Another of the Mallorcan plays, Captain Walter Arnold (1916) offers a brief conversation between intimates, beginning with “Do you mean to please me” and ending with “We dazzle altogether.” A number of names appear, including Polybe, explained in a letter from Stein to Carl Van Vechten: “Polybe was a Mallorcan hound who went crazy in the moonlight and I had to whisper in his ear and spell his name to him.” In the interpretation we developed for SIX.TWENTY.OUTRAGEOUS, Daniel Davis’ chamber opera, ME returns home from a shopping expedition and shows V her purchases. A playful argument is followed by an erotic adventure. Meanwhile, THREE, busily sewing at a machine, looks on skeptically.
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