Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: Francesca da Rimini eBook

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FRANCESCA DA RIMINI

A TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS[A]

By GEORGE H. BOKER

[Footnote A:  The text that follows was compared with Lawrence Barrett’s copy of the second edition, now in the library of The Players, New York.  The title page reads:  Plays and Poems:  | by | George H. Boker | In two volumes | Vol.  I | Second Edition | Boston:  | Ticknor and Fields. | MDCCCLVII. | | Boker’s copyright, 1856.]

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

McVicker’s Theatre, Chicago, November 6, 1882

MALATESTA, Lord of Rimini Mr. B.G.  Rogers. 
GUIDO DA POLENTA, Lord of Ravenna Mr. F.C.  Mosley. 
LANCIOTTO, Malatesta’s son Mr. Lawrence Barrett. 
PAOLO, His brother Mr. Otis Skinner. 
PEPE,[1] Malatesta’s jester Mr. Louis James. 
CARDINAL, Friend to Guido Mr. Charles Rolfe. 
RENE,[1] A troubadour Mr. Percy Winter. 
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI, Guido’s daughter Miss Marie Wainwright. 
RITTA, Her maid Miss Rosie Batchelder.

Lords, Ladies, Knights, Priests, Soldiers, Pages, Attendants, etc.

Grand Opera House, Chicago, August 26, 1901.

MALATESTA, Lord of Rimini Mr. W.J.  Constantine. 
GUIDO DA POLENTA, Lord of Ravenna Mr. E.A.  Eberle. 
LANCIOTTO, Malatesta’s son Mr. Otis Skinner. 
PAOLO, His brother Mr. Aubrey Boucicault. 
PEPE, Malatesta’s jester Mr. William Norris. 
CARDINAL, Friend to Guido Mr. Frederick von Rensselar. 
RENE, A troubadour Mr. Fletcher Norton. 
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI, Guido’s daughter Miss Marcia Van Dresser. 
RITTA, Her maid Miss Gertrude Norman.

Lords, Ladies, Knights, Priests, Soldiers, Pages, Attendants, etc. SCENE. Rimini, Ravenna, and the neighbourhood. TIME. About 1300 A.D.

[Footnote 1:  In the original edition, the accents in the names of PEPE and RENE are used only in the Dramatis Personae, and not in the body of the book.]

FRANCESCA DA RIMINI

ACT I.

SCENE I. Rimini.  The Garden of the Palace.  PAOLO and a number of noblemen are discovered, seated under an arbour, surrounded by RENE, and other troubadours, attendants, &c.

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