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									 A Census of                    Census for the hardcover/UK edition:
                               New York: Poseidon Press, January 1994
A Frolic of His                      London: Viking, June 1994
    Own
Compiled by Anja Zeidler
                           Key for page numbers
                           numbers alone: characters appear in person
                           [ ] characters spoken about
                           ( ) characters on the phone
                           § characters in legal texts
                           " " characters in Oscar's play
Character       Description and appearance in the novel                       First
                                                                              appearance


Al              Lily's former husband, whom she wants to sue for              [248]
                abandonment, he is supposedly working as a cook on a
                boat ([248], [320], [337-338], [440], [483], [510], [523],
                [537], [540], [563])
Ambers          Character in Oscar's play, black servant ([67], [74-75],      [67]
                [78], [80])
Bagby           Character in Oscar's play, General Manager of Thomas'         [68]
                uncle, "a coarse, jovially venal man […] his uncle's
                mine manager and confidante" (402), "a study in the
                business as usual corruption" (409), compared to the
                shepherd Gyges from Plato's Republic (228), Bixby
                (Jerry 368), "he is a cardboard Hermogenes?" (Jerry
                377) ([68-70], [73], [75], "129-144,"149-152," [153],
                "154-160," "165-173," "175-176," [225-226], [228],
                [368-369], [[402-403]], [[409]], [437], [474], [488])
                See note 115.31 (129.31)
Basie, Harold   Black lawyer taking over Oscar's case, conman, passed         83
                New York bars on second try, falsified his application,
                "smooth laid black ex-con" (308), "your perfect
                Hermogenes" (Jerry, 377), "the man who really fought
                for you" (Christina, 419) (83, 85-88, 94-99, 104-116,
                119-120, [121-22], 122-129, 144, 153-154, 164, 173-
                174, 178-181, 185-234, [182-184], 185-234, [240-242],
                [253], [257], 258-266, [267], [272], [283], [299], [302],
                {304}, [306-310], [313], [315], [317-318], [329], [341],
                [376-378], [380], [395], [419], [436], [462], [470],
                [501], [520], [534], [555], [564], [569]
                See note 75.26 (83.17)
Bilk, Senator   Senator from Stinking Creek, also his boyhood home            [271]
Orney           (295, 393), "Neanderthal senator of theirs" (271), "this
                Neanderthal" (333), wants to "employ every measure at
                his command to prevent the elevation of Judge Crease
                to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals," graduated from
                army cooking school, "Old Lardass" (law clerk 513)
                ([271], [280], [294-296], [333], [347], [374], [393],
                [465-466], [467-468], [487], [498], [511])
                See note 240.10 (271.28)
Blanfors,       Acquaintence of Trish, old customer of beauty doctor          [382]
Lettie          Kissinger ([382-383])
Mr.             The Crease family's imagined old plumber, whom                [301]
Boatwright      Oscar invents for Lily ([301], [319], [327-328], [334]
Bobbie          Lily's brother, his father puts all the money in his hands,   [13]
                buys a Porsche (63), gets killed in a car accident driving
                the Porsche ([13], [26], [63-64], [108], [117-118], [245-
                247], [274], [303], [311], [320], [325], [510-513], [531],
                [550-552])
Booth,           Liz something, "that beautiful redhead from Grosse             [381]
Elisabeth        Point" ([381])
                 See 334.11 (381.26)
Booth, Paul      "that brutish man" (Trish, 382) ([382])                        [382]
Bone, Judge      Judge "on the Second Circuit bench as long as anyone           [396]
CJ               can remember, cut from the same cloth as old Judge
                 Crease" (396) ([396], [397], [399], [521], [565])
"boy"            A lover of Trish, "where […] the pregnancy came                [43]
                 from" (43), half her age, tries to be a writer, "this
                 frightful boy," "that wretched boy," "that revolting boy"
                 (345), "this miserable boy" (349), "this loathsome boy
                 … with his sleazy rights to life" (357) ([43], [237],
                 [239], [349-350], [357], [359], [379])
Bredford,        Playing Randal in Kiester's film, "severely limited            [50]
Robert           talents" (50), "sagging career" (51) ([50-51], [261],
                 [405], [442], [455], [457], [470], [472-473], [479],
                 [534])
Bunker           Trish's fourth husband from Georgia, he is on the              [15]
                 hospital's board, he is twice her age (43), goes to
                 London to have some suits fitted (381) ([15], [43],
                 [238], [355], [358], [380-381], [434], [519], [554])
                 see note 15.22
Button           Acquaintence of Basie, "an old buddy … from my little          [261]
                 theatre days" (Basie, 261), which was Federal prison,
                 plays the main house slave in Kiester's movie, learnt
                 acting in prison ([261], [263], [278?], [283], [305-306],
                 [470])
Carlucci         Character in the Kiester film, "the mines' wily manager"       [404]
                 (404), the Bagby of the play ([[404]])
Chichester,      Harry's dentist, they get the bill in the mail after Harry's   [554]
Dr.              death ([554-555], [562])
Coops, Hoddy     Billye Fickert's husband "after Earl took off for              [498]
                 Mississippi" ([498])
Crease, Judge    Oscar's father and Christina's stepfather, a heavy             [12]
Thomas L.        smoker, allegedly married Oscar's mother for the money
                 (13), "a lightning rod for the passions of this once
                 sleepy community" (295), "a jurist in the tradition of
                 Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr." (460), dies at the
                 age of 97 (443) ([12], [13], [16], [17], [22], [45-46],
                 [48], [50], [51], [109], [113-114], [121], [128], [182],
                 [183], [235-237], [240-241], [245], [253], [261], [267],
                 [268], [269], [273], [280-281], [285], [[285-293]], [294-
                 296], [313], [318-319], [325], [328], [331], [333], [344],
                 [347], [373], [386], [393], [395], [397], [416], [433],
                 [436-437], [450], [458], [459-460], [462], [464-469],
                 [473], [487], [489-490], [492], [495], [510], [520-521],
                 [536-539], [553], [558-559], [583])
Crease,          Oscar's grandfather, died at age 96, fought in the Civil       [17]
Captain (later   War (Seventeenth Regiment Army of Northern
Justice)         Virginia), wounded at Ball's Bluff and Antietam, "a
Thomas            colorful member" of the Holmes Court (23), associate
                  justice on the U.S. Supreme Court (109), married
                  money like his son, his father took on a diplomatic post
                  in France and died there (182), "intestate heir to
                  valuable coal properties in Pennsylvania, upon learning
                  that these were in danger of confiscation by the Federal
                  government, received permission from the Confederate
                  authorities to go north to protect his interests" (400),
                  "the only one who ever really cared for me" (Oscar,
                  521) ([17], [23], [45], [50], [51], [65], [108-110], [128],
                  [178], [182], [246], [285], [301], [318], [329], [339],
                  [373], [[400]], [437], [473], [488], [507], [519], [520-
                  521], [558-559])
Crease, Oscar     Christina's stepbrother, lecturer in American history at      [11]
L.                the community college at Lotusville (45, 189), is run
                  over by his own car, always in a highly agitated state
                  (11), afraid of the dark, called Oswald in the newspaper
                  (296), "stands about looking every inch the gentleman
                  poet" (Trish, 354), "a poor man in a wheelchair" (Jerry,
                  356), "the mad poet" (435), "looks like one of those
                  homeless out sleeping on the grates" (458), "baleful
                  figure huddled […] in the car" (520) ([11-15], 16-29,
                  40-41, [42], [44-46], 47-66, 82-88, 94-99, 104-118,
                  [120], 121-122, [123-124], 125-129, 144-145, 152-154,
                  163-165, 173-174, [177-178], 178-184, ((185-234)),
                  (240), [241-244], 244-270, [271], 272-280, [283], [296-
                  297], (298), [299], 300-304,'305-312,' 313-325, [326-
                  327], 328-353, 355-380, [381], [383], (385), (393),
                  [395], [416], 417-425, 432-433, [434], 435-440, [441-
                  442], 445-459, 462-469, 471-480, [481], 486-498, 501-
                  518, 520-573, 583-586)
Davis, Ziff       Actor in Kiester's Civil War film ([52])                      [52]
                  See note 49.8
Delivery man      Delivers Oscars wine, Oscar cannot pay because Lily           (252)
                  has taken all the money (250, 252)
Doris             Harry's secretary ([42], [237], [326], [384])                 [42]
Employeé at       Woman at Trsih's cleaner, "smirking bitch" (Trish, 14),       [14]
cleaners          French speaking, "that supercilious encore du sangre
                  Madame" (Trish, 355) ([14], [355])
Fickert,          Boy who drowned when Reverend Elton Ude tried to              [333]
Wayne             baptize him (see CG), "that wretched child that
                  drowned letting Jesus in at the back door" (Christina,
                  497) ([333-334], [395], [[426]], [497], [500])
Fickert, Billye   Wayne's mother ([[432]], [498])                               [[432]]
Fickert, Earl     Wayne's father, owning a junkyard (see CG) ([334],            [334]
                  [[426]], [498])
Frika, Anga       Female leading role in Kiester's film, " a ravishingly        [51]
                  beautiful young woman in negligee" (403) ([51],
                  [[403]], [446], [448], [449], [455], [470], [473-475],
                  [534])
Gench, Barry   Film student at UCLA, charges Kiester on behalf of the        [87]
               "notorious sledgehammer scene" in the film "Uruburu,"
               "this other ghoul," "that documentary maker" ([87],
               [183], [264])
Gribble, Frank Insurance man from Ace Worldwide Fidelity, "Mr                [18]
               Dribble" (Lily, 548) ([18], [25], 27-29, 542-553)
Grimes, Edie   "she was at the funeral too looking simply gorgeous"          [381]
               (Trish) [381-382]
Giulielma      Character from Oscar's play, described as being a shy         [52]
               and lonely girl, "the lonely daughter of the Quantness
               plantation" (401), the Kiester film's equivalent played
               by Anga Frika (51), Thomas' wife, "Thomas' touching
               and desolate bride" (409) (["51"], [52], [77-78], [[401-
               402]], [[409]], [437])
"Harry's       Harry's image of a father made up for Oscar, 'had a           [490]
father"        small business making mattresses, died when Harry was
               in law school' ([490], [528])
Mrs. Hemsley "Mummy," Trish's mother, died recently, "converted by           [237]
               that wildeyed Bishop Sheed," ([237-238], [269], [282],
               [345], [353-354], [358-360], [379])
Hemsley,       Christina's school friend, bumping into a nurse in the        (14)
Trish          hospital, where Christina and Harry are visiting Oscar
               and where she wants to get an amniocentesis, very
               wealthy, mother of a boy named T J (43) and a
               daughter, wears Versace shoes of the size A999, once
               cut her wrists (43), wants legal help to break her
               mother's will (269), buys a dog, a little Lhasa (327), she
               wants to "étaper the lower classes (386), marries
               Bunker (519), "a crazy woman with a dog" (Lily 520)
               (14-16, [24], [43], [44], [174], (237-238), [239], [269],
               [282-285], [298], [327], (34), [343-345], [348-350],
               353-360, [362], [363], 364-370, 372, 378-384, [386],
               [416], (434), [435], [485], 518-519, [537], [554], [572])
               See note 24.16
Hemsley, T J   Trish's son, "a sweet little boy about ten," Trish lost the   [43]
               custody case over him (43), "I think that he drinks"
               ??(383) ([43], [239], [345], [355], [383])
Holmes,        Friend of Thomas Crease especially during the days of         [23]
Justice Oliver the Civil War, later associate on the Holmes Court
Wendell        ([23], [46], [109-110], [285], [296], [[429]], [443],
               [477], [487-488], [558])
               See note 23.6
Ilse           Houskeeper after Oscar's return from hospital, "white         [40]
               columnar thighs to break a bull's back" (41), "splendid
               thighs" (86) she stays in Oscar's old room, "that
               woman" (Oscar), "that poor woman" (Christina), wants
               to bring her sister to the Crease house (322) and does so
               ([40], [41], [47-48], [49], [52], [53], [55], 57, 60, [62],
               [63], [85], 86, [95], [98], [110], [116], 118, [119], 122,
               [127], [129], 144, [183], [240], [248], 250, 252-257,
                270, [272], [304], [320], [322], [330], [416], [417],
                [420], [433])
Ilse's sister   From the Bronx, has a cataract, rather large woman           [305]
                judging from her underwear (416), comes to live in the
                Crease house, her specialty is corned beef and cabbage
                ([305], [322], [323], [416], [420], [433]
Israel, John    Character from Oscar's play, black servant , ran off,        [74]
                Mother teaches him to read the bible, "our 'noble
                savage'" (79), "a black Epictetus" (101), returns at the
                end of the play (259), "the invisible man … haunting
                the whole play" (370), "mother's biblical protégé" (401)
                ([74], [78-80], [100-101], [103-104], [259], [364],
                [368], [370], [378], [[401]], [488])
Jake            The major's son in Kiester's film, equivalent to William,    [403]
                his father sends him to war in Randal's place ([403])
James B.        Seven-year old black boy, owner of the dog Spot ([[30-       [30]
                40]], [114], [236], [270-271], [281], [286], [347], [496],
                [539])
James B.'s      Also guardian ad litem, presides over a junk yard, rather    [33]
father          expansive (270), opens a theme park featuring artefacts
                of modern American history (348): "The American
                Way" (496) ([[33]], [236], [270-271], [347], [348],
                [496])
Mr.             "making a career out of marrying us" (rich schoolgirls)      [15]
Jheejheeboy     Trish says (17), he is the exhusband of Edie in CG
                ([15], [381])
Jim             Employee at the hospital (14)                                (14)
Kane            Character from Oscar's play, stout man, introducing          "83"
                himself as "a commercial traveler in tobaccos" (158),
                "to a large degree based on Socrates" (221), in prison
                and condemned to death at the end of the play (229),
                "he's the Cratylus" (377), "a mysterious visitor" (401),
                awaits execution as a spy at the end of the war (403)
                ("83-85," "89-93," "100-102," "107," "110-112," [154],
                "157-163," "165-170," [213], [216], [221], [225], [229],
                [368-369], [377], [[401-403]], [437], [488])
Kevin           Lily's third lawyer, a man after two women lawyers           [25]
                before, Lily has borrowed his BMW, "this ambulance
                chaser," (55) wants to sue Oscar's insurance company
                (55), Lily goes to the movies with him, watching the
                Kiester film ([25], [27], [55-56], [57-58], [61], [63-65],
                [94], [95], [117], [245-248], [261], [275], [278], [283],
                [303], [311], [523], [538], [563])
Kiester,        Director of "The Blood in the Red White and Blue",           [17]
Constantine     "Hollywood's reigning wunderkind" (50), "king of
                special effects" (121), his real name is Jonathan
                Livingston, had also used the surname Siegal, the letter
                rejecting Oscar's play had been signed Linvingston
                (122), began his career as television producer in New
                York under the name Livingston (404) ([17], [50-52],
                [86-88], [98-99], [113], [120-121], [122], [164], [177-
                187], [196], [254], [260], [299], [309], [311], [377],
                [[399]], [[404]], [[414]], [419], [449], [455], [457],
                [533-534])
                See note 108.25 (121.13)
Kissinger,      Trish's beauty doctor, "he adores titles and money"          [358]
Doctor          (Trish, 382), "they called him the shuttle surgeon"
                (Trish 382) ([358], [381-382], [537], [540])
                See note 334.25 (382.2)
Knize, John     He is doing research for a book on the Holmes Court,         [22]
                Oscar receives a letter, a former schoolfriend of Kiester,
                first screenwriter of Blood in the Red White and Blue
                ([22-23], [[405]], [[415]])
Law clerk       Old acquaintance of Father, executor of Father's estate,     [253]
                wearing Father's coat when arriving at the Crease
                house, "this babbling lunatic" (Christina, 498), "our
                charming visitor" (539) ([253-254], [261], [267], [301],
                [436], [439], [443], (444-445), [460], [467-469], [488],
                [492], 493-494, [495-499], 500-501-502, [504-505],
                506-511, 516-518, [520], [539])
Lepidus, Sam    Lawyer Harry knows from law school, working for a            [60]
                small law firm called Lepidus, Holtz, Blomefeld, Macy
                & Shea, sends postcard from Norway (390) ([60], [86],
                [115], [125], [[185]], [[255]], [283], [299], [307-308],
                [310-313], [315-317], [329], [332], [336], [339], [367],
                [386], [388], [392], [416], [418], [420], [484], [532-
                534])
Leva, Ben B F   Chief Executive Officer of Erebus Entertainment              [177]
                ([177], [[399]], [[404]])
Lily            Oscar's young blonde girl friend, trying to divorce her      [12]
                husband, Oscar gives her all his money, "chaos herself"
                (22), "she certainly doesn't look like anyone in the
                family" (22), "she" (55), "that blond plaything of yours"
                (267), "that mess of a blonde" (272) ([13-14], [16], [22],
                24-27, [41-42], [44], [55], [57], [61], 62-66, 82, [94],
                (108), [110], 116-118, (174), [184], [243], 244-249,
                [252], [261], [267], [272], 273-280, [283], 300-304,
                306, 307, 310-311, 313-317, 319-321, 323-324, 325-
                331, 333-334, 336-338, [341], 342-350, 356-357, 364-
                365, [367], 378-379, [381], [385], [387], [416], 417,
                420-425, 432-434, 438-446, [450], 458-459, 460-461,
                463-469, 473-483, 486, 490-500, 504-533, 537-542,
                547-582)
Lily's          Grilfriend from the phone company "where we worked           [279]
girlfriend      together on long lines," screwing with Kevin according
                to Lily, red hair ([279-280], [509], [523], [563])
Lily's first    Oscar paid her off ([14], [25])                              [14]
lawyer
Lily's second   Half Oscar's age, she withdraws from Lily's divorce          [14]
lawyer          case, Oscar has payed her fifty five hundred dollars,
                 she's running for city judge (58), Harry knows her, "this
                 sleazeball woman lawyer" (63) ([14], [25], [58], [63],
                 [275])
Lily's parents   They gave up on her, they won't give Lily a penny, they      [13]
"Daddy" in       have joined the church of Reverend Bobbie Joe Ude
particluar       (26) ([13], [26], [63], [245-247], [274-275], [303],
                 [311], [320], [321], [325], [334], [387], [422-423],
                 [433], [438], [500], [507], [510-513], [522], [531],
                 [537], [540], [550-552])
Lutz,            Oscar's step sister, Harry's wife, they married a year ago   (11)
Christina        (15), called 'Teen' by her friend Trish (14), "a good
                 housekeeper" (21), "she's so superior and smart" (Lily,
                 25) (11-24, [28], 40-49, 52-60, 61-62, 119-129, 144,
                 154, 163-165, 173-174, 182-184, 235-244, (253-254),
                 257-273, 281-285, 296-300, 304-336, [337], 338-360,
                 [362], [363], 364-370, 372, 378-399, 416-425, 432-447,
                 458-459, [462], 463-469-475, 479-488, 490-506, [507],
                 514-517, [519], [522], 524-534, 537-542, 553-586)
Lutz, Eleanor    One of Harry's sisters of New Rochelle called Norrie         [515]
                 ([515-516], [522], (524), [527-528], [535], [539])
Lutz, Harry      Christina's husband, lawyer at the law firm                  (11)
                 Swyne&Dour, born in Chicago (526), specialized in
                 corporate law (18), "rather slick looking fellow" (Trish,
                 15), Trish call him Larry (519) "he doesn't look like
                 anybody in the family" (Oscar, 22), a fast driver, he dies
                 in a car accident, "consuming interest in poetry (the
                 newspaper, 526) (11-19, [21], [24], [29], 40, 41-62,
                 [86], [115], [119], [120], [121], [122], [182-183], (184),
                 235-244, [253], [264], [266], [267], (268-269), 271-273,
                 281-285, 296-300, 305-317, [318], [319], [321], [326],
                 [332], [341], [365], [367], [378-379], 384-389, [390],
                 391-399, (416-418), (423-424), [435-436], [438], [441],
                 [444-447], 448-469, 471-491, [492], [498], [504-505],
                 [509], [515-516], [519], [522], [526-531], [534-535],
                 [539-540], [542], [554-555], [563-564], [582], [584])
Lutz, Stanley    Harry's father, an early inovator in the textile industry    [525]
                 cutthroat operator, made a fortune in home furnishing
                 business, condemned his son's interest in poetry as an
                 unprofitable vocation for 'sisies' which led to a
                 irreparable breach, lives like a king, never made less
                 than a million, has been estranged from his son for
                 years ([525-528])
Mrs. Mabel       Christina's mother, Father's second wife ([13], [45-46],     [13]
                 [445], [466])
Madhar Pai,      Attorney for defendant Kiester, "Jerry," "real red brick     ((185))
Jawaharal        university product all English tailoring really full of
                 himself" (241), "that revolting little Mister Mudpye"
                 (Oscar, 263?), "can you picture anyone more fastidious"
                 (Trish, 354) ( ((185-234)), [241], [263], [282], [298-
                 299], [309], [341], 353-355, 356-383, [387-388], [416-
                417], [419], [434-435], [450], [453], [456], [462], [485],
                [537], [564], [572])
Major           Character in Oscar's play, Guilielma's father, Thomas'       [69]
                father in law, played by one Clint Westwood in
                Kiester's film (53), "a sort of cardboard Cratylus"
                (Jerry, 377), "a pompous confederate Major" (401), "a
                genteel if self serving Southern aristocrat" (409)
                (["53"][69], [79], "83-85," "88-94," [96], [99], "100-
                102," "106-107," [212], [213], [365], [366], [368-369],
                [377], [[401-402]], [[409]], [473], [475])
Man in bed      Man in bed beside Oscar, "dirty man" (Lily, 27) (26-27,      (26)
                29)
Man in the      Man stepping infront of Harry's car, holding up a hand,      [42]
street          rage in his eyes ([42])
Old man         Old man paddling by Christina on her way to Oscar in         (11)
                the hospital, collides with a radiator, "stabs from the
                wheelchair" (13), called "mad man" by Trish (15),
                seems to have Parkinson or palsy (17) (11, 13, 15, 16)
Mary            Old houskeeper companion in the Hemsley house,               [282]
                causing a problem with the will, "with her pasty
                pudding face the perfect picture of a thousand years of
                Irish Catholic ignorance" (Trish, 359), "the miserable
                creature who's been emptying her mother's bedpans for
                forty years" (Christina 387) ([282], [284], [354], [359-
                360], [387])
Mohlenhoff,     Lawyer from matchbook cover, of Shriek Mohlenhoff            [283]
Shriek          & Shransky, a specialist in negligence and personal
                injuries Oscar consults because he offers a free
                telephone consultation ([283], [311], [318], [336], [339-
                340], [387], [440], [532], [538])
Nipples, Sir    British theatre director famous for his Elisabethan          [254]
John            productions, interested in Oscar's play ([254], [258-
                260], [264], [331-332], [336], [394], [437], [440], [456],
                [557])
nurse           Nurse in hospital where Oscar lies, spills blood onto        (14)
                Trish, who bumps into her (14)
                                                                             [282]
Peyton,         Bill, lawyer Trish consults, collegue from Harry's law
William C. G.   firm ([282], [298-299], [379], [390-391], [395-396],
                [416-417], [436], [459], [482], [485], [488], [500],
                [505], [524], [526-530], [535], [555], [562], [574],
                [581])
Policeman 1     The policeman at the airport falsly sent in pursuit of a     520
                man by Lily, who allegedly had stolen her purse (520)
Policeman 2     Picks up the car at the Crease house (575)                   575
Pookie 1        A dog belonging to Trish, a Llhasa apso, Trish forgets       [327]
                him at the Crease house, "that loathsome dog"
                (Christina 387), "that horrid dog" (416), dies in Oscar's
                kitchen, maybe chocking on a mouse (434), they throw
                it in the pond (435) ([327], [344], 353-357, 364, 366,
                [383], [385], [387], [416], 434, [491])
Pookie 2        The dog Trish gets from an "unsavoury young man"            (518)
                after putting an ad in the paper searching for her dog
                and offering 500 $ reward, she believes it's her old dog
                (518-519)
Preswig, Jack Lawyer in Oscar's accident case([341], [423-424], [439-       [341]
                440], [547], [532], [539], [542], [547], [565-569])
Mr.             Employeé from Ace Fidelity, investigating Oscar's           [249]
Prislikhoviscel claim (249-252)
Process server Delivering a subpoena to Oscar, complaining about the        335
                porch (335)
Ragow, Leo      Masha's husband, a slumlord in Cleveland, tried to pull     [516]
                Harry in on some real estate deal ([516], [524])
Ragow,          One of Harry's sisters from Celeveland, Ohio called         [509]
Marian          Masha, "she's mean as a snake" (528) ([509], [515-516],
                [522], [524], [527-530], [535], [539])
Randal          Male leading role in Kiester's film, the Thomas of the      [52]
                play, played by one Robert Bredford ([52], [[404-405]],
                [[408-410]])
Real estate     In charge of selling the Crease house ([13], [21], [163],   [13]
woman           165, 351-352, 501-503, 566-569)
Riding,         Oscar's mother, his father's first wife, the house          [13]
Winifred        belonged to her when she married Father, she had set up
                a trust account for Oscar in a Maryland bank before she
                died, daughter of a wealthy Long Island architect and
                landowner, "your sainted mother" (Christina, 536)
                ([13], [45], [319], [445], [536])
Ruth, J. Harret Former Village official, presiding Village Board            [37]
                member at the time of the erection of Cyclone Seven,
                currently pursuits a seat on the federal judiciary, James
                B.'s lawyer ([[37]], [271], [296], [347], [496])
secretary       Secretary Oscar thinks he needs ([433], (446)               (433)
Senator         Character in Oscar's play, acquaintance of Bagby,           [143]
                together they watched battle of Manassas as spectators,
                "white-maned, pompously absurd," played by the same
                person who played the Major ([143], "149-150")
Soldier         Character from Oscar's play, played by the same person      145
                who plays William ("145-147," "150-151," "152,"
                [165], (175))
Spot            James B.'s dog trapped in sculpture Cyclone Seven, "a       [12]
                dog of tender years," dies in the sculpture when
                lightening strikes (269), "that odious dog" (Christina,
                498) ([12], [16], [[30-40]], [48], [236], [245], [269],
                [270-271], [[285-287]], [324], [347], [449], [498])
Stepan, father Priest who is a witness in court over one of Trish's law     [353]
                suit, appearing as Mummy's confessor (358),
                "loathsome little priest" (353), (Trish) "unctuous little
                Father Stepan" (Trish, 354), "this little roach" (Trish,
                357-358) ([353], [354], [357-359])
students         Oscar's student, read his play, Frank, Jed ([125-126],       [125]
                 129, 144, 152-154, 165, 174)
Suggs Jr.,       An adjacent resident of the plaza dominated by Cyclone       [36]
H.R.             Seven, disturbed by the dog Spot's nightly howls, thus
                 harges private nuisance ([[36]])
Szyrk, R.        Sculptor, past ninety years (18), already mentioned in       [12]
                 JR, dog is trapped in his sculpture Cyclone Seven ([12],
                 [17], [[30-40]], [48], [50], [109], [113-114], [121],
                 [235], [269], [271], [272], [[285-293]], [280-281],
                 [[285-286]], [348], [392-393], [496])
Tart             Character from Oscar's play, "a lady friend" of Bagby,       149
                 stridently caricatured, played by the same person who
                 played Guilielma ("149-152")
Therapist        Physiotherapist treating Oscar after his accident, Ilse      [55]
                 will take over his role ([55], (119), [182], [257], [320],
                 [323])
Thomas           Character from Oscar's play, named after Oscar's             [61]
                 grandfather (108), "tall lightly bearded man in his
                 thirties" (62), "a hero home from the war" (70), brought
                 up in France, "heir to substantial mine holdings in
                 Pennsylvania" (350), played by one Robert Bredford
                 ([51-52], [260], [263]) in Kiester's film, there bearing
                 the name Randal (["51-52"], [61], "66-82," "88-93,"
                 [99], "100-104," [107], "110-111," "129-144," "145-
                 152," "154-163," "165-173," [209], [211], [215], [259],
                 [336], [364-365], [368], [370], [[401-403]], [[408-409]],
                 [472], [557-558])
Thomas'          Character from Oscar's play, worked at the embassy in        [68]
father           France, died in 1854 ([68], [70], [71] [75], [80], [132],
                 [336])
Thomas'          Character from Oscar's play, "a devout old Christian         [61]
mother           woman" (Oscar 378), "whinning grasping old
                 hypocrite" (Jerry 378), "a long suffering, Bible ridden
                 husk of a woman" (401) ([61], "66-82", [99], [100],
                 [110], [209], [364-365], [370], [378], [472-473)
Thomas' uncle    Character in Oscar's play, died intestate, 'the prominent    [68]
                 coal magnate,' 'the eminent Pennsylvania political
                 leader' (68), "his estranged uncle, a Northern coal
                 baron" (401) ([68], [73], [74], [91], [130], [132], [134],
                 [[401]])
Trish's cousin   She is fifteen years old, her father a basketball coach      [284]
                 [284]
Trish's          Deedee? Has a breakdown, cuts her wrists ([327], [345],      [327]
daughter         [365], [366]
Trish's third    Owned half the timber in Maine ([16], [367?]                 [17]
husband
Ude,             Ude's son, "moved down to Florida because Disney             [245]
Reverend         World’s down there where the old people go" (334), put
Bobby Joe        to jail by for thirty days by Justice Crease fo contempt
                 of court, "the sneaky slimeball" (Lily, 513) ([245-247],
                [303], [311], [320], [334], [425], [[426]], [433], [500],
                [513], [522], [537], [550-553])
Ude,            Lily's parents have joined his church, cf. CG, "some        [63]
Reverend        crackpot minister who drowned a boy he was trying to
Elton           baptize" (333), "some old quack up in the Carolinas"
                (334) ([63], [86?], [333-334],[ [426]], [500])
Victor          Bunker's excellent cook, said to have raped one of          [380]
                Bunker's Filipino maids, a "silly indiscretion" Trish
                says (381) ([380-381])
Vorakers,       "her Buddhist brother who was killed in a plane crash"      [383]
Billy           (Trish) ([383])
Vorakers, Mr.   "an absolute monster" (Trish) ([383])                       [383]
Westwood,       Playing the Major in Kiester's film ([53])                  [53]
Clint
William         Character from Oscar's play, the Major's son, helps John [79]
                Israel escape (103, 365), worships his brother in law
                Thomas as a war hero, goes up to fight as Thomas'
                substitute (though unaware) ([80], "84-85," "88-93,"
                "100-104," "110-112," [365], [[402-403]]
Wu, Lenny       New associate at Swyne & Dour ((574), 577-582)           (574)
Young man       Character from Oscar's play, "brute force incarnate,"    "148"
                will be Thomas' substitute ("148-149," "152," [165],
                "166-171," (176))

								
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