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With his spouse away, Simon Hench, winning writer and avid Wagnerite, is calling ahead to an extended take heed to his new checklist 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 got levels from Dalhousie college in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and from Cambridge college. 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 comprise Butley, another 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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Is. - you It's said there was something of a rather personal - - ? embarrassing OTHERWISE ENGAGED 35 Pause. SIMON WOOD. have (unenthusiastically). Would Oh, Some that's very kind. 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. And your name is Wood. changed my name and won't marry me. WOOD. Yes. SIMON. In that case you're not WOOD. No, I'm Strapley Wanker I Strapley. SIMON. Strapley WOOD. Well, - - change as she refuses to Wood hers, of Wundale. Strapley of Wundale. Known as Now do you remember me? Strapley, Wanker Strapley. No. your brother certainly would. He was known as Armpits Hench. We were two of a kind, in that we were both considered drips - what was the Wundale word for drip? SIMON. I WOOD. It SIMON.

You. JEFF. Why? DA VINA. He wanted you to know the contents of Gwendoline's suicide letter. JEFF (after a pause). What? Gwendoline - what - Gwen's dead! SIMON. Good God! DA VINA. No. JEFF. But she DA VINA. tried - tried to commit suicide? Apparently. JEFF. What do you mean apparently, you mean she failed? DA VINA. Oh, I'd say she succeeded. At least to the extent that Manfred was hysterical, I had a wastefully boring morning on the telephone, and you look almost sober. What more could she expect from a mere bid, after all?

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