What is Gerrard’s profession? Quote the parts of the play that support your answer.

Gerrard is a playwright by profession. Several parts of the play that reflect this. Some of these are:

• “This is all very melodramatic, not very original, perhaps, but…”

• “At last a sympathetic audience!”

• “In most melodramas the villain is foolish enough to delay his killing long enough to be frustrated”.

• “I said, you were luckier than most melodramatic villains.”

• “That’s a disguise outfit; false moustaches and what not”.

• “Sorry I can’t let you have the props in time for rehearsal, I’ve had a spot of bother – quite amusing. I think I’ll put it in my next play.”

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