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A Play in One Act (from a Tale in the Laxdaelasaga), by John Masefield.
Played by the Station Radio Players
This ancient Icelandic legend tells how Thorolf, pursued by Ingiald, whose brother he has slain in fair fight, seeks refuge at the house of Thord. In spite of Thord's treachery, Vigdis makes such good use of her woman's wit and a 'Locked Chest' that the adventure terminates in a surprising and unexpected fashion.
The action of the play takes place in a simply-furnished room in Thord's house. 'The Locked Chest' is large, and used as a bench. Vigdis is heard singing as she embroiders a cloth.
Thord Goddi (a Farmer):
Thorolf (Cousin of Vigdis):
Ingiald (a Lord):
Vigdis Goddi (Wife of Thord) Soldiers (adherents of Ingiald):
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