that to me, you who gave my wedding presents to your mistress. You, who were so dishonourable as... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1648

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Prison Cell The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Prison Cell

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 2. Prison Cell
PART II ACT III SCENE II. PRISON CELL(On the right a door; and above it a barred opening, through which a ray of sunlight is shining, throwing a patch of light on the left-hand wall a large crucifix hangs.) (The STRANGER, dressed in a brown cloak and wearing a hat, is sitting at the table looking at the patch of sunlight. The door is opened and the BEGGAR is let in.) BEGGAR. What are you brooding over? STRANGER. I'm asking myself why I'm here; and then: where I was yesterday? BEGGAR. Where do you think? STRANGER. It seems in hell;... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2114

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 1. The Banqueting Hall The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 1. The Banqueting Hall

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 3 - Scene 1. The Banqueting Hall
PART II ACT III SCENE I. THE BANQUETING HALL(Room in a hotel prepared for a banquet. There are long tables laden with flowers and candelabra. Dishes with peacocks, pheasants in full plumage, boars' heads, entire lobsters, oysters, salmon, bundles of asparagus, melons and grapes. There is a musicians' gallery with eight players in the right-hand corner at the back.) (At the high table: the STRANGER in a frock coat; next to him a Civil Uniform with orders; a professorial Frock Coat with an order; and other black Frock Coats with orders of a more or less striking kind. At the second... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1927

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 2 - Scene 2. The 'Rose' Room The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 2 - Scene 2. The 'Rose' Room

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 2 - Act 2 - Scene 2. The 'Rose' Room
PART II ACT II SCENE II. THE 'ROSE' ROOM(A room with rose-coloured walls; it has small windows with iron lattices and plants in pots. The curtains are rose red; the furniture is white and red. In the background a door leading to a white bed-chamber; when this door is opened, a large bed can be seen with a canopy and white hangings. On the right the door leading out of the house. On the left a fireplace with a coal fire. In front of it a bath tub, covered with a white towel. A cradle covered with white, rose-coloured and light-blue... Plays - Post by : matrixmarketer - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1908

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 17. A Street Corner The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 17. A Street Corner

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 17. A Street Corner
PART I ACT I SCENE XVII. A STREET CORNER(The same as Scene I. The STRANGER is sitting on the seat beneath the tree, drawing in the sand.) LADY (entering). What are you doing? STRANGER. Writing in the sand... still. LADY. Can you hear singing? STRANGER (pointing to the church). Yes. But from there! I've been unjust to someone, unwittingly. LADY. I think our wanderings must be over, now we've come back here. STRANGER. Where we began... at the street corner, between the inn, the church and the post office. By the way... isn't there a registered letter for me there, that... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1552

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 16. The Doctor's House The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 16. The Doctor's House

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 16. The Doctor's House
PART I ACT I SCENE XVI. THE DOCTOR'S HOUSE(The scene is more or less as before. But half the wood-pile has been taken away. On a seat near the verandah surgical instruments, knives, saws, forceps, etc. The DOCTOR is engaged in cleaning these.) SISTER (coming from the verandah). A patient to see you. DOCTOR. Do you know who it is? SISTER. I've not seen him. Here's his card. DOCTOR (reading it). This outdoes everything! SISTER. Is it he? DOCTOR. Yes. Courage I respect; but this is cynicism. A kind of challenge. Still, let him come in. SISTER. Are you serious? DOCTOR.... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 3312

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 15. Room In An Hotel The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 15. Room In An Hotel

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 15. Room In An Hotel
PART I ACT I SCENE XV. ROOM IN AN HOTEL(The room is as before. The LADY is sitting by the side of the STRANGER, crocheting.) LADY. Do say something. STRANGER. I've nothing but unpleasant things to say, since we came here. LADY. Why were you so anxious to have this terrible room? STRANGER. I don't know. It was the last one I wanted. I began to long for it, in order to suffer. LADY. And are you suffering? STRANGER. Yes. I can no longer listen to singing, or look at anything beautiful. During the day I hear the mill and see... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2252

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 14. By The Sea The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 14. By The Sea

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 14. By The Sea
PART I ACT I SCENE XIV. BY THE SEA(The same landscape as before, but now winter. The sea is dark blue, and on the horizon great clouds take on the shapes of huge heads. In the distance three bare masts of a wrecked ship, that look like three white crosses. The table and seat are still under the tree, but the chairs have been removed. There is snow on the ground. From time to time a bell-buoy can be heard. The STRANGER comes in from the left, stops a moment and looks out to sea, then goes out, right, behind the... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2216

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 13. On The Road The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 13. On The Road

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 13. On The Road
PART I ACT I SCENE XIII. ON THE ROAD(The same landscape as before; but autumn. The BEGGAR is sitting outside a chapel with a lime twig and a bird cage, in which is a starling. The STRANGER enters wearing the same clothes as in the preceding scene.) STRANGER. Beggar! Have you seen a lady in a coat and skirt pass this way? BEGGAR. I've seen five hundred. But, seriously, I must ask you not to call me beggar now. I've found work! STRANGER. Oh! So it's you! BEGGAR. Ille ego qui quondam.... STRANGER. What kind of work have you? BEGGAR. I've... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 732

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 12. In The Ravine The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 12. In The Ravine

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 12. In The Ravine
PART I ACT I SCENE XII. IN THE RAVINE(The same landscape as before, but in autumn colouring. The trees have lost their leaves. Work is going on at the smithy and the mill. The SMITH stands, left, in the doorway; the MILLER'S wife, right. The LADY dressed in a jacket with a hat of patent leather; but she is in mourning. The STRANGER is in Bavarian alpine kit: short jacket of rough material, knickers, heavy boots and alpenstock, green hat with heath-cock feather. Over this he wears a brown cloak with a cape and hood.) LADY (entering tired and dispirited). Did... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2818

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 11. In The Kitchen The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 11. In The Kitchen

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 11. In The Kitchen
PART I ACT I SCENE XI. IN THE KITCHEN(It is dark, but the moon outside throws moving shadows of the window lattices on to the floor, as the storm clouds race by. In the corner, right, under the crucifix the OLD MAN used to sit, a hunting horn, a gun and a game bag hang on the wall. On the table a stuffed bird of prey. As the windows are open the curtains are flapping in the wind; and kitchen cloths, aprons and towels, that are hung on a line by the hearth, move in the wind, whose sighing can... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2962

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 7. In A Kitchen The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 7. In A Kitchen

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 7. In A Kitchen
PART I ACT I SCENE VII. IN A KITCHEN(A large kitchen with whitewashed walls. Three windows in the corner, right, so arranged that two are at the back and one in the right wall. The windows are small and deeply recessed; in the recesses there are flower pots. The ceiling is beamed and black with soot. In the left corner a large range with utensils of copper, iron and tin, and wooden vessels. In the corner, right, a crucifix with a lamp. Beneath it a four-cornered table with benches. Bunches of mistletoe on the walls. A door at the back. The... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 1876

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 6. In A Ravine The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 6. In A Ravine

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 6. In A Ravine
PART I ACT I SCENE VI. IN A RAVINE(Entrance to a ravine between steep cliffs covered with pines. In the foreground a wooden shanty, a broom by the door with a ramshorn hanging from its handle. Left, a smithy, a red glow showing through its open door. Right, a flourmill. In the background the road through the ravine with mill-stream and footbridge. The rock formations look like giant profiles.) (On the rise of the curtain the SMITH is at the smithy door and the MILLER'S WIFE at the door of the mill. When the LADY enters they sign to one another... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2458

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 5. On The Road The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 5. On The Road

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 5. On The Road
PART I ACT I SCENE V. ON THE ROAD(A landscape with hills; a chapel, right, in the far distance on a rise. The road, flanked by fruit trees, winds across the background. Between the trees hills can be seen on which are crucifixes, chapels and memorials to the victims of accidents. In the foreground a sign post with the legend, 'Beggars not allowed in this parish.' The STRANGER and the LADY.) LADY. You're tired. STRANGER. I won't deny it. But it's humiliating to confess I'm hungry, because the money's gone. I never thought that would happen to me. LADY. It seems... Plays - Post by : merlins - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2692

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 4. By The Sea The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 4. By The Sea

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 4. By The Sea
PART I ACT I SCENE IV. BY THE SEA(A hut on a cliff by the sea. Outside it a table with chairs. The STRANGER and the LADY are dressed in less sombre clothing and look younger than in the previous scene. The LADY is doing crochet work.) STRANGER. Three peaceful happy days at my wife's side, and anxiety returns! LADY. What do you fear? STRANGER. That this will not last long. LADY. Why do you think so? STRANGER. I don't know. I believe it must end suddenly, terribly. There's something deceptive even the sunshine and the stillness. I feel that happiness... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 2046

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 3. Room In An Hotel The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 3. Room In An Hotel

The Road To Damascus: A Trilogy - Part 1 - Act 1 - Scene 3. Room In An Hotel
PART I ACT I SCENE III. ROOM IN AN HOTEL(The STRANGER enters followed by the LADY. A WAITER.) STRANGER (who is carrying a suitcase). Is no other room free? WAITER. No. STRANGER. I don't want this one. LADY. But it's the only one: the other hotels are all full. STRANGER (to the WAITER). You can go. (The LADY sinks on to a chair without taking off her hat and coat.) What is it you want? LADY. I wish you'd kill me. STRANGER. I don't wonder! Thrown out of hotels, because we're not married, and pestered by the police, we're forced... Plays - Post by : eagle75 - Date : May 2012 - Author : August Strindberg - Read : 3366