'The Magistrate'

'The Magistrate'

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Joshua Alexander and Sarah Ovens as Cis Farringdon and Beatie Tomlinson in "The Magistrate" (1885) by Arthur Wing Pinero. Cis dresses as a 14-year-old schoolboy, although he is in fact 19 years of age. He flirts with his impoverished 16-year-old piano teacher, Beatie.