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th an y o u d o ”
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1 7 8
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an d n i gh t
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P R I N C E S S S N O W W H I
P R I N C E S S S N O W W H I T E
Q U E E N B R A N G O M A R
C H R I S T A B
R O S A L Y S
E L
Mai d; o f H o no r
AM E L O TT E
AS TO L A I N E
E R M E N G A R D E UR S U L A
S n o w
Wh i te
L I N N E T T E
G U I N I V E R E
S I R D A N D I P R A T BO M B A S , th e C o u rt Ch ambe rlai n
B E R T H O L D , th e Ch i e f H u n ts man
P R I N C E FL O R I M O N D o f Cal y a ’ o n
VA L E N T I N E
VI V I A N
! P a g e s to th e P ri n ce
B L I C K
FL I C K
G L I C K
S N I C K
P L I C K
W H I C K
Th e S e ve n D war f :
Q U E E
W I T C H H o x
FI D D L E , h e r Caz
D U K E S , D U C H E S S E S and FL U N K I E S .
TH E T H R O N E R O O M I N Q
TH E T H R O N E R O O M I N
Q U E E N BRA N G O M A R ’ S P A L A C E
Th e c Th ro n e R o o m i s a fi n e ap artm e n t , h u n g w i th
blu e d amas k e mbro i d e re d w i th s i lv e r p e ac o ck s
bi rds o f w h i ch Q U E E N B R AN G O M A R i s v e r y f o n d .
At th e back w i de s te p s le ad to a te rrac e o f w h i te
marble . Be y o n d s h i n e s th e blu e s e a. On o n e
s i de s tan ds th e g re at th ro n e , i nlai d w i th c o lo u re d
mo sai cs .
Op p o si te i s an e n tran ce le adi n g to th e
o
th e r r o o ms o f th e p alace .
Wh e n th e P lay be g i n s , s e v e n o f th e MA I D S O F H O N
O U R to P R I N C E S S S N O W W H I T E are p lay i n g a
g
ame w i th co lo u re d balls . c Th e y are li ttle g i rls
abo u t tw e lv e y e ars o ld , an d th e i r name s are R o s
A L Y S , AM E L OTTE , E R M E N G A R D E , G U I N I V E R E ,
C H R I S T A B E L , UR S U L A an d L I N N E T T E . As th e y
p lay th e y s i n g :
1 l
S N O W W H I T E G a me Of Ball M
S N O W W H I T E
G a me Of Ball
M u s i c b y
A ll e g r e tt o ( J
Blu e
and g r e en ,
t h e m t r u e and
h o l d th e m t i g h t .
To ss
[ 2 ]
S N O W W H I T E G A M E O F
S N O W W H I T E
G A M E O F B A L L S O N G .
M A I D S O F H O N O U R .
H
i g h an d lo w ,
H i g h an d lo w ,
R o u n d abo u t an d ’ c ro s s t h e y g o .
Blu e an d g re e n ,
G o ld an d w h i t e ,
T o ss t h e m t ru e an d h o ld t h e m t i g h t .
M i s s a ball ,
L e t i t f all ,
M ak e th e le as t mi s t ak e at all ;
On e , t w o , t h re e ,
Ou t g o e s S h e !
On e , t w o , t h re e , an d o u t g o e s s h e !
[ y u s t h e re
R OSA L Y S d o e s mi s s , an d th e o th
e
rs r us h to “ ta g ” h e r , cr y i n g , “ R o s al y s
i s o u t ' ” “ Ro sal y s i s o u t ! ”
I t ’ s n o t an i n t e re s t i n g
R OS A L YS .
I do n ’ t c are .
ame an y w a y !
g
C H R I S T A B E L . P la y a g ai n ?
E R M E N G A R D E . O n e g ame .
I w i ll.
G UI N I VE R E .
[ 4 ]
S C E N E I [ B u t j u st as th
S C E N E I
[ B u t j u st as th e y are abo u t to be g i n a g ai n ,
S I R D A N D I P RA T Bo M BA s , th e C o u rt
Ch ambe rlai n , ap p e ars o n th e te rrace .
H e i s a f at , p u fiy li ttle man , w i th an
e
n o rmo us w i g an d a g re at s e n s e o f h i s
o
w n i mp o rtan ce
S I R D A N D I P RA T . Ah , y o u n g ladi e s
W h at ?
P la y i n g i n t h e T h ro n e R o o m ?
Tu t ,
Tu t , t u t !
tu t
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . ! Oh , p le as e d o n ’ t t e ll.
D o n ’ t
t e ll th e
Q u e e n .
W e
di dn ’ t bre ak an y
th i n g .
S I R D A N D I P R A T . NO ,
o n th e w h o le I w o n ’ t t e ll
h e r M a j e s t y . S h e mi g h t
blame me .
As I w as g o
i n g
t o s a y , I h av e an i m
p o rt an t an n o u n c e me n t to
mak e . S i n c e L ad y C e ci ly
w as s e n t h o me w i t h th e mu mp s y o u r u su al n u mbe r ,
Am I r i g h t ?
e i g h t , h as be e n re du ce d t o se v e n .
5 l
S N O W W H I T E On e f ro m e
S N O W W H I T E
On e f ro m e i g h t le av e s s e v e n 1 t h i n k ‘ Z
[ H e tri e s to
.
d o th e s u m o n h i s fi n g e rs . ]
R O S A L Y S .
Y e s , i t i s s e v e n .
S I R D A N D I P RA T . I am ri g h t . H e r M a j e s t y t h e
Q u e e n w i sh e s y o u r n u mbe r k e p t c o mp le t e , S O I h av e
bro u g h t an o t h e r y o u n g
lad y t o t ak e th e v ac an t
p lac e .
[ H e le ads o n li ttle L A D Y AS TO L AI N E an d
Th e L ad y As t o lai n e .
p re s e n ts h e r: ]
T h e s e are
th e M ai ds O f H o n o u r t o th e P ri n c e s s S n o w W h i t e .
[ L A D Y AS TO L A I N E c u rts i e s to th e M A I D S O F
H O N O U R an d th e y i n tu rn c u rts e y to h e r.
S I R D A N D I P R A T g o e s o n
Y o u mu s t t e ach L ad y As to lai n e all s h e o u g h t t o
k n o w as a M ai d O f H o n o u r.
Y o u ’ d b e t t e r t e ach
h e r y o u r g av o t t e fi rs t ; y o u ma y h av e t o d an c e i t
almo s t i mme di at e l y . [ An d th e li ttle man dan ce s
a f e w s te p s , p u fi i n g
o u t th e
tu n e me an ti me : ]
An d h o w
“ Tu m , t u m , t u rn , t i ; d u m , t u m , t u m , t i !
t o mak e a p ro p e r cu rt s e y — S O .
[ An d h e tri e s to
mah e o n e ]
An d h o w to re t i re back w ard s g rac e
f u ll y — S O !
[ B u t as h e re ti r e s bach w ards h e s tu m
ble s a g ai ns t th e te r r ace s te p s , an d f alls f lat o n h i s
[ 6 ]
S C E N E I bac/e . H e i s s o e
S C E N E I
bac/e . H e i s s o e mbarras s e d b y th i s mi s h ap th at h e
s cramble s o u t o f th e r o o m as f as t as h e can , p u f
G rac e f u ll y ,
ladi e s !
y o u n g
G rac e f u ll y '
G rac e f u ll y ! [ ti ll h e i s o u t o f s i g h t ] .
t h at
AS TO L AI N E .
[ L au g h i n g . ] W h o ’
s
O ld
t h i n g ?
R O S A L Y S . [ Mi mi c h i n g S I R D A N D I P R A T ’ S v o i ce
an d s tru t ] T h at ’ s S i r D an di p rat B o mbas , C o u rt
C h ambe rlai n t o th e Q u e e n .
C H R I S T A B E L . H e g i v e s u s o u r “ i n s t ru c t i o n s .
E R M E N G A R D E . Bu t w e d o n ’ t mi n d h i m.
AS TO L AI N E .
D O y o u h av e g o o d t i me s h e re ?
S p le n d i d ; e x c e p t
R O S A L Y S .
[ c o n fi d e n ti ally ]
w h e n th e Q u e e n i s e sp e ci all y c ro s s .
C H R I S T A B E L . An d t h e n , Oh me ! w e h av e t o be
c are f u l !
AS TOL AI N E . I d o n ’ t t h i n k I sh all li k e t h e Q u e e n !
MA I D S O F H O N O U R . [ H as ti ly . ] S sh !
7
S N O W W H I T E AS TO L AI N E
S N O W W H I T E
AS TO L AI N E . W h y , s sh ?
R O S A L Y S .
[ Wh i sp e ri n g ] N e v e r s a y an y t h i n g
u n co mp li me n t ar y abo u t th e Q u e e n !
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . [ L o u d l y , i n te n di n g to be
o v e rh e a rd ] W e all ad o re t h e Q u e e n ! [ B u t th e y
s h ah e th e i r h e ads , an d mak e li ttle fac e s to s h o w
AS TO L AI N E th at th e y d o n ’ t me an i t. ]
AS TO L AI N E . [ W h i sp e ri n g ]
I sh all h ate th e
Q u e e n
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . [ Als o w h i sp e ri n g ]
We
all d o !
AS TO L AI N E . Bu t I ’ m t o be M ai d O f H o n o u r t o
th e P ri n c e s s S n o w W h i t e , S O I ’ ll t ak e m y o rde rs
f ro m h e r.
R O S A L Y S .
Oh , S n o w Wh i t e n e v e r g i v e s o rd e rs .
AS TO L AI N E . I sh all li k e h e r . W h e n sh all I s e e
h e r?
C H R I S T A B E L . S o me t i me s , e v e r y da y ; an d th e n
a g ai n n o t fo r e v e r so lo n g .
I t j u s t d e p e n d s o n th e
Q u e e n ’ s t e mp e r .
[ 8 ]
S N O W W H I T E M A I D S h
S N O W W H I T E
M A I D S h o p u p an d d o w n an d clap th e i r h ands w i th
le e a t th e i d e a. ]
g
RO S A L Y S .
W h e re i s sh e ?
C H R I S T A B
E L . K i t ch e n , I t h i n k . S h e s ai d sh e
h
ad t o bak e bre ad fi rs t an d c o o k i e s af t e rw ard .
R OS A LY S .
Bre ad i s i mp o rt an t , bu t c o o k i e s are n ’ t ;
An y w a y i t c an ’ t d o an y h arm t o ask h e r.
AM E L OTTE .
I ’ ll g o ! I ’ ll g o !
[ An d o f sh e dar ts
to th e k i tch e n . ]
AS TO L AI N E . [ Wo n de r i n g ly . ] Bu t w h at i s th e
P ri n c e s s do i n g i n th e k i t c h e n ?
R O S A L Y S .
O f co u rs e y o u do n ’ t u n de rs t an d abo u t
S n o w W h i t e y e t .
I t ’ s a c o u rt s e cre t .
[ To th e o th
e rs . ]
Bu t I t h i n k w e o u g h t to t e ll h e r ri g h t aw a y ,
do n ’ t y o u ? be f o re sh e s e e s S n o w
W h i t e , o r sh e
mi g h t t h i n k
[
T h e y e v i d e n tl y a g r e e , f o r th e y all ru sh at
AS TO L A I N E an d be g i n to sp e ak at o n c e .
MA I D S O F H O N O U R . I ’ ll t e ll h e r! NO , le t me , I
S C E N E I k n o w ! S n o w
S C E N E I
k n o w ! S n o w Whi t e w as bo rn
T h i s Q u e e n
i sn ’ t h e r re al mo t h e r. I t ’ s li k e a f ai r y -
t ale !
I c an ’ t p o s
AS TO L AI N E .
[ S to p p i n g h e r e ars . ]
s i bl y u n d e rs t an d i f y o u all t alk
at o n c e .
[ B u t e ac h
li ttle M A I D , th i n k i n g th at th e o th e rs w i ll s to p , a g ai n
be g i n s to
te ll S N O W W H I T E ’ S s to r y , s o th at th e c o n
f u s i o n i s w o rs e th an be f o re .
AS TO L A I N E h as to
h o ld
ti me . ]
h e r e ars
a s e co n d
T h at ’ s w o rs e !
T h e re ’ s o n l y o n e f ai r w a y t o de c i de .
I ’ ll “ co u n t
o u t , ” an d th e o n e t h at ’ s o u t sh all t e ll.
R OS A L Y S . H m ! I su p p o s e t h at ’ s f ai r , — o n ly I
S h o u ld t e ll i t S O mu ch th e b e s t .
C H R I S T A B E L .
[ To
W e ll t h e n ,
AS TO L A I N E ]
y
o u c o u n t .
[ S o AS TO L AI N E s i n g s th e “ C o u n ti n g - o u t
S o n g , ” c o u n ti n g as s h e s i n g s .
[
1 1 ]
S N O W W H I T E C o u nti n g
S N O W W H I T E
C o u nti n g - ou t S o n g
M u s i c
b
y
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V wo ( J “a,
cut t y c o r n ,
I
n
tr y , mi n - tr y .
A p p le se ed and
Bas s
a
lo
na ,
bo
h a ,
s trl ,
S C E N E I C O U N T I N G O
S C E N E I
C O U N T I N G O U T S O N G
“ I n tr y , mi n tr y , c u tr y , co rn ,
“ Ap p le s e e d an d ap p le t h o rn ;
“ W i re , bri ar , li mbe r , lo ck ,
“ Fi v e g re y g e e s e i n a flo ck .
“ B e n y , me e n y , mo n a , mi ,
“ B as s alo n a , bo n a S t ri .
“ On e , t w o , t h re e ,
“ O u t g o e s sh e !
“ Ou t — g o e S — sh e
[
Th e las t c o u n t f alls o n R OS A L Y S .
MA I D S O F H O N O U R .
[ R e g r e tf u lly . ] Oh , i t ’ s
Ro sal y s !
I w as S O af rai d i t w o u ld n ’ t be me .
R OS A L Y S .
C o me o v e r h e re w h e re w e can t alk q u i e tly .
[ S h e
ru ns to th e th r o n e an d cli mbs i nto th e bi g s e at.
No w , n o bo d y
Th e o th e r s c u dd le clo s e be si d e h e r. ]
Bu t
mu s t i n t e rru p t , e x c e p t b y ’ S p re s s p e rmi ssi o n .
to n mo u t h s !
Fi rs t , Q u e e n Bran g o mar i sn ’ t S n o w
W h i t e ’ s re al mo th e r.
AS TO L AI N E .
Oh , I k n o w th at !
[
1 3 ]
S N O W W H I T E C H R I S T
S N O W W H I T E
C H R I S T A B E L . Bu t m y f at h e r s a y s t h at h e r re al
f at h e r an d
th e
be s t
K i n g
an d
mo t h e r w e re
Q u e e n
R O S A L Y S . [ G lari n g
at C H R I S T A B E L . ] W h at
abo u t i n t e rru p t i n g ?
C H R I S T A B E L . I f o r g o t . ’ S cu s e me !
[ An d s h e
“ bu tto ny ” h e r mo u th a g ai n ]
[ 1 4 ]
S C E N E I Th e S to r y o f M
S C E N E I
Th e S to r y o f
M u s ic b y
An d ant e
’1‘ L e n to
[
1 5 ]
S N O W W H I T E R OS A L Y S
S N O W W H I T E
R OS A L Y S .
[ C o n ti n u i n g ]
O n e d a y i n w i n t e r
be f o re S n o w W h i t e w as bo rn , h e r re al mo t h e r w as
s i t t i n g b y th e w i n do w e mbro i de ri n g at an e bo n y
f rame .
An d sh e p ri ck e d h e r fi n g e r , S O sh e o p e n e d
th e w i n do w an d S h o o k th e d ro p O f blo o d o n t h e
s n o w o u t s i de .
An d i t lo o k e d s o be au t i f u l t h at S h e
s ai d , “ Oh , h o w I w i sh I h ad a li t t le d au g h t e r w i t h
h ai r as black as e bo n y , S k i n as w h i t e as s n o w , an d
li p s as re d as blo o d . S h e ’ d n e v e r h ad a baby be
f o re ; bu t a li t t le w h i le af t e r a baby d au g h t e r w as
bo rn w i th
MA I D S O F H O N O U R . [ C h an ti n g i mp re ss i v e ly . ]
H ai r as black as e bo n y , sk i n as w h i t e as s n o w , and
li p s as re d as blo o d .
AS TO L AI N E . S O th at ’ s w h y t h e y n ame d h e r S no w
W h i t e .
R O S A L YS .
Bu t t h e n S n o w W hi t e ’ s mo t h e r d i e d ;
an d I s u p p o se th e K i n g t h o u g h t th e re o u g h t t o be
s o me bo d y t o mi n d th e bab y , fo r h e marri e d Q u e e n
Bran g o mar — sh e ’ s Q u e e n n o w .
AS TO L AI N E .
Oh , I s e e !
1 6 ]
[
S N O W W H I T E ro w u p laz y
S N O W W H I T E
ro w u p laz y , S O s h e mad e h e r s w e e p an d d u s t th e
g
P alace .
R O S A L Y S .
An d n o w S n o w W h i t e i s re all y almo s t
li k e a k i t ch e n - mai d , an d s le e p s i n a li t t le c lo s e t u n
de r th e s t ai rs w h e re w e k e e p t h e u mbre llas an d
o
v e rs h o e s .
[ S p ri n g i n g u p . ]
AS TO L AI N E .
I t h i n k i t ’ s o u t
r a g e o u s !
W h y d o e s P ri n c e s s S n o w W h i t e s t an d
i t ?
I w o u ldn ’ t !
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . [ Ap p re h e n si v e l y . ] Oh ,
ssh !
AS TO L AI N E . W h y “ s sh ” ? I n e v e r h e ard an y
th i n g s o “ s sh y ” as t h i s P alac e .
R OS A L Y S .
[ Wh i sp e ri n g ]
Bu t w h at c an sh e d o
Th e Q u e e n
AS TO L A I N E .
I d o n ’ t w an t t o h e ar an y mo re abo u t
th at h at e f u l Q u e e n .
R O S A L YS . Bu t y o u mu s t . I t i sn ’ t s af e t h at y o u
S h o u ldn ’ t . W e ’ ll h av e t o t e ll h e r. [ To C H R I S T A
B E L . ]
Yo u t e ll.
[
1 8 ]
S C E N E I C H R I S T A B E
S C E N E I
C H R I S T A B E L . NO , y o u . I t mak e s me f e e l all
cre e p y .
R OS A L Y S . [ To E R M E N GA R D E . ] W e ll , y o u !
E R M E N GA R D E . NO !
Y o u w e re c o u n t e d o u t .
AS TOL AI N E . W e ll , p le as e s o me bo d y !
Oh , d e ar !
R O S A L Y S .
[ S h e g o e s o n i n a h u s h e d
w
h i sp e r . ]
Th e re aso n i t ’ s n o t s af e t o d o o r s a y an y
th i n g a g ai n s t t h e Q u e e n i s — t h at sh e mi g h t ma g i c
y o u
AS TO L AI N E .
W h at d o y o u me an ?
R O S A L Y S . E n ch an t y o u , be w i t ch
o u — d O s o me t e rri ble ma g i c t h i n g
y
t o y o u !
AS TO L AI N E . Y o u d o n ’ t me an t h at S h e ’ s a
W i t ch ?
[ Th e o th e rs n o d s i le n tl y , an d s n u g g le
clo s e r to g e th e r . ]
R OS A L Y S .
I f sh e i sn ’ t a W i t ch h e rs e lf sh e i s
f ri e n ds w i t h o n e .
Y o u s e e sh e mu s t re all y be v e r y
Old .
C H R I S T A B E L . S h e ’ s t h i rt y i f sh e ’ s a mi n u t e !
[
1 9 ]
S N O W W H I T E R OS A L Y S
S N O W W H I T E
R OS A L Y S . An d S h e ’ s S t i ll t h e mo s t be au t i f u l
w o man i n th e S e v e n K i n g do ms .
C H R I S T A B E L . An d o n ce a c h ambe r -
mai d f o u n d a
s t i ck , th e k i n d t h at w i t ch e s ri de o n , i n h e r
bro o m -
be d - ro o m.
R OS A L Y S . S O y o u s e e i f y o u d i d an y t h i n g a g ai n s t
h e r S h e mi g h t ma g i c y o u , an d t u rn y o u i n t o a p i g .
E R M E N GA R D E . O r a t o ad .
R OS A L YS .
O r a c at e rp i llar.
C H R I S T A B E L . Or s o me t h i n g w o rse .
AS TO L AI N E .
T h e re i sn ’ t an y t h i n g w o rs e t h an a
c at e rp i llar ! Oh , I w an t t o g o h o me ! I am af rai d !
[ An d s h e bu rs ts i n to te ars .
Th e o th e rs g ath e r
abo u t to c o mf o rt h e r. ]
MA I D S O F H O N O U R . P le ase , As t o lai n e , t h e re ’ s
r e all y n o t h i n g t o be af rai d o f . I t ’ s all ri g h t , h o n
e s tl y .
An d
Th e Q u e e n h ard l y e v e r n o ti c e s u s !
w e all w an t y o u t o s t a y , fo r w e li k e y o u e ve r so
mu ch .
[ I n d e sp ai r. ]
R OS A L Y S .
Oh , i f S n o w W h i t e
[ 2 0 ]
S C E N E I w o u ld o n l y c
S C E N E I
w o u ld o n l y c o me n o w !
T h e n sh e w o u ld n ’ t w an t
t o g o h o me .
[ y u s t at th i s mo me n t AM E L OTTE r e ap p e ars
i n th e d o o rw a y .
AM E L OTTE .
P ri n ce s s S n o w W h i t e s a y s s h e ’ ll
co me i f n o bo d y ’ s h e re .
G UI N I V E R E . T h e re i sn ’ t an y bo d y .
AM E L OTTE .
S h e ’ ll c o me !
S h e ’ ll c o me !
S h e ’ s
ri g h t h e re !
[ An d s h e darts o u t o f s i g h t a g ai n . ]
Oh ,
c o mi n g !
S n o w W h i t e ’
R OS A L YS .
sh e ’ s
s
c o mi n g !
No w y o u ’ ll s e e !
[ I n j o y o u s e x c i te me n t th e M A I D S O F
H
O N O U R j o i n h an d s an d dan c e a “ ri n g
aro u n d , ” an d th e n w i n d u p i n to a li ttle
s q u i rmi n g k n o t , h u g g i n g e ach o th e r an d
dan ci n g u p an d d o w n .
[ R e - e n te r i n g ,
Th e
AM E L OTTE .
an n o u n ce s . ]
P ri nc e ss S n o w W hi t e !
[ I ns tan tly th e MA I D S O F H O N O U R s e p a
rate and k n e e l to re ce i ve th e i r li ttle P r i n
ce ss .
[
2 1 ]
S N O W W H I T E [ S N O W W
S N O W W H I T E
[ S N O W W H I T E ap p e ars i n th e d o o rw ay .
S h e i s dre sse d i n a fro ck o f ra g g e d black ,
an d s h e h as o n n e i th e r s h o e s n o r s to ck
i n g s .
Ne v e rth e le s s s h e h as th e ai r o f a
li ttle P ri n c e ss .
S N O W W H I T E . I s t h i s m y n e w p la y mat e , L ad y
Asto lai ne ?
I h o p e y o u ’ ll li k e me .
AS TO L AI N E . [ K i ss i n g th e h an d w h i ch S N O W
W H I T E h o lds o u t to h e r . ] I lo v e y o u alre ad y , d e ar
P ri n c e s s .
[ L i k e a li ttle fl i g h t o f bi rds th e M A I D S O F
H O N O U R ru n to s u rro u n d S N O W W H I T E .
MA I D S O F H O N O U R . W e all lo v e y o u , de ar P ri n
c e s s !
S N O W W H I T E .
[ L au g h i n g
d o w n
at th e m. ]
An d I lo v e y o u , all o f y o u !
Bu t di d y o u w an t an y
t h i n g p art i cu lar? I ’ v e le f t h u n d re ds Of c o o k i e s i n
m y o v e n .
ROSA L Y S . C an ’ t y o u s t ay j u s t a mo me n t an d
S i r D an di p rat s ai d
te ach Asto lai n e o u r g av o t t e ?
[ 2 2 ]
S C E N E I th at s h e mu s t le
S C E N E I
th at s h e mu s t le arn i t at o n c e ; an d y o u d an ce s o
mu ch th e be s t .
S N O W W H I T E . D O y o u th i n k I h av e t i me ?
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . Oh y e s , y e s !
R O S A L Y s.
I ’ ll
[ R u n n i n g o u t o n to th e te rrac e ]
w at ch , an d t e ll i f an y bo d y ’ s c o mi n g .
S N O W W H I T E .
[ To AS TO L AI N E ]
Y o u ’ d be t
t e r be m y p artn e r .
I t ’ s v e r y s i mp le .
[ Th e M A I D S O F H O N O U R tak e p o si ti o n s f o r
th e i r D an ce , an d as S N O W W H I T E
te ach e s AS TO L AI N E th e s te p s th e y s i n g :
[ 2 3 ]
S N O W W H I T E Mai d s o f Ho
S N O W W H I T E
Mai d s o f Ho nOr Dan c e
M u s i c b y
Edmo n d R lc k tt. 0
e
2 5
p
Te m p o d i g avo tt e d : m )
me
Turn to
and Curt - s e y
low ; J
Ott a w a . )
[ 2 4 ]
S N O W W H I T E Te m p o I (
S N O W W H I T E
Te m p o I ( J :
: 3 2)
Fe d
Da Ca p o
[ 2 6 ]
S C E N E I TH E M A I D S O F
S C E N E I
TH E M A I D S O F H O N O U R D A N C E
S N O W W H I T E .
T u rn t o me
an d cu rt s e y lo w .
TH E M A I D S .
On e , t w o , t h re e ,
On e , t w o , t h re e .
S N O W W H I T E .
T u rn aw a y an d p o i n t y o u r t o e .
TH E M A I D S .
On e an d t w o an d t h re e .
S
N O W W H I T E .
T u rn a g ai n an d h an d i n h an d
TH E M A I D S .
H
an d
i n
h an d ,
H
an d
i n
h an d
S
N O W W H I T E .
T u rn y o u r p art n e r w h e re y o u s t an d .
TH E MA I D S .
O n e an d t w o an d t h re e .
On e an d t w o
[
2 7 ]
S N O W W H I T E [ B u t j u
S N O W W H I T E
[ B u t j u s t h e re R OS A L Y S c o me s ru n n i n g i n
f ro m th e te rrace .
R OS A L Y S . S s h ! Old D an d i p rat ’ s c o mi n g !
S N O W W H I T E . Oh d e ar , I mu s t ru n
[ C atch i n g
h e r. ] NO ,
d o n ’ t ! H e
R OS A L Y S .
w o n ’ t s t a y a mi n u t e . H i de be h i n d th e t h ro n e t i ll
h e ’ s g o n e .
MA I D S O F H O N O U R . Y e s , y e s . Q u i ck l y ! Be
h i n d th e t h ro n e ! [ S N O W W H I T E ru n s be h i n d th e
th ro n e , an d th e M A I D S O F H O N O U R sp re ad th e m
q u i te h i d de n . B u t
s e lv e s o u t be f o re i t s o th at s h e i s
th e y are n o t a mo me n t to o s o o n , f o r S I R D A N D I P RA T
w ad d le s i n f ro m th e te rrace , f o llo w e d b y
tw o
s o le mn F L U N K I E S i n g o r g e o u s li v e ri e s . ]
S I R D A N D I P R A T . Ah , y o u n g ladi e s ! I am fo rtu
n at e to h av e f o u n d y o u all t o g e t h e r.
I h av e a mo s t
i mp o rt an t an n o u n ce me n t t o mak e .
I c o mp o se d i t
m y se lf .
[ H e u n ro lls an i mp o si n g p arch me n t , and
re ads . ]
“ W h e re as , o u r g raci o u s Q u e e n h as be e n
[ 2 8 ]
S C E N E I i n f o rme d th at hi
S C E N E I
i n f o rme d th at hi s H i g h n e s s , P ri n ce Flo ri mo n d ,
h e i r t o th e K i n g do m o f C al y do n , w i ll c all u p o n h e r
M a j e s t y t h i s af t e rn o o n t o d e li v e r an i mp o rtan t le t
t e r f ro m hi s ro y al f at h e r , I h av e arran g e d th e f o l
lo w i n g r e ce p t i o n .
fi f t e e n p re ci s e ly t hi s
At f o u r -
P ro clamat i o n w i ll be re ad . ”
[ H e co n s u lts h i s
w atch ] D e ar me ! Fi v e mi n u t e s lat e alre ady ! I
sh all h av e t o alt e r i t . [ An d w i th a s i g h h e make s
th
“ At f o u r
e
co rr e c ti o n w i th a g o ld p e n ci l. ]
tw e n ty p re ci s e l y th i s P ro clamat i o n w i ll be re ad .
At f o u r -
t h i rt y P ri n c e Flo
ri mo n d w i ll arri v e , an d be
sh o w n at o n ce t o th e t h ro
n e - ro o m b y — ah e m — m y
s e lf . Th e M ai ds O f H o n o u r w i ll dan c e t h e i r g a
v o t te to amu s e h i s H i g h n e s s u n t i l th e Q u e e n i s
an
n o u n c e d , w h e n t h e y w i ll i mme di at e l y re t i re . B y
o rd e r O f me , S i r D an di p rat Bo mbas , C o u rt C h am
be rlai n .
“ S i g n e d , Y o u rs v e ry t ru ly ,
“ S i r D an di p rat Bo mbas .
“ P . S .
H e r M a j e s t y th e Q u e e n re g re t s t h at , o w i n g
t o h e r du t i e s i n th e k i t ch e n , P ri n c e s s S n o w W h i t e
w i ll be u n able t o at t e n d . ”
ladi e s
Y o u u n de rs t an d , y o u n g
[ 2 9 ]
S N O W W H I T E R O S A L Y
S N O W W H I T E
R O S A L Y S . P e rf e c t l y , S i r D an d i p rat .
S I R D A N D I P RA T . Y o u h av e e i g h t mi n u t e s an d
t h i rt y -
[ An d h e tri p s bus
o n e s e c o n ds t o p re p are .
i l y aw a y a g ai n , f o llo w e d b y th e F L U N K I E S . ]
I c an ’ t p o s s i bl y le arn
AS TO L AI N E .
G raci o u s !
th at d an c e i n e i g h t mi n u t e s an d t hi rt y -
o
n e s e c o n d s !
C H R I S T A B E L . An d w e mu s t d an c e i n p ai rs !
E R M E N G A R D E . W h at
s h all w e d o ?
R OS A L Y S . [ Calli n g to S N O W W H I T E w h o i s s ti ll
h i d d e n be h i n d th e th ro n e . ] P ri n c e ss S n o w W h i t e
w h at s h all w e d o ?
[
T h e re i s n o ans w e r. ]
AS TO L AI N E . I t ’ s all ri g h t , P ri n c e ss . S i r D an di
p r at h as g o n e .
[ S ti ll th e re i s n o an sw e r ; an d p u z z le d , th e
li ttle M A I D S call , o n e af te r an o th e r:
R OSA L YS .
P ri n c e ss S n o w W h i te !
C H R I S T A B E L . P ri n c e s s S n o w W h i t e !
G UI N I V E R E .
P ri n c e ss S n o w W h i t e !
[ 3 0 ]
S C E N E I [ S ti ll n o an s w
S C E N E I
[ S ti ll n o an s w e r. R OS A L Y S ru n s be h i n d
th e th ro ne .
R OS A L Y S . Oh , s h e ’ s c r y i n g ! Oh , d e ar P ri n c e s s !
[ T h e y all ru n to S N O W W H I T E , an d fi n d
h e r h i d i n g h e r fac e an d s o bbi n g s i le n tl y .
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . [ S u rro u n d i n g an d e mbrac
i n g h e r. ]
Oh , w h at ’ s th e mat t e r ? P le as e d o n ’ t
cr y !
W e c an ’ t be ar t o s e e y o u u n h ap p y !
I f y o u
c r y w e sh all c r y , t o o !
S
N O W W H I T E . I d i dn ’ t me an t o c r y . I w o n ’ t !
A
p ri n ce s s s h o u ld n e v e r cr y .
[ S h e s mi le s re s o
T h e re !
late l y , th o u g h h e r e y e s are f u ll o f te ars . ]
Bu t I di d S O w an t t o s e e P ri n ce Flo ri mo n d a g ai n .
H
e s e n ds me a v ale n t i n e e v e r y y e ar ; an d lo n g a g o ,
w
h e n h i s f at h e r c ame t o v i s i t mi n e , w e w e re w h e e le d
abo u t i n th e s ame bab y -
H e
c arri a g e .
mu st be
ro w n u p n o w .
g
AS TO L AI N E .
I t h i n k i t ’ s an o u t ra g e o u s sh ame !
S
N O W W H I T E . Bu t w h at can I d o ? Y o u h e ard .
“ P . S . H e r M a j e s t y re g re t s t h at th e
[ Q u o ti n g ]
P ri n c e s s w i ll be u n able t o at t e n d .
[ 3 1 ]
S N O W W H I T E AS TO L AI N E
S N O W W H I T E
AS TO L AI N E . I f I w e re a p ri n c e s s I ’ d d o w h at I
ch o s e , an d i f th e Q u e e n d i d n ’ t li k e i t I ’ d
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . [ Ap p re h e n si v e l y . ] As t o
lai n e !
H u sh !
AS TO L AI N E . I ’ m t i re d o f h u sh i n g .
S
N O W W H I T E . S h e ’
s ri g h t !
I
am a
k i n g ’ s
d au g h t e r af t e r all ; an d i f I am alw a y s me e k an d do
j u s t w h at I ’ m t o ld I ’ ll s t a y i n t h at h at e f u l k i t ch e n
all m y li f e . Oh ! w o u ldn ’ t I li k e to march ri g h t i n
be f o re e v e r y bo d y an d s a y , “ P ri n c e Flo ri mo n d ,
I ’ m y o u r c o u si n S n o w W h i te .
I ap o lo g i se f o r m y
f ro ck , bu t i t ’ s all I h av e ; an d I c an ’ t le t y o u k i s s
Bu t
m y h an d be c au se i t ’ s all c o v e re d w i t h flo u r.
I
d i d w an t t o s e e y o u a g ai n , af t e r ri di n g w i t h y o u
i n ' a bab y -
c arri a g e w h e n y o u w e re tw o an d I w as a
h alf — an d I h av e !
G o o d - b y e ! ”
An d t h e n I ’ d
march back to m y k i t ch e n .
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . Oh , p le ase , p le as e d o n ’ t ,
de ar P ri n ce ss !
R OS AL YS .
an g ry sh e
Th e Q u e e n w o u ld be so
mi g h t e v e n
[ 3 2 ]
S C E N E I AS TO L A I N E . [
S C E N E I
AS TO L A I N E .
[ S tru c k w i th
W ai t !
an
i d e a . ]
Th e Q u e e n w o n ’ t be h e re w h e n w e d an c e fo r th e
P ri n c e ?
NO . W h y ?
R O S A L Y S .
AS TO L A I N E .
T h e n w h y c an ’ t t h e P ri n c e s s d an c e
i n m y p lac e ? S h e c o u ld w e ar m y v e i l o v e r h e r
f ac e , an d I ’ d s a y af t e rw ard t h at I h ad — Oh , me as le s
o
r s o me t h i n g e ls e sp o t t y .
C
H R I S T A B E L . [ I n
d e li g h t ]
Oh ,
As t o lai n e !
[ S h e ru n s to h u g h e r f o r th e s u g g e s ti o n . ]
S N O W W H I T E ; Oh d e ar!
I w i sh i t w e re p o ss i
ble , — bu t m y f ro ck !
R O S A L Y S . W h y c an ’ t w e all le n d h e r s o me t h i n g ?
C
H R I S T A B E L . W h y n o t ? W e h av e o n h e ap s
mo re t h an w e n e e d .
sk i rt .
R OS A L Y S .
S h e c o u ld h av e m y o v e r -
[ S h e
p u lls i t u p to s h o w an u n d e r -
s k i r t almo s t as e lab
o rate . ]
C H R I S T A B E L . An d m y “ w at t e au .
[
3 3 ]
S N O W W H I T E AM E L O TTE .
S N O W W H I T E
AM E L O TTE .
An d m y lac e j ack e t .
E R M E N G A R D E . An d m y c a p an d p e arls .
[ An d
R O S A L Y S .
W e c o u ld d re s s h e r p e rf e c t l y !
th e y all h o p u p an d d o w n w i th li ttle s q u e ak s o f d e
li g h t ]
AS TO L A I N E . W i ll y o u d o i t ,
P ri n c e s s ? O h , w i ll
y o u ?
S N O W W H I T E . Y o u d arli n g s ! I s u p p o s e I
u g h t n ’ t — bu t I w i ll !
o
[ An d s h e ru n s be h i n d th e th ro n e to dre ss
w i th G U I N I V E R E to h e lp h e r . Th e o th e r
li ttle M A I D S u np i n an d u n h o o k an d tw i s t
an d tu rn to re ac h h ard bu tto
n s a t
a g re at
rate , as y o u can j u d g e f ro m th e th i n g s
th e y sa y .
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . H e re ’ s m y v e i l !
Oh , sh e
d o e s n ’ t w an t a v e i l fi rs t ; h e lp me w i t h t h i s S k i rt .
I
c an ’ t u n h o o k me !
T h e s e p e arls j u s t w o n ’ t u h
t an g le !
fi rs t !
an d u
n p i n t h i s .
NO , me
P le as e c o me
I
w o n ’ t
t o
e i t h e r i f y o u d o n ’ t d e c i d e !
g o
S h e ’ s re ad y fo r th e sk i rt n o w . Y o u u n h o o k w h i le
[ 3 4 ]
S C E N E I N 0 w ! t h re e '
S C E N E I
N 0 w !
t h re e '
o n e ,
t w o ,
T h e re i s n ’ t
I s q u e e z e .
h o o k !
H e re ’
r o o m fo r all o u r fi n g e rs o n o n e li t t le
s
th e j ac k e t !
[ An d n o w th e y ’ re all be h i n d th e th ro n e
h e lp i n g S N O W W H I T E o n w i th th e n e w
th i n g s , e x ce p t p o o r C H R I S T A B E L , w h o i s
le f t w ri th i n g to re ach a p i n at th e back
o f h e r n e ck .
C H R I S T A B E L . I t h i n k y o u ’ re j u s t me an ! I k n o w
i t w i ll p ri ck !
I t d i d !
W e ll , an y w a y , I
k n o w
w h e re i t i s n o w .
[ An d w i th an e n o rmo u s tw i s t , s h e
s u cce e ds i n u n fas te n i n g h e r
[ D an ci n g
R OSA L Y S .
o u t
w av i n g
S N O W
W H I T E ’ S black f r o ck ]
H e re ’ s h e r li t t le black
d re ss . W h at sh all I do w i t h i t ?
[ Fo llo w i n g ]
AS TO L AI N E .
Oh ,
i t
an y
p u t
w h e re !
R OSA L Y S .
Bu t w h e re i s an y w h e re ?
ASTOL AI N E .
H e re , s t u ff i t u n d e r t h i s c u sh i o n o n
th e th r o n e .
[ S h e d o e s s o . ]
T h e y ’ ll n e v e r fi n d i t
[ 3 5 ]
S N O W W H I T E t h e re . Wo
S N O W W H I T E
t h e re .
Wo n ’ t i t be a j o k e w h e n th e Q u e e n s i t s o n
i t ?
No w , I
B OS A L Y S .
Oh , w h y d i d y o u s a y t h at ?
S h all j u s t g i g g le an d g i g g le an d g i g g le !
th e y ru n be h i n d th e th ro n e a g ai n . ]
[ An d
[ S N O W W H I T E i s almo s t d re sse d n o w ; an d
th e li ttle M A I D S , o n e af te r an o th e r , ti p
to e aw a y f ro m th e th ro n e , w h i sp e ri n g :
C H R I S T A B E L .
Oh , sh e lo o k s li k e a bri d e , an d S h e ’ s p e rf e c t l y s w e e t .
E R M E N G A R D E .
All S i lv e r an d w h i t e f ro m h e r h e ad t o h e r f e e t .
R OS A L Y S .
H e r li p s re d as blo o d , an d h e r h ai r black as n i g h t !
AS TO L AI N E .
S h e ’ s lo v e l y , s h e ’ s lo v e l y , o u r P ri n c e s s S n o w W h i t e .
[ T h e y s tan d w ai ti n g f o r h e r . T h e re i s a
mo me n t ’ s
an d th e n
p au s e ,
R O S A L Y S
calls :
B OS AL YS .
Are n ’ t y o u c o mi n g , P ri n c e ss ?
[
3 6 ]
S C E N E I S N O W W H I T E
S C E N E I
S
N O W W H I T E .
[ Fro m be h i n d th e
th ro n e . ]
J u s t a mo me n t , t i ll I S h ak e o u t m y h ai r. T h e re !
Th e M A I D S s i n k
[ S h e s te p s i n to s i g h t.
d o w n i n i n v o lu n tary cu rts i e s at th e s i g h t
o f h e r .
C H R I S T A B E L . S h e i s lo v e li e r t h an ap p le blo s
s o ms .
AS TO L AI N E .
L o v e li e r t h an an y bo d y I e v e r s aw .
R O SA L YS .
[ I n a h u sh e d v o i ce ]
M o r e be au t i
f u l t h an th e Q u e e n !
C H R I S T A B E L . [ Wh i sp e ri n g ] Th e Q u e e n mu s t
n e v e r s e e h e r li k e t h i s .
G U I N I VE R E .
N e v e r!
S
N O W W H I T E . [ Wh o has be e n p u tti n g th e last
Oh lo o k !
to u ch e s to h e r dre ss , — s u dde n ly . ]
M y
f e e t ! [ An d i n d e e d
h e r li ttle w h i te fe e t are
AS TO L AI N E . [ Af te r a p au s e ] Oh , I do n ’ t t h i n k
i
t mat te rs .
Th e P ri n c e i s a g e n t le man , an d n o
g
e n t le man w o u ld lo o k at a lad y ’ s f e e t e x ce p t t o
admi re t h e m.
[
3 7 ]
S N O W W H I T E S N O W W H
S N O W W H I T E
S N O W W H I T E . Bu t I ’ d be di ff e re n t .
AS TO L AI N E .
T h e n le t ’ s all tak e Off o u r s h o e s an d
S to c k i n g s .
B O SA L Y S . O f c o u rs e !
[ I mme di ate l y th e y p lu mp d o w n o n th e
B u
fl o o r .
t
th e y h av e
h ard l y be g u n
w
h e n a tru mp e t s o u n ds fro m th e te rrac e .
S N O W W H I T E . T h e re ’ s th e P ri n c e n o w !
W e c an ’ t s t a y h e re .
L e t ’ s ru n i n t o
AS TO L A I N E .
t h e an t e ro o m t o fi n i sh .
S N O W W H I T E . I am S O af rai d s o me t hi n g ma y
h ap p e n . R e all y I o u g h t n o t t o , bu t I d o S O w an t t o
s e e h i m !
M A I D S O F H O N O U R . H u rr y ! H u rr y ! d e ar P ri n
ce s s !
[ An d th e y h as te n o ff i n to th e an te ro o m ,
draw i n g S N O W W H I T E w i th th e m. ]
[
T h e y are o n l y j u s t i n ti me , f o r mu s i c
s o u n ds o n th e te rrace , an d th e th ro n e
ro o m fi lls w i th D U K E S
an d
D U C H E S S E S
(
n o ne o f lo w e r ran k are allo w e d ) all i n
[
3 8 ]
S N O W W H I T E sh o e th at G
S N O W W H I T E
sh o e th at G U I N I V E R E h as le f t be h i n d . H e p i ck s i t
u p , h i de s i t u n de r h i s co at -
tai ls an d s tu mble s o n. ]
th e y o u n g
p e rs o n s do i t v e r y
e r
ve r y
[ An d n o w h e sp i e s a s to ck i
n g , an d i n
h i di n g th at th e c lu ms y li ttle man le ts th e s h o e fall.
T h i s c o n f u s e s h i m s ti ll mo re , bu t h e g o e s o n . ] e r ,
v e r y c re di t abl y i n d e e d
[ An d h e s e e s a g arte r. ’
T h i s c o m p le te s h i s e mbarras s me n t .
H e f o r g e ts th e
R e all y
re s t o f h i s sp e e ch alto g e th e r , an d cri e s : ]
t h e y w i ll dri v e me d i s t rac t e d !
An d w h e re are
t h e y n o w ?
[ H e d i v e s abo u t amo n g th e D U K E S
an d D U C H E S S E S h u n ti n g f o r th e m , j u s t as th e y a p
W e ll ,
p e ar i h th e d o o rw a y . ]
Ah , h e re y o u are !
be g i n y o u r d an ce at o n c e !
[ An d o f h e p u ff s to
fi n d th e Q U E E N , w i p i n g h i s f o re h e ad alte rn ate ly
w i th s h o e an d s to ck i n g as h e g o e s . ]
[ Th e M A I D S O F H O N O U R be g i n th e i r G A
V OTTE . T h e y are all v e i le d an d all bare
f o o te d , s o th at y o u c o u ldn ’ t te ll S N O W
W H I T E f ro m th e o th e rs u n le s s y o u h a p
p e n e d to k n o w th at s h e w as dre ss e d i n
s i lv e r an d w h i te .
Bu t th e re i s s o me
th i n g abo u t h e r th at attrac ts th e y o u n g
[ 4 0 ]
S C E N E I P R I N C E fro m th
S C E N E I
P R I N C E fro m th e fi rs t ; an d as th e dan c e
p r o g r e sse s h e be co me s s o i n te re s te d th at
h e co me s d o w n fro m th e th ro n e to w atch
As th e
fi rs t
h e r mo r e clo se ly .
e n ds h e i s clo s e be si d e h e r.
TH E P R I N C E . [ To S N O W W H I T E ]
I n th e me as u re t o e n s u e ,
L ad y , ma y I d an ce w i t h y o u ?
S N O W W H I T E . [ G i v i n g h i m h e r h an d ]
S i r , c o u ld an y mai d w i t h s t an d
S u ch a flat t e ri n g c o mman d ?
TH E P R I N C E .
T h e n I ask an o t h e r g race ,
W
o n ’ t y o u p le as e u n v e i l y o u r f ac e ?
S N O W W H I T E . [ H e si tati n g an d th e n , ]
Y e s , i f s e cre t i t ma y be ,
S e cre t be t w e e n y o u an d me .
[ Th e s e co n d fi g u r e o f th e D an ce be g i ns ,
S N O W W H I T E n o w dan ci n g w i th th e
P R I N C E . On ce i n aw h i le w e o ve r h e ar :
w h at th e y are sa y i n g .
[
4 1 ]
S N O W W H I T E S N O W W H
S N O W W H I T E
S
N O W W H I T E . [ P la y f u ll y . ]
Y o u
lo o k at me as i f — w e bo w
Y o u ’ d n e v e r se e n m y f ace t i ll n o w .
TH E P R I N C E .
D
o y o u t h i n k I co u ld f o r g e t
I f w e t w o h ad e v e r me t ?
S N O W W H I T E .
Y e t , i n s i le n ce , si de b y s i d e ,
O n c e w e sat — u n t i l I c ri e d !
TH E P R I N C E . [ P u z z le d ]
No w I f e ar ’ t w i ll be m y h e art
T h at w i ll w e e p w h e n w e mu s t p art .
S
N O W W H I T E . [ E mbarrasse d
D e ar me !
No w w e t u rn an d bo w .
Y o u do n ’ t k n o w t h i s d an c e , I s e e .
TH E P R I N C E .
C an I t h i n k t o bo w an d t u rn
W h e n I ’ m le arn i n g w h at I le arn ?
[
Th e D an c e e n ds , an d a tru mp e t s o u n ds to
o f th e Q U E E N .
an n o u n ce th e c o mi n g
[ 4 2 ]
S C E N E I Bu t th e P R I N C
S C E N E I
Bu t th e P R I N C E s ti ll h o lds S N O W
W H I T E ’ S h an d .
S N O W W H I T E .
I mu s t fl y !
T h e re ’ s th e t r ump e t !
P le as e , m y h an d , S i r , an d — g o o d - b y e !
TH E P R I N C E . [ D e tai n i n g h e r. ]
I
d o n ’ t e v e n k n o w y o u r n ame !
D o n ’ t g o y e t — I ’ ll t ak e t h e blame !
S N O W W H I T E .
Oh , I c an ’ t , n o r t e ll y o u w h y !
P le as e !
I be g
y o u !
L e t me fl y !
[ An d sh e ru n s o f , s u rro u n de d b y th e
MA I D S O F H O N O U R w h o h av e be e n te r
ri bl y f ri g h te n e d le s t th e Q U E E N sh o u ld
s py h e r .
TH E P R I N C E . [ G az i n g af te r h e r. ]
D O y o u t h i n k t o s t e al m y h e art ,
L i t t le t h i e f , an d s o d e p art ?
Na y , I ’ ll f o llo w , f as t an d t ru e ,
T i ll I fi n d m y h e art an d y o u !
[ S I R D A N D I P R AT ap p e ars o n th e te r r ace .
[ 4 3 ]
S N O W W H I T E S I R D A N
S N O W W H I T E
S I R D A N D I P RA T . [ An n o u n ci n g ] H e r M a j e s t y
t h e Q u e e n !
[
To a crash o f mu s i c an d blare o f tru mp e ts
Q U E E N
B R A N G O M A R e n te rs . S h e i s
d ark , lan g u o ro u s an d v e ry be au ti f u l.
S h e w e ars h e r cro w n ; an d h e r lo n g ro be s
are e mbro i de re d i n th e blu e s an d g re e n s
S h e h o lds o u t a
o f th e p e aco ck ’ s tai l.
j e w e lle d h an d f o r P R I N C E F L O R I M O N D
to k i ss , an d th e n s w e e p s to th e th ro n e .
TH E Q U E E N . S O y o u are P ri n c e Flo ri mo n d ?
I ’ m so rr y y o u ch o s e t o - d a y t o c o me .
I ’ m n o t lo o k
i n g m y be s t .
TH E P R I N C E . [ P o li te ly . ] I h av e alw a y s h e ard
o
f Q u e e n B ran g o mar as th e mo s t be au t i f u l
TH E Q U E E N . [ I n te rrup ti n g ru de ly . ] O f c o u rs e ,
f c o u rs e !
o
I am t o ld y o u bri n g me a me s s a g e f ro m
y o u r f at h e r . W h at i s i t ?
TH E P RI N C E . T h i s le t t e r. I d o n ’ t k n o w i ts
c o n t e n t s , Yo u r M a j e s t y .
TH E Q U E E N . [ R e ad i n g
th e
Y o u r
le tte r . ]
[ 4 4 ]
S C E N E I f a t h e r w ri t
S C E N E I
f a t h e r w ri t e s t h at i f y o u d i d k n o w i t mi g h t e m
M —
m -
m -
m -
m
w re t ch e d h an d
barrass y o u .
w ri t i n g
“ M y s o n Flo ri mo n d , n o w
o f an a g e
t o
.
9 ’
marr y
TH
E
TH
P R I N C E . [ S tartle d . ] M arr y ?
E Q U E E N . S o y o u r f o o li sh O ld f at h e r i s i n
t e n di n g t o marr y y o
u Off , i s h e ?
I h o p e h e i sn ’ t
t h i n k i n g o f me .
H o w man y p ro p o s als w o u ld t h at
mak e t h i s w e e k , D an d i p rat ?
S I R D A N D I P RA T . E le v e n , y o u r M a j e s t y — 4 n
c lu di n g t h
o s e f ro m t h e lu n at i c as y lu ms .
TH E Q U E E N .
[ S ti ll re ad i n g ]
W h at ’ s t h i s ?
To
TO
“ h i s c o u si n t h e P ri n c e s s S n o w W h i t e ” !
S n o w W h i t e !
[ S h e
ri s e s
i n
an g e r ,
cru s h i n g
TO S n o w W hi t e !
th e le tte r . ]
[ Th e n , tr y i n g
n o t to be tra y h e r j e alo u s y , an d w i th a bi tte r lau g h ,
s h e re s e ats h e rs e lf . ]
R e all y , m y d e ar Flo ri mo n d !
o f c o u rs e I re g re t t o s a y s o , bu t S n o w W h i t e i sn ’ t a
p o s s i ble c h o i c e .
I ’ m s o rr y t o d i s ap p o i n t y o u .
TH E P R I N C E . [ I n te rru p ti n g ] Bu t y o u d o n ’ t ,
I
[ 4 5 ]
S N O W W H I T E TH E Q U E E
S N O W W H I T E
TH E Q U E E N . I w as sp e ak i n g ! S n o w W h i t e i s
mo s t mali c i o u s an d i ll -
t e mp e re d an d S O s t u p i d an d
c o mmo n t h at sh e p re f e rs t o as so ci at e w i t h k i t ch e n
mai ds .
I n d e e d , I be li e v e S h e ’ s i n t h e k i t ch e n at
t h i s v e r y mo
me n t .
S h e w o u ld n ’ t d o f o r
y o u at all.
Are n o t t h e s e t h e f ac t s , S i r D an di p rat ?
S I R ! D A N D I P RA T .
[ H e s i tati n g ]
W
e ll , y o u r
M a j e
s t y ,
p e rh ap s
TH E Q U E E N .
[ S te rn l y . ]
Are
th
n o t t h e s e
e
f ac ts , S i r D an d i p rat ?
S I R D A N D I P R A T .
M a j e s t y .
[ C ru sh e d ]
T h e y are , y o u r
TH E P R I N C E . Y o u r M a j e s t y h as mad e me v e r y
h ap p y !
TH E Q U E E N .
H ap p y ?
I s u pp o s e d
TH E P R I N C E . Fi v e mi n u t e s a g o s u ch an acc o u n t
o f S n o w W h i t e w o u ld h av e made me mi s e rable , f o r
e v e n as a li t t le bo y I alw a y s d re ame d o f marr y i n g
m y c o u si n w h e n I g re w u p . Bu t n o w — o h , w i ll
y o u r M a j e s t y h e lp me i f I co n f e s s ?
[ 4 6 ]
S N O W W H I T E TH E Q U E E
S N O W W H I T E
TH E Q U E E N . D o n ’ t be h e ro i c ! W h at i s th e
?
y o u n g p ara g o n ’ s n ame
TH E P R I N C E . S h e
sh e
d i dn ’ t
t e ll me .
W e d an ce d t o g e t h e r , t h at w as all.
TH E Q U E E N . [ S arcas ti call y . ] Are y o u q u i t e
s u re y o u w o u ld e v e n k n o w h e r a g ai n
TH
E P R I N C E . Y o u r M a j e s t y i s u n k i n d !
TH
E Q U E E N . Ap p are n t l y t h e o n l y w a y t o d i s
c o v e r t h e y o u n g p e rs o n i s t o s u mmo n all t h e M ai ds
o f H o n o u r.
[ S h e mo ti o n s S I R D A N D I P R A T , w h o
h u rri e s o f ]
I am c u ri o u s
t o k n o w y o u r t as t e .
S t an d h e re b y me an d p o i n t h e r o u t w h e n sh e c o me s .
[ S I R D A N D I P R A T re ap p e ars i n th e d o o rw a y
an d i n tro d u c e s th e M A I D S O F H O N O U R ,
As e ach M A I D i s n ame d s h e
o n e b y o n e .
c u rts i e s to th e P R I N C E .
S I R D A N D I P R A T . Th e M ai d s o f H o n o u r . Th e
L ad y R o s al y s . Th e L ad y Ame lo t t e . Th e L ad y
Th e L ad y
E rme n g ard e .
Th e L ad y G u i n i v e re .
C h ri s t abe l. Th e
L ad y As t o lai n e . Th e L ad y
Ur s u la. Th e L ad y L i n n e t t e .
[ 4 8 ]
S C E N E I TH E P R I N C E .
S C E N E I
TH E P R I N C E . [ Af te r a p a u s e o f as to n i s h me n t ]
T
h
Bu t s h e ’ s n o t t h e re !
e re w as an o t h e r
TH E Q U E E N . An o t h e r ?
E i g h t — t h at i s all.
S I R D A N D I P RA T . [ C o u n t
i n g h i s fi n g e rs . ] O n l y e i g h t ,
y o u r H i g h n e s s .
TH E P R I N C E . Bu t t h e re
w as an o t h e r !
TH E P R I N C E . H e r h ai r w as black as p o li sh e d
e bo n y , h e r s k i n w as w h i t e r t h an n e w f alle n s n o w ,
h e r li p s w e re re d d e r t h an a d ro p O f blo o d !
TH E Q U E E N .
[ I n a te rri ble
v o i ce ]
S n o w
W h i t e ! S u mmo n
S n o w W h i t e !
[ S N O W W H I T E ap p e ars ti mi d l y i n th e e n
tran ce .
I s u sp e c t s h e h ad be e n li s te n i n g
be h i n d th e c u rtai n s .
S N O W W H I T E . I am h e re , y o u r M a j e s t y .
[ 4 9 ]
W h i t e ! To u are S n o w W h
W h i t e !
To u are S n o w W h i t e !
[ H e ru s h e s to
k n e e l at h e r f e e t ]
TH E Q U E E N . [ H e r an g e r q u i te o v e rc o mi n g h e r
as s h e s e e s S N O W W H I T E ’ S ch an g e d ap p e aran ce ]
S n o w W h i t e !
Y o u !
y o u d are d !
[ S h e
ru s h e s
to w ard th e li ttle P R I N C E S S , bu t s u dd e n ly , h alf w a y ,
s h e f alte rs an d f alls f ai n ti n g ]
S I R D A N D I P R A T . [ H o p p i n g abo u t i n g re at e x
c i te me n t ]
Th e Q u e e n h as f ai n t e d !
Th e Q u e e n
h as f ai n t e d !
P ri n
Oh , t h i s i s mo s t i mp o rt an t !
T ak e h e r
c e s s , P ri n c e s s , s e e w h at y o u ’ v e d o n e !
[ Th e M A I D S O F H O N
aw a y , t ak e h e r aw a y !
O U R le ad S N O W W H I T E aw a y; an d S I R D A N D I P R A T
tu rn s to th e as to n i s h e d P R I N C E ] M o s t d e p lo rable !
W o u ld y o u r H i g h n e s s w i t h d raw t o th e t e rrac e u n
ti l t h e
Q u e e n re c o v e rs ?
I t ’ s mo s t d i s t rac t i n g .
Ai r , ai r ! Ou t o f t h e ro o m , e v e r y bo d y ! G i v e h e r
ai r!
[ Th e P R I N C E an d th e C O U R T I E R S h u rr y
o
u t o f th e ro o m.
B u t n o s o o n e r i s th e
[
s o ]
S C E N E I Q U E E N alo n e w
S C E N E I
Q U E E N alo n e w i th S I R D A N D I P RA T th an
sh e re co v e rs fro m h e r s w o o n .
S I R D A N D I P R A T . S h all I f an y o u r M a j e s t y ?
Oh , I h o p e
TH E Q U E E N . W h e re i s t h e P ri n ce ?
S I R D A N D I P R A T . W ai t i n g o n th e t e rrace , y o u r
M a j e s t y .
TH E Q U E E N . K e e p h i m t h e re t i ll I ri n g .
S I R D A N D I P R A T . Oh , p ra y do n ’ t an g e r h i m !
G ai n t i me ! G ai n t i me !
TH E Q U E E N . G e t o u t , y o u i di o t !
[ T h i s ru d e
e x clamati o n s o s tartle s S I R D A N D I P R A T th at h e
s tu mble s back w ards u p th e te rrace s te p s , an d w ad
d le s o u t o f si g h t as f as t as h i s f at le g s w i ll carr y
h i m. ]
TH E Q U E E N .
[ Alo n e ]
Th e W i t c h ! W i t ch
H e x !
I mu s t s u mmo n h e r.
S h e mu s t h e lp me
n o w .
[ S h e draw s th e c u rtai n s o v e r bo th e n tran c e s
W h at
s o th at sh e ma y n o t be s e e n at h e r ma g i c . ]
[ 5 1 ]
S N O W W H I T E Ah , I re me mbe
S N O W W H I T E
Ah , I re me mbe r!
w
as th e sp e ll !
[ I n a h u sh e d
m
y s te ri o u s v o i ce s h e ch an ts . ]
TH E S P E L L
Fro m m y e y e bro w p lu ck a h ai r ,
E — bu rri me e bo o - ro w .
Blo w i t h i g h u p i n th e ai r ,
E
— bu rri me e h o ck .
W h e re i t lan d s a ci rcle t rac e ,
E — bu rri me e bo o - ro w .
T h re e t i me s p ac e abo u t th e sp ac e ,
An d
K n o ck , k n o ck , k n o ck !
[ As s h e k n o ck s s mo k e ri s e s f ro m th e ci rcle
s h e h as trace d , an d th e re i s a s o u n d o f
d i s tan t th u n d e r.
T h u n d e r s a y s t h e sp e ll g ro w s w arm ,
E — bu rri me e bo o - ro w .
No w I s p e ak t h e m y s t i c C h arm ,
E
bu rri me e bo o !
T H E C H A R M
E
- g o s .
E e , E y e - s o f - a -
i dd le .
e , E y e - s o f -
o
g
E
i d dle .
e , E y e - s o - o - g o s .
E e , E y e - S o f - a -
g
5 2
S C E N E I E - O - g o s ! e
S C E N E I
E
- O - g o s !
e , E y e - s e
O - lo f -
E e ,
S o f -
E y e -
o - g o s !
E e ,
E y e - s o f -
o - g o s !
E
e , E y e - s o f - a - g i d d le .
[
Th e Ch arm s o u n ds li k e n o n s e n s e ; bu t i t
mu s t be tru e ma g i c , f o r th e s mo k e i n
cre as e s as s h e ch an ts i t , and th e th u n de r
c o me s n e are r.
Th e sp e ll ’ s w o u n d u p , th e ch arm i s c le ar!
I
s u mmo n t h e e , W i t ch H e x , ap p e ar !
[ L o ] th ro u g h th e s mo k i n g
c i rc le i n th e
fl o o r , W I T C H H E !
S h e
d o e s ap p e ar .
lo o k s e x actly li k e all w i tch e s i n fai r y
tale p i ctu re s , w i th h e r black , p o i n te d h at ,
re d clo ak , an d cru tch e d s ti c k . I t i s e v i
d e n t th at s h e i s i n a bad te mp e r.
TH E W I T C H . H e re , h e lp me o u t , h e lp me o u t !
[ Th e Q U E E N ass i s ts h e r o u t o f th e smo k i n g c i rcle ]
W h at ’ s th e me an i n g o f t h i s ? I ’ m g e t t i n g t i re d o f
be i n g c alle d u p b y y o u n i g h t an d da y . L as t t i me I
w as i n m y n i g h t - g o w n , and i t w as s n o w i n g t o o .
I
W h at e v e r
w
as an i di o t to t e ach y o u th at sp e ll.
i
s th e tro u ble n o w ?
[ 53 ]
S N O W W H I T E TH E Q U E E
S N O W W H I T E
TH E Q U E E N . D o n ’ t be an g r y , d e ar g o dmo t h e r.
Yo u k n o w h o w mu ch I lo v e y o u !
TH E W I T C H . S t u ff ! Y o u d o n ’ t lo v e me . Y o u
d o n t ’ lo v e an y bo d y bu t y o u rs e lf . T h at ’ s th e mat
I f y o u o n l y k n e w t h e t ro u ble I h av e
t e r w i t h y o u .
t o t ak e t o k e e p y o u be au t i f u l !
Y o u r d i s p o s i t i o n
t h ro u g h .
I f I
k e e p s We ari n g
sh o u ld o n c e s a y ,
“ B an g ! n o mo re c h arms f o r t h at w re t c h e d Bran g o
[ S h e c h u c k le s at
mar , ” h o w w o u ld y o u lo o k t h e n
th e th o u g h t ]
I be li e v e y o u ’ d be u g li e r t h an I am.
TH E Q U E E N . I k n o w , I k n o w , d e ar H e x , bu t
y o u w o u ld n ’ t !
TH E W I T C H .
D o n ’ t be t o o s u re .
J u s t s u mmo n
me o n c e t o o o f t e n , an d y o u ma y fi n d o u t h o w i t f e e ls
t o be th e u g li e s t w o man i n th e S e v e n K i n g d o ms .
TH E Q U E E N . Oh , t e ll me I am st i ll th e mo st
be au t i f u l !
TH E W I T C H .
Y o u lo o k all ri g h t t o me .
Bu t I
I ’ m u si n g
w arn y o u .
m y s t ro n g e s t ma g i c n o w .
Y o u ’ d be mu ch s af e r i f y o u ’ d t r y t o be g o o d o n ce
[ 54 ]
S N O W W H I T E [ S h e tak e
S N O W W H I T E
[ S h e tak e s f ro m h e r p o ck e t an d h o lds be
f o r e Q U E E N BRA N G OM AR ’ S daz z le d e y e s
a
h and mi rr o r , carv e d fro m a si n g le cr y s
tal.
I t g lo w s an d g le ams li k e an o p al.
TH E Q U E E N . [ S e i z i n g th e Mi rro ran d g az i n g
i
n to i
t. ]
M a g i c !
[ Bu t s u dde n l y s h e cri e s o u t
i n h o
Oh !
rro r. ]
TH E W I T C H . Ah , y o u s e e !
R e fle c t s y o u as y o u
re all y are . I f I s t o p p e d m y sp e lls th at ’ s w h at
y o u ’ d lo o k li k e .
No w i t mak e s me q u i t e de c e n t
be t t e r.
lo o k i n g .
T h at ’ s be c au se m y ch aract e r ’
s
TH E Q U E E N . Oh , th e h at e f u l t h i n g ! I n e v e r
s aw an y t h i n g s o t e rri ble .
W h y , I lo o k e d almo s t
f u n n y !
T ak e i t aw ay !
T ak e i t aw ay !
TH E W I T C H . W ai t ! T h at ’ s n o t all i ts ma g i c .
H o ld i t i n y o u r h an d an d s a y :
M i rro r , M i rro r , i n m y h an d ,
W h o ’ s th e f ai re s t i n th e lan d ?
an d i t w i ll an sw e r t ru t h f u lly .
TH E Q U E E N . [ S natch i n g th e Mi rro r , bu t sh u t
[
5 6 ]
S C E N E I ti n g h e r e y e
S C E N E I
ti n g h e r e y e s th at s h e ma y n o t s e e h e r re f le c ti o n ]
Oh , le t me t r y !
M i rro r , M i rro r , i n m y h an d ,
W h o ’ s th e f ai re s t i n th e lan d ?
TH E W I T C H . L i s te n !
[
T h e re i s a f ai n t s trai n o f mu si c , an d th e n
a
c le ar f ar -
aw a y v o i ce th at s o u n ds li k e
c r y s tal be lls , s i n g s :
[ 57 ]
S N O W W H I T E Mi r r o r ’
S N O W W H
I T E
Mi r r o r ’ s S o n g
M us i c b y
Edmo n d R i c k e tt . 0 p 2 5
y o ur h and ,
Yo u
w h o ho ld me i n
You w e r e
t e ll y o u t ru e ,
I
[
5 8 ]
S C E N E I T H E M I R R O R
S C E N E I
T H E M I R R O R ’ S S O N G
Y o u w h o h o ld me i n y o u r h an d ,
Y o
u w e re f ai re s t i n th e lan d ;
Bu t t o - d a y , I t e ll y o u t ru e ,
S n o w W h i t e i s mo re f ai r t h an y o u !
[ Wi th a s c re am o f ra g e th e Q U E E N w o u ld
das h th e Mi rro r to
th e fl o o r , bu t th e
W I T C H re s c u e s i t j u s t i n ti me .
TH E W I T C H . S t o p ! S t o p ! S t o p ! G raci o u s !
I f y o u e v e r bre ak t h at M i rro r
L i s t e n t o me , n o w .
y o u w i ll be c o me as u g l y as y o u re all y are — an d fo r
li f e , t o o !
N o n e
o f m y s p e lls c an be au t y y o u
a g ai n e i t h e r , fo r th e M i rro r i s mad e w i t h t h o s e s ame
c h arms . [ S co rn f u ll y . ] I
t h o u g h t
y o u
k n e w
d a y ma g i c f o r t h at !
e n o u g h c o mmon , e v e r y -
TH E Q U E E N . [ P aci n g u p an d d o w n , w e e p i n g
w i th ra g e ]
Bu t S n o w W h i t e i s mo re be au t i f u l
t h an I ! S n o w W h i t e i s mo re be au t i f u l t h an I !
TH E W I T C H . [ Mo ck i n g h e r . ] S n o w W h i t e i s
S t o p th at w au l
mo re be au - h o o - h OO - t i f u l t h an I ?
[ 59 ]
S N O W W H I T E TH E Q U E E
S N O W W H I T E
TH E Q U E E N . Bu t I can ’ t be ar i t ! Oh , mak e a
s p e ll an d t u rn h e r u g l y — as u g l y as a t o ad !
TH E W I T C H . W o n ’ t ! R e f u s e t o mak e an y
mo re bad s p e lls .
I f y o u c an ’ t be ar t h e S i g h t o f h e r
w h y n o t s e n d h e r aw a y s o me w h e re , — s a y to bo ard
i n g - s ch o o l.
TH E Q U E E N .
Bu t s h e ’ d co me back .
TH E W I T C H . W h y s h o u ld sh e ?
S u p p o se
at
bo ardi n g - s ch o o l sh e g e t s mu mp s o r f re ck le s ,
o r
W h at e v e r t h o s e ch i ld re n ’ s d i se as e s are , an d di e s o f
i t .
TH E Q U E E N . Oh , I s e e !
Y o u ’ ll mak e a sp e ll
an d g i v e h e r th e di se as e .
TH E W I T C H . No , n o , n o !
W o n ’ t d o an y mo re
bad ma g i c , I t e ll y o u .
Y o u mu s t c o n t ri v e t o h av e
h e r lo s t o n th e w a y to bo ard i n g - s ch o o l , an d t h e n
j u st t e ll s o me t arradi d dle t o e x p lai n w h y sh e n e v e r
E v e r y t h i n g p e r
c o me s back — an d th e re y o u are !
man e n tl y s e t t le d , an d a li t t le p e ac e fo r me I h o p e .
TH E Q U E E N . I mi g h t ! I co u ld s e n d Be rt h o ld ,
60 l
S N O W W H I T E t e rmi n e d
S N O W W H I T E
t e rmi n e d t o d i sp o se o f S n o w W h i te I ’ d be o bli g e d
f o
r h e r h e art .
TH E Q U E E N . I p ro mi s e . Be rt h o ld S h all bri n g
i t t o me as a p ro o f .
An d n o w g o o d - b y e , d e ar H e x y .
I
mu s t s u mmo n h i m at o n c e .
TH E W I T C H . H m ! I t ’ s alw a y s , “ G o o d - b y e ,
d e ar He x y , ” as s o o n as I ’ v e do n e w h at y o u w an t .
I ’ m af rai d y o u d o n ’ t lo v e me f o r m y s e lf alo n e , d e ar
Bran g o mar y ! Bu t I ’ m as g lad t o g o as y o u are t o
h av e me . S a y th e “ Q u i c k S p e ll ” an d g e t me o ff.
R e ad y '
[ Th e Q U E E N an d th e W I T C H j o i n h ands ,
s h u t th e i r e y e s an d ch an t i n c h o rus .
T H E Q U I C K S P E L L
TH E Q U E E N an d W I T C H .
Ban g abo o - bar
Ban g abo o w h ack ;
C ro w e at s u n ,
M ak e all black !
Mar -
bah !
o o m -
[ E v e r y th i n g s u d de n l y be c o me s black . I n
[ 62 ]
S C E N E I v o i ce s are s ti ll
S C E N E I
v o i ce s are s ti ll
th e dark n e ss th e tw o
h e ard , ch an ti n g :
Ban g abo o - bar
Ban g abo o - w h ack
M o le di g h o le ,
W i t ch g o back ,
Mar -
o o m -
bah !
[ T h e r e i s a q u e e r s o u n d , s o me th i n g li k e a
v e ry s mall e arth q u ak e . T h e n o n ly th e
Q U E E N ’ S v o i ce i s h e ar d .
TH E Q U E E N .
Ban g abo o - bah
Ban g abo o w h ack ;
W i t c h i s g o n e ,
S u n c o me back ,
Mar -
bah
o o m -
[ Th e li g h t re tu rn s as s u dde n ly as i t w e n t ,
Th e
W I T C H
h as
v an i s h e d . Q u i te
c alml y th e Q U E E N g o e s to th e be ll - co rd .
TH E Q U E E N . L e t me s e e . I ri n g t h re e t i me s fo r
t h e H u n t smah . [ S h e ri n g s ; bu t i t i s S I R D A N D I - v
P R A T w h o e n te rs . ]
[ 6 3 ]
S N O W W H I T E S I R D A N
S N O W W H I T E
S I R D A N D I P RA T . Y o u r M a j e s t y ran g fo r me ?
TH E Q U E E N . No t f o r y o u , i di o t , f o r B e rt h o ld .
G i v e me a mi n u t e alo n e w i t h h i m an d t h e n s u m
O ff w i t h y o u !
mo n th e P ri n c e an d S n o w W h i t e .
[ S I R D A N D I P RA T h u rri e s aw a y , j u s t as
C H I E F H U N T S M A N B E R T H O L D e n te rs .
B E R T H O L D i s tall an d bi g .
H e
h as a
th i ck , s q u are be ard an d a k i n d , ru d d y
face .
TH E Q U E E N . B e rt h o ld , I h av e a t ask f o r y o u .
B E R T H O L D . I h o p e i t i s t o t ak e y o u a - h u n t i n g ,
y o u r M a j e s t y .
Y o u r f o re s t s are f u ll o f g ame , w i ld
p i g s , d e e r — i n d e e d t h e re ma y be e v e n a u n i co rn o r
t w O .
TH E Q U E E N . I t ’ s o t h e r g ame I p ro p o s e t h i s
t ime , B e rt h o ld . Y o u h av e be e n a f ai t h f u l C h i e f
H
u n t sman .
be L o rd
S u p p o s e I p ro mo t e y o u t o
H
i g h Admi ral ?
As w e h av e n o n av y t h e d u t i e s
w i ll be li g h t .
B E R T H O L D . O h , y o u r M a j e s t y , h o w c an I t h an k
y o u ?
[ 6 4 ]
S C E N E I TH E Q U E E N . I
S C E N E I
TH E Q U E E N .
I t d e p e n d s u p o n y o u r c arr y i n g
o u t a t ask w i t h abs o lu t e O be di e nce .
B E R T H O L D . G i v e me a ch ance to S h o w m y g rat i
t u de .
TH E
Q U E E N . C o me
n e ar e r . Th e
P r i n ce ss
S n o w W h i t e i s t o s e t o u t f o r bo ardi n g - sch o o l th i s
a f t e rn o o n .
Y o u w i ll co n du c t h e r.
At th e w e s t
e rn g at e s , y o u w i ll t ak e t h e o ld r o ad th at t u r n s to
t h e le f t
B E R T H O L D . Bu t , y o u r M a j e s ty , th at r o ad le ads
i n t o th e d e e p w o o d .
TH E Q U E E N . Y o u w i ll t ak e th at ro ad . W h e n
y o u h av e c o me
t o th e v e r y h e ar t o f th e f o r e s t — th e n
[ an d s h e h i ss e s th e w o r ds ] y o u w i ll k i ll th e P ri n
c e ss .
B E R T H O L D . [ S p r i n g i n g
back . ] N e v e r , y o u r
Ma j e s t y , n e v e r !
TH E Q U E E N . I t i s m y co mman d . S h e h as d i s
o be y e d me .
S h e mu st be p u n i sh e d .
B E R T H O L D. K i ll S n o w W h i te
M y lat e K i n g ’ s
[ 6 5 ]
S N O W W H I T E d au g h t e
S N O W W H I T E
d au g h t e r , t h e lo v e li e s t mai d i n th e S e v e n K i n g
do ms ?
I w o u ld s la y m y s e lf fi rs t !
i s n o
T h e re
man i n y o u r d o n u n i o n s bas e e n o u g h t o d o s u ch a
d e e d.
P ra y d i smi ss me !
[ H e tu rn s to g o . ]
TH E Q U E E N .
W ai t ! I
[ I n a te rri ble v o i ce ]
h av e a s u re r me an s t o co mman d y o u r o be di e n c e .
Y o u h av e S i x small c h i ld re n I be li e v e ?
B E R T H O L D . [ W o n d e ri n g l y . ] Y e s , y o u r Ma j
e s t y .
TH E Q U E E N . S u p p o s e I lo ck y o u r S i x c h i ld re n
i n t h e g re at G re y T o w e r .
S u p p o s e I o rd e r t h at n o
o n e sh all t ak e t h e m f o o d o r d ri n k .
B E R T H O L D . Oh , y o u r M a j e s t y , h av e me rc y !
TH E Q U E E N . T h i n k ! C an y o u n o t h e ar t h e i r
“ W e
S i x small v o i c e s c alli n g t o y o u f ro m th e d ark .
are h u n g r y , P ap a , ” t h e y w i ll c r y ; an d t h e y w i ll be at
o n t h e d o o r w i t h t h e i r li t t le h an d s .
B E R T H O L D .
[ S i n k i n g
th e g ro u n d ]
S p are
to
me !
S p are me !
TH E Q U E E N . At las t t h e y w i ll be t o o w e ak t o
[ 66 l
S C E N E I c r y o r be at . T
S C E N E I
c r y o r be at .
T h e n , w h e n all h as g ro w n s t i ll w i t h i n
th e T o w e r , I w i ll s a y , “ B e rt h o ld , h e re i s t h e k e y .
G o an d s e e h o w Q u e e n Bran g o mar p u n i sh e s di s
o be di e n c e .
B E R T H O L D .
[ R i s i n g w i th a cr y . ]
Oh , I w i ll
O be y , y o u r M a j e s t y !
bu t I
H e av e n f o r g i v e me
c an n o t le t m y ch i ld re n s t arv e !
TH E Q U E E N . T h at ’ s mu ch be t t e r , B e rth o ld .
Y o u u n d e rs t an d cle arl y ?
B E R T H O L D . Alas ! TOO w e ll !
TH E Q U E E N . Oh , w h at a t o n e o f v o i ce . R e
me mbe r th e mo t t o : “ A t ask ch e e rf u ll y d o n e i s w e ll
) 3
d o n e .
An d , Oh , I almo s t f o r g o t . Y o u mu s t bri n g
me S n o w W h i t e ’ s h e art , be f o re mi dn i g h t , as a
D o
p ro o f
H e re c o me s th e P ri n c e .
t r y t o lo o k
.
mo re p le as an t .
[ P R I N C E FL O R I M ON D r e turn s , u sh e re d i n
b y S I R D A N D I P R A T , an d f o llo w e d b y all
th e C O U R T I E R S .
TH E P R I N C E . I h o p e y o u r M a j e s t y h as re co v
e re d .
[ 6 7 ]
S N O W W H I T E TH E Q U E E
S N O W W H I T E
TH E Q U E E N . Q u i t e , t h an k y o u . I be g e v e r y
bo d y ’ s p ard o n .
S o me t h i n g
I
h ad fo r lu n ch , n o
d o u bt . [ To S I R D A N D I P RA T . ] W h e re i s th e P ri n
c e s s S n o w W h i t e ?
S N O W W H I T E . [ Ap p e ari n g ] I am h e re , y o u r
M a j e s t y .
TH E Q U E E N . M y d e ar S n o w W h i t e , P ri n ce
Flo ri mo n d h as co me t o ask y o u r h an d i n marri a g e .
W h at d o y o u s a y ?
S N O W W H I T E .
[ D r o o p i n g h e r h e ad ] W h at
ma y I s a y ?
TH E Q U E E N . H av e y o u an y r e aso n s a g ai n s t i t ?
S N O W W H I T E . [ S o f tl y . ] N o n e , y o u r M a j e s t y .
TH E Q U E E N . I w as o bli g e d t o t e ll h i m h o w u h
I n
fi t t e d y o u are at p re s e n t t o be co me a Q u e e n .
d e e d , I ’ v e lo n g be e n t h i n k i n g o f s e n di n g y o u aw a y
t o s o me s e le c t bo ard i n g - s ch o o l f0 ; back w ard P ri n
c e s s e s .
T h i s se e ms t h e o p p o rt u n i t y .
Y o u w i ll re
mai n at th e sch o o l fo r a y e ar an d a d a y .
[ 68 ]
S N O W W H I T E back at S N O W
S N O W W H I T E
back at S N O W W H I T E as lo n g as h e c an
s e e h e r.
TH E Q U E E N . [ Co n ti n u i n g ] No w , S n o w W h i t e ,
I ’ v e arran g e d all th e d e t ai ls abo u t th e bo ardi n g
s ch o o l.
Y o u mu s t le av e i mme di at e l y o r y o u w o n ’ t
arri v e be f o re n i g h t - f all. Be rt h o ld w i ll c o n d u c t
y o u .
S a y y o u r g o o d - b y e s q u i ck l y .
S N O W W H I T E . T h an k y o u s o mu ch , y o u r Ma j
e s t y , I ’ m n o t q u i t e s u re t h at
I
w an t t o be a q u e e n , bu t I
s h o u ld li k e t o be a w e ll
I ’ m
e
du cat e d
p ri n c e ss .
v e ry g rat e f u l.
[ S h e tr i e s
to tak e th e Q U E E N ’ S h an d ,
bu t th e Q U E E N w i th draw s
i t h as ti l y . ]
TH E Q U E E N . Y o u are
k e e p i n g Be rt h o ld w ai t i n g .
Off w i t h y o u at o n ce .
S N O W W H I T E . [ T u rn i n g to h e r M AI D S O F H O N
O UR . ] G o o d - b y e , m y li t t le p la y mat e s ! G o o d - b y e ,
[ 7 o ]
S C E N E I Ame lo t t e an d E rme
S C E N E I
Ame lo t t e an d E rme n g ard e an d C h ri s t abe l an d R o s
al y s . D o n ’ t c r y , R o s al y s , i t w i ll o n l y be a y e ar ; an d
I
p ro mi s e n o t to co me back s o g ro w n - u p an d p ri n
c e s s y t h at y o u w o n ’ t re co g n i s e y o u r S n o w Wh i t e .
G o o d - b y e , d e ar ladi e s an d g e n t le me n w h o h av e all
I k i s s y o u all !
be e n s o g o o d t o me .
[ S h e blo w s th e m a k i s s . T h e n , s li p p i n g
h e r li ttle h an d i n to B e rth o ld ’ s bi g o n e ,
s h e s a y s :
N O W Be rt h o ld !
[ An d B E R T H O L D an d th e P R I N C E S S S N O W
W H I T E
g o o f alo n g th e te r race to w ard
th e d e e p f o re s t as
TH E C U R T A I N F A L L S
[
7 1 ]
I N T H E F O R E S T G re at tre
I N T H E F O R E S T
G re at tre e s me e t o v e r a w i ld an d o v e r g ro w n p ath .
I
t i s af te r s u n se t , an d th e li g h t i s f adi n g fas t. A
s mall B R O W N B I R D fl i e s abo v e th e p ath , c h i rp i n g
a
li ttle call , an d p e rch e s i n a tre e j u s t o u t o f s i g h t .
S N O W W H I T E ru n n i n g g ai l y , f o llo w s th e B I R D .
S N O W W H I T E . Y e s , li t t le bro w n bi rd , I h e ar
y o u .
W ai t u n t i l I
Y o u w an t an o t h e r an sw e r ?
g
e t m y bre at h . [ S h e w h i s tle s an i mi tati o n o f th e
bi rd ’ s call. ] W h at ? Fl y i n g o n a g ai n , as s o o n as
y o u ’ v e made s u re I ’ v e h e ard ?
W h e re are y o u t r y
i n g t o le ad u s ? [ S h e calls back to B E R T H O L D ]
Be rt h o ld , t h e re ’ s th e bro w n bi rd a g ai n . H e s e e ms
t o be t r y i n g t o g e t me t o f o llo w h i m. H e ’ s p e rch e d
[ Th e
o n t h at t re e n o w w ai t i n g f o r me t o c o me u p .
[ 7 5 ]
S N O W W H I T E B I R D calls a
S N O W W H I T E
B I R D calls a g ai n , an d S N O W W H I T E tri e s to i mi tate
th e call i n w o rds . ]
“ C o me , S n o w Wh i t e , co me ,
S n o w W h i t e ! ” I S t h at w h at y o u are t r y i n g t o s a y ?
I ’ m c o mi n g !
I ’ m c o mi n g !
[ An d s h e ru ns o n , f o l
lo w i n g th e B I R D . ]
[ B E R T H O L D co me s i n to s i g h t.
As h e se e s
h o w lo n e ly
th e sp o t i s , an d h o w dark
w i th th e s h ad o w s o f th e g re at tre e s , h e
h alts i rre so l u te ly an d murmu rs to h i m
s e lf .
B E R T H O L D . I t ma y as w e ll be h e re as an y w h e re .
M i le af t e r mi le y o u h av e p u t i t o ff t i ll t h e n e x t t u rn
Bu t t h at i s n o k i n d
o r s o me mo re sh ado w e d sp o t .
n e ss to t h e P ri n ce s s.
R e me mbe r y o u r o w n ch i l
dr e n , man !
I t mu st be h e re !
[ H e calls af te r
S N O W W H I T E — an d h i s v o i ce i s h o ar s e ] P ri n
ce s s !
C o me back !
S N O W W H I T E . [ An sw e r i n g ] W h at i s i t , Be r
th o ld ? Y o u w an t me ? [ S h e r u n s back an d sli p s
h e r h an d i n to h i s. ] T h e re ’ s t h e bi rd a g ai n . H e
D O y o u
s e e ms to k n o w th e w a y be tte r t h an y o u do .
th i n k h e can k n o w t h at I ’ m g o i n g
to bo ardi n g
[ 7 6 ]
S C E N E I I s ch o o l ? [ Th
S C E N E I I
s ch o o l ?
[ Th e bi rd calls a g ai n , an d s h e an s w e rs , ]
D o n ’ t be so i mp at i e n t ! I S h all s t a y w i t h Be rt h o ld
H e ’ s a mu ch o ld e r f ri e n d o f
j u s t as lo n g as I li k e !
mi n e t h an y o u are . W h at di d y o u w an t , Be rt h o ld
B E R T H O L D . Oh , d e ar P ri n c e s s
[ B u t h e
can n o t g o o u . ]
S N O W W H I T E . W h y are y o u s o p ale ? H av e
y o u h u rt y o u rs e lf ?
[ S h e tr i e s
to tak e h i s h an d
a g ai n , bu t h e draw s i t aw ay . ]
Oh , y o u ’ r e an g r y
w i th me ? S o me th i n g I di d o r s ai d h u rt y o u r f e e l
i n g s ?
I di dn ’ t me an t o .
P le as e f o r g i v e me !
B E R T H O L D . Fo r g i v e y o u , P ri n c e ss ! [ H e k n e e ls
S a y y o u
be f o re h e r , and cr i e s o u t i n an g u i sh ]
c an f o r g i v e me !
S N O W W H I T E . [ Wo nde r i n g ly . ] Fo r g i v e y o u ?
Fo r w h at ? [ S h e tri e s to r ai se h i s bo w e d h e ad , th at
s h e ma y s e e h i s face ] W h at i s i t , Be r th o ld ?
B E R T H O L D .
D o n ’ t
D o n ’ t lo o k at me , P ri n ce ss !
lo o k at me !
[ H e f o lds h i s ar ms abo u t h e r , an d
h i de s h i s face i n h e r dre ss . ]
[ 7 7 ]
S N O W W H I T E S N O W W H
S N O W W H I T E
S N O W W H I T E . Oh , w h at e v e r i t i s , t e ll me !
I ’ m af rai d !
B E R T H O L D . Th e Q u e e n
S N O W W H I T E . Th e Q u e e n ?
B E R T H O L D . Th e Q u e e n
h as c o mman d e d
me t o
k i ll y o u
h e re
i n t h i s f o re s t
n o w !
S N O W W H I T E . [ L o o k i n g d o w n at h i m i n w o n
d e r . ]
K i ll me ?
I d o n ’ t u n d e r
s t an d . Y o u ’ r e t ak i n g
me
t o
Oh , y o u ’ re j o k i n g !
s ch o o l !
I
c all th at a si ll y j o k e , s t u p i d o ld
Be rt h o ld — a v e r y S i lly j o k e .
L o o k at me !
No ,
lo o k at me !
[ S lo w l y h e rai s e s h i s h e ad . S h e
h i s face , an d
re ads th e tr u th
w i th
a cr y sp r i n g s fro m h i m ]
I k n o w
Oh , i t ’ s t ru e , i t ’ s t ru e !
T h at w as w h y th e
i t !
Q u e e n
Bu t y o u
wo n ’ t , w i ll y o u ?
S e e , Be rth o ld , I d o n ’ t ru n aw a y .
[ 7 8 ]
S N O W W H I T E B E R T H O
S N O W W H I T E
B E R T H O L D . [ S ta g g e rs to h i s fe e t an d mak e s a
f u mbli n g mo v e me n t f o r h i s k n i f e ; bu t as h e to u ch e s
i t h e s i n k s d o w n a g ai n w i th a cr y . ]
I can n o t , P ri n
c e s s , I c an n o t !
S N O W W H I T E . Bu t y o u mu st , Be rt h o ld ! H o w
e lse can y o u sav e y o u r ch i ld re n ?
B
E R T HO L D .
[ S o bbi n g ] I w i ll fi n d s o me w a y
so me w a y .
S N O W W H I T E . No , i t ’ s n o t p o s s i ble , B e rth o ld !
B
E R T H O L D . I t ’ s n o t p o s si ble f o r me t o — k i ll
o u r H i g h n e s s .
y
[
T h e r e i s a s i le nce ]
S N O W
W H I T E .
t h e w a y
Be r th o ld , co n si de ri n g
th e Q u e e n h as be h av e d do y o u th i n k i t w o u ld be
v e ry w ro n g to t e ll h e r a st o r y ?
B
E R T H O L D . [ D az e d ] W ro n g ?
S N O W W H I T E . Be cau s e i f i t w e re n ’ t w ro n g ,
mi g h t n ’ t y o u te ll h e r th at y o u ’ d k i lle d me w i th o u t
do i n g i t ?
[ 80 l
S C E N E I I B E R T H O L D
S C E N E I I
B
E R T H O L D . Bu t th e p ro o f ! S h e h as co m
man d e d me to bri n g h e r y o u r — h e ar t — be f o r e mi d
n i g h t .
S
N O W W H I T E . M y h e ar t ? I ’ v e n e v e r s e e n a
h e art .
I do n ’ t s u p p o se a li t t le p i e c e o f be e f - s te ak
w o u ld lo o k at all li k e i t , w o u ld i t ?
B E R T H O L D . NO ,
bu t
sp r i n g s u p . ]
[ H e
W h y n o t th e h e art o f s o me be as t ! I mi g h t c at ch
w i ld p i g h e re
a
i n th e f o re s t , an d
[ S u dd e n ly
Bu t n o !
h i s v o i ce dro p s . ]
I co u ldn ’ t le av e y o
u
h
u ld st ar v e .
e re alo n e .
Y o u w o
S
N O W W H I T E . Co u ldn ’ t I li v e li k e th e bi rds , o n
be rri e s
B
E R T H O L D . Bu t th e w i n t e r w i ll co me — an d
Oh , y o u r H i g h n e ss , th e re are s av a g e be asts i n th i s
w o o d.
S N O W W H I T E . I h av e n ’ t s e e n o n e ; — n o t a li v
i n g c r e at u re bu t m y li t t le bro w n bi rd .
B
E R T H O L D . I t w as d a y ti me an d I w as w i th y o u ;
bu t i t i s g ro w i n g dark , an d at n i g h t
[
8 1 ]
S N O W W H I T E S N O W W H
S N O W W H I T E
S N O W W H I T E . Bu t i f y o u d o n ’ t t ak e th e h e art
to th e Q u e e n be f o re mi dn i g h t y o u k n o w w h at S h e
w i ll do .
c ru e l.
Th e mo s t s av a g e be as t w o u ld be le s s
An d y o u mu s t c at ch t h e w i ld p i g be f o re i t
i s t o o d ark t o s e e .
B E R T H O L D . N O ! I d are n o t le av e y o u r H i g h
n e ss !
S N O W W H I T E . [ P re te n di n g to be s tru ck w i th
a n e w i de a. ]
B e rt h o ld , c o u ld y o u fi n d t h i s p lac e
a g ai n ?
B E R T H O L D . Fi n d i t ? E v e r y i n ch o f th e w a y i s
bran de d o n m y brai n !
S N O W W H I T E . T h e n t o - mo rro w h i de s o me f o o d
i n y o u r t u n i c an d c o me back a g ai n , an d w e c an
p lan . Y o u mi g h t bu i ld me a li t t le h u t , an d bri n g
me fo o d e v e r y da y li k e a mo t h e r - bi rd , an d I co u ld
li v e a li t t le lo n e f o re s t P ri n c e s s .
B E R T H O L D . [ S lo w l y ]
I mi g h t
bu t
S N O W W H I T E . Oh , p le ase !
T h e re i s n o o th e r
h 0 p e , i s t h e re ?
[ 82 ]
S N O W W H I T E Be rt h o ld ,
S N O W W H I T E
Be rt h o ld , c o me back , c o me back !
[ B u t re me mbe r
i n g , s h e clasp s h e r h an ds o v e r h e r mo u th to s ti fl e
th e cr y . ]
H u s h ! S n o w W h i t e ! T h i n k o f h i s ch i l
d re n , t h i n k o f h i s ch i ld re n ! [ Wi th a li ttle mo an ,
th e g ro u n d ]
B u t w h at sh all I d o ?
s h e s i n k s to
W h e re
S h all I g o ?
I ’ m af rai d — I ’ m af rai d
af rai d !
[ An d sh e
h i de s h e r face
amo n g
th e
le av e s . ]
[ Th e call o f th e li ttle B R O W N B I R D i s
At firs t S N O W
h e ard a lmo s t o v e rh e ad .
W H I T E d o e s n o t h e ar , an d th e B I R D re
p e ats th e cr y th at s o u n ds almo s t li k e
“ C o me , S n o w Wh i te ! ”
S N O W W H I T E .
[ L o o k i n g u p i n w o n d e r. ]
Oh
li t t le bi rd , are y o u S t i ll h e re ? Y o u h av e n ’ t le f t
me . I t h i n k y o u are m y f ri e n d — th e o n l y f ri e n d I
h av e i n all t h i s w o rld n o w .
[ Th e B I R D fl i e s o f a
li ttle w a y an d th e n p e rch e s an d re p e ats h i s call . ]
Are y o u t e lli n g me to f o llo w y o u , as y o u d i d be
f o re ? Bu t w h e re S h all I f o llo w ? I h av e n o w h e re
I w i sh I mi g h t li v e i n y o u r n e s t , li t t le bi rd .
t o g o .
[ A g ai n th e B I R D calls an d S N O W W H I T E ri s e s an d
[ 8 4 ]
S C E N E I I f o llo w s w h e
S C E N E I I
f o llo w s w h e r e h e fl i
e s . ] Y e s , I w i ll f o llo w , I t ru s t
y o u .
[ S h e r u n s o u t o f si g h t amo n g th e tre e s , call
I h e ar ! I am co mi n g ! I
i n g s o f tly as sh e g o e s . ]
am f o llo w i n g , li t tle br o w n bi rd !
TH E C U R T A I N F A L L S
[ 8 5 ]
I N TH E H O U S E O F T H E S
I N TH E H O U S E O F T H E S E V E N D W A R F S
I t i s bu i lt o f
Th e D w arfs ’ H o u s e i s v e ry ti n y .
r o u g h s to n e s an d lo g s , an d n i ch e d i n to a h i llsi de
i n th e d e p th s o f th e g re at w o o d .
I t h as bu t o ne
ro o m , tw o w i n d o w s and a h alf d o o r . Alo n g
o n e si de o f th e ro o m are ran g e d se v e n li ttle be ds
o f d i zf e re n t s i z e s ; o n th e o th e r i s a s to ne fi re p lace
f o r co o k i n g , an d a r u s ti c p u mp w i th a barre l u n
I n th e mi dd le
d e r i ts sp o u t to catch th e w ate r .
o f th e s to n e fl o o r s tands a lo w table w i th se ve n
A s i n g le can dle o n th e
p lace s lai d f o r s u p p e r .
table li g h ts th e r o o m. T h r o u g h th e w i n do w w e
s e e th e f o r e st , d i m i n th e mo o n li g h t .
P re se n tly th e li ttle B R O W N B I R D fl i es p as t , and
p e rch e s o n a br anch j us t o u ts i de , s ti ll calli n g
S N O W W H I T E to f o llo w h i m. T h e y h ave co me a
[ 8 9 ]
S N O W W H I T E lo n g w a y
S N O W W H I T E
lo n g w a y an d s h e i s v e r y ti re d an d h u n g r y .
B u t ,
as s h e s e e s th e li ttle h o u se , an d re ali s e s a t las t
w h e re th e B R O W N B I R D w as le adi n g h e r , sh e ru n s
u p an d p e e p s i n th ro u g h th e w i n d o w .
S N O W W H I T E . Oh , w as i t t o w ard t h i s li g h t y o u
w e re le adi n g me , bro w n bi rd ? W h y , i t ’ s a li t t le
h o u s e ?
Are y o u fl y i n g aw a y n o w ?
P le as e le t me
t h an k y o u fi rs t z — s e e , I blo w y o u a k i s s !
H e ’ s
o n e . P e rh ap s bi rds d o n ’ t li k e k i s s e s ; t h e i r f ace s
g
are s o S h arp . [ C alli n g af te r h i m. ] G o o d - b y e , li t
tle
f ri e n d !
[ S h e lo o k s cau ti o u s l y th ro u g h th e
w i n d o w i n to th e h o u se ]
W h at a q u e e r li t t le
ro o m !
S e v e n be ds an d all s o s mall.
T h e re mu st
be lo t s o f ch i ld re n i n th e f ami l y . N o bo d y w i t h so
man y ch i ldre n c o u ld be w i ck e d .
[ S h e calls . ]
Ma y I c o me i n ?
[ As th e re i s n o an s w e r s h e k n o ck s
at th e do o r an d th e n o p e n s i t a crack ]
P le ase ,
o o d p e o p le , ma y I co me i n t o re s t — j u s t fo r a mo
g
me n t ?
I ’ m lo s t i n th e f o re s t .
[ S ti ll n o an s w e r .
No
S h e cr e e p s i n to th e ro o m an d lo o k s abo u t ]
bo d y at h o me .
Bu t t h e y co u ldn ’ t mi n d i f I s at
do w n , j u s t a mi n u t e .
Oh , t h e re i s th e ch i ldre n ’ s
[
9 o ]
S C E N E I I I s u p p e r ,
S C E N E I I I
s u p p e r , all lai d o u t .
I ’ m s o h u n g r y !
I f I t o o k
j u s t a bi t — o n l y a t i n y bi t — f ro m e ach p lac e , I ’ m
[ S h e
s u re t h e y co u ld n ’ t be an g r y .
g o e s
to
th e
table , an d as s h e n i bble s a mo rs e l at e ach p lace s h e
s i n g s to h e rse lf . ]
[ 9 1 ]
S N O W W H I T E E ati n g S o
S N O W W H I T E
E ati n g S o n g
M u s
ic by
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0 p . 25
Q u i e t ly
A s i p o !
w a - te r
tro mth i s cu p
I ' ll tak e th is li t - tle
[ 9 2 ]
S N O W W H I T E E A T I N G
S N O W W H I T E
E A T I N G S O N G
A
S i p o f w at e r f ro m t h i s c u p ,
O
f p o rri d g e j u s t o n e t i n y s u p .
I ’ ll t ak e t h i s li t t le k n i f e t o sp re ad ,
A c o rn e r o f th e n e x t o n e ’ s bre ad ;
An d bo rro w t h i s w e e f o rk t o bre ak
A mo rs e l f ro m t h i s barle y c ak e .
I ’ ll t ak e o n e ch e rr y f ro m t h e s e f o u r ,
Bu t n o t a s i n g le mo u t h f u l mo re ,
NO , n o t a S i n g le mo u t h f u l mo re !
S N O W W H I T E . N o bo dy co u ld be g ru d g e me
t h at . Bu t I ’ d li k e to d o s o me t h i n g t o p a y f o r m y
s u p p e r.
[ S h e lo o k s abo u t ]
T h e re ’ s p le n t y t o be
I t i s n ’ t at all a t i d y h o u s e .
[ S h e y aw n s ,
do n e .
an d th e n s h ak i n g
W ak e
S n o w
h e rs e lf . ]
u p ,
W h i t e !
Y o u mu s t n ’ t g e t s le e p y y e t ; n o t ti ll th e
p e o p le c o me h o me .
[ B u t s h e can n o t q u i te s ti fl e
an o th e r y aw n . ]
S u p p o s e I
T h e re ’ s
a bro o m.
[ S h e
be g i n s to
s w e e p , bu t th e
s w e e p a li t t le .
bro o m r ai se s s u ch a c lo u d o f d u s t , th at , c o u g h i n g ,
s h e h as to
at o n ce ]
D e ar me , t h at o n l y
s to p
mak e s t h i n g s w o rs e .
T h i s flo o r n e e ds a g o o d s cru b
[ 9 4 ]
S C E N E I I I bi n g . I mi g
S C E N E I I I
bi n g . I mi g h t mak e u p th e be ds .
[ S h e g o e s to th e
bi g g e s t be d ; bu t s h e i s s o ti re d th at s h e s i ts d o w n
o n i t a mo me n t be f o re be g i n n i n g ] T h i s o n e lo o k s
as i f i t h ad n ’ t be e n mad e f o r y e ars an d y e ars an d
I w o n de
r i f i t ’ s as h u mp y t o li e o n as i t
y e ars .
S i t o n .
i s t o
[ S
h e li e s d o w n to tr y i t. ]
Oh , i t ’ s
mo re
I t ’ s
h u mp y an d
bu mp y
an d
bu mp y an d h u mp y
an d
[ H e r v o i ce
trai ls aw ay i n to s i le n ce .
S h e h as f alle n as le e p . ]
[ 9 5 ]
S N O W W H I T E S no w - w h
S N O W W H I T E
S no w - w h i te s le e p s and th e Dw arf s c o me i n
Mus i c
b
y
mm” ? Ri m - 0 P . ”
A nd ante p i ac e vo l e ( J .
4 6 )
[
9 6 ]
S N O W W H I T E [ Fo r a ti me
S N O W W H I T E
[ Fo r a ti me all i s q u i e t i n th e li ttle ro o m.
T h e n , fro m f ar u n de r g ro u n d i s a s o u n d
o f d i s tan t k n o ck i n g .
I t c o me s n e are r
ti ll i t s o u n ds j u s t u n de r th e h o u s e .
Fi n all y a g re at s to n e s lab i n th e fl o o r i s
p u s h e d u p s lo w l y , an d fro m an u n d e r
ro u n d p ass a g e
th at le ads f ro m th e
g
th e d e e p mi n e s , s i x o f th e
h o u s e i n to
S
E V E N D W A R F S clambe r u p i n to s i g h t.
T h e i r n ame s are B L I C K , F L I C K , G L I C K ,
S
N I C K , P L I C K an d W H I C K . T h e y are
v e r y s mall — th e talle s t h ardly abo v e
y o u r w ai s t — bu t th e y are e x tre me l y o ld ,
an d g re y .
an d th e i r be ards are lo n g
E ach carri e s a li g h te d lan te rn an d a
p i c k ax e , an d be ars a h e av y s ac k o v e r h i s
s h o u ld e r.
las t o n e
h as
As s o o n as th e
c li mbe d i n to th e ro o m th e y f o rm i n li n e ,
w i th B L I C K , th e e lde s t , at th e h e ad .
B L I C K . No w , bro t h e rs , e v e n i n g ro ll -
call !
[ H e
calls h i s o w n n ame ]
Bli ck
[ An d
an s w e rs . ]
H
e re !
[ Th e n h e calls e ach
o f
th e
o th e rs b y
[
9 8 ]

S C E N E I I I

S C E N E I I I

n ame

Fli c k ! G li c k ! S n i ck '

P li c k !

Wh i ck !

[ L as t o f all B L I C K calls . ]

Q u e e !

[ T h e re i s n o an sw e r.

H e re

p e ats . ]

Q u e e !

[ S ti ll n o an

s w e r. B L I C K s h ak e s h i s h e ad

s ad l y ]

L at e as u s u al !

be e n s t e ali n g

a g ai n .

H e s

W h at

e v e r s h all w e do w i th t h at

bo y ? [ All th e D W A R F S s i g h

an d h an g

th e i r h e ads w i th

s h ame

at Q U E R S

c o n d u ct.

h a m e a t Q U E R ’ S c o n d

B u t B L I C K g o e s o n . ]

W e ll ,

bro t h e rs , w h at re su lt o f t o - d a y s w o rk ?

H alf a

t o n o f g o ld n u g g e t s fo r mi n e .

[ H e tak e s a h an d

f u l o f e n o rmo u s n u g g e ts fro m h i s s ack .

Th e o th e rs

als o e x h i bi t th e i r tre as u re s as th e y n ame th e m. ]

F L I C K . A h u n d re d w e i g h t o f si lv e r d u s t .

G L I C K . Fi f t y p o u n ds O I di amo n ds.

S N I C K . A bu sh e l o f ru bi e s .

P L I C K . A g allo n o f e me ralds.

[ 9 9 ]

S N O W W H I T E W H I C K .
S N O W W H I T E
W H I C K . A p e ck o f o p als .
B L I C K . Fai r , f ai r! Bu t w e o u g h t t o w o rk
lo n g e r h o u rs .
F L I C K .
Y e s , w h at ’ s th e g o o d o f c o mi n g h o me
e x ce p t t o s le e p .
G L I C K . An d h av e s u p p e r.
F L I C K .
[ W i th s c o rn . ] Oh , t h at s u p p e r !
B L I C K . I k n o w , I k n o w ! I t ’ s w re t ch e d . I f w e
c o
o k i t at n i g h t i t ’ s to o h o t t o e at ; i f w e c o o k i t i n
t h e mo rn i n g i t ’ s c o ld an d d u s t y b y n i g h t ; bu t w h at
e ls e c an w e d o ?
G L I C K . An d I ’ d rat h e r s le e p u n d e r g ro u n d t h an
i n t h o s e be d s .
AL L .
S o w o u ld w e !
B L I C K . I k n o w ! T h e y h av e n ’ t be e n made fo r
Bu t i t d o e s n ’ t p a y t o t ak e t i me f ro m
t w e lv e y e ars .
d i g g i n g di amo n d s to mak e be d s , s o w h at can w e do
AL L .
N o t h i n g .
[ S i g h i n g ]
[ 1 0 0 ]
S C E N E I I I Z S N I C K .
S C E N E I I I Z
S N I C K .
Bu t i f w e d i dn ’ t c o me h o me t o s u p p e r
w e w o u ldn ’ t h av e t o w ash .
B
L I C K .
[ S h o ck e d ]
Oh
bro th e rs ! W ash i n g
i s a d u t y . H u sh ! I t h i n k I h e ar Q u e e .
[ T h e y
all c o ck th e i r h e ads s i d e w i s e li k e ro bi n s an d li s te n . ]
Y e s , t h at ’ s Q u e e . H e h as
be e n s t e ali n g
a g ai n !
W
e mu s t s co ld h i m s o u n d l y .
F L I C K . I t n e v e r d o e s an y g o o d .
B
L I C K . B u t w e mu s t bri n g h i m u p i n th e w a y h e
sh o u ld g o .
H e i s th e
y o u n g e s t o f u s ; h e ’ s o n l y
n i n e t y - n i n e n e x t Ap ri l. C le ar aw ay an d r e ady f o g
Th e y p i le th e i r sacks i n a c o r n e r , and
[
s q u at o n th e fl o o r i n a s e mi - ci rcle , w i th
B L I C K , li ke a p r e si di n g j u d g e , i n th e,
c e n tre .
[ Q U E E cr e e p s u p s te alth i ly th ro u g h th e
u n de r g ro u n d p assa g e .
H e i s mu ch th e .
smalle s t , bu t g re y be ar de d li k e th e r e s t.
As h e face s h i s br o th e r s , o ne fi n g e r cre e p s
[ 1 0 1 ]
S N O W W H I T E i n to h i s
S N O W W H I T E
i n to h i s mo u th . B L I C K g re e ts h i m
s te rn l y .
B L I C K . Q u e e , y o u are lat e a g ai n !
[ Q U E E
S t e ali n g
u s u al , I
n o ds . ]
B e e n
as
s u p p o s e ?
[ Q U E E n o ds . ]
AL L .
[ S h ak i n g th e i r fi n g e rs a t h i m , re p ro v
i n g l y . ]
Oh !
B
L I C K . Y o u k n o w i t ’ s w ro n g !
AL L . Ve r y , v e r y w ro n g ! [ Q U E E n o ds . ]
B
L I C K . D i d an y bo d y c at ch y o u at i t ? [ Q U E E
s h ak e s h i s h e ad ] T h at ’ s g o o d — as far as i t g o e s .
F
L I C K . D i d y o u g e t me a mo u se - t rap ?
[ Q U E E
n o ds . ]
G L I C K . An d m y c an d le s ? [ Q U E E n o ds . ]
F
L I C K . An d
[ Q U E E n o ds . ] I ’ m g lad
a p i n ?
f t h at .
o
I ’ v e n e v e r se e n a p i n .
B
L I C K .
O f c o u rs e y o u u n d e rs t an d , Q u e e , t h at
s t e ali n g i s a s i n , an d t h at y o u r c o n du c t mak e s u s
V e r y s ad ?
[
1 0 2 ]
S N O W W H I T E A c an o f s
S N O W W H I T E
A c an o f s o u p .
A ch i ck e n - co o p .
A ma p .
A c a p .
A s n ap p y t r ap .
A p o le . A bo w l. A bak e r ’
ro ll.
s
A rak e .
A c ak e .
A p o u n d o f S t e ak .
A p e ck o f me al.
A p i ck le d e e l.
A
s lat e .
A p lat e .
A t e n - p o u n d w e i g h t .
B
L I C K . T h at ’ s all fo r to - mo r ro w . Bu t r e me m
be r , y o u n g man , i f “ i t ’ s a s i n t o s t e al a p i n ” h o w
mu ch w o rs e i t mu s t be to s t e al a t e n - p o u n d w e i g h t .
Y o u
t h at ? [ Q U E E
ap p re ci at e
n o ds sadl y ]
Bro t h e rs , w e S h all h av e t o co r r e c t h i m a g ai n t o
mo rro w n i g h t . H e i s i n co rri g i ble .
AL L . [ Mo u rnf u ll y ] I n - co r -
ri g - i ble !
B
L I C K . No w fo r th e e v e n i n g w ash i n g . G e t th e
basi n , Q u e e .
[ G lad th at h i s dai ly s co ld i n g i s o ve r , Q U E E
ru n s ch e e rf u ll y an d f e tch e s a basi n o f
w ate r , a bi g sp o n g e an d a to w e l.
BL I C K . No fli n ch i n g n o w , br o th e r s . L i n e u p !
[
1 9 4 ]
S C E N E I I I R i g h t f ace
S C E N E I I I
R i g h t f ace s ! [ T h e y all , e x ce p t Q U E E , s tan d c lo se
to g e th e r , an d th ru s t th e i r f ace s o v e r o n e an o th e r ’ s
s h o u ld e rs , w i th e y e s c lo s e d . R u n n i n g d o w n th e
li n e , Q U E E w as h e s all th e i r ri g h t ch e e ks w i th o n e
lo n g
R e v e rs e !
s w e e p
o f h i s
sp o n g e ]
[ cr i e s
B L I C K . T h e y all tu rn an d face i n th e o p p o s i te di
re c ti o n ; an d Q U E E , ru n n i n g u p th e li n e , w as h e s all
R i g h t f ace s !
[ c ri e s B L I C K .
th e i r o th e r ch e e k s . ]
Wi th a s i n g le s w e e p o f h i s to w e l , Q U E E n o w dri e s
all th e i r r i g h t ch e e k s ; an d w h e n B L I C K c o mmands
“ R e v e rs e , ” h e d r i e s th e o p p o s i te s i d e s i n th e s ame
An d th e e v e n i n g w as h i n g
n e at an d sp e e dy w a y .
i s fin i s h e d ]
B L I C K . T h e re ! T h at ’ s o v e r f o r an o t h e r t w e n
f o u r h o u rs .
t y -
AL L . Th an k g o o dn e s s !
B L I C K . Oh co me !
I t ’ s q u i c k an d
c o mp ara
t i v e l y p ai n le ss . O n l y — Q u e e g e t s di rt i e r an d di rt
i e r e v e r y y e ar.
F L I C K . Bu t s o me bo d y mu s t do i t .
[ 1 0 5]
S N O W W H I T E G L I C K .
S N O W W H I T E
G
L I C K .
H e ’ s th e y o u n g e s t .
W H I C K . I t ’ s h i s d u t y .
B
L I C K .
N e v e rth e le s s h e ’ s a d i s g r ace to th e f am
[ Q U E E bo w s h i s h e ad i n s h ame ] I ’ m g lad
i l y .
“ t h at y o u re ali s e i t , at le as t .
G
L I C K . An d n o w [ w i th a h e av y s i g h ] s u p p e r !
[ S ad l y ] S u p p e r!
AL L .
F
L I C K . No h u r r y ! I t ’ s be e n g e t t i n g c o ld e v e r
S i n ce bre ak f as t .
[
Wi th la g g i n g
s te p s th e y march to th e
table , an d are abo u t to e at , w h e n B L I C K
s tarts back i n s u rp ri s e .
B L I C K .
I s a y !
S o me
o
n e ’ s be e n d ri n k i n g f ro m m y cu p !
S N I C K .
S
o me
o
n e h as e at m y p o rri d g e u p !
F L I C K .
An d u s e d m y bran d - n e w k n i f e t o sp r e ad
A
mo n s t ro u s c o rn e r o f Q u e e ’ s bre ad !
[ 1 0 6 ]
S N O W W H I T E th e o th e r
S N O W W H I T E
th e o th e r , th e y ri s e , s h ak i n g th e i r h e ads
and sa y i n g , “ N o bo d y u n de r m y be d ! ”
“ N o bo d y
“ N o bo d y u n de r m y be d ! ”
u n de r m y be d ! ” B L I C K i s th e las t to
ri s e , bu t as h e
d o e s s o
h e s e e s S N O W
W H I T E an d cri e s , i n a te n s e w h i sp e r ]
“ Bu t — t h e re ’ s s o me t hi n g i n i t ! L o o k ,
bro t h e rs ! ”
[ I n w o n de r , th e D W A R F S cre e p abo u t
B L I C K ’ S be d , an d h o ld i n g th e i r lan te rns
h i g h , g az e
d o w n
u p o n
th e
s le e p i n g
S N O W W H I T E . An “ ah .
p :
o f
admi r ati o n
bre ak s f ro m th e i r li p s .
G L I C K . [ Wh i sp e ri n g ]
W h at i s i t ?
FL I C K . I k n o w !
I t ’ s a ch i ld .
B L I C K . NO , i t ’ s a g i rl. I s aw o n e o n c e .
F L I C K . W e ll , g i rl o r ch i ld , i t ’ s th e mo s t be au t i
fu l t h i n g I e v e r s aw .
G L I C K . Or I . I s i t t ame , o r w i ll i t fl y aw a y
li k e a bi rd , w h e n i t w ak e s u p ?
[ 1 0 8 ]
S C E N E I I I FL I C K . I ’
S C E N E I I I
FL I C K .
I ’ v e h e ard th at ch i ld re n are q u i t e t ame ;
an d t h e y c an t alk !
[ I n rap tu re ] Oh !
AL L .
B L I C K . Bu t I t e ll y o u t h i s i s n ’ t a ch i ld , i t ’ s a
i rl. I do n ’ t th i n k g i r ls c an t alk . [ T h e y all h e av e
g
s i g h o f d i sap p o i n tme n t ]
a
F L I C K . I w i sh sh e ’ d s t a y w i t h u s j u s t s o t h at w e
co u ld lo o k at h e r.
B L I C K . S h e w o n ’ t .
G L I C K . W h y n o t ?
B L I C K .
Are
O f c o u rs e sh e
w o n ’ t .
w e h an d
o r t all ? I n f ac t , are n ’ t w e d w arf s ?
so me , o r y o u n g ,
[
Th e y all h an g th e i r h e ads . ]
F L I C K . Bu t i f w e di dn ’ t t e ll h e r th at ?
B L I C K . Fli ck , I w o n de r at y o u !
Be s i de s , sh e
mi g h t fi n d i t o u t .
G L I C K . S h e ’ s be au t i f u ll y w h i t e an d cle an.
L o o k , sh e ’ s h ad th e bro o m ; sh e ’ s be e n t r y i n g to
s w e e p .
[
1 0 9 ]
S N O W W H I T E FL I C K . I
S N O W W H I T E
FL I C K . I c an ’ t be ar t o t h i n k o f h e r le av i n g u s .
G
L I C K . N o n e o f u s can .
F L I C K . I ’ m g o i n g t o s t a y u p all n i g h t j u s t t o
w
at ch h e r.
G
L I C K .
D o y o u t h i n k t h e re ’ s an y w a y w e c o u ld
p e rs u ade h e r t o s t a y ?
B
L I C K . I ’ m af rai d n o t .
F L I C K .
E v e n i f w e lai d p re s e n t s o n h e r be d ?
B
L I C K . W h at k i n d o f p re s e n t s ? G o ld an d di a
mo n d s
F L I C K . Oh , n o t c o mmo n t h i n g s li k e t h at ; re all y
v alu able t h i n g s li k e — m y j ack - k n i f e !
B
L I C K . Oh , t h i n g s li k e th at !
I t mi g h t ! Bu t
I ’ m af rai d n o t .
F L I C K . W e mi g h t t r y an y h o w . L e t e ach man
i v e th e mo s t v alu able t h i n g h e h as i n th e w o rld .
g
[ B L I C K c o lle c ts th e g i f ts . E ach D W A R F
n ame s h i s p re s e n t lo v i n g ly as h e tak e s i t
f ro m h i s p o ck e t.
[ 1 1 0 ]
S N O W W H I T E B L I C K .
S N O W W H I T E
B L I C K .
Fli ck , y o u ’ re a g e n i u s .
B u t i t mu s t be
G e t
d o n e at o n c e o r h e w o n ’ t be d r y b y mo rn i n g .
t h e u t e n s i ls .
B L I C K . [ March i n g to th e p u mp . ]
H
e re ’ s th e p u mp t o d o u s e h i m w i t h !
S N I C K . [ Fe tch i n g th e bas i n ]
H
e re are s u ds t o s o u s e h i m w i t h !
FL I C K .
[ Bri n g i n g th e s p o n g e ]
H
!
e re ’ s t h e s p o n g e t o s o p h i m w i t h
P L I C K . [ H u rr y i n g w i th th e bro o m ]
H e re ’ s th e bro o m t o mo p h i m w i t h
!
G L I C K . [ R u n n i n g w i th th e s o ap ]
H
e re ’ s t h e S o ap t o s cru b h i m w i t h !
W H I C K . [ Wav i n g th e to w e l ]
H
e re ’ s th e c lo t h to ru b h i m w i t h !
Q U E E
[ T h e y
s u rro u n d
w h o
abas h e d , h i s fi n g e r i n h i s mo u th .
B L I C K . Q u e e , y o u are g o i n g t o be
[ 1 1 2 ]
S C E N E I I I [ I n a tr e me
S C E N E I I I
[ I n a tr e me n d o u s w h i sp e r. ] W AS H E D !
[
Th e y carr y h i m to th e barre l , p lu mp h i m
i n w i th a g re a t sp lash , an d p u mp o n h i m.
T h e n , as th e y s cru b an d ru b an d s o ap
an d s ti r h i m abo u t i n th e w ate r , th e y
ch an t i n ch o ru s :
TH E D W A R F S .
H e re ’ s th e p u mp t o d o use h i m w i t h !
H
e re are su ds t o s o u s e h i m w i t h !
H
e re ’ s th e s p o n g e t o s o p h i m w i th !
H
e re ’ s th e bro o m t o mo p h i m w i th !
H
e re ’ s t h e s o ap t o s cru b h i m w i t h !
H
e re ’ s th e c lo t h t o ru b h i m w i t h !
Ru b ! S c ru b ! Mo p ! S o p ! S o u s e ! D o u s e !
R u b !
S cru b !
Mo p !
S o p !
S o u s e !
D o u s e !
[ I n th e i r e x ci te me n t th e y f o r g e t to be as
q u i e t as th e y h ad me an t to be , an d S N O W
[ 1 1 3 ]
S N O W W H I T E W H I T E s
S N O W W H I T E
W H I T E s ti rs i n h e r s le e p .
T h e n s h e
w
ak e s , an d s i ts u p .
S N O W W H I T E .
W h e re i s t h i s
Oh , t h e re are
th e ch i ld re n t h at li v e h e re . W h y , t h e y ’ re n o t ch i l
d re n .
T h e y h av e lo n g be ard s !
T h e y ’ re q u e e r ,
li t t le o ld me n .
Th e y ’ ll n e v e r le t me s t a y w i t h
t h e m. Bu t I mu s t t e ll t h e m I ’ m h e re .
an d s tan d i n g b y th e be d s ay s s h y l y]
[ S h e ri s e s ,
I be g y o u r
p ardo n .
[ Th e D W A R F S tu rn s u d d e n l y .
S N O W W H I T E .
I ’ m
[ Wi th a li ttle c u rts e y ]
s o rr y i f I ’ v e d i s t u rbe d y o u ; bu t I w as lo s t i n th e
f o re s t , an d w h e n I s aw y o u r h o u s e I w as s o t i re d
an d h u n g r y t h at I c ame i n an d t o o k a li t t le f o o d
w i t h o u t ask i n g .
T h e n I ’ m af rai d I f e ll asle e p .
[ S h e w ai ts f o r an an sw e r , bu t th e D W A R F S g az e at
h
e r i n s i le n ce
I ’ d p a y fo r i t ,
, s o s h e falte rs o n . ]
S O
bu t I h av e n ’ t an y mo n e y .
[ A g ai n a s i le n c e ]
all I c an d o i s t o s a y , “ T h an k y o u ” — an d “ G o o d
n i g h t . ”
Th e
[ S h e mo v e s re lu c tan tl y to th e d o o r.
D W A R F S s i g h d e e p l y .
S h e tu rn s f o r a f are w e ll
[ S h e h alf s h u ts
c u r tse y ]
T h an k y o u v e r y mu ch .
[
1 1 4 ]
S N O W W H I T E ras s e d ] W
S N O W W H I T E
ras s e d ]
W e ll — p e rh ap s i t i s a li t tle lat e f o r c o n
I t ’ s lo n g p as t be d t i me , i s n ’ t i s ?
v e rs at i o n .
B L I C K . Lo n g p ast .
S N O W W H I T E . T h e r e are s i x o f y o u an d
s e v e n be ds , are n ’ t th e r e ?
B L I C K.
[ H asti l y p u tti n g th e c o v e r o n th e bar
re l ]
Y e s , th e re are s e v e n be ds .
S N O W W H I T E . Oh , be f o re I g o p e rh ap s I o u g h t
t o t i d y t h e o n e I S le p t i n . I d i dn ’ t t u mble i t mu ch .
W h at are t h e s e t h i n g s o n
[ S h e g o e s to th e be d ]
i t ?
Oh ! o n e ’ s a f ro g .
[ S h e s tarts back . ]
I t ’ s
ali v e !
G L I C K . H e w as m y f ro g . H e ’ s p e rf e c t l y t ame .
S N O W W H I T E . W h at a f u n n y th i n g t o p u t o n a
be d .
B L I C K .
[ E d g i n g to w ard h e r e a g e r l y ] T h e y
w e re me an t to be p re s e n ts .
S N O W W H I T E . P r e se n t s I s i t C h ri s t mas h e re
[ 1 1 6 ]
S C E N E I I I B L I C K . W
S C E N E I I I
B L I C K . W e do n ’ t k n o w . W e d o n ’ t k n o w w h at
C h ri s t mas i s .
S N O W W H I T E . Oh — so me bo dy ’ s bi rth d ay ?
F L I C K . No , i t ’ s n o bo dy ’ s bi rt h d a y .
S N O W W H I T E . T h e n I d o n ’ t s e e
B L I C K . T h e y w e r e me an t t o h e p re s e n t s fo r y o u .
S N O W W H I T E . Fo r me ?
F L I C K . W e w e r e af rai d y o u w o u ldn ’ t li k e
t h e m.
B L I C K . I k n e w y o u w o u ldn ’ t li k e t h e m.
S N O W W H I T E . Bu t I d o li k e t h e m. D o y o u
me an t h at y o u ’ re n o t an g r y w i t h me , — t h at y o u
d o n ’ t d i sli k e me so v e r y mu ch ?
F L I C K . D i s li k e y o u !
B L I C K . W e th i n k
y o u ’ r e th e mo s t w o n d e rf u l
t h i n g w e ’ v e e v e r s e e n !
S N O W W H I T E . Oh , y o u d arli n g s ! — o h , I be g
y o u r p ar do n . P e r h ap s t h at w asn ’ t re sp e c t f u l.
[ 1 1 7 ]
S N O W W H I T E B L I C K .
S N O W W H I T E
B L I C K .
N o bo d y e v e r c alle d u s “ d arli n g s ” be
f o re , s o w e d o n ’ t k n o w .
F L I C K . Bu t i t s o u n ds n i c e .
S N O W W H I T E . An d y o u w o u ld n ’ t mi n d i f I
sh o u ld s t a y t o - n i g h t , — o n l y j u s t t o - n i g h t ?
B L I C K . W e w o u ldn ’ t mi n d i f y o u sh o u ld s t ay
fo re v e r — o n l y j u s t f o re v e r!
S N O W W H I T E . Fo re v e r ?
F L I C K . Oh , w i ll y o u ?
S N O W W H I T E . Oh , w i ll y o u le t me ? P le ase
le t me li v e w i th y o u !
I c o u ld be so u s e f u l.
B L I C K . Bu t o u r h o
u s e k e e p i n g
S N O W W H I T E . T h at ’ s j u s t h o w I c o u ld be u se
f u l. I c an c o o k an d se w an d s w e e p an d bre w an d
mak e be ds , an d — o h , lo t ’ s o f t h i n g s .
B L I C K . [ S o le mn l y ] W i ll y o u e x c u s e u s a mo
[ H e calls th e D W A R F S to g e th e r and
me n t , p le ase
D i d I be ar r i g h t ?
D i d sh e
w h i sp e rs to th e m ]
2
s a y sh e w o u ld s ta y .
[ 1 1 8 ]
S N O W W H I T E o u ma y n o
S N O W W H I T E
o u ma y n o t w an t me w h e n I t e ll y o u w h o I am.
y
I t ma y be d an g e ro u s
B
L I C K . [ H o p e f u lly ] D O y o u s t e al ?
S N O W W H I T E .
[ S mi li n g ]
No , n o t s o bad as
t h at . M y n ame i s S n o w W h i t e .
B
L I C K . I t s o u n d s e x t re me l y c le an .
S N O W W H I T E . T h i s mo rn i n g I w as a P ri n ce ss .
[ S h e s i ts o n B L I C K ’ S be d to te ll h e r s to r y . S h e i s
ro w i n g dro w s y a g ai n . ]
g
F L I C K . W h at ’ s a P ri n ce ss ?
S N O W W H I T E . W h y , th e d au g h t e r o f a k i n g
an d q u e e n .
M y s t e p - mo th e r i s Q u e e n B ran g o mar.
[ Mo re s le e p i l y]
S h e h at e s me s o mu ch t h at I ’ m
af rai d t h e re mu s t be s o me t hi n g h o rri d abo u t me
[ s h e i s v e r y dro w s y n o w ] bu t I ’ m s u re P ri n c e
Flo ri mo n d di d n ’ t n o t li k e me
fo r
[ S h e
Th e
s i n k s back o n to th e be d an d h e r e y e s clo s e .
D W A R F S p u t th e i r fi n g e rs to th e i r li p s . T h e n sh e
re v i v e s a li ttle an d mu rmu rs ]
fo r a y e ar an d a
o h , w h at w as I s a y i n g ? I ’ m s o sle e p y .
d a y
[ 1 2 0 ]
S N O W W H I T E B L I C K .
S N O W W H I T E
B L I C K . W e mu s t n ’ t w ak e h e
No t
r.
a s o u n d
n o w .
W e ’ ll be q u i e t e s t i n be d .
[ E ach D W A R F
cre e p s to w ard h i s be d ]
B L I C K . [ P u z z le d ]
Bu t
i n
m y be d !
s h e ’ s
W e ll , I ’ ll t ak e Fli ck ’ s .
[ H e mo v e s to th e n e x t be d , j u mp s i n , an d
p u lls
th e
c lo th e s
o v e r
h i s
h e ad ,
( D W A R F S alw a y s s le e p w i th th e be d
c lo th e s o v e r th e i r h e ads ) .
O f c o u rse
e ach o f th e o th e rs h as to mo v e u p o n e
be d .
As th e y p o p i n , o n e af te r an o th e r
an d c o v e r th e i r h e ads th e y cr y :
FL I C K . I ’ ll t ak e G li ck ’ s !
G L I C K . I ’ ll t ak e S n i ck ’ s !
S N I C K . I ’ ll t ak e P li ck ’ s !
P L I C K . I ’ ll t ak e W h i ck ’ s !
W H I C K . I ’ ll t ak e Q u e e ’ s !
B L I C K . [ S i tti n g
u p
s u d d e n l y ]
Bro t h e rs ,
! w e ’ v e f o r g o t t e n Q u e e ! [ T h e y all s i t bo lt u p ri g h t .
T h e n i n a w h i sp e r th e y call. ]
[ 1 2 2 ]
S C E N E I I I AL L . Q - U -
S C E N E I I I
AL L .
Q - U - E - E !
[ Th e co v e r o v e r th e w ate r
barre l i s p u sh e d u p , an d Q U E E ’ S
h
e ad ap p e ars .
H e i s v e r y w e t , bu t
w
as h e d as cle an an d p i n k as a n e w
d o ll ]
B L I C K . Q u e e , s h e ’ ll s t a y , bu t
y o u ’ ll h av e t o s le e p i n th e barre l.
Q U E E . H i p - h i p - h u rrah ! [ H e d i sap p e ars a g ai n
i
n to th e barre l , an d
TH E C U R T A I N F A L L S
[ 1 2 3 ]
W H E R E T H E W I T C H L I
W H E R E T H E W I T C H L I V E S
W I T C H H E !
li v e s i n a q u e e r dark p lace , s o me w h at !
Te t “
li k e a ca v e rn , w i th w alls o f s o f t blac k mo s s .
i t can ’ t be u n d e r g ro u n d , f o r lo o k i n g o u t th ro u g h
th e s i n g le e n tran ce th at s e rv e s
f o r bo th d o o r an d
w i n d o w y o u can s e e th e mo o n , v e r y bi g an d lo w ,
an d alw a y s s h i n i n g da y o r n i g h t.
A g re at fi re blaz e s i n th e mi d d le o f th e fl o o r , an d
o v e r
w all
i t s tan ds a bo i li n g cau ldro n . A g ai n s t th e
i s a lar g e ch e s t , carv e d w i th s tran g e s i g ns ,
i n w h i ch th e W I T C H k e e p s h e r Ma g i c T h i n g s .
C u rle d u p as le e p b y th e fi re li e s h e r p e t cat , F I D D L E .
F I D D L E i s e n o rmo u s f o r a cat — almo s t as bi g as a 1
s mall bo y .
P re s e n tl y h e w ak e s , y aw n s an d h as
a lo n g s tre tch , s h ak i n g th e las t s le e p i n e ss o u t o f
bo th h i n d le g s .
T h e n h e w as h e s h i s face c are
[ 1 2 7 ]
S N O W W H I T E f u ll y , r
S N O W W H I T E
f u ll y , r o u n d an d ro u n d , w i th h i s p aw . H e f e e ls
h u n g r y , s o h e r u bs h i s s to mach ; bu t as th at d o e s n ’ t
d o mu ch g o o d h e lo o k s abo u t f o r s o me th i n g to e at .
A lar g e ti n w i th h o le s bo re d i n th e c o v e r s tan ds
o n th e ch e s t , an d h e re me mbe rs s e e i n g h i s mi s
tre ss sp ri n k le s o me th i n g f ro m th i s o v e r h e r f o o d .
S o h e li e s d o w n o n h i s back lu x u ri o u s l y , an d , li ck
i n g
ch o p s , tak e s th e ti n i n bo th
h i n d p aw s an d
sh ak e s i t v i g o ro u s l y o v e r h i s o p e n mo u th . B u t
s u dd e n l y , w i th an e n o rmo u s y o w
l ,
h e le ap s i n to
th e ai r , c o u g h i n g , bli n k i n g , s n e e z i n g an d me w i n g
all at o n ce . Wh at h e f o u n d w as th e W I T C H ’ S
p e p p e r -
p o t !
Th e p e p p e r mak e s h i m f e e l e x tre me ly li v e l y; an d
n o w h e s p i e s a lo o s e e n d o f y arn dan g li n g fro m
an o ld sp i n n i n g - w h e e l th at s tan ds i n a dark c o r
n e r . H e bo u n ds to i t an d p ats th e s w i n g i n g e n d
to an d f ro .
B u t th e w o o l catc h e s o n
o n e o f h i s
s h arp c law s an d h e can n o t th ro w i t
0 1f .
H e ro lls
o n th e g ro u n d to bre ak i t , bu t th e y arn i s s tro n g
an d o n l y bi n ds h i m ro u n d an d ro u n d . No w h e i s
fri g h te n e d , an d be g i n s to ru n an d w h i rl an d
sp ri n g i n to th e ai r ; bu t w i th e v e r y mo v e me n t th e
[ 1 2 8 ]
S N O W W H I T E th e c o rn e
S N O W W H I T E
th e c o rn e r . Th e W I T C H e x ami n e s i t ,
an d th e n bre aks i n to a lau g h .
TH E W I T C H . W e ll , Fi d d le , w h at e v e r h av e y o u
Oh , h o ! p la y i n g w i t h m y s p i n
be e n u p t o n o w ?
n i n g - w h e e l ?
W e ll , y o u are a s n arl. W ai t — I ’ ll
u n w i n d y o u !
[ S h e s e i z e s o n e e n d o f th e y arn an d w i n ds
i t i n to a ball , bu t s o q u i c k l y th at p o o r
F I D D L E , at th e o th e r e n d , s p i n s an d
w
h i rls an d re v o lv e s li k e a to p as s h e u n
w
i n ds h i m , an d th e W I T C H lau g h s a t h i s
an ti cs ti ll th e te ars s tre am d o w n h e r
w i th e re d o ld ch e e k s . Wh e n h e i s f re e ,
F I D D L E h as to s i t i n a c o rn e r an d h o ld h i s
h e ad i n bo th p aw s
f o r d i z z i n e s s ; bu t ,
p i ck i n g u p h e r bas k e t , th e W I T C H s a y s :
TH E W I T C H .
No w c o me h e re an d h e lp me mi x
th at ma g i c h ai r re s t o re r.
W e mu s t s t e w all th e
o t h e r i n g re d i e n t s t o g e t h e r be f o re B ran g o mar c o me s .
[ Th e W I T C H an d F I D D L E dan c e ro u n d an d
ro u n d th e cau ldro n i n a m y s ti c c i rc le ;
[ l 3 o ]
S N O W W H I T E Th e Ma g 1 0
S N O W W H I T E
Th e Ma g 1 0 Mi x tu r e
M us i c b y
E dmo nd R mk o tL O p as
All e g r e tt o vxv o t3 m )
fro mt h e
A
o f th e
A
l ac e
fno mth e o ld
W 0
man ’ s s h o e ;
A
b i t o f th e tuf fet
0 1 ' 111 - t
i s s Muf - fe t
[
1 3 2 ]
S C E N E I V A te ar o f th e A
S C E N E I V
A
te ar
o f
th e
A
s mf f
Wh e n s he
f ro m s s Mar - y
w as co n
[
1 3 3 ]
S N O W W H I T E [ 1 3 4 ]
S N O W W H I T E
[
1 3 4 ]
S N O W W H I T E [ 1 3 6 ]
S N O W W H I T E
[
1 3 6 ]
S C E N E I V TH E M A G I C M
S C E N E I V
TH E M A G I C M I ! T U R E
A h ai r f ro m t h e t ai l o f t h e ri d e - a - c o ck H o rs e ;
A lac e f ro m th e Old W o man ’ s s h o e ,
A
bi t o f t h e t u ff e t
O
f L i t t le M i s s Mu fi e t ;
Th e b las t t h a t t h e L i t t l e Bo y B lu e .
A t e ar o f t h e Ki t t e n s w h o lo s t all t h e i r mi t t e n s
W h e n t h e y b e g an t o c r y .
A
s n i ff f ro m M i s s M ar y
W h e n s h e w as c o n t rar y ;
T h e P lu m f ro m J ack H o me r ’ s p i e .
A s li c e o f G re e n C h e e s e f ro m th e Man i n th e M o o n ;
Th e t ai ls o f th e T h re e B l i n d M i c e ;
A
b o n e f ro m th e c u p b o ard
O f O ld M o t h e r H u b b ard ;
An d l i t t l e g i rls ’ s u g ar an d sp i c e .
A
t i ck f ro m t h e clo c k o f h i - di c c o r y D o ck ;
T h e t ai ls o f t h e s h e e p o f Bo - p e e p
T
h e e y e o f t h e fl y
T
h a t s aw C o c k R o b i n d i e ;
An d a “ baa ” f ro m t h e Baa - b lack S h e e p .
[
Wh e n 5 126 h as fi n i s h e d th e mi x t u re , th e
[
1 3 7 ]
S N O W W H I T E W I T C H m
S N O W W H I T E
W I T C H m ' f s th e s te am fro m th e cau l
dro n , an d t h e n s i p : a li t t le o f th e h re w
fro m th e lad le .
TH E W I T C H .
T a s t e s g o o d ,
an d
h o t
e n o u g h .
Y e s ,
t h e
ladle i s re d h o t . No w t h at ’ s
all e x ce p t t h e h e art .
F i d d le ,
s e t th e k e t t le t o co o l.
[ F I D D L E t eth e r th e cau ldro n f ro m o v e r th e
re
an d s e t s i t tn th e c o rn e r.
TH E W I T C H . I ’ m ch i ll y !
[ S h e tu ch s u p h e r
s h i rt: an d s i ts d o w n c o m f o rtah l y o n th e blaz i n g
fi re ] Ah , t h a t f e e ls g o o d ! N o t h i n g t o do n o w
bu t w ai t f o r S n o w W h i t e ’ s h e art . B u t t h e n y o u
s h all s e e w h at y o u s h all s e e — a b e au t i f u l h e ad o f
lo n g , w av y h ai r.
Ah , h e re ’ s B ran g o mar at las t .
[ Q U E E N
B RA N G O M A R e n t e rs . F I D D L E
h o w ; lo w to h e r .
TH E Q U E E N . S o rr y to be lat e , d e ar H e x y , bu t
B e rt h o ld n e v e r re t u rn ed t i ll mo rn i n g , an d t h e n I
h
ad to s e e p e rs o n all y to h av i n g h i m lo ck e d u p i n
[
1 3 8 ]
S N O W W H I T E a h an d so me
S N O W W H I T E
a
h an d so me h e ad o f
h ai r. Y o u ’ ll h ard l y k n o w me
w
[ S h e d i p s h e r h e ad t h re e
h e n y o u s e e me a g ai n .
t i me s i n t o
th e s t e ami n g ca u ldro n , an d t h e n rai s e s i t
p ro u d l y ] H o w ’ s t h at ? P re t t y fi n e , e h ?
[ S u re l y s o me t h i n g
h as sp ro u t e d o n th e
W I TC H ’ s h ald
p at e . Th e Q U E E N lo o h s
care f u ll y , an d t h e n h u rs t s i n t o a ! re al o f
la u g h t e r ; an d F I D D L E , h o ld i n g h i s s i d e s ,
ro lls o n th e g ro u n d i n mi rt h .
TH E W I T C H . W h at are y o u lau g h i n g
F e e ls v e r y t h i c k an d c u rl y . S t o p t h a t c ac k li n g !
at ?
TH E Q U E E N . [ H ard l y ah le to sp e ak ] Oh , m y
d e ar H e x !
H a , h a , h a !
Y o u h av e — h a , h a , h a !
— a h e ad f u l o f p i g - t ai ls !
TH E W I T C H . P i g - t ai ls ? N o n s e n s e ! I t ’ s sh o rt
an d cu rl y .
TH E Q U E E N . No t p i g - t ai ls , H e x y . Y o u r h e ad
is c o v e re d w i t h li t t le w h i t e , c u rl y t a i l s o f p i g s !
TH E W I T C H . T ai ls o f p i g s ? T ai ls o f p i g s ?
[ S h e f e e ls th e g ro w t h care f u ll y . ]
B y H o p - sco tch ,
[ l 4 o ]

S C E N E I V

S C E N E I V

t h e y are p i g s t ai ls ! S t o p lau g h i n g ! I f th e j o k e s

o n an y b o d y , i t s o n y o u .

I n s t e ad o f a h u man

h e art , y o u r p re c i o u s h u n t sman h as b ro u g h t b ack th e

h e art o f a p i g ; an d M i s s S n o w W h i t e i s ali v e a t t h i s

mo me n t .

H a , h a , fo r y o u !

TH E Q U E E N . [ H e r la u g h t e r h ro h e n o f s h o rt

]

W h at ? S n o w W h i t e ali v e ?

TH E W I T C H . I f th e s e are p i g s t ai ls , t h at w as a

p i g s

h e art .

Ask

W h i t e s n o t ali v e .

y o u r M a g i c Mi rro r i f S n o w

TH E Q U E E N . [ S e i z i n g th e Mi rro r w h i ch h an g s

fro m h e r g i rdle ]

Mi rro r , mi rro r , i n m y h an d ,

Wh o s t h e f ai re s t i n th e lan d ?

TH E M I R R O R . [ Answ e ri n g ]

Y o u , w h o h o ld me i n y o u r h an d ,

Y o u w e re f ai re s t i n th e lan d ;

Bu t t o - d a y , I an s w e r t ru e ,

S n o w W h i t e i s mo re f ai r t h a n y o u .

TH E Q U E E N . S n o w W h i t e ali v e ! [ S h e s t