Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1925

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The Abbot Circle 192 5 learns Kate ' s identity. The two runaways, Constance and Hastings, return and are forgiven. Last but not least Tony discovers that he has reached years of discretion and is his own master. Just before the final curtain, Kate steps for- ward to the footlights and with an arch smile says to the audience: " Thus having stooped to conquer with success, And gained a husband without aid of dress, Still as a barmaid I could wish it, too, As I have conquered him, to conquer — you! " We all agree unanimously that she has been successful. Sir Charles Marlow Young Marlow Squire Hardcastle George Hastings Tony Lumpkin Diggory . Roger Dick Thomas . Stingo, Landlord of Slang Mat Muggins . . Tom Twist Aminadab Mrs. Hardcastle Kate Hardcastle Constance Neville First Maid " Three Pigeons " Elizabeth Righter Margaret Hawkes Annie Dunn Estes Virginia Thompson Elizabeth Burtnett Phyllis Yates Mary Simpson Elizabeth Ward Hildegarde Mittendorff Helen Sagendorph Talita Jova Evelyn McDougall Sarah MacPherran Frances Howard Elaine Boutwell Doris von Culin Eleanor Bodwell Manon Wood 64

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The Abbot Circle 1925 t Stoops to Conquer The first scene takes place in Squire Hardcastle ' s drawing room. We become acquainted with the jolly Squire, Mrs. Hardcastle, the doting mother, and Tony, the impossible " apple-of-his-mother ' s-eye. " Just as Tony tears out of the door headed for the Three Pigeons, an alehouse, with his pleading mother clinging to his coat-tails, we catch the first glimpse of our heroine, Kate Hardcastle. The Squire tells her of the expected arrival of a suitor, the son of Sir Charles Marlowe. Kate is quite excited about this news and tells her cousin, Constance Neville, whom Mrs. Hardcastle hopes will sometime be her own precious Tony ' s wife. Miss Neville discovers that he is the intimate friend of her own admirer, Mr. Hastings. The second scene is in the Three Pigeons with the boisterous drinkers sitting around the table, smoking and singing. Presently two young gentlemen enter to inquire the way to Squire Hardcastle ' s. Tony, the mischievous rascal, recog- nizes them as Marlowe and Hastings, and decides to play one of his practical jokes. He directs his father ' s guests to his home, giving them the impression that the Hardcastle house is an Inn and that the Squire is a wealthy landlord who wishes to be considered a gentleman. In the second act, preparations are being energetically made in the Hard- castle household. It is very amusing to hear the Squire drill his awkward servants in their duties, an effort which is entirely wasted for when the bell at the gate peals out the arrival of the guests, pandemonium breaks loose among their ranks. Marlow and his companion, thinking the Squire merely the landlord of the Inn, treat him accordingly and the bewildered old man is amazed at their apparent rudeness. However, Mr. Hastings and Constance meet and she tells him where he is. They decide not to tell young Marlowe, and when Kate appears, tell him that she too is staying at the inn. They leave him alone with Kate, and the poor fellow becomes so embarrassed and self-conscious that he cannot talk and in his hurry to get out he bumps into all the chairs. Kate does not like it because the young suitor kept his eyes cast on the floor all during their conversation, never fully seeing her face, so when he mistakes her for the bar-maid she keeps up the role. He loses his bashfulness when he thinks he is with the barmaid, and ventures to look at her. He immediately falls in love, and of course we are very amused because we know her true identity. Tony, who is glad to get rid of his cousin, Con, is very willing to help Constance and Hastings to run away. The last scene of the play is very amusing. Marlowe 63

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The Abbot Circle 1925 Antiques As the curtain slowly rose we saw before us Mrs. Lydia Sprowls and Amelie Boyden busily engaged in the difficult task of " tidyin ' up the parlor " after their mother ' s funeral. Funerals do so upset a house you know ! Amelie took advantage of this opportunity to inform her sister that she had decided to live in the village where she was the schoolteacher. In spite of tearful entreaties and reproachful remonstrances, she stood firm in her decision. During their cleaning they came across an old teapot which had served as the family bank for as long as they could remember. Suddenly Lydia had a brilliant inspiration. Claire Van Ness, a collector of antiques who was staying in the village, was expected to call for some fresh eggs. Perhaps she might give a lot of money for the teapot. Amelie said that she would never sell anything that recalled such tender remembrances of her mother to a person who would have no sentiment whatsoever for it, but Lydia insisted that the teapot was hers to do what she pleased with. A furious honking of an automobile horn was heard in the yard and their argument was interrupted. Soon Miss Van Ness entered. Lydia eagerly brought forth the teapot and almost quivering with excitement showed it to her. She examined it carefully and then replied that it was imitation, probably made in Connecticut a few years ago. Lydia was heart-broken, and left the room. While she was gone, Miss Van Ness notices a bit of old tapestry that Amelie is holding. Amelie tells her that it has been in the family for a long time. Miss Van Ness became very much excited and offered unbelievable sums, but Amelie would not part with it on account of the precious associations it had. Miss Van Ness said she must hurry, so Lydia went to get the eggs. Smiling patronizingly at Amelie, she. said she would give her sister five dollars for the old teapot because she had been so disappointed to find it worthless. Amelie went for some paper to wrap it up in. Miss Van Ness advanced to the front of the stage and holding the teapot before her, and gazing at it with a triumphant glint in her eyes, murmured, " ' Genuine Holland Delft. Two hundred years old! Mmm, it ' s a good bargain! " 65

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