Five Comedies (Suny Series, Women Writers in Translation)
full-length and 3 one-act performs, translated the following for the 1st time into English.
approach, wouldn't it be an impertinence to inquire your identify? I guessed Artémise’s. There are a few faces like that—they proclaim their very own identify. Wait a minute and I’ll get a hold of yours. . . . Marie? . . . Blanche? . . . CAROLINE: No. DUKE: Louise? . . . Charlotte? . . . CAROLINE: Getting hotter. DUKE: Caroline? CAROLINE: That’s it. DUKE: And you’re right here from the provinces? CAROLINE: From the rustic. DUKE: good, why don’t you could have pink fingers, if you’ve simply come from the rustic? CAROLINE: simply because I.
in any respect! Scene 2 [Caroline, the Duke, Urbain.] URBAIN [entering at correct, and performing surprised]: hi, you’re the following, are you? DUKE: sure, I’m ﬂeeing from a definite individual of whom no evil will be spoken within the presence of Mademoiselle de Saint-Geneix. URBAIN [dryly, going prior Caroline]: Oh, Mademoiselle doesn’t wish . . . CAROLINE [smiling]: Mademoiselle desires to utilize the one correct she claims during this position: the best to be silent. DUKE [to Urbain]: That’s geared toward you, that's! We mustn’t.
Marquis de Villemer ninety seven PIERRE [entering upstage]: Monsieur de Dunières is within the drawing room, and needs to talk with the Duke. DUKE: The satan he does! At this unearthly hour! [To Pierre.] I’m coming. [Pierre closes the monitor and leaves upstage.] you spot what it’s like: one is lower than such strain to healing the world’s difficulties that one by no means will get any relaxation. [He is going upstage and is derived back.] Come now, if I have been on your footwear, I shouldn’t have a lot to bitch approximately! enjoyed through fascinating younger.
He’s a sufferer! HENRI: He appears to be like approximately as ill as i'm, that lad. Wait a minute, i do know that face; the place in the world have I noticeable him sooner than? Oh yes—in Brittany. . . . What’s he doing right here? MARIE-JEANNE: good, pass and check with him, when you comprehend him; it’ll support him go the time. He’s been the following goodbye. . . . He’s taking a look at you too. HENRI: And but, as you will see, he isn’t uttering a note to me. Let’s see if he’ll say hi to me. [He takes a couple of steps upstage. los angeles Hyonnais watches him and doesn’t.
. . . CLÉONICE: an excessive amount of of a misalliance? solid for him! yet then what approximately you? I suggest, you’re larger bred than i'm, you return from the great previous neighborhood center periods; yet nonetheless, middle-class is all you're, and but everybody says he’s going to marry you. FRANÇOISE: Henri? That’s a ﬁne tale! CLÉONICE: good, it’s excessive time you settled down; you’re all of twenty. . . . FRANÇOISE: Twenty-four, for those who don’t brain, little woman; and but I fancy I nonetheless have time to imagine issues over. CLÉONICE: until.