It’s Such a Quiet Life, isn’t it? Act VI

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Edward is standing in the middle of the stage, turning towards audience.

Enter Jane, approaching Edward.

Jane (embraces Edward from behind): Edward o Edward! You have no idea how much I have missed you!

Edward (coldly frees himself from Jane’s embrace and turns towards her): Sir.

Jane (puzzled): Edward?

Edward: Sir. Miss Eyre. Sir.

Jane: Please accept my apologies sir. May I excuse myself?

Edward: You may Miss Eyre.

Jane (curtsies): Sir.

Exit Jane.

Edward turns back to audience.

[FREEZE]

Enter Jane, walking slowly to Edward and stops at a proper distance.

Edward (suddenly turns to Jane): Jane, my dearest! Where have you been?

Jane (puzzled): Sir?

Edward: Why are you keeping such a distance away from me? Come closer, dear. Let me kiss you.

Jane: Sir?

Edward (pulls Jane into his arms): Edward, for God’s sake call me Edward!

Jane: Edward.

Edward: Ah my loveliest Jane comes back! Let me kiss you a thousand times!

Jane (smiles): You know, you always have my consent.

Edward smiles and kisses Jane on her cheek.

Exit Jane.

Edward turns back to audience.

[FREEZE]

Enter Jane, running to Edward with flowers in her hand.

Jane (excited): Edward, look at these flowers!

Edward slowly turns towards Jane.

Edward (coldly): Look good.

Jane: Right! They are from that garden we have been together last year. Do you remember that afternoon, Edward, it was —

Edward: Sir.

Jane (puzzled): My dear Edward?

Edward: Sir. Miss Eyre. And please mind your word.

Jane (curtsies): Sir.

Exit Jane.


Suggested soundtrack: The Wait by Ólafur Arnalds