The Schoolmistress

Arthur Wing PINERO (1855 - 1934)

The second of Pinero's farces, following the wildly successful The Magistrate, and likewise a hit. The Schoolmistress has a secret: "Think of the deception I am practising upon dear Vere! Think of the people who believe in the rigid austerity of Caroline Dyott, Principal of Volumnia College. Think of the precious confidence reposed in me by the parents and relations of twenty-seven innocent pupils. Give an average of eight and a half relations to each pupil; multiply eight and a half by twenty-seven and you approximate the number whose trust I betray this night!" The three acts are subtitled 1 - The Mystery, 2 - The Party, and 3 - The Nightmare. - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
The Honorable Vere Queckett: Peter Tucker
Miss Dyott, Principal of Volumnia College for Daughters of Gentlemen: Sonia
Rear-Admiral Archibald Rankling, C.B., of H.M. Flagship Pandora: Son of the Exiles
Mrs Rankling: Availle
Dinah: Leanne Yau
Mr Reginald Paulover: Tomas Peter
Peggy Hesslerigge, an Articled Pupil: Eva Davis
Lieutenant John (Jack) Mallory, of H.M. Flagship Pandora: Nemo
Mr Saunders, Mr Mallory's Nephew, of the Training Ship Dexterous: Chuck Williamson
Gwendoline Hawkins: Kieren Metts
Ermyntrude Johnson: Kalynda
Mr Otto Bernstein, a Popular Composer: alanmapstone
Tyler, a Servant: Rob Board
Jane Chipman: EikyTavie
Goff: RecordingPerson
Jaffray: Sandra Schmit
Stage Directions and Editing by: ToddHW

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 - The Mystery Group 00:56:08
Play 02 Act 2 - The Party Group 01:02:58
Play 03 Act 3 - The Nightmare Group 00:53:12