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Becket and other plays

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  • BECKET AND OTHER PLAYS
    • CONTENTS
      • BECKET THE CUP THE FALCON THE PROMISE OF MAY
      • BECKET
        • TO THE LORD CHANCELLOR, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL OF SELBORNE.
      • TO THE LORD CHANCELLOR, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL OF SELBORNE.
    • BECKET THE CUP THE FALCON THE PROMISE OF MAY
    • BECKET
      • TO THE LORD CHANCELLOR, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL OF SELBORNE.
    • TO THE LORD CHANCELLOR, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL OF SELBORNE.
    • DRAMATIS PERSONAE.
    • PROLOGUE.
    • ACT ONE.
      • SCENE I.—BECKET'S House in London. Chamber barely furnished. BECKET unrobing. HERBERT OF BOSHAM and SERVANT.
      • SCENE II.—Street in Northampton leading to the Castle.
      • SCENE III.—The Hall in Northampton Castle.
      • SCENE IV.—Refectory of the Monastery at Northampton. A Banquet on the Tables.
    • SCENE I.—BECKET'S House in London. Chamber barely furnished. BECKET unrobing. HERBERT OF BOSHAM and SERVANT.
    • SCENE II.—Street in Northampton leading to the Castle.
    • SCENE III.—The Hall in Northampton Castle.
    • SCENE IV.—Refectory of the Monastery at Northampton. A Banquet on the Tables.
    • ACT II.
      • SCENE I.—ROSAMUND'S Bower. A Garden of Flowers. In the midst a bank of wild-flowers with a bench before it.
      • SCENE II.—Montmirail. 'The Meeting of the Kings.'
    • SCENE I.—ROSAMUND'S Bower. A Garden of Flowers. In the midst a bank of wild-flowers with a bench before it.
    • SCENE II.—Montmirail. 'The Meeting of the Kings.'
    • ACT III.
      • SCENE I.—The Bower. HENRY and ROSAMUND.
      • SCENE II.—Outside the Woods near ROSAMUND'S Bower.
      • SCENE III.—Traitor's Meadow at Fréteval. Pavilions and Tents of the English and French Baronage. BECKET and HERBERT OF BOSHAM.
    • SCENE I.—The Bower. HENRY and ROSAMUND.
    • SCENE II.—Outside the Woods near ROSAMUND'S Bower.
    • SCENE III.—Traitor's Meadow at Fréteval. Pavilions and Tents of the English and French Baronage. BECKET and HERBERT OF BOSHAM.
    • ACT IV.
      • SCENE I.—The Outskirts of the Bower.
      • SCENE II.—ROSAMUND'S Bower.
        • ELEANOR.
      • ELEANOR.
    • SCENE I.—The Outskirts of the Bower.
    • SCENE II.—ROSAMUND'S Bower.
      • ELEANOR.
    • ELEANOR.
    • ACT V.
      • SCENE I.—Castle in Normandy. King's Chamber.
      • SCENE II.—A Room in Canterbury Monastery.
      • SCENE III.—North Transept of Canterbury Cathedral. On the right hand a flight of steps leading to the Choir, another flight on the left, leading to the North Aisle. Winter afternoon slowly darkening. Low thunder now and then of an approaching storm. MONKS heard chanting the service. ROSAMUND kneeling.
    • SCENE I.—Castle in Normandy. King's Chamber.
    • SCENE II.—A Room in Canterbury Monastery.
    • SCENE III.—North Transept of Canterbury Cathedral. On the right hand a flight of steps leading to the Choir, another flight on the left, leading to the North Aisle. Winter afternoon slowly darkening. Low thunder now and then of an approaching storm. MONKS heard chanting the service. ROSAMUND kneeling.
  • THE CUP
    • DRAMATIS PERSONAE.
      • GALATIANS.
      • THE CUP.
    • GALATIANS.
    • THE CUP.
    • ACT I.
      • SCENE I.—Distant View of a City of Galatia.
      • SCENE II.—A Room in the Tetrarch's House.
      • SCENE III.—Same as Scene I. Dawn.
    • SCENE I.—Distant View of a City of Galatia.
    • SCENE II.—A Room in the Tetrarch's House.
    • SCENE III.—Same as Scene I. Dawn.
    • ACT II
      • SCENE.—Interior of the Temple of Artemis. Small gold gates on platform in front of the veil before the colossal statue of the Goddess, and in the centre of the Temple a tripod altar, on which is a lighted lamp. Lamps (lighted) suspended between each pillar. Tripods, vases, garlands of flowers, etc., about stage. Altar at back close to Goddess, with two cups. Solemn music. Priestesses decorating the Temple.
    • SCENE.—Interior of the Temple of Artemis. Small gold gates on platform in front of the veil before the colossal statue of the Goddess, and in the centre of the Temple a tripod altar, on which is a lighted lamp. Lamps (lighted) suspended between each pillar. Tripods, vases, garlands of flowers, etc., about stage. Altar at back close to Goddess, with two cups. Solemn music. Priestesses decorating the Temple.
  • THE FALCON
    • DRAMATIS PERSONAE.
      • THE FALCON
        • SCENE.—An Italian Cottage. Castle and Mountains seen through Window.
      • SCENE.—An Italian Cottage. Castle and Mountains seen through Window.
    • THE FALCON
      • SCENE.—An Italian Cottage. Castle and Mountains seen through Window.
    • SCENE.—An Italian Cottage. Castle and Mountains seen through Window.
  • THE PROMISE OF MAY
    • _DRAMATIS PERSONAE.
      • THE PROMISE OF MAY
    • THE PROMISE OF MAY
    • ACT I.
      • SCENE.—Before Farmhouse.
    • SCENE.—Before Farmhouse.
    • ACT II.
    • ACT III.
      • SCENE.—A room in STEER'S House. Door leading into bedroom at the back.
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