Fight, The: A Play in Four Acts

byfi-fight-a4.pdf

Dublin Core

Title

Fight, The: A Play in Four Acts

Description

Play Length: Four Acts
Synopsis: Tom Inglis has refused to marry Dr Stanhope's nurse - Nance Crosswaithe. He avers he has tuberculosis. In fact, he is syphilitic. Stanhope knows Inglis has fallen in love (so he thinks) with Ettie Beaumont, the orphan daughter of Lord Beaumont and his abandoned wife. Ettie is brought up by Mr and Mrs Shotwell, but on a Guy Fawkes night her sight is ruined by a firework explosion. It is partially restored, but she inadvertently learns of Inglis' past. She plans to suicide, but is persuaded to live and to love Dr Stanhope. All this is against the background of the Shotwell's life-savings being lost by bank crashes and rash investments. To add to their disasters, they have badly invested the money Ettie's mother left them to provide for her. However, Ettie's father miraculously provides for her.
Setting:
I A wood-panelled room in Shotwell's house. Evening.
II The same. A month later.
III A room in Dr Stanhope's house. Noon six weeks later.
IV The same. A day later.
Characters:
1. MAGGIE
2. MRS SHOTWELL
3. MR SHOTWELL
4. TOM INGLIS
5. BOBBIE, their nephew
6. DR STANHOPE
7. ETTIE BEAUMONT, a niece by adoption
8. MRS STANHOPE
9. NANCE CROSSTHWAITE, nurse
10. FLORRIE
Cast:
1. Miss E. Montague
2. E.C. Davidson
3. Percy Henry
4. J.A. Davidson
5. Baden Gilbert
6. E. Bryning
7. Isobel de Soyers
8. J.M. Wilson
9. Peggy Mudge
10. E. Montague

Creator

Davidson, E. Coulson (as George Byfield)

Source

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Typescript in Campbell Howard Collection written under the name George Byfield]

Publisher

[not stated in UNE collection record]

Date

1915

Contributor

University of New England Library, New South Wales, Australia

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Relation

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Format

PDF 9.32MB

Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

byfi-fight-a4.pdf

Coverage

Australia; 1920-1955

Collection

Tags

Citation

Davidson, E. Coulson (as George Byfield), “Fight, The: A Play in Four Acts,” Campbell Howard Project, accessed April 21, 2024, https://campbell-howard-collection.une.edu.au/items/show/9.