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Classical monologues : women

Author: Leon Katz
Publisher: New York : Applause, 2004.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Katz
ISBN: 1557836159 9781557836151
OCLC Number: 56642981
Description: xxviii, 308 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preliminary note on the characterization of women in Western drama --
Preface --
Restoration --
135. Cleopatra, with Royal ceremony, joins Antony in death (1671) / John Dryden, All for love, Act 5, Sc. 1 --
136. Mrs. Pinchwife, forced by her husband to write to Horner rejecting his advances, substitutes another letter (1675) / William Wycherley, The country wife, Act 4, Sc. 2 --
137. Olivia mocks the plain dealer, and dismisses him (1676) / William Wycherley, The plain dealer, Act 2, Sc. 1 --
138. The Duchess of Eboli, frustrated in her ambition, determines to settle for adulterous love (1676) / Thomas Otway, Don Carlos, Act 1 and Act 2, Sc. 1 --
139. Statira's rage against Alexander is undermined by her infatuation for him (1677) / Nathaniel Lee, The rival queens, or The death of Alexander the Great, Act 1, Sc. 1 --
140. Lady Knowell pretends to classical learning and visits scorn on everything (1678) / Aphra Behn, Sir Patient Fancy, Act 1, Sc. 1 --
141. Lady Fancy complains to her new lover of her unabatingly attentive husband (1678) / Aphra Behn, Sir Patient Fancy, Epilogue --
143. Cornelia reminds her sister of the dullness of the marriage compared to playing at "courtezanship" / (1679) / Aphra Behn, The feigned courtezans, Act 2, Sc. 1 --
144. Cleomena banishes pity for her dead lover, vowing revenge instead (1679) / Aphra Behn, The young king, Act 3, Sc. 5. 145. The Princess of Cleves, mourning her husband's death, bids farewell to her lover and their unconsummated love (1681) / Nathaniel Lee, The Princess of Cleves, Act 5, Sc. 3 --
146. Queen Elizabeth rages at her councilors' condemning Essex for high treason (1681) / John Banks, The unhappy favorite, or The Earl of Essex Act 1, Sc. 1 --
147. Belvedera vents rage at her husband for exposing her to an old lecher's assault (1682) / Thomas Otway, Venice preserv'd, Act. 3, Sc. 2 --
148. Landlady Gammer Gime, desperate, begs her rent from Wasteall (1686) / Aphra Behn, The lucky chance, Act 2, Sc. 1 --
149. Lady Touchwood cries malediction on Maskwell, her ungrateful, forgetful seducer (1694) / William Congreve, The double dealer, Act 1, Sc. 6 --
150. Lady Pliant loudly rejects, then softly invites, the love she imagines in Mellefont (1694) / William Congreve, The double dealer, Act 2, Sc. 5 --
151. Amanda considers, but her virtue questions, seducing her husband incognito to reclaim him (1696) / Colley Cibber, Love's last shift, Act 3, Sc. 1 --
152. Mrs. Flareit, scorned, furious, raving, tries to run her mocking lover through with a sword (1696) / Colley Cibber, Love's last shift, Act. 4, Sc. 1 --
153. Amanda, of two minds, considers her husband's justifications for infidelity, and her own for revenge (1697) / Sir John Vanbrugh, The relapse, Act 5, Sc. 4. 154. Bellinda struggles heroically and succeeds in downing her passion for the married Sir Charles (1697) / Mary Pix, The innocent mistress, Act 4, Sc. 7, and Act 5, Sc. 1 --
155. Lady Brute explores arguments for assenting to a lover as revenge against a husband (1697) / Sir John Vanbrugh, The provok'd wife, Act 1, Sc. 1 --
156. Lady Lurewell reveals the cause for her hatred of men : her first betrayer (1699) / George Farquhar, The constant couple, Act 3, Sc. 4 --
157. Angelica passionately defends her honor against the drunken Sir Harry (1699) / George Farquhar, The constant couple Act 5, Sc. 1--
158. Millamant, for her pleasure, vexes her lover Mirabell (1700) / William Congreve, The way of the world, Act. 2, Sc. 1 --
159. Lady Wishfort defies Mirabell's slanders concerning her age, and prepares for the surprise of an unknown suitor (1700) / William Congreve, The way of the world, Act 3, Sc. 1 --
160. Lady Wishfort rehearses agreeable postures for receiving her lover (1700) / William Congreve, The way of the world, Act 4, Sc. 1 --
161. Millamant offers her conditions for marriage to Mirabell (1700) / William Congreve, The way of the world, Act 4, Sc. 1 --
162. Lady Wishfort discovers Mirabell's plot to undo her (1700) / William Congreve, The way of the world, Act 5, Sc. 1 --
163. Miranda explains to her fiance how the lover before marriage can make the husband afterward more inviting (1700) / Catherine Trotter, Love at a loss, Act 2, Sc. 2. Eighteenth-century French --
164. Marine implores madame to accept the safety of the financier Turcaret rather than the pleasure of the gambling knight (1709) / Alain-René Le Sage, Turcaret, tr. Richard Aldington, Act 1 --
165. The Baroness, lying, wins back the confidence and love of Turcaret (1709) / Alain-René Le Sage, Turcaret, tr. Richard Aldington, Act 2 --
166. Zaire pleads her love of the Sultan Osman against Christina conversion (1732) / Voltaire, Zaire, tr. William F. Fleming, Act 1, Sc. 1 --
167. Lise confesses that she looks toward her coming marriage with grief and discontent (1736) / Voltaire, The prodigal, tr. William F. Fleming, Act 2, Sc. 1 --
168. Lise persuades the prodigal's father of his son's repentance (1736) / Voltaire, The prodigal, tr. William F. Fleming, Act 3, Sc. 4-5 --
169. Mme. de Croupillac, old and decaying, is determined to win back her false lover at any cost / (1736) / Voltaire, The prodigal, tr. William F. Fleming, Act 2, Sc. 3 --
170. Ernestine, abducted by Count Oxtiern, overcomes her despair (1791) / Marquis de Sade, Oxtiern, tr. Austryn Wainhouse and Richard Seaver, Act 1, Sc. 5 --
171. Ernestine confronts her abductor and threatens revenge (1791) / Marquis de Sade, Oxtiern, tr. Austryn Wainhouse and Richard Seaver, Act. 2, Sc. 5 --
172. Mme. de Saint-Ange inculcates in her protégé Eugenie the moral freedoms demanded by her nature (1795) / Marquis de Sade, Philosophy in the bedroom, tr. Richard Seaver and Austryn Wainhouse, Dialogue the third. Eighteenth-century English --
173. The young widow shares her joy with her maid at her new widowhood, and anticipates new joys for the future (1701) / Richard Steele, The funeral, Act 1, Sc. 2 --
174. Leodice, seduced and abandoned by King Antiochius, observes with rage the procession of the King and his new bride (1701) / Jane Wiseman, Antiochus the King, Act 2 --
175. Leodice, kneeling before her betrayer Antiochus, threatens suicide (1701) / Jane Wiseman, Antiochus the King, Act 3 --
176. Calista, scorning her husband, yearns for the faithless Lothario (1703) / Nicholas Rowe, The fair penitent, Act 2, Sc. 1--
177. Calista, forced into a marriage she abhors, decries woman's bondage (1703) / Nicholas Rowe, The fair penitent, Act 3, Sc. 1 --
178. Calista, wallowing in guilt, justifies vengeance against herself (1703) / Nicholas Rowe, The fair penitent, Act 5, Sc. 1--
179. Mrs. Clerimont, while studying her mirror, deplores the English for note being decently French (1705) / Richard Steele, The tender husband, Act 3, Sc. 1 --
180. Lady Easy down her outrage at her husband's infidelity, and dutifully blames herself (1705) / Colley Cibber, The careless husband, Act 5, Sc. 5 --
181. Mistress Sullen bemoans her marriage to a country blockhead (1707) / George Farquhar, The beaux' stratagem Act 3, Sc. 2 and Act 4, Sc. 1 --
183. Alicia, mad with jealousy of Jane Shore, rises to fury (1714) / Nicholas Rowe, The tragedy of Jane Shore, Act 5, Sc. 1 --
184. Indiana defends her protector's honor against her aunt's conjectures (1722) / Richard Steele, The conscious levers, Act 2, Sc. 2. 185. Indian defends to Mr. Sealand her honorable friendship with Bevil Jr. (1722) / Richard Steele, The conscious lovers, Act 5, Sc. 3 --
186. Mrs. Peachum rails at Polly's folly in getting married (1728) / John Gay, The beggar's opera, Act 1, Sc. 2 --
187. Millwood attacks the predations of men (1731) / George Lillo, The London merchant, Act 1, Sc. 2 --
188. Millwood, apprehended, vows "to plague mankind" (1731) / George Lillo, The London merchant, Act 4, Sc. 2 --
1889. Agnes, dazzled by the sight of the traveler's concealed treasure, is tempted to murder (1737) / George Lillo, Fatal curiosity, Act 3, Sc. 1--
190. Mrs. Oakly assails her husband for non-existent duplicities (1761) / George Colman the Elder, The jealous wife, Act 1, Sc. 1--
191. Mrs. Oakly, eaten up with suspicion, plots to uncover the depth of her husband's iniquities (1761) / George Colman the Elder, The jealous wife, Act 2, Sc. 2 --
192. Lydia complains that her imitating the plot of a sentimental novel has caused her to lose her lover (1775) / Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The rivals, Act 1, Sc. 2 --
193. Mrs. Malaprop rages at her niece to give up her lover, and outlines for Sir Anthony decent limits for a young girl's education (1775) / Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The rivals, Act 1, Sc. 2 --
194. Julia, having suffered Faulkland's cruelest test of her fidelity, bids him a final farewell (1775) / Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The rivals, Act 5, Sc. 1. 195. Lydia, mortified, refuses the loss of her anticipated elopement for the indelicacy of a sanctioned marriage (1775) / Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The rivals, Act 5, Sc. 1--
196. Mrs. Candour recapitulates all the scandal she deplores (1777) / Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The school for scandal, Act 1, Sc. 1 --
197. Mrs. Haller, in torments of conscience, confesses her sin (1798) / Benjamin Thompson, The stranger, Act 3, Sc. 2 --
198. Elvira, condemned to death, vows to die nobly, calling for vengeance aganst [sic] her own "corruption" (1799) / Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Pizarro, Act 4, Sc. 2 --
Eighteenth-century German --
199. Sara pleads with her abductor for the saving rite of marriage (1755) / Gottfried Ephraim Lessing, Miss Sara Sampson, tr. Ernest Bell, Act 1, Sc. 7 --
200. Marwood urges Mellefont to remain with his "Saint" Sara, then return to herself (1755) / Gottfried Ephraim Lessing, Miss Sara Sampson, tr. Ernest Bell, Act 2, Sc. 3 --
201. Sara, longing to receive her father's letter, refuses to read it if it contains his forgiveness for her shame (1755) / Gottfried Ephraim Lessing, Miss Sara Sampson, tr. Ernest Bell, Act 3, Sc. 3 --
202. Emilia, approached by the Prince, is overcome with shame (1772) / Gottfried Ephraim Lessing, Emilia Galotti, tr. Leon Katz, Act 2, Sc. 6. 203. The Countess Orsina, no longer in the Prince's graces, demands to see him (1772) / Gottfried Ephram Lessing, Emilia Galotti, tr. Ernest Bell, Act 4, Sc. 3 --
204. Lady Milford deplores her yielding to her sovereign, but as she insists, without love (1783) / Friedrich Schiller, Intrigue and love, tr. Charles E. Passage, Act 2, Sc. 1 --
205. Elizabeth, in confrontation with Mary Stuart, moves from anger to sneering contempt (1800) / Friedrich Schiller, Mary Stuart, tr. Charles E. Passage, Act 3, Sc. 4 --
206. Mary Stuart, confronting Elizabeth's contempt, is moved to rage (1800) / Friedrich Schiller, Mary Stuart, tr. Charles E. Passage, Act 3, Sc. 4 --
Nineteenth-century French --
207. Margaret of Burgundy visits her entrapped, chained enemy, and gloats (1832) / Alexandre Dumas Père, The tower of Nesle, tr. Adam L. Gowans, Tableau 6, Sc. 4-5 --
208. Mary Tudor pretends to believe the lies of her lover Fabiani (1833) / Victor Hugo, Mary Tudor, tr. Anonymous, Act 2, Sc. 1--
209. Mary Tudor exposes Fabiani, reviles him, and sends him to the tower (1833) / Victor Hugo, Mary Tudor, tr. Anonymous, Act 2, Sc. 7 --
210. Marianne, rejecting a proposal, recognizes that whether a woman accepts or refuses, she is condemned (1833) / Alfred de Musset, The follies of Marianne, tr. R. Pellissier and E.B. Thompson, Act 2, Sc. 1 --
211. The Queen openly confesses her love for "Don Cesar" (1838) / Victor Hugo, Ruy Blas, tr. Leon Katz, Act 3. 212. Alix explains her love for the masked prisoner (N.D.) / Victor Hugo, The twin brothers, tr. Anonymous, Act 1, Sc. 9 --
213. Gertrude accuses her lover of betrayal, then appeals, then threatens (1848) / Honore de Balzac, The stepmother, tr. Ellen Marriage, Act 3, Sc. 1-2 --
214. Gertrude begs her rival to surrender her lover : to "relent, and save me!" (1848) / Honore de Balzac, The stepmother, tr. Ellen Marriage, Act 3, Sc. 7 --
215. Camille on her deathbed is reconciled to her lover Armand (1852) / Alexandre Dumas Fils, Camille, tr. Edith Reynolds and Nigel Playfair, Act 5 --
216. Pauline confesses her identity and reveals her plans (1858) / Emile Augier, Olympe's marriage, tr. Barrett H. Clark, Act 1 --
217. Pauline, by strategically demeaning herself, wins the respect of the marquis (1858) / Emile Augier, Olympe's marriage, tr. Barrett H. Clark, Act 1--
218. Francoise confides in a stranger the misery lurking behind her happiness (1888) / Georges de Port-Riche, Francoise' luck, tr. Barrett H. Clark, One act --
Nineteenth-century German --
219. Marion recalls her passage from ignorance to sexual awakening (1835) / Georg Büchner, Danton's death, tr. Carl Mueller, Act 1, Sc. 5. Nineteenth-century English --
220. Jane, desperate to unburden her brother of his secret torment, demands his compliance (N.D.) / Joanna Baillie, De Monfort, Act 2, Sc. 2--
221. Alhadra recalls her torture at the hands of the Inquisitor (1813) / Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Remorse, Act 1, Sc. 2 --
222. Alhadra revenges her husband's murder (1813) / Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Remorse, Act 5, Sc. 1 --
223. Lucretia is bewildered by her daughter's unexplained signs of fear (1819) / Percy Bysshe Shelley, The cenci, Act 2 --
224. Beatrice, condemned to death, bids farewell to her brother (1819) / Percy Bysshe Shelley, The cenci, Act 5 --
225. Amelia debates her uncertainty : loving her captain or sparing her uncle (1828) / Edward Fitzball, The inchcape bell, or The dumb sailor boy, Act 1, Sc. 2 --
226. Julie, distraught and terrified, rushes to tell Richelieu of her attempted seduction by the King, and of the complicity of her own husband (1839) / Edward Bulwer, Richelieu, or The conspiracy, Act 3, Sc. 1 --
227. Lady Gay recounts her brilliant horsewomanship at the hung (1841) / Dion Boucicault, London assurance, Act 3 --
228. Mabel's belief : a woman's single act of choice in life : the choice of a husband (1842) / J. Westland Marston, The patrician's daughter, Act 1, Sc. 1 --
229. Mrs. Crank imagines with horror that she has discovered her husband's infidelity (1846) / Joseph Stirling Coyne, Did you ever send your wife to Camberwell?, One act. 230. Mrs. hawk persuades Sir Harry to renounce his and her husband's criminal scheme (1851) / George Henry Lewes, The game of speculation, Act 3 --
231. Emilie, meeting her ex-lover, insistently demands the return of her letters (1852) / Dion Boucicault, The Corsican brothers, Act 2, Sc. 2 --
232. Lady Audley determines to preserve the secret of her bigamy (1863) / Colin Henry Hazlewood, Lady Audley's secret, Act 1, Sc. 1 --
233. The Marchioness exhorts her son to emulate his forebears by winning glory on the battlefield (1867) / Thomas William Robertson, Caste, Act 2 --
234. Caroline, weeping, greets her friend with the tale of her broken heart and her suit for damages (1875) / William Schwenck Gilbert, Tom Cobb, Act 1--
235. Eleanor of Aquitaine offers a choice to her rival : death by poison or marriage with a man she hates (1879) / Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Beckett, Act 4, Sc. 2 --
236. Mary, to spare her father knowledge of her shame, decides to disappear (1889) / Henry Arthur Jones, The middleman, Act 2 --
237. The Duchess of Berwick apprises Lady Windermere of her husband's scandal (1892) / Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's fan, Act 1 --
238. Lady Windermere regrets her "fatal misstep," but quickly changes her mind (1892) / Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's fan, Act 3 --
239. Mrs. Erlynne pleads with Lady Windermere to return to husband and home (1892) / Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's fan, Act 3. 240. Mrs. Erylnne refuses to reveal her identity to her daughter (1892) / Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's fan, Act 4 --
241. Hester, a young American, delivers a bracing sermon to Effete English aristocrats (1893) / Oscar Wilde, A woman of no importance, Act 1 --
242. Mrs. Allonby enumerates the ideal qualities of the ideal man (1893) / Oscar Wilde, A woman of no importance, Act 2 --
243. Mrs. Warren agues the common sense of prostitution for a woman's survival (1893) / Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's profession, Act 2 --
244. Julia, in a jealous rage, breaks in upon her lover's rendevous with a rival, and attacks (1893) / Arthur Wing Pinero, The second Mrs. Tanqueray, Act 4 --
245. Paula Tanqueray envisions the hopeless future of her marriage (1893) / Arthur Wing Pinero, The second Mrs. Tanqueray, Act 4 --
246. Salome lasciviously woos the prophet Jokanaan (1893) / Oscar Wilde, Salome, One act --
247. Candida chooses between her poet lover and her preacher husband (1894) / Bernard Shaw, Candida, Act 3 --
248. Mrs. Cheveley engagingly proposes to blackmail Sir Robert (1895) / Oscar Wilde, An ideal husband, Act 1 --
249. Mabel Chiltern complains about Tommy's manner of proposing : too often, out of date, and in bad style (1895) / Oscar Wilde, An ideal husband, Act 2 --
Twentieth-century English --
250. Major Barbara, discovering the true secret for saving souls, rededicates her life (1905) / Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara, Act 4. 251. Mrs. George, in trance, speaks oracularly of woman's plight (1908) / Bernard Shaw, Getting married, full-length (single-act) --
252. Mrs. Gracehew responds to the beauty and grandeur of an old house (1909) / Henry James, The high bid, Act 1 --
253. Mrs. Gracehew woos Captain Yule to take on his proper destiny (1909) / Henry James, The high bid, Act 2 --
254. Hypatia unburdens herself of her longing to, as she puts it, "be an active verb" (1910) / Bernard Shaw, Misalliance, One act --
255. Ellie Dunn defends her "hard as nails" determination to marry money against Hesione's sentimental squeamishness (1913-16) / Bernard Shaw, Heartbreak house, Act 2 --
256. Eliza Doolittle credits her transformation to its true maker (1916) / Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 5 --
257. Lilith, looking back from the time "as far as thought can reach" pronounces the human journey well begun (1919-21) / Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuseleh, Part 5 --
258. Joan, betrayed by the Court's verdict, recants her confession (1923) / Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan, Sc. 6 --
259. Anna Livia bids farewell (1939) / James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, Part 4 --
Glossary of Greek and Roman names --
Bibliography of monologue sources.
Other Titles: From the Restoration to Bernard Shaw, 1660s to 1940s
Responsibility: edited by Leon Katz. Vol. 4, From the Restoration to Bernard Shaw, 1660s to 1940s.

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