Artists ?families (ménages Dártistes); A Comedy In Three Acts

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byEugène Brieux

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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. 1918 Excerpt: ... ACT I In the home of Jacques Tervaux. July, 1889, eight o'clock at night. The scene is the typical French middle-class dining room. At the back of the stage is a tall imitation-antique oak sideboard. In the centre of the stage is an oval table with cover. Above this is a palm in an earthenware jar, placed on a saucer behind which is a Japanese screen. Down-stage to the right is a piano; above it the door leading into Jacques' study. Down-stage to the left is another door, leading to other rooms; above it, a fireplace; above this, the entrance to the room, leading into a small antechamber. Various high-backed oak chairs about the sideboard. An armchair on one side of the piano, and a tabouret on the other. Hanging over the table is a slender, suspended lamp, which is now lighted. Hung about the walls are a number of impressionistic paintings, many of which are unframed. As the curtain rises, Louise takes the palm, which is on the table, carries it into the antechamber, and returns a moment later. Gabrielle listens at the door to the right. Gabrielle to her mother, as she listens. Shh! Shh! Louise going toward her on tiptoe. How far along is your father? Gabrielle. He's reading the last poem in his volume. You know the one: "Death is a birth to th' eternal life." Louise. Aren't they applauding? Gabrielle. No, but they're saying "Oh! Oh!"--which is still better. Louise. Then we barely have time to get the tea ready. Gabrielle returning. There's no hurry. Mademoiselle Vernier is there, and as soon as father finishes, they will certainly discuss the Journal des Poetes Mondains that she is going to found. Louise. You are right. But we can at least light the candles over the fireplace. She lights them. You may go and get the tray and cups. Don't break anything. G...

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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. 1918 Excerpt: ... ACT I In the home of Jacques Tervaux. July, 1889, eight o'clock at night. The scene is the typical French middle-class dining r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217176283

ISBN - 13:9780217176286

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