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Unformatted text preview: Lend Me a Tenor by Kenneth Ludwig ( 1934. A hotel suite in Cleveland. Maggie is listening to a radio broadcast of opera legend Tito Merelli. Max has just arrived from a trip to the train station, where he was supposed to picked up Mr. Merelli. He is now cleaning up the hotel room. ) MAGGIE. Tito Merelli is so sensitive, Max. MAX. How do you know that? MAGGIE. ( She realizes shes caught. Then, casually ) Because I met him. Last year. MAX. You did? You never told me that. MAGGIE. It was no big thing. When I was in Italy with Daddy, we went to La Scala and he was in Aida . Then afterwards we went backstage andwell, there he was, all by himself, behind the curtain. He was wearing a sort ofloincloth and his whole body was pouring with sweat. Anyway, he looked up and saw us and do you know what he did, Max. He kissed my palms. MAX. Yeah. So what? MAGGIE. It was romantic. MAX. Hes Italian! They kiss everything!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course THTR 133 taught by Professor Glover during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Fall '08