This classic American play, performed on an almost-bare stage, is about the mundane but rather pleasant lives of the Gibbs family, the Webb ...更多>
Stage Manager: The day's running down like a tired clock. Emily: My, isn't the moonlight terrible? Mr. Webb: A man looks pretty small at a wedding, George. All those good women standing shoulder to shoulder making sure the knot's tied in a mighty public way. Mrs. Soames:
Don't know when I've seen such a lovely wedding. But I always cry. Don't know why it is, but I always cry. I just like to see young people happy, don't you? Oh, I think it's lovely.
Mrs. Soames: What did she die of, Julia? Mrs. Gibbs: In childbirth. Mrs. Soames: Childbirth. I'd forgotten all about that. My, wasn't life awful--and wonderful. Emily: Oh, Mother Gibbs, I never realized before how troubled and how... how in the dark live persons are. Look at him. I loved him so. From morning till night, that's all they are--troubled. Emily: Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?--every, every minute? Stage Manager: No. Saints and poets, maybe--they do some. George Gibbs: Emily, if I do change, and make a big improvement... could you be- I mean, would you be-? Emily Webb: I already am, George. I always have been. George Gibbs: So, I guess this is a pretty important talk we've been having!