British government bonds. On opening night, in 1877, the term “Turkish stock” was used. The late George Applegate (8) reported that Turkey was then borrowing from some of the western countries of Europe, “which would, I suppose, cause her stock to rise and fall from day to day.” In modern American productions some well known stock might well be mentioned. How about General Motors, or Exxon, or perhaps the Dow Jones average?

Act I