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Woman on Her Own, False Gods and The Red Robe
Three Plays By Brieux

Woman on Her Own, False Gods and The Red Robe Three Plays By Brieux

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hardly hear what they're saying on the stage.

Féliat [very politely] Sorry, I'm sure.

René [to Lucienne] You. Now.

Lucienne [speaking through the guichet] "My lord, these cries are useless. It grows late. If you wish to sup—you must spin." [turning to the others] There! Now I must go over the rest with Ulric.

She runs out, with a little wave of adieu to Féliat.

René [to Madame Guéret] The trumpets, Madame. Don't forget.

Madame Guéret. No, no. Don't worry.

René goes out.

Féliat. You blow trumpets?

Madame Guéret. Yes; on the piano.

Féliat. I don't know what to do with myself. I don't want to be in the way. I'm not accustomed to being behind the scenes.

Madame Guéret. Nor am I.

Thérèse comes in in the Kalekairi dress, followed by René.

Thérèse. It's time for me now.

Féliat [to Madame Guéret] She really looks like a professional actress.

René [to Thérèse] Now!

Thérèse [speaking through the little window] "My lady says, as you will not spin, you cannot sup. She thinks you are not hungry, and I wish you good-night." [She closes the little window and says gayly] Good-evening, Monsieur Féliat.

René. Now then, come along. You go on in one minute.

Thérèse [to Féliat] I'll come back soon.

She goes out.

René [to Madame Guéret] Now, Madame, you, Quick, Madame!

Madame Guéret. Yes, yes. All right.

She plays a flourish of trumpets on the piano.

René. Splendid!

Madame Guéret. Ouf! It's over. At last we can have peace! If she's such a fool as to refuse both these men—

Guéret [interrupting] She won't refuse, you may be sure.

Madame Guéret [continuing]—we shall have to keep her with us. But I shall insist upon certain conditions.

Guéret. What conditions?

Madame Guéret. I won't have any scandals at Evreux.

Guéret. There won't be any scandals.

Madame Guéret. No; because she'll have to behave very differently, I can tell you. She'll have to leave all these fine airs of independence behind her in Paris.

Guéret. What airs?

Madame Guéret. Well, for instance, getting letters and answering them without any sort of supervision! [To her brother] She manages in such a way that I don't even see the envelopes! [To her husband] I object very much, too, to her student ways.

Guéret. She goes to classes and lectures with her girl friends.

Madame Guéret. Well, she won't go to any more. And she will have to give up going out alone.

Guéret. She's of age.

Madame Guéret. A properly brought up young lady is never of age.

Féliat. Perfectly true.

Madame Guéret. And there must be a change in her

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