A Garland To Sylvia; A Dramatic Reverie by Percy Mackaye

A Garland To Sylvia; A Dramatic Reverie

byPercy Mackaye

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... ACT I Scene First. The Prologue. A room in Eollis Hall, Harvard College. The room is furnished tastefully. A drop-light descends upon a table in the centre. On the table lies tumbled manuscript. Felix, in his college gown, is walking back and forth. He stops to lift a sheet of the manuscript. FELIX Act Fourth, and how to end it! This comedy of mine is turning tragic. But, no! He must not win her. Why, he's the villain, not the hero. And yet--to be true to life. I must be true--with splendid realism, as the critics say--to the falsity of human nature. Yet I am human, Mr. Realist, even as you. Then--how say you!--let's be false to our own falsity, and true to something--better, we will call it. I'll do it. Scratches a line across the manuscript. There, Sandrac! There's a sword-thrust for you, even in the middle of your wedding scene. Throws away the pen. That's done, thank God! But now--how to end it all with truth? Dear Sylvia, only you can help me now. 3 He starts and listens. Outside, loud noises--laughter, singing and stamping--draw near. Fate and the fellows! Quickly gathering up his manuscript, he writes on a piece of paper, and lays it on the table; then, turning down the gas, he slips, noiselessly, into his bedroom, closing the door. STUDENTS Outside. Cloudsley! Cloudsley! Cloudsley! Rah, rah, rah! Rah, rah, rah! Rah, rah, rah! Cloudsley! Punch! We--want--punch! A HIGH VOICE Who wants punch? STUDENTS We do!--Halloa, Cloudsley! Confused clamor of voices. Turn up the gas. Come out of your nightcap! Lend us a megaphone. Where are you at? Oh, I say! ANOTHER VOICE (HUGH'S) Hush, duffers. Here, give me a lift. A murmur outside, and kicks against the door; then Hugh's head appears through the transom. HUGH Higher! Boost me, mon. Hold on to my hoof, there, ...

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Title:A Garland To Sylvia; A Dramatic ReverieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217669107

ISBN - 13:9780217669108

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