Excerpt from Deacon Dubbs a Rural Comedy Drama in Three Acts Deacon Dubbs - A big, jovial, kind-hearted farmer, with an open face, a warm heart and a helping hand. His dialect is a mixture of his natal New England and his adopted State o' West Virginny. Aged about fifty-five. Use plenty of color in make-up, indicating ruddy middle age. The make-up should be suited to the face of the actor. If the player has a round face a gray wig and short gray whiskers all around face, nautical style may be worn. A white wig, sideburns and drooping mustache may be worn, or a bald wig and protruding chin whiskers. Act I: Neat boots, gray traveling suit, may be a little small but t ludicrously so, gray Stetson hat, fancy vest, large watch chain, carpet bag or old-fashioned grip. He is by means the typical stage caricature of a rustic, but a kind-hearted old man from the country with plenty of money and out for a good time. Act II: Palm beach summer suit, Panama hat, gaudy silk shirt, red silk handkerchief. Act III: Neat traveling suit similar to that worn in Act I. Especial attention should be given to the broad comedy scenes in each act, use plenty of gestures and movement. Don't speak too fast, but let each point sink into the minds of the audience. In other words, drive your climactic speeches home. Be careful of the intoxicated scene in Act I. Don't carry this too far, as it is often easy to offend your audience instead of amusing them. Don't play too drunk; a slight hiccough and unsteady walk, together with the thickening of the speech indicated in the text, is all that is necessary. This part is legitimate comedy and should t resort to funny falls and other slap-stick methods to win laughs. Leave that to Deuteromy, the low comedian of the cast. If possible this part should be played by a middle-aged man. Spectacles throughout play. He may carry large, old-fashioned umbrella in Acts I and III. Amos Coleman - Typical juvenile leading man, aged about twenty-three. Four costume changes are necessary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.