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L Aiglon

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L'AIGLON

A PLAY IN SIX ACTS

BY EDMOND ROSTAND

TRANSLATED BY

LOUIS N. PARKER

HARPER & BROTHERS

FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK

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Copyright 1900 By Robert Howard Russell

Printed in the United States of America

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THE PERSONS OF THE PLAY

The cast as presented by Maude Adams at the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York, October, 1900

THE DUKE OF REICHSTADT, son of Napoleon I. and the Archduchess Maria Louisa of Austria MAUDE ADAMS

FLAMBEAU, a veteran ...

The Bride of Messina, and On the Use of the Chorus in Tragedy

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THE BRIDE OF MESSINA

AND

ON THE USE OF THE CHORUS IN TRAGEDY.

By Frederich Schiller

Translated by A. Lodge

THE BRIDE OF MESSINA

DRAMATIS PERSONAE.

ISABELLA, Princess of Messina. DON MANUEL her Sons. DON CAESAR BEATRICE. DIEGO, an ancient Servant. MESSENGERS. THE ELDERS OF MESSINA, mute. THE CHORUS, consisting of the Followers of the two Princes.

SCENE I.

A spacious hall, supported on columns, with entrances on both sides; at the back of the stage a large folding door leading to a chap...

The Hour Glass

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THE HOUR GLASS A MORALITY BY W. B. YEATS

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

A WISE MAN A FOOL SOME PUPILS AN ANGEL THE WISE MAN'S WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN

SCENE: A large room with a door at the back and another at the side opening to an inner room. A desk and a chair in the middle. An hour glass on a bracket near the door. A creepy stool near it. Some benches. The WISE MAN sitting at his desk.

WISE MAN [turning over the pages of a book]. Where is that passage I am to explain to my pupils to day? Here it is, and the book says that it was written by a beggar on the...

Candida Ein Mysterium in drei Akten

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CANDIDA

Ein Mysterium in drei Akten

George Bernard Shaw

"Ubersetzt von Siegfried Trabitsch

PERSONEN

Pastor Jakob Morell Candida, seine Frau Burgess, ihr Vater Alexander Mill, Unterpfarrer Proserpina Garnett, Maschinenschreiberin Eugen Marchbanks, ein junger Dichter

Ort der Handlung: Die St. Dominikpfarre, Viktoriapark, London E.

Zeit: Oktober 1894.

ERSTER AKT

(Ein sch"oner Oktobermorgen im nord"ostlichen Viertel Londons. In diesem ausgedehnten Bezirk sind die Seiteng"asschen viel weniger schmal, schmutzig, übelriechend und stickig als in dem viel...

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西廂記

王實甫著

[外扮老夫人上開]老身姓鄭,夫主姓崔,官拜前朝相國,不幸因病告殂。只生得個小女, 小字鶯鶯,年一十九歲,針指女工,詩詞書算,無不能者。老相公在日,曾許下老身之 侄 乃鄭尚書之長子鄭 為妻。因俺孩兒父喪未滿,未得成合。又有個小妮子, 是自幼伏侍孩兒的,喚做紅娘。一個小廝兒,喚做歡郎。先夫棄世之後,老身與女孩兒 扶柩至博陵安葬;因路途有阻,不能得去。來到河中府,將這靈柩寄...

John Bull s Other Island

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JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND

by

BERNARD SHAW

ACT I

Great George Street, Westminster, is the address of Doyle and Broadbent, civil engineers. On the threshold one reads that the firm consists of Mr Lawrence Doyle and Mr Thomas Broadbent, and that their rooms are on the first floor. Most of their rooms are private; for the partners, being bachelors and bosom friends, live there; and the door marked Private, next the clerks' office, is their domestic sitting room as well as their reception room for clients. Let me describe it briefly from the point of ...

Magic: A Fantastic Comedy –by: G. K. Chesterton

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MAGIC A FANTASTIC COMEDY

[Illustration: G.K. Chesterton From a photograph]

MAGIC A FANTASTIC COMEDY

BY G.K. CHESTERTON

G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS NEW YORK AND LONDON The Knickerbocker Press 1913

COPYRIGHT, 1913 BY G.K. CHESTERTON

The Knickerbocker Press, New York

THE CHARACTERS

THE DUKE DOCTOR GRIMTHORPE THE REV. CYRIL SMITH MORRIS CARLEON HASTINGS, the Duke's Secretary THE STRANGER PATRICIA CARLEON

The action takes place in the Duke's Drawing room.

NOTE

THIS play was presented under the management of K...

The Inspector-General

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THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

By Nicolay Gogol

A comedy in five acts

Translated by Thomas Seltzer from the Russian

INTRODUCTION

The Inspector General is a national institution. To place a purely literary valuation upon it and call it the greatest of Russian comedies would not convey the significance of its position either in Russian literature or in Russian life itself. There is no other single work in the modern literature of any language that carries with it the wealth of associations which the Inspector General does to the educated Russian. The Germ...

Rover (Part One) –by: Aphra Behn

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[Transcriber's Note:

"The Rover" Parts I and II are separate plays. Part II is a sequel.

In transcriptions of original documents, letters printed as superscripts are shown in braces { }. Descriptions of illustrations are given in parentheses ( ).

In the original book, all Notes were printed in a block at the end of the volume. For this e text they have been divided among their respective plays, retaining the distinction between "Notes on the Text" and "Notes: Critical and Explanatory". Errors and anomalies are similarly listed at the end of ...

Lover s Vows –by: August von Kotzebue

Lovers' Vows (1798), a play by Elizabeth Inchbald arguably best known now for having been featured in Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park (1814), is one of at least four adaptations of August von Kotzebue's Das Kind der Liebe (1780; literally "Child of Love," or "Natural Son," as it is often translated), all of which were published between 1798 and 1800. Inchbald's version is the only one to have been performed. Dealing as it does with sex outside marriage and illegitimate birth, Inchbald in the Preface to the published version declares herself to have been highly sensitive to the task of ad...

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