Alas, Dear Reader

by  Valerie Maskell

Short Play, Drama  /  5f

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 …

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Alas, Dear Reader

by  Valerie Maskell

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    5f
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    Period

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