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The Collector by John Fowles - From a novel to a play script, pages 31,32,33,34,35. Act 2, scene 1

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Ilaria Cacciamani Coursework The Collector by John Fowles From a novel to a play script, pages 31,32,33,34,35. Act 2, scene 1 Cottage near Lewes. Early morning. Sound of an larm watch. Frederick already woken up, moving on stage. A door in the middle of the stage to represant the cellar door. He knocks on the door. Frederick:[knocking on the cellar door], [shouting] Please get up! Waits, open the door and goes in the cellar, onto the other part of the stage with Miranda's bag. Light goes on. Miranda sitting on an arm chair, staring at Frederick. Frederick: I hope you slept well. Miranda: [coldly and not violent] Where is this? Who are you? Why have you brought me here? Frederick: I can't tell you. Miranda: I demand to be released at once! ...read more.


Frederick: I am only obeing orders. Miranda: Orders? Whose orders? Frederick: I can't tell you. [Miranda staring at him and keeping a distance] Miranda: Whose orders? Frederick: Mr Singleton's orders. [Looking amazed] I'm not meant to tell you, he'd kill me if he knew. Miranda: Mr Singleton? Frederick: He's not what you think. Miranda: [sitting down on the arm chair] You mean Mr Singleton ordered you to kidnap me? [Frederick nodded] But I know his daughter. He's...oh! It's mad! Frederick: Do you remember the girl of Penhurst road? Miranda: What girl in Penhurst Road? Frederick: The one that dissappered three years ago. Miranda: I was probably away at school. What happened to her? Frederick: I don't know. Except he did it. Miranda: Did What? Frederick: I don't know. I don't know what happened to her. ...read more.


Ferderick: I don't know. Miranda: Where is he now? Frederick: He'll be coming, I except. Miranda: [After a minute of silence, she suddenly stares at him] Of course. This must be his house in Suffolk. Frederick: Yes. Miranda: [suprised] He hasn't got a house un Suffolk! Frederick: [feebly] You don't know. [feeling that he has to stop the questioning] I came to ask you what you would like for breakfast, there's cereal, eggs... Miranda: [moving towards her bed]I don't want any breakfast. This horrid little room. And that anaesthetic. [turning suddenly around looking at Frederick]What was it? Frederick: I didn't know that it would have made you sick. Really. Miranda: [sarcastically] Mr Singletonshould haven't told you? Frederick: [in a hurry] Would you like tea or coffee? Miranda: Coffee. Frederick moves towards the cellar door. Shutting the door. Miranda: You have forgotten your lighter! Frederick: [lieing] I have another. Miranda: Thank you. [almost smiling] ...read more.

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