The Red Mask: Or, the Wolf of Bohemia, a Melodrama, in Three Acts; With Cast of Characters, Stage Business, Costumes, Relative Positions, &C., &C.; As Performed at the Principal Theatres (Classic Reprint) by John Brougham (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The Red Mask: Or, the Wolf of Bohemia, a Melodrama, in Three Acts; With Cast of Characters, Stage Business, Costumes, Relative Positions, &C., &C.; As Performed at the Principal Theatres Scene I. - A picturesque Scene - Cascade and Bridge - Roadside Inn, with Vine Trellis, &c. Bohemian peasants discovered - some crossing bridge, others carousing, &c. Time - Evening. Chorus. Loud, loud, let your voices swell, Raise high the cheerful strain, While from each hill and dell, Echo repeats it again.Ai - a - ai - a. - (Tyrolese.) Our song shall he, In praise of the tree, Whose mighty power divine, Doth joy impart To the care-tried heart.The vine, boys, the vine, The mother of rosy wine, Loud, loud, let your voices swell.Loud, loud, &c. (Ad libitum.) Enter Karlo from Inn. Karto. Bravo, lads, bravo! here's that will float the melody up from your jolly hearts, till it bubbles out of your lips in your own despite. Marok. We'll put thy boasting to the test, friend Karlo, and quickly too. I'll warrant me. Here's to thy health, boy, and pray Heaven send thee brains and a beard, ere long. Karlo. I kw t if those two blessings always come together, master Marok. (Peasants laugh. Marok. Ha! thou miserable starved owlet, wouldst thou try thy fledgling wit on me! Karlo. The Saints protect us, ! What wit? How have I offended? Marok. Dost thou t see my beard? Karlo Most audibly, good sir. Marok. And have I t brains as well? 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.