Monday, February 1, 2010
As you like it...
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Your prompt for Tuesday February 2nd
This week our prompt is a quote from Martin H. Fischer
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth
Use all or part of it within your poem or prose, and then leave the url of your post with Mister Linky and a comment
"All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts" he said with a loud and powerful voice. His voice swept the hearts of the audience sitting. Mrs.Banerjee took her handkerchief and wiped her tears, she controlled her sobs. Lest the great actor gets distracted. I had watched this play a hundred times, I work here in this theater since I was a kid. I am one of these backstage guys.
The great actor, Mr.Khan 'walked Shakespeare, talked Shakespeare, drank to Shakespeare and even ate from Shakespeare's plate'. I knew this for sure! But what a fine actor, a great gentleman. I heard that he bought the 'plate' for a fortune and considered it to be his life's greatest achievement! Want to hear the latest gossip, he is so much obsessed with Shakespeare that he bursts out at night with sonnets from King Lear/Julius Caesar. Better warn him, lest he mistakes his wife for Desdemona and... the less said, the better!
Here comes the lovely Celia! What a beauty... and her voice, as sweet as honey. Look at the white gown she's wearing, she looks like an angel! And the men, they come to watch Miss Rita, not for Mr.Khan's heavy dialogues. She's a nice little girl, pssst, heard she ran away from her parents. Her real name is 'Savitri Devi' and now with all the 'firangi' makeup, who would want to call her that. That's why the director sahib re-named her as 'Rita'. She's a good woman, always gives me a penny or two for tea/coffee.
Our boy, Orlando, 'Sunny' is Miss Rita's lover. The dark and handsome guy, sometimes gives me a chilly smile. If I ever direct a movie, Sunny will be the villainous murderer! And Mr.Khan, he will be the James Bond. Wonder how he will look with a 'six pack'!
Sometimes with all these lights and sonnets, Othello and Antonia and Cleopatra moving in my head all the time... Can't make out when I am in the theater and when I am in the real world...