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The Man from Home   By: (1869-1946)

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THE MAN FROM HOME

by

BOOTH TARKINGTON and HARRY LEON WILSON

With Illustrations from Scenes in the Play

Harper & Brothers

1908

[Illustration: THE MAN FROM HOME]

TO

WILLIAM HODGE

THE MAN FROM HOME

ORIGINAL CAST OF CHARACTERS IN THE MAN FROM HOME BY BOOTH TARKINGTON and HARRY LEON WILSON PRESENTED UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF LIEBLER & CO. AT THE STUDEBAKER THEATRE, CHICAGO SEPTEMBER 29, 1907, WHERE IT RAN FOR A YEAR; THEN OPENED IN NEW YORK AT THE ASTOR THEATRE AUGUST 17, 1908

CHARACTERS AND PLAYERS

DANIEL VOORHEES PIKE WILLIAM HODGE THE GRAND DUKE VASILI VASILIVITCH EBEN PLYMPTON THE EARL OF HAWCASTLE E. J. RATCLIFFE THE HON. ALMERIC ST. AUBYN ECHLIN P. GAYER IVANOFF HENRY HARMON HORACE GRANGER SIMPSON HASSARD SHORT RIBIERE HARRY L. LANG MARIANO ANTHONY ASHER MICHELE ANTONIO SALERNO CARABINIERE A. MONTEGRIFFO VALET DE CHAMBRE C. L. FELTON ETHEL GRANGER SIMPSON OLIVE WYNDHAM COMTESSE DE CHAMPIGNY ALICE JOHNSON LADY CREECH. IDA VERNON

TIME: THE PRESENT

PLACE: SORRENTO, SOUTHERN ITALY

ILLUSTRATIONS

THE MAN FROM HOME

"OH NO! SHE ACCEPTED ME"

"YES, SIR, DANIEL VOORHEES PIKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, KOKOMO, INDIANA"

" THIS IS MR. ST. AUBYN"

"THE NEW CHAUFFEUR FOR THE MACHINE, FROM NAPLES"

"YOU'RE AFTER SOMETHING THERE ISN'T ANYTHING TO"

"IVAN! DON'T KILL ME!"

"MY FRIEND, THERE IS SAND IN YOUR GEAR BOX"

The illustrations are from photographs of scenes in the play made especially for the book by Mr. Luther S. White.

CHARACTERS

MEN

DANIEL VOORHEES PIKE Of Kokomo, Indiana

THE GRAND DUKE VASILI VASILIVITCH

THE EARL OF HAWCASTLE

THE HON. ALMERIC ST. AUBYN Son of Lord Hawcastle

IVANOFF

HORACE GRANGER SIMPSON

RIBIERE The Grand Duke's secretary

MARIANO Maître d'hôtel

MICHELE A waiter

Two carabiniere

A valet de chambre

Several Sorrentine musicians and fishermen

WOMEN

ETHEL GRANGER SIMPSON

COMTESSE DE CHAMPIGNY

LADY CREECH Sister in law of Hawcastle

ACT I. The terrace of the Hotel Regina Margherita on the cliff at Sorrento. Morning.

ACT II. The entrance garden. Afternoon.

ACT III. An apartment in the hotel. Evening.

ACT IV. The terrace. Morning.

The time is the present.

The scene is Sorrento, in Southern Italy.

THE FIRST ACT

SCENE: The terrace of the Hotel Regina Margherita, on the cliff at Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples.

There is a view of the bay and its semi circular coast line, dotted with villages; Vesuvius gray in the distance. Across the stage at the rear runs a marble balustrade about three feet high, guarding the edge of the cliff. Upon the left is seen part of one wing of the hotel, entrance to which is afforded by wide open double doors approached by four or five marble steps with a railing and small stoop. The hotel is of pink and white stucco, and striped awnings shield the windows. Upon the right is a lemon grove and shrubberies. There are two or three small white wicker tea tables and a number of wicker chairs upon the left, and a square table laid with white cloth on the right.

As the curtain rises mandolins and guitars are heard, and the "Fisherman's Song," the time very rapid and gay, the musicians being unseen.

MARIANO, maître d'hôtel, is discovered laying the table down R.C. with eggs, coffee, and rolls for two. He is a pleasant faced, elderly man, stout, swarthy, clean shaven; wears dress clothes, white waist coat, and black tie. He is annoyed by the music.

MARIANO [calling to the unseen musicians crossly]. Silenzio!

[MICHELE enters from the hotel. He is young, clean shaven except for a dark mustache, wears a white tie, a blue coat, cut like dress coat, blue trousers with red side stripes, brass buttons; his waistcoat is of striped red and blue... Continue reading book >>




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