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Записи с темой: why must this be a play (список заголовков)
01:37 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Julia: Has Charles finished?

Brideshead: Yes. He's just gone.

Julia: I've been taking the last look round. All the rooms are so bare, so cold. And next week all this will be rubble. It's awful, isn't it?

Brideshead: I suppose it is awful, in a way. But I'm afraid I've never neeb able to see it as more than a place to stay when the family were in London.

Julia: I think it's a marvelous house.

Brideshead: Yes? Hmmm... Charles thinks so, too.

Julia: He's done a wonderful job with the painting, don't you think? Captured the house for ever. (Slight pause) What do you think of his marriage, Bridey?

Brideshead: What? Whast should I think of it?

Julia: Well... he made the right choice, do you think?

Brideshead: I'm not sure I'm qualified to say, but yes, I think so; after all, Celia is a good business-woman. In many ways it's an obvious relationship.

Julia: But do you think they'll be happy?

Brideshead: Why shouldn't they be?

Julia: I... don't know. I suppose they'll make the best of it.


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00:05 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Charles: I expect you'll fall in love.

Cordelia: Oh, I pray not...! But what will happen to you?

Charles: Well, I'm engaged, did you know?

Cordelia: Yes. To Celia.

Charles: You approve?

Cordelia: I think she's very suitable. Rather attractive... very interested in your work.

Charles: So you think I've made a good choice?

Cordelia: Oh, yes. A sound investment, I'd say.

Charles: What do you mean?

Cordelia: Oh... nothing. And then a career as an architectural painter, is that it?

Charles: You make it sound so dull!

Cordelia: I didn't mean to. I think you have a great talent.

Charles (stopping painting and looking at her): But...

Cordelia: What?

Charles: There's a "but", I can hear it!

Cordelia (looking at the picture): Well, don't you ever get the urge to paint something really outlandish? If I could paint, I'd uase the most sensational colours imaginable!

Charles: And you want to be a nun?

Cordelia: Of course. We each have our vocation. We can't escape from it.

Charles (shaking his head): One day I hope to understand your family.

Cordelia: One day you will.


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03:11 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Sebastian: Poor Mummy. I don't believe she had a friend in the world. Poor, poor Mummy.

Kurt (off; calling): Sebastian!

Sebastian (calling): Just coming! (To Charles) I'll have to see to him. His foot's pretty bad... Is there... anything else?

Charles: No. Nothing else.

Sebastian (going to him): Don't be cross with me, Charles. We were such good friends, once.

Charles: Yes. Yes, we were.

Stage direction: There is a moment when a parting embrace is possible; then:

Kurt (off): Sebastian!

Sebastian: Goodbye, Charles. Do look after yourself.


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00:05 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Setting: Brideshead

Julia: it's sweet of you to come. Mummy has been asking for you, but I don't know if she'll be able to see you now after all.

Charles: Is she very ill?

Julia: Yes. She's dying. She may live a week or two, or she may go at any minute. She's asleep now, but I can tell you what she wanted to say... she was beastly to you, last time you met. She knows now that she was wrong about you... she wanted to apologize.

Charles: There's no need.

Julia: I was so sorry when you had to go. You'd become such a part of us... But there's another thing. Sebastian – she wants him. I don't know if that's possible, is it?

Charles: I hear he's in a very bad way... I met Blanche in London. After he'd given Rex the slip, Sebastian stayed with him in Marseille, I gather – he was out of funds, stealing from his host, pawning what he took, and drinking the proceeds! A sot is how Blanche described him. Last heard of living in Fez with a Germain out of Foreign Legion...

Julia: Oh, Charles! (she touches his arm) It seems as if everything is changing, and nothing can stop it. Will you try and get him? I think Sebastian would want it, too, if he realized.


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22:33 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Rex: Have you got him?

Charles: You must mean Sebastian.

Rex: Yes.

Charles: Has he given you a slip, too?

Rex: Damned nuisance! We were going on tothe clinic in Zurich today. I went round to the Travellers for a game or cards last night, had a run of luck, and cleaned up the pack. And do you know Sebastian must have pinched the lot while I was asleep. It's a bit much, going off like that. I was rather hoping that if I made a good job of him, it might do me a bit of good in another direction. You're not hiding him by chance?

Charles: No. My dealings with that family are over. At least I thought they were...


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06:14 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Sebastian: I was determined to have a happy Christmas.

Charles: Did you?

Sebastian: I think so. I don't remember it much, and that's always a good sign, isn't it? Then back to this. Charles, you've seen the way they want to treat me. You won't refuse me just a little money? I must escape... I must.

Charles: Oh... Sebastian... (He opens his wallet and gives him a note)

Sebastian: A pound? Charles... please.

Stage direction: Charles passes his wallet to Sebastian with an air of resignation. Sebastian takes a five pound note from it. They look at each other.


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06:14 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Effie: Yeah. But listen – you can't drive in this state.

Mulcaster: 'S all right. Sebastian's a good driver. And he can take his drink, you see. Come on, Sebastian. Drive us into the welcoming night.

Stage direction: Effie puts her arm around Mulcaster and they all begin to move off. A policeman enters and stops Sebastian.

Policeman: Just a minute, sir. What are you doing?

Sebastian: We are going about our legitimate business, what does it look like?

Policeman: Is that your vehicle over there?

Sebastian: No. It's his. (He points to Mulcaster)

Policeman: I see. And were any of you preparing to drive it, sir? Because if you were, I would have to advise you against it.

Sebastian: Your advice, officer has been duly noted. But, after weighty consideration, it will be ignored.

Policeman: Now, come on, sir. We don't want a charge of drunk and disorderly, do we sir?

Sebastian: I can only speak for myself, I'm afraid. I wouldn't attempt to guess what you want. Now please let me pass. As you see, I have my passengers to consider.


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04:44 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Sebastian: [My mother] can be very persuasive.

Charles: She is charming.

Sebastian: Oh, we all are, curse us! She's taken to you, I'm afraid. Be warned. She means business.


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03:12 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Sebastian: ...I think you'd better come with me to Venice. Meet Papa and Cara.

Charles: I've no money.

Sebastian: I though of that. We live on Papa when we get there, and the lawyers pay enough for my first-class fare and sleeper – we can both travel third for that. We can take the cheap sea-crossing to Dunkirk, make for Paris in one of those wooden-seated trains, and then change at Milan.

Charles: It'll be uncomfortable.

Sebastian: It'll be fun!


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01:39 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Julia:...I can't tell you how grateful I am for relieving me at the sick-bed. Oh, Sebastian. If Mr Mottram telephones later, tell Wilcox I'm not to be disturbed.

Stage direction: She exits.

Sebastian: I'm not running her affairs for her. This Mottram is a rather unsuitable Canadian, much older than her, and with a murky past and a Mrs Champion who seems to go with him and Julia would rather she didn't - Mummy doesn't approve. There must have been a row - Julia's very pompous now.

Charles: I don't think she cares for me.

Sebastian: I don't think she cares for anyone, much. But I love her.

Charles: She is rather like you - in looks, I mean.

Sebastian: But not in character. I wouldn't love anyone with a character like mine. Oh, by the way, while you are here, will you draw the fountain?


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00:10 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Charles: For God's sake, you don't mean to spend all your time with Kurt, do you?

Sebastian: I'm happy, he's happy.


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22:36 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Sebastian: No-one knows Papa. He's a social leper. Hadn't you heard? Don't sit here like a dummy! Come on!

Stage direction: Sebastian grabs Charles's hand and they exit running.


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21:49 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited" - the second time Charles and Sebastian see each other, mind you

Brideshead
contra mundum
Mulcaster: Oh, Christ! I've got a lecture!

Charles: Oh!

Sebastian: What?

Charles: I've got one, too!

Sebastian: Must you go?

Charles: Well, I ought to.

Sebastian: Don't go, Charles. Come with me.

Charles: Where?

Sebastian: I've got a motor-car and a basket of strawberries and a bottle of Chateau Peyraguey - which isn't a wine you've ever tasted, so don't pretend - it's heaven with strawberries. Will you come?

Charles: What, now?

Sebastian: Yes, now...


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05:29 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Sebastian: Ah! Come in, come in. I knew you'd come. Aloysius thought you wouldn't. Sorry about last night. Am I forgiven?

Charles: Yes, of course.

Sebastian: Thank you. Charles, isn't it? I found out! We're having plovers' eggs. Mummy sends them from Brideshead. They always lay early for her. I'm hoping Blanche may drop in, too.


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03:57 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Sebastian (off): Here, hold up, Mulcaster, old thing. I'm about done.

Mulcaster: Come on, or we'll never make it.

Stage direction: Sebastian staggers on holding his teddy bear, Aloysius.

Sebastian: Plenty of time. Don't have to be in House till Tom stops ringing. Feeling a bit wobbly down below - must go steady. Aloysious is anxious that I don't make an exhibition of myself: you see his look of disapprobation?

Mulcaster: All right. Steady, by all means. But at least move.

Sebastian: Do you know, I feel most unaccountably unwell. Here.

Stage direction: He gives Aloysius to Mulcaster.

Sebastian: I don't think Aloysius should see this. I must leave you a minute...

Stage direction: He is sick into Charles's window.

Mulcaster: Oh, you ass, Flyte! [...]

Sebastian (to Charles): That's where I am, and who I am: do come and see me tomorrow. Please?

Mulcaster: Come on!

Sebastian (taking Aloysius from Mulcaster): Come on, Aloysius. It's all right. All over, now...

Stage direction: Sebastian and Mulcaster stagger out.


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02:23 

From Roger Parsley's "Brideshead Revisited"

Brideshead
contra mundum
Mr Ryder: Your cousin Jasper has been at Oxford for two years, as you know. [...] He tells me you will have ground floor rooms.

Charles: Yes, I believe so.

Mr Ryder: I should change them. People start dropping in. They leave their gowns here and come and collect them before hall; you start giving them sherry. Before you know where you are, you've opened a free bar for all the undesirables of the college. Well, good luck, Charles.


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01:00 

“Brideshead Revisited” – Stage Play (Adaptation) From the novel...

Brideshead
contra mundum


Brideshead Revisited” – Stage Play (Adaptation)
From the novel by Evelyn Waugh
UK national tours in 1993 by SNAP Theatre Company and 1995 by Charles Vance
M14, F 8. Several doubles possible
Published by Samuel French, London, 1994 ISBN 0 573 01730 1


Evelyn Waugh described the theme of his classic novel as “the operation of a divine grace on a group of diverse but closely connected characters.” This portrait of the interweaving relationships and fortunes of a desperately charming, if eccentric, family and their influences on Charles Ryder has been faithfully adapted for the stage, preserving all the sharp wit and candid social commentary of Waugh’s narrative. The scenes slip easily into one another to provide a dream-like element to the story, presented to us through memory, of Ryder’s struggle to make sense of his life, loves, society, and religion, and ultimately to find his own salvation. Period: 1943, and the 1920


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