The Verge

The Verge

by Susan Glaspell
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Excerpt from Act I:
(The glass door swings violently in, snow blowing in, and also MR HARRY ARCHER, wrapped in a rug.)
ANTHONY: Oh, please close the door, sir.
HARRY: Do you think I'm not trying to? (he holds it open to say this)
ANTHONY: But please do. This stormy air is not good for the plants.
HARRY: I suppose it's just the thing for me! Now, what do you mean, Anthony, by not answering the phone when I buzz for you?
ANTHONY: Miss Claire-Mrs Archer told me not to.
HARRY: Told you not to answer me?
ANTHONY: Not you especially-nobody but her.
HARRY: Well, I like her nerve-and yours.
ANTHONY: You see, she thought it took my mind from my work to be interrupted when I'm out here. And so it does. So she buzzes once long and-Well, she buzzes her way, and all other buzzing-
HARRY: May buzz.
ANTHONY: (nodding gravely) She thought it would be better for the flowers.
HARRY: I am not a flower-true, but I too need a little attention-and a little heat. Will you please tell me why the house is frigid?
ANTHONY: Miss Claire ordered all the heat turned out here, (patiently explaining it to MISS CLAIRE's speechless husband) You see the roses need a great deal of heat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500504939
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/13/2014
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

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