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(She flings the paper aside and joins MAGGIE at the window.) MAGGIE : They're dancing round the garden, Aggie. KATE : Oh God, what sort of fool is she? MAGGIE : He's a beautiful dancer, isn't he? KATE : He's leading her astray again, Maggie. MAGGIE : Look at her face - she's easy led. Come here till you see, Aggie. AGNES : I'm busy! For God's sake can't you see I'm busy! ( MAGGIE turns and looks at her in amazement.) KATE : That's the only thing that Evans creature could ever do well - was dance. ( Pause .) And look at her, the fool. For God's sake, would you look at that fool of a woman? ( Pause .) Her whole face alters when she's happy, doesn't it? ( Pause .) They dance so well together. They're such a beautiful couple. ( Pause .) She's as beautiful as Bernie O'Donnell any day, isn't she? ( MAGGIE moves slowly away from the window and sits motionless.) GERRY : Do you know the words? CHRIS : I never know any words. GERRY : Neither do I. Doesn't matter. This is more important. ( Pause .) Marry me, Chrissie. ( Pause .) Are you listening to me? CHRIS : I hear you GERRY : Will you marry me when I come back in two weeks? CHRIS : I don't think so, Gerry. GERRY : I'm mad about you. You know I am. I've always been mad about you. CHRIS : When you're with me. GERRY : Leave this house and come away with - CHRIS : But you'd walk out on me again. You wouldn't intend to but that's what would happen because that's your nature and you can't help yourself. GERRY : Not this time, Chrissie. This time it will be - CHRIS : Don't talk any more; no more words. Just dance me down the lane and then you'll leave.
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GERRY : Believe me, Chrissie; this time the omens are terrific! The omens are unbelievable this time! (They dance off. After they have exited the music continues for a few seconds and then stops suddenly in mid-phrase. MAGGIE goes to the set, slaps it, turns it off. KATE moves away from the window.) KATE : They're away. Dancing. MAGGIE : Whatever's wrong with it, that's all it seems to last - a few minutes at a time. Something to do with the way it heats up. KATE : We probably won't see Mr Evans for another year - until the humour suddenly takes him again. AGNES : He has a Christian name. KATE : And in the meantime it's Christina's heart that gets crushed again. That's what I mind. But what really infuriates me is that the creature has no sense of ordinary duty. Does he ever wonder how she clothes and feeds Michael? Does he ask her? Does he care? ( AGNES rises and goes to the back door.) AGNES : Going out to get my head cleared. Bit of a headache all day. KATE : Seems to me the beasts of the field have more concern for their young than that creature has. AGNES : Do you ever listen to yourself, Kate? You are such a damned righteous bitch! And his name is Gerry! - Gerry! - Gerry! (Now on the point of tears, she runs off.) KATE : And what was that all about? MAGGIE : Who's to say? KATE : Don't I know his name is Gerry? What am I calling him? - St Patrick?
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  • Fall '11
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