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Alas, Dear Reader

Valerie Maskell

Short Play, Drama  /  5f

Alas, Dear Reader
by Valerie Maskell

Tyrannized by Mr Bristow, the female members of his household are horrified to hear he has retired to devote his time to them. Agnes and Lucy doctor his medicine; Dora hunts for a pair of scissors while Hattie disappears upstairs with her melted wax …

Alas, Dear Reader

by  Valerie Maskell

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Tyrannized by Mr Bristow, the female members of his household are horrified to hear he has retired to devote his time to them. Agnes and Lucy doctor his medicine; Dora hunts for a pair of scissors while Hattie disappears upstairs with her melted wax doll. In the midst of all this Mr Bristow dies inexplicably of heart failure.

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  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: A Victorian parlour
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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5f
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F5 (12, 18-40s). 1 male voice

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