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Act 3 Scene 10
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The Front Door
The front door- I've just realized, darling. I've never seen inside this sweet little room.
Where is he?!
Where is Bernardo?
How should I know? Didn't you take him with you to the countryside?
What is it with this countryside craze? All through the journey, all through the meal, all Bernardo would do was babble about fresh air and chestnut trees. He went on and on just as if he was trying to hide something.
Really? What could he have to hide, do you think?
That's just it! I know he has nothing to hide. I know him...But this insistence is infuriating. The more people tell me to do something the less I want to do it. That's how I am. It's my nature!
Yes, of course.
That's my room
Oh, of course, I'm sorry I don't know where I am anymore. I'm so annoyed.
(sit on couch)
Don't be annoyed.
He got on my nerves so much, I didn't even finish dinner! I went out for some air and when I went back into the restaurant he'd gone! Don't you think that's outrageous?
....he went back and he's waiting for you there...all alone at the restaurant...because he loves you...
But I love him too! Anyway, we wouldn't have these problem if we were together all the time. I know he's here, all alone, when I'm at the other end of the world...I wonder what he's doing, I worry...
But he worries too. I'm sure that's why he wants to take you off to the country, to sort out all the worrying!
It would all be so simple if only he'd marry me!
Simple, yes, absolutely!
I mean it's really too stupid when two people are in love to spend all that time apart.
Never mind, when we're married it'll all change. Right, well, goodnight, little Roberto...
What's that Lufthansa bag doing there?
Oh, that bag, that's mine.
Yes, I use it to keep my little things for the night in - my pajamas, spare pair of socks, toothbrush...
It's not illegal, is it?
No, no, of course not, but it's a woman's bag so seeing you holding it like that, it looks a little funny! Look, I hope you don't mind but I'm going to bed.
Get some shut-eye.
And when Bernardo gets here, tell him to come and say sorry....and tell him he's made me very unhappy.
I'll tell him...if I see him.
Grazie....goodnight, little Roberto.
Just remember, Gloria and Gabriella are just behind these doors and any minute now Gretchen is going to come through that door.
So you've come back, have you? How dare you?
After leaving me in the middle of dinner.
But you left me.
I went out of the restaurant and came back and you'd gone.
Now darling, just because we all got a little hysterical -
We got hysterical? You got hysterical! Really it's not enough to have a place of your own, a flat like this. We have to go tramping off into the country to sleep, just as though we were hiding away to make the love.
Shush! Don't get so worked up.
Never mind "shhh" ! I don't want to hide away to make the love.
You do, I suppose. Because you're ashamed of not marrying me!
Look, it's very embarrassing having the scene in front of Robert.
I'm sure he agrees with me, don't you?
Oh you know me...I never get involved in love stories...
There! He said the word! Love! We ought to be proud of it. Tell everybody about it! Tell the whole world.
Yes, all right, all right, Please calm down.
(to bathroom door) Okay. Fine. I'm going to calm down, by having a bath.
No, no! You Can't!
Because he's going to have one.
Surely he can have one after me.
I said no!
He's our guest. He said "No!"
But surely you can let a woman go first.
No. Everybody has to take their turn in the line.
Well, I must say your friend is terribly considerate. A real gentleman, overpoweringly polite-
Gabriella, darling -
And you stand there and let him insult me!
Che Pale! (marches into bedroom)
No, you tell her. I'll check there's nothing left lying around.
What is it?
It's me, Robert.
What do you want?
You can have my turn in the bathroom.
Okay, All clear.
Okay. All clear. Come on, Gabriella.
(Hitting him with bag) You are a very rude, unpleasant man!
No, no. Listen, it was a joke. I got him to say he wanted a bath to see how you's react.
Well. You saw!
I did... I adore you...there, happy now?
I mean, if you can't have a laugh anymore...
You should have told me it was a joke, then I'd have understood.
Yes...yes... But that wouldn't have been funny of us, you see, because you wouldn't have got really, really, really annoyed!
I amuses you, does it? To see me getting really, really, really annoyed?
Yes - no. It amuses me to see Robert being amused because-
Because I'm annoyed?
I really am terribly sorry.
And so am I. Please Gabriella.
Well, all right, darling. Bernardo, you really should marry me , you know.
But of course I will marry you. Of course I will...sooner or later.
Don't you think he ought to?
Oh yes, absolutely! You're marvelous and he doesn't deserve you.
If you were in his place, wouldn't you marry me at once?
At once, I wouldn't have waited this long.
There, you see? Your friend would have already married me!
What? She asked my opinion; I answered. I'm entitled to an opinion, aren't I?
Because, I'm telling you Bernardo, you're made marriage.
yes! You're an old fashioned stay-at-home. You like things to be nice and smooth. You hate complications. You're too nervy for them!
You see! You admit it to yourself! Oh, I know you so well! You're a classic one-woman man! You're the prototype perfect husband!
Let's not get carried away.
Yes, that's perhaps a little strong.
Not at all! And I'll tell you why you hesitate to marry me.
Yes! Because you're honest and scrupulous! You want to be absolutely sure you can make me happy. There! Isn't that it!
AH!...That's dead on...psychologically speaking.
Yes, I'd say you've hit the nail on the head.
I'm not an Italian woman for nothing. So when then?
When are we getting married?
er, well, soon, soon! Let's just wait a little longer...
you see? what did I say?
Adorably scrupulous! You see how happy we'll be...
But we already are!
Once we're married, it'll be completely different, you'll see! (Exits to bathroom)
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