Upstaged (French Literature)

Upstaged (French Literature)

Jacques Jouet


mins into the second one act, there's a knock on Nicolas Boehlmer's dressing-room door, simply as he's smoking his final cigarette prior to having to return on level . . . and, with no considering, he says,“Come in," nonetheless in personality. He quick reveals himself sure, gagged, and stripped by means of a guy who seems to be his replicate snapshot: costumed within the comparable wig, makeup, and garments. Nicolas is powerless to avoid his usurper from going out and enjoying his role—with more and more ridiculous outcomes. is that this “upstaging" the act of a wicked beginner? Sabotage through a rival? a bit of guerrilla theater? A political assertion? regardless of the reason, Nicolas and his fellow actors quickly locate their play—and their lives—making much less and not more feel, because the elements they play come lower than attack through this irrational intruder.

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