Seven Plays- Translated and introduced by Joe Martin- with a Foreword by Björn Meidal
The Ghost Sonata 57
Opus 3 THE GHOST SONATA A Chamber Play (1907) CHARACTERS THE OLD MAN, Director Hummel THE STUDENT, Arkenholz THE MILKMAID, a vision CARETAKER'S WIFE THE DEAD MAN, Consul THE DARK LADY, daughter of the Dead Man by the Care- taker's Wife THE COLONEL THE MUMMY, the Colonel's wife HIS DAUGHTER, is the Old Man's daughter THE ARISTOCRAT, called Baron Skanskorg. Engaged to the Caretaker's daughter JOHANSSON, Hummel's servant BENGTSSON, the Colonel's servant THE FIANCEE, Hummel's fiancee previously. A white-haired old woman THE COOK [POOR PEOPLE, beggars] [1.] The first and second storeys of the facade of a house, but only the corner of the house is visible -which on the ground floor terminates in a round room, and on the next floor ends in a balcony with a flag staff. Through the open window of the room, when the blinds are drawn up, a white marble statue of a young woman, surrounded by palms, is starkly lit by sun beams. In the window at the left hyacinths can be seen: blue, white and pink. On the balcony railing on the upper floor, at the corner, we see a blue silk quilt, and two white pillows. The windows at the left are draped with white linens. It is a clear Sunday morning. In front of the house, downstage, is a green bench. To the right, in the foreground, is a public drinking fountain on the "street"; to the left a poster-column. To the left, at the back, is the front door,...
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