Dancing+at+Lughnasa+-+Script

Kate for how long agnes i dont know five ten minutes

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KATE : For how long? AGNES : I don't know-five-ten minutes. And then I fell into the bush. And that was when she laughed. And then she said - she said - I've forgotten what she said - something about a headache and her stomach being sick and she'd go home and sleep for a while. ( To MAGGIE ) You're sure she's not in her bed? ( MAGGIE shakes her head.) KATE : Then what? ( AGNES begins to cry.) AGNES : Where is she? What's happened to our Rosie? KATE : What direction did she go when she left you? AGNES : Direction? KATE : Stop snivelling, Agnes! Did she go towards home? AGNES : I think so... yes... I don't know... Maggie- MAGGIE : She may have gone into the town. CHRIS : She wouldn't have gone into town in her Wellingtons. AGNES : She was wearing her good shoes. KATE : Are you sure? AGNES : Yes; and her blue cardigan and her good skirt. I said to her -I said, 'You're some lady to go picking bilberries with.' And she just laughed and said, 'I'm some toff, Aggie, amn't I some toff?' MAGGIE : Had she a bottle of milk with her? AGNES : I think so - yes - in one of her cans. MAGGIE : Had she any money with her? AGNES : She had half-a-crown. That's all she has. MAGGIE : ( Softly ) Danny Bradley. KATE : What?-who? MAGGIE : Danny Bradley... Lough Anna... up in the back hills. CHRIS : Oh God, no. KATE : What? - what's this? - what about the back hills? CHRIS : She has some silly notion about that scamp, Bradley. She believes he's in love with her. He gave her a present last Christmas - she says.
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KATE : ( To AGNES ) What do you know about this Bradley business? AGNES : I know no more than Chris has - KATE : I've often seen you and Rose whispering together. What plot has been hatched between Rose and Mr Bradley? AGNES : No plot... please, Kate - KATE : You're lying to me, Agnes! You're withholding! I want the truth! AGNES : Honest to God, all I know is what Chris has just - KATE : I want to know everything you know! Now! I want to - MAGGIE : That'll do, Kate! Stop that at once! ( Calmly ) She may be in the town. She may be on her way home now. She may have taken a weak turn on her way back from the quarry. We're going to find her. (To CHRIS ) You search the fields on the upper side of the lane. ( To AGNES ) You take the lower side, down as far as the main road. ( To KATE ) You go to the old well and search all around there. I'm going into the town to tell the police. KATE : You're going to no police, Maggie. If she's mixed up with that Bradley creature, I'm not going to have it broadcast all over- MAGGIE : I'm going to the police and you'll do what I told you to do. CHRIS : There she is! Look - look! There she is! (She has seen ROSE through the window and is about to rush out to greet her. MAGGIE catches her arm and restrains her. The four sisters watch ROSE as she crosses the garden - CHRIS and KATE from the window, MAGGIE and AGNES from the door. ROSE is unaware of their anxious scrutiny. She is dressed in the 'good' clothes described by AGNES and they have changed her appearance. Indeed, had we not seen the ROSE of Act 1, we might not now be immediately aware of her disability. At first look this might be any youngish country woman, carefully
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