John the Baptist: A Play

Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,449 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 513
Added to site: 2010.11.20
mnybks.net#: 29632
Genre: Drama
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infamous crime. I will speak to them in the name of Him Who cometh, for Whom I prepare the way. Go! [As they appear unwilling and hesitate.] Go! [The curtain falls.]


FIRST ACT


FIRST ACT

Square in front of the Palace of Herod--The guardroom of the Roman soldiers is to the right of the Palace in the foreground, with benches before the door--To the right of centre is the chief entrance--Steps in background, which lead to the top of a hill--Behind, separated by an invisible valley, is a view of rising masses of house-tops belonging to another part of the town--A narrow street to the left of centre, and another street in foreground, which may be taken as a continuation of the one that runs to right of guard-room--In it is the shop of the woollen merchant Eliakim--At its right corner the shop of the fruit-seller Pasur, with wares exhibited--A fountain with seats round it, near the middle of the stage.

SCENE I

Eliakim, Pasu

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