Deirdre of the Sorrows

Deirdre of the Sorrows

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Deirdre of the Sorrows

Deirdre of the Sorrows

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Act I

Lavarcham's house on Slieve Fuadh. There is a door to inner room on the left, and a door to open air on the right. Window at back and a frame with a half-finished piece of tapestry. There are also a large press and heavy oak chest near the back wall. The place is neat and clean but bare. Lavarcham, woman of fifty, is working at tapestry frame. Old Woman comes in from left.

OLD WOMAN. She hasn't come yet, is it, and it falling to the night?

LAVARCHAM. She has not . . . (Concealing her anxiety.) It's dark with the clouds are coming from the west and south, but it isn't later than the common.

OLD WOMAN. It's later, surely, and I hear tell the Sons of Usna, Naisi and his brothers, are above chasing hares for two days or three, and the same awhile since when the moon was full.

LAVARCHAM -- more anxiously. -- The gods send they don't set eyes on her -- (with a sign of helplessness) yet if they do itself, it wasn't my wish brought them or could send them away.

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