Plays of the Harvard Dramatic Club: The florist shop, by Winifred Hawkridge. The bank account, by H. Brock. The rescue, by Rita C. Smith. America passes by, by K. Andrews

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Brentanos, 1918
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Page 17 - Prob'ly. SLOVSKY. She a friend of yours ? MAUDE. I ain't never seen her except in this store. When I buy flowers for my poisonal friends, I pay for them. SLOVSKY. Your orders was to place flowers free with customers where they would do the most good. MAUDE. Your instructions was followed. I put them flowers where they would do the most good. They 've done good already. SLOVSKY [.eagerly] What? An order? MAUDE [shortly] No, I slipped up against a human savings bank named Jackson. SLOVSKY. Then where...
Page 3 - Slovsky," in bold script, shows reversed. Two steps lead down from the door into the shop. The woodwork is white, and the floor tiled irregularly m large blue and white flagstones. On the right, upstage, a glass showcase filled with flowers, and beyond, further downstage, in a group of bay trees and flowering azaleas, a plaster Cupid, designed for garden statuary. On the left, shelves, on which are grouped flowers, plants, vases, attractive wicker baskets, and other paraphernalia of the trade. Over...
Page 28 - I ort a known a smart girl like you would a had a reason behind her. Now, you take off your coat and hat and stay. You 're what I always said, an asset to the business. [Maude deliberates. The telephone rings, Slovsky answers it. ] SLOVSKY. Yes — I see, I see. Now you just wait a minute, and I 'll get our young lady to attend to you. Maude! [After a moment's deliberation Maude slowly removes her coat and goes to the telephone. A sigh of relief from Slovsky and Henry.] MATTDE.
Page ii - An amusing satire, for 7 men; 20 minutes. Vol. II. Plays of the Harvard Dramatic Club, 1st Series THE FLORIST SHOP, by Winifred Hawkridge. A' comedy, for 3 men., 2 wo men; 45 minutes. THE BANK ACCOUNT, by Howard Brock. A drama of modern life, for 1 man, 2 women; 25 minutes. THE RESCUE, by Rita C. Smith. A drama of New England life, for 3 women; 40 minutes. AMERICA PASSES Bf, by Kenneth Andrews. A pathetic comedy, for 2 men, 2 women; 30 minutes. Vol. III. Plays of the Harvard Club, 2nd Series GARAFELIA'S...
Page 18 - SLOVSKY. Then dating from last week you may consider yourself fired. MAUDE [surprised and upset] You — you — would n't fire me, Mr. Slovsky ? Take it out of my pay, but don't fire me. I 'd rather woik here than any place I know. SLOVSKY. You 're fired, all right. Slovsky's can't afford you. You 're a luxury. A little heart and sentiment is all right for the flower trade. But this is a retail business. You got it enough to stock a wholesale house. You 're fired. [He leaves the room. Maude is sad...
Page 5 - Slovsky's errand boy is shelterin' thoity or foity souls in anguish. I like to think of them things, Henry. It makes the woik more interestin'. MAUDE. Up to the rubber fact'ry, now, I made two a week more, but I did n't git real life. But here — honest — I read to improve my mind, the way everyone ought to, but I often think Florence Barclay never wrote nothing half so sad or romantic as what goes on right under my nose. HENRY [jeering] You 'd oughter save your stren'th. All this sad, sobby slush...
Page 2 - Miss WELLS. A timid, talkative spinster, dressed in timid, tasteful colors. Her hat, in a modest way, is crisper and more daring than the rest of her costume. She is faded, sweet, rather colorless, reminiscent of a youth which has dwindled rather than ripened to middle age. MR. JACKSON. Rather over than under medium height. Baldish, pale, with sandy mustache, and a solemn, somewhat pompous manner. Slightly older than Miss Wells. Acted for the first times by the Harvard Dramatic Club, at Cambridge...
Page 3 - The Florist Shop": The scene is most elaborate and interesting: [At the back, a broad show window, dressed with flowers, — azaleas, roses, daffodils, violets. To the right of the window, a glass door, leading from the street. On both door and window, the name "Slovsky", in bold script, shows reversed. Two steps lead down from the door into the shop. The woodwork is white, and the floor tiled irregularly in large blue and white flagstones. On the right, upstage, a glass showcase filled with flowers...
Page 69 - ve let you draw a net around me. I 've let you hunt me — to the edge ! [A terrible hysterical laughter growing on her.] Kate, it 's funny ! I want to laugh ! - KATE [putting forth all her power] No, you don't! ANNA [looks in Kate's face, battles with her hysteria, and masters it] No. I don't have to laugh. I am not a Warden...
Page 4 - Two o'clock prompt " to Slovsky's is something like eternal doom to them, and what's jest 29 Main Street to Slovsky's errand boy is shelterin' thoity or foity souls in anguish.

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