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Would love to see this performed! I bet it's very entertaining. :)
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Alguazile Argus attend Balardo balcony BARBER OF SEVILLE billet bravissimo bravo Charming China Chorus contract Count Almaviva dear sir devil disguise Doctor Bartolo door Ensemble Enter Bartolo Enter Figaro Enter Rosina Enter Tallboy escape it to-morrow ev'ry Exeunt Exit fear fellow fetch the notary Figaro looks Fior Fiorello flying fortune friend Basil give guardy's hand hear Hold Hollo honor housebreaker instant jaundice knave knocking lady lattice lord Love our hearts lovers madam Madrid Marcellina marriage master maviva music-master neath never niece night noise O'er Officer overhear Pianissimo piano poor Basil Poor Lindor pray repair pulling revenge Scarlet fever Scene servant shave sheet of paper sing sneezing softly soldiers song SONG.—Rosina speak stay surely go mad sweetmeats tell thee thing villain ward whisper who's window Young Love
Page 1 - To which are added, A DESCRIPTION OF THE COSTUME, — CAST OF THE CHARACTERS, ENTRANCES AND EXITS, — RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE PERFORMERS ONTHB STAGE,— AND THE WHOLE OF THE STAGE BUSINESS.
Page 31 - Into the arms of another! — What do I hear? Lindor ! base and ungenerous. Bar. But you see the consequence in trusting to a stranger. No sooner had he obtained your letter than he made it over to the Count, whose vanity used it as a trophy of conquest ; and at last it came into my hands from a lady, to whom he sacrificed it.
Page 36 - No — for want of sense ! When youth and love combine to baffle the care of an old gentleman, every effort on his part to prevent it will only prove vain, particularly when they're assisted by one great character. Bar. And who's that? Fig. That's the barber ! FINALE. Fior. Young Love triumphant smiling. All harsher thoughts exiling. All quarrels reconciling, Now waves his torch on high!
Page 11 - The vulgar creature ! But what could I expect ? He ought to know that American ladies ought never to have any pins. But I am certain for all this, Edward, dear Edward, is dying for me — as the poet, Dr. Lardner, says : " He lets concealment, like a worm in the bud, feed on the damask curtains of — his — cheek
Page 9 - Tyrant, soon I'll burst thy chains, Sweeter bonds than thine to prove ; Passion's voice thrills thro' my veins, Waking all my soul to love. With mild and docile air, And playful as a lamb, Never was gentler fair Than all confess I am. Doves not more meek appear, If none partake or chide : But if, with tyrant sway, My mind they seek to fix, I'd die to have my way;— A thousand wayward tricks And subtle wiles I'd play, 'Ere they my will should guide.
Page 12 - Oh, plague of that Figaro ! I never let him into my house but he does me some mischief. Ros. What, now, sir ? What has Figaro done to vex you now ? Bar. Done ! The damn'd barbering surgeon in ten minutes has laid up my whole family. Not a servant has escaped him ; he has given the footman a sleeping draught; the cook a sweat; the coachman a...
Page 9 - II.—ROSINA'S apartment. Enter ROSINA, L. Ros. (c.) What a situation has fortune placed me in ? An orphan in the power of a wretch, base enough to take the advantage his guardianship gives him, to force me into a marriage with himself. This, surely, is an apology for my conduct. Immured, and in the hands of such a man, is it a crime to deliver myself from the dreadful bondage ? SONG.—ROSINA. Tyrant, soon I'll burst thy chains, Sweeter bonds than thine to prove ; Passion's voice thrills thro' my...
Page 8 - Hold thy pompous, silly railing. Gold but wins the meaner part ; True love's song is more prevailing, - Dearest ! give me heart for heart." Both, Faith, my comrade, tuneful thrilling ! Bravo ! bravo ! both are killing ! Now away, then ! and success, boy ! Both our efforts soon will blrss, boy ! Via.
Page 7 - FIGARO'S hand.} And now are you satisfied ? Fig. [Puts purse in his pocket without looting at it.] I'll put it in a cool place, and examine it tomorrow. Count. Well, then, instruct me now ho,w I shall get admitted into the house. Fig. Thus, have you observed a number of soldiers in the city ? Count. Certainly; their Colonel is my friend. We quarter in the same hotel. Fig. Fortunate! .Another battalion of the regimen; are now marching in — you shall borrow a suit of theii clothes, and be quartered...
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