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Book Title: Incident at Vichy.|
Date of issue: January 1st 1998
ISBN 13: 9780822205647
The author of the book: Arthur Miller
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.51 MB
Edition: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Read full description of the books Incident at Vichy.:[A Gestapo holding center in 1942 Vichy France. Several visibly terrified prisoners are under the guard of the German MAJOR. The phone rings]
THE MAJOR: Ja? [He listens] Ja. Ja. Jawohl. In Ordnung. [He puts the phone down] It's a message from the future.
THE OLD JEW: From the future?
THE MAJOR: Yes, from 2017. America is in trouble. Newt Gingrich wants everyone to read Arthur Miller. The Crucible has already offered to help. We're being asked if we're also willing to come in.
THE GYPSY: I not understand. I not thief.
FERRAND: [Angrily] You don't have to understand. Just do what you're told and you'll be alright.
BAYARD: But what can we do? We're just one of Miller's minor plays. We're not famous like The Crucible. No one will listen to us.
LEDUC: It doesn't matter. You can always do something, as long as you don't give up hope. Mr. Gingrich asks for our help. Let's try to help him.
BAYARD: But what--
LEDUC: Don't just sit there repeating yourself. Think! For example, we could say how important it is to look facts in the face.
MONCEAU: What kind of facts?
LEDUC: For example, the fact that when your country has been taken over by a gang of racist lunatics, there's no point in pretending that really everything is fine.
MONCEAU: Please, not this again. These tired fantasies of concentration camps and gas ovens. As I have told you before, the Germans are practical and logical. If we obey the laws, they will too.
LEDUC: No! I'm sure that's the very last thing Mr. Gingrich wants to hear. We're dealing with people who have no respect for the law at all. They are the exact opposite of practical and logical, they are poets of evil. And something tells me Mr. Gingrich has the same problem. We must give him our full support. Now who is with me? [No one will meet his eye] Someone? Anyone?
PRINCE VON BERG: I will help you. To the extent I can. I like the sound of this Mr Gingrich.
LEDUC: Thank you, Von Berg. Now let's get to work.
[Coming up next: Death of a Salesman]
Read information about the authorArthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide. Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to give evidence against others to the House Un-American Activities Committee, being the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama among other awards, and for marrying Marilyn Monroe. At the time of his death, Miller was considered one of the greatest American playwrights.
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