A Peakland Wakes
A One-Act Play by Gwen John.
"...Lo, from the stream eternal of Acheron they have brought back to thee Adonis.....
Here arc built for him shadowy bowers of green.....
Be gracious now, dear Adonis, and propitious even in the coming year.
Dear to us has thine advent been, Adonis, and dear shall it be when thou comest again".
An open space in the street. People have collected to see the Morris dancing. Whilst they wait, the girls dance. Men and boys are away forming up for the processional in which women may not join. The women mostly wear flannel shawls round their shoulders, except the young ones, who even here wear white, and coloured ribbons, for this is midsummer. The children have had their hair tightly plaited or twisted up in rags for a week to prepare for the great day, and now are all crimps and curls: the men, more limited in their means of expression, wear coloured silk neck handkerchiefs of blues and purples. There are merry-go-rounds and booths near at hand, but for the moment their discordant music is hushed; the Morris is a-foot. The year is 1919.
A Tragedy (Five Scenes and an Epilogue).
by John Redwood Anderson.
Dedicated to Lascelles Abercrombie.
Supported by the Gwent Players.
Time and Place: Mythical Babylon
Produced and Directed by:
Writer (A Peakland Wakes):
Nimrod (King of Babylon):
Akergul (High Priest):
April-Sin (An Astrologer):
Manishtusu (Captain of the Host):
Sin-Magir (Architect of the Tower):
Men, Women, Workmen, etc:
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