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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 58 pages of information about The Gibson Upright.

Title:  The Gibson Upright

Author:  Booth Tarkington

Release Date:  August 25, 2004 [EBook #13275]

Language:  English

Character set encoding:  ASCII

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The

Gibson Upright

By

BOOTH TARKINGTON

and

HARRY LEON WILSON

1919

THE STAGE PRODUCTION OF THIS PLAY IS BY STUART WALKER

THE GIBSON UPRIGHT

CAST OF CHARACTERS

ANDREW GIBSON, a piano factory owner

Nora Gorodna, a piano tester and socialist labor organizer

Mr. Mifflin, a socialist journalist

Carter, an elderly factory worker

Frankel, a young Jewish factory worker

Shomberg, a factory worker

Simpson, an elderly factory worker

Salvatore, an Italian factory worker

Riley, a truck driver

Ella, Mr. Gibson’s housemaid

Mrs. Simpson, wife of Simpson

Mrs. Commiskey, wife of a worker (offstage voice)

Polenski, a worker

First wop and second wop, workers

ACT I

Andrew Gibson’s office in his piano factory where he manufactures “The Gibson Upright.”  A very plain interior; pleasant to the eye, yet distinctly an office in a factory, and without luxuries; altogether utilitarian.
Against the wall on our right is a roll-top desk, open, very neat, and in the centre of the writing pad a fresh rose stands in a glass of water.  Near by is a long, plain table and upon it a very neat arrangement of correspondence and a couple of ledgers.
Against the walls are a dozen plain cane-seated chairs.  Near the centre of the room is a sample of the Gibson upright piano in light wood.  There is a large safe, showing the word “Gibson,” and there are filing cases.  In the rear wall there is a door with the upper half of opaque glass, which shows “Mr. Gibson” in reverse; and near this door is a water filter upon a stand.  In the wall upon our left is a plain wooden door.  The rear door opens into the factory; the other into a hall that leads to the street.
Upon the walls are several posters,
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