Unnamed Bailiff 5

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In Requiem for a Nun, the "Bailiff" who commands "Order in the court!" in the play's brief first scene is not described at all (41). Our assumptions about his gender, race and class are based on the bailiffs who appear in courtrooms in other Yoknapatawpha fictions. We also assume that the "MAN'S VOICE" that opens the play, telling "the prisoner" from behind the theatrical curtain to "stand," also belongs to this Bailiff (38).

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