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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 42 pages of information about The Tables Turned.

Transcribed from the 1887 Office of “The Commonweal” edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk

The Tables turned; or, Nupkins Awakened

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   A Socialist Interlude
   by
   William Morris
   author ofthe Earthly Paradise.’

As for the first time played at the Hall of the Socialist League on Saturday October 15, 1887

London
Office ofThe commonweal
13 Farringdon road, E.C.
1887

All Rights Reserved.

ORIGINAL CAST.

DRAMATIS PERSONAE—­PART I.

Mr. La-di-da (found guilty of swindling) . . .  H. Bartlett.

Mr. Justice Nupkins . . .  W. Blundell.

Mr. Hungary, Q.C. (Counsel for the Prosecution) . . .  W. H. Utley.

Sergeant Sticktoit (Witness for Prosecution) . . .  James Allman.

Constable Potlegoff (Witness for Prosecution) . . .  H. B. Tarleton.

Constable Strongithoath (Witness for Prosecution) . . .  J. Flockton.

Mary Pinch (a labourer’s wife, accused of theft) . . .  May Morris.

Foreman of Jury . . .  T. Cantwell.

Jack Freeman (a Socialist, accused of conspiracy, sedition, and obstruction of the highway) . . .  H. H. Sparling.

Archbishop of Canterbury (Witness for Defence) . . .  W. MORRIS.

Lord Tennyson (Witness for Defence) . . .  A. BROOKES.

Professor Tyndall (Witness for Defence) . . .  H. BARTLETT.

William Joyce (a Socialist Ensign) . . .  H. A. BARKER.

Usher . . .  J. LANE.

Clerk of the Court . . .  J. TURNER.

Jurymen, Interrupters, Revolutionists, etc., etc.

* * * * *

DRAMATIS PERSONAE.—­PART II.

Citizen Nupkins (late Justice) . . .  W. BLUNDELL,

Mary Pinch . . .  MAY MORRIS.

William Joyce (late Socialist Ensign) . . .  H. A. BARKER.

Jack Freeman . . .  H. H. SPARLING.

1st Neighbour . . .  H. B. TARLETON.

2nd Neighbour . . .  J. LANE.

3rd Neighbour . . .  H. GRAHAM.

Robert Pinch, and other Neighbours, Men and Women.

PART I.

SCENE.—­A Court of Justice.

USHER, CLERK OF THE COURT, MR. HUNGARY, Q.C., and others.  MR. LA-DI-DA, the prisoner, not in the dock, but seated in a chair before it. [Enter MR. JUSTICE NUPKINS.

Usher.  Silence!—­silence!

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