As Carlotta, the Opéra's resident soprano prima donna, rehearses for that evening's performance, a backdrop collapses without warning. "The Phantom! He's here!" the anxious cast members whisper. The Opera's new owners, Firmin and André, try to downplay the incident, but Carlotta refuses to continue and storms offstage.
Even though Abigail denies that she and the girls participate in witchcraft, Parris does not believe her because Abigail has been out of work since Elizabeth Proctor abruptly fired her. Also, Elizabeth Proctor has stopped attending church because she does not want to sit so close to a soiled woman. When Thomas Putnam and Ms. Putnam enter the room, they report that their own daughter Ruth is in the same state as Betty. Ms. Putman also rumors that someone saw Betty flying over a neighbor’s barn. Seven of Mrs. Putnam’s babies died the day after their birth and she believes that it is witchcraft.
The play M. Butterfly, written by David Hwang, was inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly. The play is based on a true story. The protagonist, Rene Gallimard, is a civil servant in the French embassy in China. He falls in love with the beautiful Chinese opera diva, Song Liling when he watches the opera Madama Butterfly. Soon, Gallimard has an affair with Song and their relationship lasts for 20 years until Gallimard is convicted of treason and imprisoned.
One day Gustavo went to his country Spain then he never showed up again, Celia was very upset and she lost living her will to live. Though she has no known medical condition, she wastes away due to depression. While she is housebound, Jorge del Pino, courts her and persuades her to marry him. After their honeymoon, he leaves her at home with his mother and sister while he goes on long business trips, punishing her out of his jealousy for her past with Gustavo. His mother and sister are cruel to Celia, even more so after she becomes pregnant.
“John Barton killed himself.” Josie breaks down completely and feels awful just as her HSC exams are starting for the year. She makes it through the funeral and exams with the help of Jacob, her mother, Nonna (who Josie finds a huge secret about) and also Michael
‘Year of Wonders’ ‘So Soon to be Dust’ (127 – 135) Plot: In this chapter, Maggie Cantwell and Brand, the pantry boy, return to Eyam after leaving due to the Bradford’s abandonment and closing-up of their Hall. Maggie has suffered some sort of stroke, as the right side of her body is sagged. Brand recounts the horror they suffered in the town of Bakewell. Anna goes to the tavern to ask for a horse and cart to take Maggie back to her cottage, but is instead humiliated by her drunken father and returns to the rectory without the cart. By the time Anna returns, Maggie has suffered another stroke, now completely unable to control her body and is in some sort of coma.
He works at a grocery store, whose business is threatened by the newly opened supermarket. Gilberts’ mother, who was once the town sweetheart, has not stopped eating since her husband hanged himself in the basement, and the floor beneath her TV chair is threatening to cave in. His elder sister Amy still mourns the death of Elvis and the fact that her boyfriend dumped her. Ellen, the younger sister who is hooked on makeup and boys, quarrels relentlessly with him. The biggest event on the horizon for all the Grapes
It does, of course, which leads to the tragic demise of Lennie. This lays to rest the elaborate plan that George and Lennie, and later Candy, had of a better life. What little hope they had of achieving their comfortable little cottage and living off ‘the fatta’ the lan’’ is crushed the moment Lennie breaks Curley’s wife’s neck. This is, of course, a premature demise for Lennie, as well as Curley’s wife. It condemns George to living the life of every other hired hand, which is working for a month for fifty bucks, then just blowing it on whiskey and a whore, then repeating the process.
Marie and her son were moved in the Conciergerie, where she suffered from internal bleeding and a dramatic loss of weight. Her trial was held on October 14 and she was charged incest, and treason to the State. Even the charges were ridiculous, she never said a word, and was convicted with the verdict of guilty. Her execution date was October 16, 1793, where she was given a piece of paper to write to her sister and to her loved ones. Not only was her arms tied and hair cut, she was also paraded around town around Paris where she was openly discriminated along her way to be executed via the guillotine.