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."

Count Teck de Brancovis

Count Teck de Brancovis is a handsome forty- five-year-old Romanian, married to Marthe. Fanny notes that Teck was "fancy" when Marthe married him but is no longer, "although still chic and tired . . . the way they are in Europe." Hellman provides only sketchy details of his past. Apparently he has had past associations with the Nazis, as Marthe points out when she berates him for wanting to establish connections with the Germans...

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