The Land of Many Names

The Land of Many Names  (1926) 
by Josef Čapek, translated by Paul Selver

Originally published in Czech as Země mnoha jmen in 1923.

THE LAND OF
MANY NAMES
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THE LAND OF MANY NAMES

A PLAY IN THREE ACTS AND A TRANSFORMATION

BY
JOSEF ČAPEK

Authorised Translation from the Czech by
PAUL SELVER

LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD.
RUSKIN HOUSE, 40 MUSEUM STREET, W.C.1

Printed in Great Britain by
UNWIN BROTHERS, LIMITED, LONDON AND WOKING

First published in 1926
(All rights reserved)

CHARACTERS
ACT ONE
Elan Chol. A Beloved.
First Street-Sweeper. A Zealot.
Second Street-Sweeper. Dollarson.
A Drunkard. Vandergold.
First Gossip. First and Second Man
from the Crowd.
Second Gossip.
Third Gossip. First and Second Woman
from the Crowd.
Pieris, a Poet of the Older
School.
The Crowd.
A Lover.
TRANSFORMATION
First Workman. A Mayor.
Second Workman. Pieris.
First Constable. Elan Chol.
Second Constable. A Lover.
A Stripling. A Beloved.
First Man School-children and
Teachers.
Second Man.
Dollarson The Crowd.
Vandergold.
ACT TWO
A Man with the Spade. A Man in a Hurry.
A Father. His Wife.
A Mother. First Sandwichman.
A Stripling. Second Sandwichman.
First Man. Chorus of Paupers.
Pieris. The Crowd.
A Lover. Vandergold.
A Beloved. A Woman in a Black Veil.
ACT THREE
Elan Chol. A Herald.
First and Second
Disabled Soldiers.
First Man from the
Crowd.
Third Soldier. Dollarson.
A Blind Man. Pieris.
A Citizen. A Woman in a Black Veil.
A Lover. An Army of Engineers,
Soldiers and Officials.
An Old Mother.
A Widow. The Crowd.
A Beloved.


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Original:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1945, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 77 years or less. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

Translation:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1970, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 52 years or less. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.