Watch on the Rhine Characters

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Anise

Anise, a sixty-year-old French woman, is the Farrelly's maid, who, as the play opens, is seen sorting the family's mail. She is a very proud woman who stands up to Fanny Farrelly's overbearing nature. Often, when Fanny gets nervous or excited, Anise tells her to "compose" or to "contain" herself. Anise also often concerns herself with the family business. Fanny notes that she's a "snooper," which Fanny claims "shows an interest in life."

Countess Marthe de Brancovis

Marthe de Brancovis, in her early thirties, is the daughter of a friend of Fanny's. She and her husband, Count Teck de Brancovis, have been staying with the Farrelly family. Marthe has a strained relationship with her domineering husband and admits during the course of the play that she is in love with David Farrelly. In an attempt to justify her marriage to a man she claims she never loved, she...

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