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Ring Around the Rosie
 

Ring Around the Rosie: Play by Anne Hanley

RING AROUND THE ROSIE, Act 1, Scene 1

SETTING: The village of Eyam in the English Midlands, 1665. AT RISE: Six ACTORS stand in a circle.

WILLIAM MOMPESSON:   This is the story of one man.

CATHERINE MOMPESSON (his wife): This is the story of one woman.

ROBERT TALBOTT: Who . . .

LITTLE JOHN: In a time of chaos.

BIG SAM: Confusion.

MAD MEG:  Disruption.

ROBERT TALBOTT:  Total collapse.

LITTLE JOHN:  Stood firm.

WILLIAM MOMPESSON:  On his own word.

CATHERINE MOMPESSON: On her own word.

BIG SAM:  In spite of . . .

MAD MEG:  Everything. And more.

ROBERT TALBOTT: Heaped on us.

LITTLE JOHN: Whether From the hand of God or the Devil.

BIG SAM: Who knew?  Who cared?  The outcome was the same.

WILLIAM MOMPESSON:  One man.

CATHERINE MOMPESSON:  One woman.

MAD MEG:  Who . . .

ROBERT TALBOTT:  Would not

LITTLE JOHN:  Could not

BIG SAM:  Chose not.

WILLIAM MOMPESSON:  To move.

MAD MEG:  From where they stood.

ALL:  Dead center.

CATHERINE MOMPESSON:  For the sake of  . . .

 ALL:  All.

MAD MEG:  The others.

ROBERT TALBOTT:  The principle.

WILLIAM MOMPESSON:  Because he . . .

CATHERINE MOMPESSON:  She . . .

WILLIAM MOMPESSON:  Thought it was the right thing to do.


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