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Teresa: Goodbye,

Teresa: Goodbye, Geoffrey. (Teresa leaves.) Geoffrey: Oh, dear. Dorothy: So before you met her, you were just an innocent boy! You told me I was the first woman in your life, and I believed you...and I've been so honest with you. Geoffrey: Yes, Dorothy. Dorothy, I've told you everything. Geoffrey: Yes, Dorothy, I know. I was the first man in your life. Dorothy: The first and only man, Geoffrey, (Giovanni comes to the table.) Geoffrey: Oh...waiter. I'll have a Martini, please. Giovanni: Certainly, sir. And for you, madam? Oh! Dorothy! Dorothy: Giovanni! Giovanni: Dorothy! Geoffrey: Giovanni? Giovanni: Dorothy, it's wonderful to see you again! Geoffrey: Dorothy, have you met this man before? Dorothy: Well, Geoffrey - Giovanni: Dorothy, it must be five years! Dorothy: Six, Giovanni, six! Giovanni: And now you've come back to Rome! Geoffrey: Come back? What's he talking about? Dorothy: Well, Geoffrey - Giovanni: Come with me, Dorothy. We've got so much to talk about! Dorothy:, me, Geoffrey. (Giovanni and Dorothy leave.) Geoffrey: Dorothy! Dorothy! • SKETCHES 127

Shakespeare's house Scene: The living-room of a house in Stratford-upon-Avon, the town where Shakespeare was born Characters: Sidney and Ethel (tourists), a man Sidney and Ethel come into the room. Sidney: Well, Ethel, here we are in Shakespeare's front room. This must be where he wrote all his famous tragedies. Ethel: I'm not surprised, with furniture like this. Sidney: What do you mean? Ethel: Well, look at that armchair. He can't have been comfortable, sitting there. Sidney: Don't be silly! He probably sat at this table when he was writing tragedies. Ethel: Oh. yes...Look! (She shows Sidney a typewriter.) Ethel: This must be Shakespeare's typewriter. Sidney: Shakespeare's typewriter? Ethel: Yes. He must have written all his plays on this. Sidney: Ethel! That can't be Shakespeare's typewriter. Ethel: Why not? Sidney: Because Shakespeare didn't use a typewriter. Ethel: Didn't he? Sidney: No, of course he didn't. He was a very busy man. He didn't have time to sit in front of a typewriter all day. He probably used a tape-recorder. Ethel: A tape-recorder? Sidney: Yes. I can see him now. He must have sat on this chair, holding his microphone in his hand saying: 'To be, or not to be.' Ethel: What does that mean? Sidney: Ah well, that is the question. Ethel: Sidney, look! Sidney: What? Ethel: Over here. This must be Shakespeare's television. Sidney: Shakespeare's television? Ethel: Yes. It must be. It looks quite old. Sidney: Shakespeare didn't have a television. Ethel: Why not? 128 SKETCHES