Three Plays by Granville-Barker

Three Plays by Granville-Barker

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Excerpt: ...mr. booth. I'll make you prove that. And now edward buries his face in his arms and just goes off into hysterics. edward. Oh, you've fired a mine! mr. booth. scolding him well. Slandering your dead father . . and lying to me, revenging yourself by frightening me . . because I detest you. Pg 177 edward. Why . . haven't I thanked you for putting an end to all my troubles? I do . . I promise you I do. mr. booth. shouting, and his sudden courage failing as he shouts. Prove this . . prove it to me! I'm not to be frightened so easily. One can't lose half of all one has and then be told of it in two minutes . . sitting at a table. his voice tails off to a piteous whimper. edward. quietly now and kindly. If my father had told you this in plain words you'd have believed him. mr. booth. bowing his head. Yes. edward looks at the poor old thing with great pity. edward. What on earth did you want to withdraw your account for? You need never have known . . you could have died happy. Settling with all those charities in your will would certainly have smashed us up. But proving your will is many years off yet we'll hope. mr. booth. pathetic and bewildered. I don't understand. No, I don't understand . . because your father . . But I must understand, Edward. edward. Don't shock yourself trying to understand my father, for you never will. Pull yourself together, Mr. Booth. After all, this isn't a vital matter to you. It's not even as if you had a family to consider . . like some of the others. mr. booth. vaguely. What others? edward. Don't imagine your money has been specially selected for pilfering. mr. booth. with solemn incredulity. One has read of this sort of thing but . . I thought people always got found out. edward. brutally humorous. Well . . we are found out. You've found us out. mr. booth. rising to the full appreciation of his wrongs. Oh . . I've been foully cheated! edward. patiently. I've told you so. Pg 178 mr. booth. his voice breaks, he appeals...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236715837
  • 9781236715838