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Fires of St. John A Drama in Four Acts   By: (1857-1928)

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[Illustration: Miss Nance O'Neil From a Sketch by J. J. Hazelton ]

FIRES OF ST. JOHN

A DRAMA IN FOUR ACTS FROM THE GERMAN OF

HERMANN SUDERMANN

Author of "Magda," "The Joy of Living," "Sodom's End," Etc.

AS PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE AMERICAN STAGE IN BOSTON ON JANUARY TWENTY FIRST NINETEEN HUNDRED & 4

Translated and Adapted by CHARLES SWICKARD

BOSTON, JOHN W. LUCE and COMPANY, 1904

COPYRIGHT NOTICE and WARNING

This play is fully protected by the copyright law, all requirements of which have been fully complied with. In its present form it is dedicated to the reading public only, and no performance may be given without the permission of the publishers, owners of the acting rights.

¶ Copyright, 1903, by Charles Swickard.

¶ Copyright, 1904, by John W. Luce and Company.

¶ All rights reserved.

PUBLISHERS' NOTE

¶ This translation and adaptation of "Johannisfeuer" was made by special permission from Herr Sudermann, and is the only authorized English version.

¶ By arrangement with the publishers, Miss Nance O'Neil, who first produced this play in English, as here given, will continue to use Mr. Swickard's adaptation exclusively.

FIRES OF ST. JOHN WAS FIRST PRESENTED IN ENGLISH, IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, ON JANUARY TWENTY FIRST, 1904, WITH THE FOLLOWING CAST

Mr. Brauer Mr. George C. Staley Mrs. Brauer Mrs. Charles W. Brooks Gertrude Miss Blanche Stoddard George Von Harten Mr. E. J. Ratcliffe An old Gypsy Woman Miss Ricca Allen Haffner Mr. Norwell McGregor Mr. Paul Mr. Frederick Sullivan Katie Miss Fannie Cannon

and

Marie Miss Nance O'Neil

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Mr. Brauer Proprietor of a large country estate Mrs. Brauer His wife Gertrude Their daughter George Von Harten Their nephew An old Gypsy Woman Haffner Assistant Pastor Mr. Paul Overseer Katie Housekeeper Servant Girl

and

Marie A Foundling

Time of action, about 1880

Place of action, Pomerania ( Prussia )

THE FIRES OF ST. JOHN

ACT ONE

Breakfast room at the Brauer residence. The back wall is formed by three glass doors, separated by marble pillars. Behind this, the veranda is visible, and balustrade, hung with fine rug, and stairs, leading into the garden. The glass doors have practical, solid wooden shutters, with bars, fastening inside. Doors R. and L. Large table C. with breakfast laid. Front, to the left, sofa, table and easy chair. To the right, sewing machine, and basket filled with table linen. Old fashioned photos and engravings on walls. Otherwise, well to do family home... Continue reading book >>




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