Six short plays

Six short plays

by John Galsworthy
     
 

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John Galsworthy won a Nobel Prize in literature in 1932. He is best known for writing the Forsyte Saga. Galsworthy campaigned for various social causes in his writing, including prison reform, censorship issues, women's rights, and the rights of animals. Galsworthy became known for his portrayal of the British upper middle class and for his social satire. His plays

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John Galsworthy won a Nobel Prize in literature in 1932. He is best known for writing the Forsyte Saga. Galsworthy campaigned for various social causes in his writing, including prison reform, censorship issues, women's rights, and the rights of animals. Galsworthy became known for his portrayal of the British upper middle class and for his social satire. His plays often took up specific social grievances such as the double standard of justice as applied to the upper and lower classes. Plays in this collection include First and Last -- Little Man -- Hall-Marked -- Defeat -- The Sun -- Punch and Go

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2940019191260
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New York, C. Scribner''s Sons
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HALL-MARKED The scene is the sitting-room and verandah of Her bungalow. The room is pleasant, and along the back, where the verandah runs, it seems all window, both French and casement. There is a door right and a door left. The day is bright; the time morning. [herselp, dripping wet, comes running along the verandah, through the French window, with a wet Scotch terrier in her arms. She vanishes through the door left. A little pause, and Lady Ella comes running, dry, thin, refined, and agitated. She halts where the tracks of water cease at the door left. A little pause, and Maud comes running, fairly dry, stolid, breathless, and dragging a bulldog, wet, breathless, and stout, by the crutch end of her en-tout-cas]. Lady Ella. Don't bring Hannibal in till I know where she's put Edward ! Maud. [Brutatty, to Hannibal] Bad dog ! Bad dog ! Hannibal snuffles. Lady Ella. Maud, do take him out! Tie him up. Here ! [She takes out a lace handkerchief] No— something stronger! Poor darling Edward ! [To Hannibal] You are a bad dog 1 Hannibal snuffles. Maud. Edward began it, Ella. [To Hannibal] Bad dog ! Bad dog ! Hannibal snuffles. Lady Ella. Tie him up outside. Here, take my scarf. Where is my poor treasure ? [She removes her scarf] Catch ! His ear's torn; I saw it. Maud. [Taking the scarf, to Hannibal] Now ! Hannibal snuffles. [She ties the scarf to his collar] He smells horrible. Bad dog—getting into ponds to fight! Lady Ella. Tie him up, Maud. I must try in here. Their husbands, The Squire and The Rector, come hastening along the verandah. Maud. [To The Rector] Smell him, Bertie! [To The Squire] You might have that pond drained, Squire ! She takes Hannibal out, and ties him to theverandah. The Squire and Rector come in. Lady Ella is knocking on...

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