Under a faint pool of light, a lone man flips through a book
in front of assembled objects, drops book in despair, and
buries head in hands. Footsteps. Two women pass by under a
faint light. The man watches them go, lights a cigarette,
lies back. Quiet, slow, sad music.
school uniform enters behind man. Wings sprout from his
satchel. He walks round man, who sits up, and follows. They
embrace. Boy leads man faster and faster in a circle to
increasingly loud and festive music.
After man's exit,
boy returns to his entry point, raises his arms to each side
(to 'usher in' Theseus and Hippolyta), kneels, and
Shakespeare's play begins.
appreciate this Frame, see the School Closing Frame
sequences (School 41. Director's
School 49. Puck's
Deguchi's use of framing
general, see also the Bar opening (Bar 1.
Opening Frame) and closing (Bar 50.
Closing Dance) sequences and Mask opening (Mask 1.
Court and white masks ) and closing (Mask 46.
Actors unmasked) sequences.