Five One-act Comedies

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Stewart Kidd Company, 1922 - One-act plays - 165 pages
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Page 166 - DRAMATIC ANTHOLOGIES FIFTY CONTEMPORARY ONEACT PLAYS Selected and Edited by Frank Shay and Pierre Loving Chosen from the dramatic works of contemporary writers all over the world by two men who have been connected for many years with Little Theatres in the United States.
Page 168 - THE ANGEL INTRUDES", Floyd Dell. "BOUND EAST FOR CARDIFF". Eugene O'Neill. "THE WIDOWS VEIL". Alice Rostetter. "STRING OF THE SAMISEN", Rita Wellman. "NOT SMART". Wilbur D. Steele. Every author, with one exception, has a book or more to his credit. Several are at the top of their profession. Rita Wellman, a Saturday Evening Post star, has had two or three plays on Broadway, and has a new novel, "The Wings of Desire.
Page 167 - They are representative of the best work of writers in this field and show the high level to which the art theatre has risen In America. The editor has brought to his task a love of the theatre and a knowledge of what is best through long association with the leading producing groups.
Page 74 - Гт goin'. [Looks for hat.] MARGARET [speaking with real anguish]. You're surely not going just on that account. FENTON [taking hat and bag]. Isn't that enough? MARGARET [emotionally]. Please don't go. Listen, I can't suppress my feeling for you; I never do with anybody. I liked you the moment I saw you, I want you as a friend, a good friend. You can't go now, just when everything's about to begin. FENTON [severely]. Fair's fair, Miss. If he's keeping you, you can't he taking up with me at the same...
Page 58 - I like to see men in dressing gowns — yours is charming. PENDLETON [flattered and pleased]. Do you like it? I designed it myself. BARONESS [looking seductively into his eyes]. How few really creative artists there are in America. PENDLETON [modestly]. You flatter me. BARONESS. Not at all. You must know that I'ma great admirer of yours, Mr. Pendleton. I've read every one of your books. I feel I know you as an old friend. PENDLETON. That's very nice of you ! [The Baroness reclines on couch; takes...
Page 50 - ... MARGARET What reason? MRS. ABBEY Their cook told me yesterday that her missus thinks if she keeps on a-playing of the Wedding March, p'raps it'll give you an' Mr. Pendleton the idea of getting married. She don't believe in couples livin' together, like you an' Mr. Pendleton. MARGARET No? MRS. ABBEY And I just said you an' Mr. Pendleton had been living together so long, it was my opinion you might just as well be married an' done with it. MARGARET (angrily) Your opinion is quite uncalled for,...
Page 61 - I'm fond of that kind of danger. BARONESS Take care! I'm very fragile. PENDLETON Isn't heliotrope in rhythm with the faint reflection of passion? BARONESS How brutal of you to have said it. PENDLETON (coming closer to her) I, too, am in rhythm with heliotrope. BARONESS (with joy) How glad I am. Thank God, you've no desire to kiss my lips. PENDLETON Only your finger-tips. (They exchange kisses and finger-tips...
Page 56 - ... cigarette^ she lights it for him.) PENDLETON (brought back to reality) I have some work to do. I must go. MARGARET A kiss! PENDLETON (kisses her carelessly) There, let me go. MARGARET I want a real kiss. PENDLETON Don't be silly, dear. I can't play this morning. I've simply got to finish my last chapter. (A bell rings. Mrs. Abbey enters and goes to the center door.) MRS.
Page 70 - That feller there without any elothes. [Dubiously.] Well, I don't know. It's kind of chilly here. MARGARET. If I draped you, it would spoil some of your lines. [Seeing his hesitation.] But I will if you like. FENTON [relieved]. Ah, now you're talking. MARGARET. So, you'll really come? FENTON. How about this evening? MARGARET. Splendid...
Page 71 - I'll look it up in the dictionary. (Takes dictionary and turns pages.) Here it is, ma'am. Per — per — why, it isn't in here. I guess they don't put in words that everybody knows. We all know what personality means. It's what sells the goods. MARGARET: I adore a strong, virile masculine personality. FENTON : I don't quite get you, madam. MARGARET : The men I know have so much of the feminine in them. • • FENTON : Oh, "Cissies.

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