Yes and We Have You

Topics: Les Misérables, Javert, Thénardiers Pages: 3 (573 words) Published: February 14, 2013
Les Miserables:
ACT 36 “Cosette’s Appearance”
The village street is bright with booths set up for a Frost Fair. Families and visitors are out buying baubles, or laughing at the antics of travelling players. Small girls cluster round a stall that displays prettily-dressed dolls. Amongst them is a prettily-dressed girl of 8 or 9 years:

Across the road from this stall stands a shabby inn. A sign lashed to an old cart swinging in the wind reveals the inn to be ‘The Sergeant of Waterloo’. The inn is still closed despite the small crowd at the fair. MOVE IN on the frosted window of the inn, through which we see a little girl, COSETTE, gazing out at the display of dolls.

The little blonde girl, Cosette is in the process of sweeping the floor. She’s come to a stop, gazing out of the window, mesmerized by the sight of the most beautiful doll in the display, and jealous that Eponine can see it and touch it up close. COSETTE:

There is a castle on a cloud
I like to go there in my sleep.
Aren’t any floors for me to sweep,
Not in my castle on a cloud.
Cosette gets out from a hiding place in the wall a knotted grimy rag - this is her “doll”, the knot is the doll’s head. There is a lady all in white
Holds me and sings a lullaby.
She’s nice to see and she’s soft to touch
She holds her doll to her ears and whispers these words:
She says;
Cosette, I love you very much.
I know a place where no one’s lost
I know a place where no one cries.
Crying at all is not allowed,
Not in my castle on a cloud.
Madame Thenardier comes bustling down the stairs in a bad mood. She glowers at little Cosette and changes the closed sign from “closed” to “open”.

Now look who’s here!
The little madam herself,
Pretending once again
She’s been so awfully good!
Better not let me catch you
Better not catch my eye!...
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