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By Simon Gray

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With his spouse away, Simon Hench, profitable writer and avid Wagnerite, is calling ahead to an extended take heed to his new list of "Parsifal". however the intercourse difficulties of his lodger and his brother's wish to proportion his nervousness develop into the start of a string of interruptions.

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Playwright Simon grey was once born in Hayling Island, Hampshire, England on October 21, 1936. He acquired levels from Dalhousie collage in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and from Cambridge collage. He has edited a literary assessment (like the characters within the universal Pursuit) and taught drama, poetry, and English literature in universities, either significant and provincial. He has written forty performs, tv performs, and screenplays and 5 novels, and tailored Fyodor Dostoevsky's The fool for the nationwide Theatre. a few of his works contain Butley, in a different way Engaged, Quartermaine's phrases, The Smoking Diaries, The yr of the Jouncer, and The final Cigarette. He died on August 6, 2008.

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A drink help? sherry would be nice, if you it. SIMON. Yes, have I WOOD. Then some SIMON. it. sherry, if I you may. (Pours Yes, WOOD. My many may. ) Your very good health. I thought you might have heard my name the day before yesterday. SIMON. Oh, in thanks. what context? WOOD. From my Joanna. In your office, at about six in the girl, evening. SIMON. Joanna? WOOD. She came to see you about work in publishing. you were kind enough to getting She's only just left art school, but give her an appointment.

What? BETH. As you hold such life. a deeply contemptuous view of That's Ned's diagnosis of you. SIMON. But did it? BETH. He ^ the description of my symptoms came says you're one of those human from you, men who only give permission says that while we may envy you your serenity, we should be revolted by the rot from which it stems. Your sanity is of the kind that causes people to go quietly mad around you. to little bits of SIMON. What an BETH. I life to get through to you. elegant paraphrase. Tell me, did didn't have to.

JEFF. For Christ DA VINA. sake, what happened, what Well, Manfred's narrative JEFF. But you said there was a was a actually happened? trifle rhapsodic. letter. DA VINA. He only read out the opening sentences embarrassed by them to go on. - he was too JEFF. Embarrassed by what? DA VINA. Oh, Gwendoline's epistolary was rather shaming. JEFF. Look, where DA VINA. is stylf, I should think. It she? In that hospital in Cambridge probably. And if you're OTHERWISE ENGAGED 29 thinking of going up there, you should reflect that Manfred is looking forward to beating you to a pulp.

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