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A Comedy : Madame de Sevigne

By Bouilly, J. N.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000621735
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: A Comedy : Madame de Sevigne  
Author: Bouilly, J. N.
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: During the entire play the stage represents a rich gothic hall. On one side, to the spectator?s left, a table covered with a tapestry braided in velour; nearby, a door leading to different apartments. On the side, to the right, another door leading to the library. The large door at the back gives on a thicket. BEAULIEU: (alone, entering by the side door to the spectator?s left, holding a broom under his arm, holding in his hand a large port?folio of green morocco locked with a key, and in the other a writing desk) Ten o?clock will soon sound in the Abbey: that?s the moment when Madame de Sevigne comes here every morning to write to her daughter Madame de Grignan. Let?s prepare what she needs. (he places the portfolio and writing desk on the table and arranges them) It has to be me, her old valet, ?cause she has confided to me??Especially, Beaulieu, don?t lose sight of this portfolio. No, Madame. Remember that it contains the letters from my daughter, that it?s my treasure, my life.? Yes, Madame?Now there they are separated for six whole months, and that for the first time, 200 leagues from each other. What a separation, good Lord! (he dusts the furniture) She?s still near her uncle; this good Abbe de Coulanges seems to forget his drop when his niece recounts to him certain anecdotes of the court. As for myself, I've surprised myself a hundred times forgetting my work listening to the Marquise: I found myself nailed to the spot, there?despite myself. It?s because no one tells a story better, no one has more dazzling language, more seductive than the Marquise.

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Table of Contents: MADAME DE SEVIGNE, 1 -- A Comedy By J. N. Bouilly, 1 -- Act I, 2 -- Act II, 14 -- Act III, 30 -- MADAME DE SEVIGNE -- i


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