Cressida by Nicholas Wright

By Nicholas Wright

A comedy drama set within the seedily glamorous international of 17th-century London theatre. John Shank is an actor, talent-scout and coach of boy avid gamers within the 1630s, while women's roles are nonetheless performed by means of precocious boys. as much as his eyes in debt, Shank's in simple terms desire of escaping destitution is an unpromising 14-year-old would-be, Stephen Hammerton. Can he educate up Stephen to be the hot superstar of the London stage?

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Oh my God! STEPHEN. What? HONEY. He’s taken the gowns! STEPHEN looks round. STEPHEN. I don’t believe it! He sits and buries his head in his hands. HONEY. Shanky will have to sell you after all. STEPHEN looks up. STEPHEN. He won’t. Do you really not know what I did today? Did you honestly think that Master Gunnell had sent me with a message? Or that he’d promised me First Fairy? Of course he hadn’t. I made it up. I made it all up. I couldn’t believe that you all believed me. Pause. I woke up this morning.

ROBINSON. No he didn’t. SHANK. I’ve got witnesses. ROBINSON.

HONEY. It was awful. There were flowers on the table. It was meant to be a romantic supper. And all we talked about was signing bogus documents. I’ve never been so embarrassed in all my life. I felt like Shylock. SHANK. You’ll get used to it. ) These are perfect. And the news is good.  . He indicates STEPHEN.  . and including him, and taking on trust his views on the costume prices, I seem to be worth somewhere between four-fifty and five hundred pounds. HONEY. That’s every penny you’ve got. TRIGG.

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