The Vampire Cat: A Play in One Act from the Japanese Legend of The Nabeshima Cat

The Vampire Cat: A Play in One Act from the Japanese Legend of The Nabeshima Cat

by Gerald Van Etten

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The Vampire Cat: A Play in One Act from the Japanese Legend of The Nabeshima Cat by Gerald Van Etten

The Vampire Cat: A Play in One Act from the Japanese Legend of The Nabeshima Cat by Gerard Van Etten; SERGEL’S ACTING DRAMA No. 641; ART WORKERS LEAGUE


CONTENTS
Cast of Characters
Introduction:
ACT 1.
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Cast of Characters
PRINCE HIZEN, LORD OF NABESHIMA....
BUZEN, HIS CHIEF COUNCILLOR........
RUITEN, A PRIEST...................
ITO SODA, A COMMON SOLDIER.........
KASHIKU, A MAID....................
O TOYO, WIFE OF THE PRINCE.........

Introduction:
TIME: Medieval Japan.
SCENE: The room of O Toyo in the palace.
TIME OF ACTION: Between 10 and 12 p.m.
NOTE.--According to the old Japanese legend, the soul of a cat can enter a human being.

ACT 1.
SCENE. At R. is a dressing table, upon it a steel mirror, toilet articles, and two lighted candles with ornate shades. R. U. a section of shoji leads to another room, this section is now closed. At R. C. a large section of shoji is open, giving a view of the garden. To the R. of this entrance is a small shrine and Buddha. At L. of the room is a sleeping mat and head rest. By the head rest a lantern, now unlighted. Down L. is an open section of shoji leading to the PRINCE’S apartments. Just above it stands a screen. As the curtain rises the PRINCE is standing R. C. looking out into the garden. RUITEN is down R. and BUZEN slightly above him. BUZEN crosses L.
PRINCE. [Comes down between RUITEN and BUZEN.]
Settle for me tonight
My sicknesses and my fears--
[To BUZEN.] Settle them for me,
Sir Buzen, councillor crafty.
[To RUITEN.] Settle them for me,

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014667807
Publisher: Denise Henry
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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