Comedies for Amateur Acting by Brander MatthewsComedies for Amateur Acting by Brander Matthews

Comedies for Amateur Acting

byBrander Matthews

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1879 Excerpt: ... FEANK WYLDE. Scene: A handsome parlor. Doors C., R. 2 E., and L. 1 E. Fireplace L. 2 E. Clock and handsome vases on mantelpiece L. 2 E. Table R., with books, two cheap china vases, and Mrs. Montague's photograph neatly framed. Piano L. C., with two cheap china vases on it. Mrs. Montague's miniature on wall R. Sofa before fire C. Folded screens at back L. C. Rose discovered, lighting gas. Rose. Well, I must say that I like these apartment houses better than a horrid hotel. French flats they call 'em. I don't think the French are flats at all if they invented these houses and cooking, and the fashions besides. Clock on mantel strikes eight. Eight! She must be done dinner by this time! Ah! Here she is! Mrs. Juliet Montague, entering D. G. Rose!, Rose. Yes, ma'am. Mrs. Montague, languidly. Bring me a chair by the fire! Not that one. An arm-chair. Rose. Here, ma'am. Putting arm-chair before fire. Mrs. Montague. Those elevators are always so cold. Sits and warms her feet. Has the Captain come in yet? Rose. No, ma'am. Captain Culpepper Coldspring throws open D. C, rushes in violently, very angry. The devil take New York and the New-Yorkers. They're a pack of ninnies! fools! Shouting Idiots! Rose, hurriedly, bringing vase from piano. Here, sir! Captain smashes it angrily on floor, and rushes off, banging door L. IE. Frightened Ah! Mrs. Montague, very calmly, glancing at herself in a mirror. Well, Rose, what's the matter? Rose. I shall never get used to the Captain, ma'am. He's very savage. Mrs. Montague. I suppose he has been quarreling! Calmly I hope he has not killed anybody. Gather up the fragments, Rose; put them with the others! Rose picks up bits of china vase, and throws them in basket behind fireplace L. 2 E. And in case his wrath is not yet assuaged, hav...
Title:Comedies for Amateur ActingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217817904

ISBN - 13:9780217817905