Kate of Kate Hall Volume 1

Kate of Kate Hall Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...of the theatricals; and I'm simply dying for a little fun and pleasure, for this place is as dull as a convent or a convict prison." Kate was so delighted with her cousin's suggestion that she straightway flew to consult Mrs. MacBalloch as to the feasibility of the scheme; and that lady--who) was always willing for young people to enjoy themselves as long as they did so in her way and not in their own--by a fortunate chance, was as much taken with the idea as her goddaughter had been, and fell in with the plan at once. In her younger days she had been very fond of theatricals, and very clever at them; so she was only too ready to revive an old pleasure, and to renew an almost forgotten interest. The only sign of storm arose when it came to settling the play to be performed. Kate naturally wanted a modern piece; but Mrs. MacBalloch put down her small but weighty foot, and decreed that it should be Shakespeare or nothing. This would probably have 'led to a serious quarrel--and to the frustration of the plan--if Sapphira had not, contrary to her usual custom, devoted herself to the manufacture of peace. She was wise enough to see that it would be a Shakespeare play or no play at all, and she recognised the fact--even persuaded Kate to recognise it also--that half a loaf (this was how those two young women of the Philistines de scribed to each other the works of the great master) was better than no bread. After much (and this time amicable) discussion, The Taming of the Slzrew was the play fixed upon. It was decided that Kate should take the part of Katharine, George that of Petruchio, and Sapphira that of Bianca; while the minor parts were to be played by various young people in the neighbourhood. Invitations were...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774515
  • 9781236774514