Dramatic Sketches of Incidents in Local History written and introduced by J. Kyrle Fletcher.
Performed by The Newport Playgoers' Society.
The Man Who Forgot
A Play founded on a Welsh Legend of the West.
Scene 1. The Hall at Plas Hendref.
Scene 2. The same, ten years later.
Scene 3. The same three days later.
The Spirit of Ambition casts a spell of forgetfulness over a faithful husband, whoso neglected wife supposes him dead. On the eve of her second marriage she sees a Minstrel, wearing her "dead" husband's ring. A touch of her hand breaks the spell and reunites its victims.
A Shelter for the Night
An Old Story of West Wales.
Scene : The interior of a cottage at night.
A half-drunken sailor is strangled in his sleep by a poverty-stricken old couple, who have given him shelter for the night. In robbing the corpse of a money-belt, they find they have murdered their long-lost only son.
The Newport Playgoers'
An Old Man:
An Old Woman:
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