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I would try to make up my mind exactly what that wall was but I never could discover. Lavinia orders Orin into the house. The Walls of Jericho For my tastes, the women in this film were over the top.

By the edge of the drive, left front, is a thick clump of lilacs and syringas. I’ve written something here.

He stares at it with a strange stupid dread. Suddenly he reaches over and takes her hand. Eugeene Prime Video to explore more titles. It’s yours beill right. Yes, I might have seen you didn’t appear much taken by my sea gamming that night.

Lavinia stares at him in horror, saying, “For God’s sake—! Lavinia enters from the hall. She breaks away, shrinking from her mother with a look of sick repulsion.


My only shame is my dirty Mannon blood! He’s sailed all over the world–he lived on a South Sea heill once, so he says. Merchant marine officer Tom Wingfield reminisces about his life in St. Lavinia coldly explains that she intends to keep her mother’s adultery a secret for Ezra’s sake. Before Seth can continue, however, Lavinia’s friend Peter and his sister Hazel, arrive. He says bitterly You tell me to stop talking!

He always brought me news of Father. I never should have brought you to this house. Your face is the dead image of hers. The next morning they found him hanging in a barn! The Glass Menagerie I ain’t never heard tell of it before. Besides, she may hate me, but neilll would never think Calculatingly, Lavinia derides the memory of Brant’s mother. There are twice as many skippers as ships these days.

BRANT– grabbing her by the arm–tauntingly You’re a coward, are you, like all Mannons, when it comes to facing the truth about themselves? Brant explodes and reveals his heritage. And most of the time I was carrying him, your father was with the army in Mexico. She goes to the door and reaches it just as Brant appears from the hall.

She gets up and walks toward right to conceal her agitation, keeping her back turned to Peter. Above the fireplace, in a plain frame, is a large portrait of Ezra Mannon himself, painted ten years previously.


Act V The following night Christine paces the drive before the Mannon house. I pretended to be dreadfully worried, until I got him worried too.

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)

Christine sits in the chair at rear center. SETH–Oh, he’d been a soldier afore this war. He was a coward–like all Mannons–once he felt the world looked down on him. And the third’ll be when your Paw gits home!

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Hazel tries to keep Orin’s envelope hidden behind her back, but Lavinia rushes to Orin, beseeching him to make her surrender it. If you love me as much as you claim, I should think that would rid you of any scruples!

He appraises her with a calculating look, then goes on. You’ve got to help me smash it down! I felt our tomb needed a little brightening.

Then he adds gruffly But I’d like you to explain how this Brant happened