Original Plays The Wicked World; Pygmalion and Galatea; Charity; The Princess; The Palace of Truth; Trial by Jury
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Title: Original Plays
The Wicked World; Pygmalion and Galatea; Charity; The Princess; The Palace of Truth; Trial by Jury
Author: W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert
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SCRIBNER, ARMSTRONG, & CO.
Stereotyped and printed by
Rand, Avery, and Company,
117 Franklin Street,
The Story upon which ‘The Palace of Truth’ isfounded is probably as old as the ‘Arabian Nights.’‘The Princess’ is a respectful parody of Mr. Tennyson’sexquisite poem. It has been generally held, I believe, thatif a dramatist uses the mere outline of an existing storyfor dramatic purposes, he is at liberty to describe his playas “original.”
W. S. GILBERT.
London, Nov. 18, 1875.
|The Wicked World||9|
|Pygmalion and Galatea||73|
|The Palace of Truth||265|
|Trial by Jury||341|
An Original Fairy Comedy,
IN THREE ACTS.
|Lutin (a Serving Fairy)||Mr. Buckstone.|
|Selene (a Fairy Queen)||Miss Madge Robertson.|
|Darine||Miss Amy Roselle.|
|Zayda||Miss M. Litton.|
|Sir Ethais||Mr. Kendal.|
|Sir Phyllon||Mr. Arnott.|
|Lutin (Sir Ethais’s Henchman)||Mr. Buckstone.|
SCENE: IN FAIRY LAND.
⁂ The action is comprised within the space oftwenty-four hours.
Spoken by Mr. Buckstone.
THE WICKED WORLD.
Scene—Fairy Land. A beautiful, but fancifullandscape, which is supposed to lie on the upperside of a cloud. The cloud is suspended overthe earth, a portion of which (representing “abird’s-eye view” of a mediæval city), is seen,far below, through a rent or gap in the cloud.
As the curtain rises Zayda is discovered standingin a thoughtful attitude, contemplating theworld at her feet. To her enters Darine.
Enter Ethais, Locrine, Neodie, Leila, and other Fairies.