Five Somewhat Historical Plays

Five Somewhat Historical Plays

by Philip Moeller
     
 
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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ISBN-13:
2940024303009
Publisher:
A. A. Knopf
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
149 KB

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SISTERS OF SUSANNAH A Biblical Farce To Helen, The inimitable, if not the only Myrah.CHARACTERS Samson, Zillah's husband. Job, an old man of Baborah. Myrah, an elderly unlovely lady of Baborah. A Traveller, from the West. A Scholar, from the East. Chew, a young man, Samson's secretary. SISTERS OF SUSANNAH The Scene Is the beautiful garden of Myrah. Far to the South gleam the minarets of a biblical city. Myrah's pavilion is in the suburbs. Towards its back the around dips to a lower terrace. Left is the entrance to the pavilion, and to the right an ancient door to the garden is set in a wall of turquoise tiles which shuts the garden in from the intrusive high road. A turn in the road is visible to the right. Here stands a camphor tree bending its twisting branches over the wall into the garden. The trees and bushes are rich with the luxuriousness of the South. In the shade a fountain splashes. On a peg of emerald sits a parrot of blue and gold. Time Shortly after the trial of SUSANNAH as recorded in the Books of the Apocrypha. In the renaissance of interest in biblical literature the story of Susannah seems to have been scathingly neglected. Therefore the following needs no apology. Note: As recorded in the doubtful Books of the Bible, Susannah as she sat bathing in her garden became the object of the admiration of two old men, who being repulsed, assailed her virtue; and the matter coming into the courts of law, a famous trial ensued. When the curtain lifts Job is discovered peeping through the wall of Myrah's garden as Samson enters. Samson. Father! You are early up! Job. (Embarrassed) I am about to leave the city. Samson. May the Lord spill sunshine on your way. (He glancestowards the wall of the garden) Job. You, too, m...

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