ACT II.

The stage call-bells ring to warn the company that the play is about to begin again.

THE STEP-DAUGHTER comes out of the Managrer's office along with THE CHILD and THE BOY. As she comes out of the office, she cries.--

Nonsense! nonsense! Do it yourselves! I'm not going to mix myself up in this mess. (Turning to the Child and coming quickly with her on to the stage) : Come on, Rosetta, let's run!

(THE BOY follows them slowly, remaining a little behind and seeming perplexed).

THE STEP-DAUGHTER. (Stops, bends over the Child and takes the latter's face between her hands). My little darling! You're frightened, aren't you? You don't know where we are, do you? (Pretending to reply to a question of the Child) : What is the stage? It's a place, baby, you know, where people play at being serious, a place where they act comedies. We've got to act a comedy now, dead serious, you know; and you're in it also, little one. (Embraces her, pressing the little head to her breast, and rocking the child for a moment). Oh darling, darling, what a horrid comedy you've got to play! What a wretched part they've found for you! A garden . . . a fountain . . . look . . . just suppose, kiddie, it's here. Where, you say? Why, right here in the middle. It's all pretence you know. That's the trouble, my pet: it's all make-believe here. It's better to imagine it though, because if they fix it up for you, it'll only,

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Three Plays
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  • Title Page iii
  • Prefatory Note v
  • Contents xi
  • Six Characters in Search Of An Author - (sei Personaggi in Cerca D'Autore) A Comedy in the Making 1
  • Act II 30
  • Act III 56
  • "Henry Iv." (enrico Quarto) - A Tragedy in Three Acts 73
  • Act I 75
  • Act II 110
  • Act III 135
  • Right You Are! (if You Think So) (così è, Se VI Pare!) - A Parable in Three Acts 149
  • Act II 187
  • Act III 208
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