The God of Vengeance: Drama in Three Acts

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Stratford Company, 1918 - Genius - 99 pages

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Page x - I was slave-driven until I cursed the day I ever heard of honest work. I was a good mother; and because I made my daughter a good woman she turns me out as if I was a leper. Oh, if I only had my life to live over again! I'd talk to that lying clergyman in the school. From this time forth, so help me Heaven in my last hour, I'll do wrong and nothing but wrong. And I'll prosper on it.
Page 29 - The quorum of ten males above the age of thirteen required for all religious services. ** 'Yeshiva'.
Page 63 - MANKE Then we come closer to one another, for we are bride and bridegroom, you and I. We embrace. (Places her arm around Rifkele.) Ever so tightly. And kiss, very softly. Like this. (Kisses Rifkele.) And we turn so red, — we're so bashful. It's nice, Rifkele, isn't it? RIFKELE Yes, Manke. . . Yes. MANKE, lowering her voice, and whispering into Rifkele
Page 90 - There's someone coming. (To UNCLE.) I met Reb Elye. He went for the groom's father. (Looks around the room.) Looks like a tornado hit it. (Begins to clean up hastily.) UNCLE (notices RIVKELE, looks at her, approaches her, takes her gently by the hand and leads her to the table) . Don't be afraid. I won't hit you. (He sits down.) Sit down here next to me. (Pushes a chair over for her.) Sit down. RIVKELE (angry.
Page 84 - ... nobody like that and set up a house? For the kind of income that you get from a house these days, it certainly doesn't pay to get mixed up with no-goods like that. (Goes over to him, presses the earrings into his hand.) Here, you take this, and here's a hundred besides, and you tell me where Rivkele is. SHLOYME. What's true is true. You were once a good woman. (Winks to her.) Lately you got spoiled. But one thing has nothing to with another.
Page 61 - That's right, press your face against my breast. Like that, that's the way. And let your body caress me. So cool, like water running between us. (Pause.) I uncovered your breasts and washed them with the rain water that ran into my hands. So white and firm, your breasts, and the blood in them cools under the hand like white snow, like ice. And their fragrance is like the smell of grass in the meadows. And I...
Page 95 - It was all right for mamma, wasn't it? And it was all right for you, wasn't it? I know all about it!
Page xii - Ash's powerful play quickly made its way to the chief stages of Europe. It has been played all over Germany, Austria, Russia, Poland, Holland, Norway, Sweden and Italy. In Italy it created a marked impression during the entire season of 1916. "The God of Vengeance" has been translated into Hebrew, German, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian and French.

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