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PRIMAVERA

THE MASQUE

OF

SANTA BARBARA

BY

WALLACE RICE

SANTA BARBARA

LA PRIMAVERA ASSOCIATION

Copyright, 1920, by

La Primavera Association

RC VIMU
AIMACILIAO

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Acknowledgment is gratefully due to my dear friends H. C. Chatfield-Taylor and Victor Mapes for valuable suggestions incorporated in the masque and to the people of Santa Barbara for their delightful assistance and surroundings and history out of which the little play had birth.

Santa Barbara,
April, 1920.

WALLACE RICE.

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PRIMAVERA

THE MASQUE OF SANTA BARBARA

Upon a hillside fronting south,the stage. Before it a broad swale in which the auditors sit or stand. It has five entrances and exits: down left, toward the Pacific Ocean, for newcomers; left centre, the practicable door, a window beside it, in the Comandante's house, masked during Act I; down right, along the Valley, to and from the Franciscan Mission; right centre, the path up the hillside to the Santa Yñez Mountains; and up stage, through the shrubbery. The singers and players of the music are on the left and not in view of the auditors.

Act I-The Coming of the Cross

Persons of the Act:

El Barbareño, as Prologue
Primavera, as Genius Loci
Her Dancing Months

The Duende, an Imp of Mischief
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Discoverer
His Soldiers and Sailors

Sebastian Vizcaino, Namer

His Soldiers and Sailors

The Indian Chief

His Youths and Maidens

The Padre

His Friars

The Spanish Comandante

The Soldiers of Spain

The lights go dark. El Barbareño, as Prologue, is disclosed on the stage as the light rises thereon.

PROLOGUE

Sweet ladies, genial gentlemen, this day
Glittereth like a jewel brightly placed
To mark the joining of old Winter's storm

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