The Jesters; A Simple Story In Four Acts Of Verse

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byMiguel Zamacoã¯s

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... THE JESTERS ACT FIRST The scene is a large hall in a picturesque old castle which has seen better days. A large window at the back of the stage opens on to a broad stone terrace, overgrown with moss and showing signs of age and dilapidation. Green creepers and roses frame the window, through which a bright sun shines and pitilessly discloses the lack of comfort and need of repairs. The furniture, of which there is very little, bears eloquent witness to the poverty of the Baron De Mautpre, owner of the castle. There is a staircase on the right, leading up to a small door. Under the stairs is another small door opening on to the stairs down to the cellar. Both of these staircases are used. At the rise of the curtain Jacques, Julian, Pierre and Nicole are discovered. JULIAN JitfGHTEEN months' wages due, and not a penny piece. (To Jacques) Speak up for us. JACQUES Tis time this worrying should cease; Because, forsooth, I can say what I want to say, I have to risk my place by dunning for our pay. NICOLE You are of all of us the cleverest, you see. You are the one to speak. You speak convincingly. JACQUES No! I am tired of it. My voice alone is heard, I am the grumbler. You never vouchsafe a word. You're bright enough, Nicole. Julian is not a dunce. When the time comes to-day, let's all four speak at once. PIERRE Hush! Dr. Oliver! Enter Oliver OLIVER Come, come, my friends, to work! For the last day or two everyone seems to shirk All that there is to do. (To Julian) What have you done to-day? JULIAN Fed the ass. OLIVER, to NICOLE Have you swept? Nicole, crossly Ev'ryone's in the way. Oliver, laughing Dame Nicole's out of sorts. (To all) Come, come, there's work to do. Put off these sulky airs, set to it all of you. (Pointing to stones which are heaped up under ...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... THE JESTERS ACT FIRST The scene is a large hall in a picturesque old castle which has seen better days. A large window at the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217332056

ISBN - 13:9780217332057

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