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'SWORD OR SCABBARD'
A Jacobite Play, written by KATE E. RILEY
Presented by STUART E. VINDEN , and played by the STATION PLAYERS
Characters :
The period is that of the Scottish Rebellion of 1745 and the scenes are enacted in Birmingham
SCENE I
A room in Simon's house in Derilend on a December evening in '45. Simon is seated by the fire; his father, a very aged man, sits on the opposite side of the fireplace, dozing. Mary, Simon's sister, is laying the supper table.
SCENE II
Anthony Forbes's office at his Works - the same evening as Scene I. Anthony is seated at a desk awaiting the arrival of his foreman, William Webber. The room is low and raftered, and on the walls hang scabbards of every description. Amongst them is a sword. It is of foreign workmanship and hangs close to where Anthony is seated. It bears the following inscription:
'Never draw me without reason,
Nor sheathe me without honour.'
SCENE III
A room in 'The Orchard House' on the evening of the same day. The room is oak-panelled to the ceiling and is furnished with Jacobean chairs, table and sideboard. Within the ingle-nook Dame Austin is seated winding yarn. Edith is sitting farther away at the spinning wheel.
SCENE IV
The Spring of 1746—the samo room in 'The Orchard House.' Betty is alone - vigorously polishing a coal scuttle.
A Modern Composer looking into the Eighteenth Century

Contributors

Written By:
Kate E. Riley
Presented By:
Stuart E. Vinden
Unknown:
Anthony Forbes
Unknown:
William Webber.
Anthony Forbes (A Maker of Scabbards):
Stuart E. Vinden
Simon Leo (Owner of a Tannery in Dcritend):
John Moss
Tabez Lee (Simon's Aged Father):
Joseph Lewis
Mary Leo (Simon's Sister):
Phyllis Richardson
Damo Austin (A Widow—Owner of The Orchard House '):
Anne Sanders
Edith Austin (The Dame's Step-daughter):
Gladys Golbourne
Nod Walker (A Grammar School Boy):
Norah Tarrant
Betty (A Maid at 'THe Orchard House '):
Gladys Joiner
Webber (Anthony's Foreman):
Joseph Lewis
Robert (An Employee at Anthony's Works):
John Moss

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