MAGPIE TALE- 7 TWO SHOES TUESDAY
|Photograph by Robert Doisneau|
Hazy, winter morning in London, England, perhaps, probably of the Victorian era, with two earlier models of Ford cars parked casually behind. The scenario is somewhat weird. The two faces other than that of the couple wear a slightly anxious expression.
The above action appears to be incongruous in the prevailing atmosphere. Though in all probability, it was so spontaneous that nobody seemed to be unduly attracted to the scene. Even the man sitting in the chair is unmoved and composed at least so his posture reads like, though it is difficult to gauge much from his back. The woman partly visible behind the man is least curious.
On the basis of these faint cues if one can call them cues, let us spin a mini-tale.
Assuming that the two are the members of the star cast group, which is rehearsing a popular play to be staged shortly in 'The Gaiety', a famous London theater. The two lead players had a tough time to come up to the expectations of the new director who was to establish his credentials with this offering. The play being a social satire was expected to be watched, not only by middle class but also by the members of the aristocracy.
There was a lot of tension and temper flare-ups. The lead couple in the course of the protracted period of rehearsals, which went up to midnight often, perhaps, unknowingly fell in love with each other. The mysterious chemistry between them went unnoticed. So absorbed in perfecting their dialogue delivery, diction and mannerisms were they that they had no chance of exchanging a private word in the presence of the crew and the rest of the cast. On this much deserved day off and at the first opportunity, the man drew the woman in his arms with a passionate kiss. What happened next?
Keep guessing !!!
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