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The Eldest Son

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(1912)



Persons of The Play:



SIR WILLIAM CHESHIRE, a baronet

LADY CHESHIRE, his wife

BILL, their eldest son

HAROLD, their second son

RONALD KEITH(in the Lancers), their son-in-law

CHRISTINE (his wife), their eldest daughter

DOT, their second daughter

JOAN, their third daughter

MABEL LANFARNE, their guest

THE REVEREND JOHN LATTER, engaged to Joan

OLD STUDDENHAM, the head-keeper

FREDA STUDDENHAM, the lady's-maid

YOUNG DUNNING, the under-keeper

ROSE TAYLOR, a village girl

JACKSON, the butler

CHARLES, a footman



Setting: Time:



The present. The action passes on December 7 and 8 at the Cheshires' country house, in one of the shires.

ACT I: SCENE I: The hall; before dinner. SCENE II: The hall; after dinner.

ACT II: Lady Cheshire's morning room; after breakfast.

ACT III: The smoking-room; tea-time.

A night elapses between Acts I. and II.


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