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Title: The Pigeon (Third Series Plays) Author: John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009 Release Date: September 26, 2004 [EBook #2913] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE PIGEON (THIRD SERIES PLAYS) *** Produced by David Widger GALSWORTHY PLAYS--SERIES 3 THE PIGEON A Fantasy in Three Acts By John Galsworthy PERSONS OF THE PLAY CHRISTOPHER WELLWYN, an artist ANN, his daughter GUINEVERE MEGAN, a flower-seller RORY MEGAN, her husband FERRAND, an alien TIMSON, once a cabman EDWARD BERTLEY, a Canon ALFRED CALWAY, a Professor SIR THOMAS HOXTON, a Justice of the Peace Also a police constable, three humble-men, and some curious persons The action passes in Wellwyn’s Studio, and the street outside. ACT I.
Christmas Eve. ACT II.
New Year’s Day. ACT III.
The First of April. ACT I Mon Apr 03 00:36:31 2017 2 It is the night of Christmas Eve, the SCENE is a Studio, flush with the street, having a skylight darkened by a fall of snow. There is no one in the room, the walls of which are whitewashed, above a floor of bare dark boards.
A fire is cheerfully burning.
On a model’s platform stands an easel and canvas. There are busts and pictures; a screen, a little stool, two arm. chairs, and a long old-fashioned settle under the window.
A door in one wall leads to the house, a door in the opposite wall to the model’s dressing-room, and the street door is in the centre of the wall between.
On a low table a Russian samovar is hissing, and beside it on a tray stands a teapot, with glasses, lemon, sugar, and a decanter of rum.
Through a huge uncurtained window cl...





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