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The Third Act of "Apples and Eve"


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Presented by the Dramatic Section of THE SOCIETY OF SOMERSET FOLK
Keziah Cullymore
William Penny (A Farm Labourer) Kitty Carey
Matilda Matthews (A Spinster) Joseph Lovibond (A Farmer) Polly Curtis (Village Gossip)
Thomas Matthews (A Maltster)
Crabby Curtis (A Corn Merchant's Clerk) Sam Sparks (A Blacksmith)
Danny Pitman (An Old Gaffer)
Benjamin Pearce (A Cattle
Charles Carey (Landlord of the Barley Mow )
1st Skimmerty Rider
2nd Skimmerty Rider,
Counsel for Prosecution, Counsel for Defence ; The Judge, Usher, Villagers, Policeman, Clerk of the Court
The story of the play is that of a maiden lady, Matilda Matthews , who falls from a ladder whilst apple-picking and sprains her ankle. She is succoured by Farmer Lovibond, an eligible bachelor. He carries her to the home she shares with her brother, and fusses around while the incompetent housekeeper (Keziah) is wondering what to do. Ultimately Lovibond bathes the swollen ankle, and is seen doing so by several witnesses, including Keziah, Polly Curtis (the village gossip), and Matthews himself, who, it appears, is a secret gambler and in financial straits. Very soon the whole parish believes that Lovibond is engaged to Matilda, and his daily visits to inquire after her health lend support to the rumour. Then Matthews, who has seen in the situation a source of possible profit and relief, interviews Lovibond as to his intentions and, as the result is unpromising, he engineers an action for ' breach,' Matilda being an unwilling tool in his hands. The parish is greatly excited over the affair, and at the Barley Mow discussion is frank and free. It is hero that Danny Pitman overhears the bargain between Matthews and Curtis, and secures the blotting-paper upon which incriminating words are recorded.
The Third Act shows the Court House at Wells Assizes. Several people are in the Public Gallery, among them Kitty, Penny, Sparks, Pearce, and Danny. Penny is talking to Kitty.
Incidental Music by the Parkington Quintet


Play By: John MacKie
Play By: Conrad Carter
Unknown: Kitty Carey
Unknown: Matilda Matthews
Unknown: Joseph Lovibond
Unknown: Polly Curtis
Unknown: Thomas Matthews
Unknown: Crabby Curtis
Unknown: Sam Sparks
Unknown: Danny Pitman
Unknown: Benjamin Pearce
Unknown: Charles Carey
Unknown: Matilda Matthews
Unknown: Polly Curtis
Unknown: Danny Pitman

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