The director sits
cross-legged and alone onstage, crumpling an empty cigarette
package despondently "after the party's over".
Suddenly the lights
come up and the whole cast fill the circle, whooping with
delight and bringing the stage models with them, as if to a
The "Dream" in some
version or other is still on. Does this mean that the play
we have just seen is a mental "rehearsal" on the way to
becoming a successfully realised production? Does it mean
that he has refound his inspiration via this series of
embedded encounters with his buried childhood self?
The play ends with
Puck standing -- his white shirt, wings and cap the sole
illuminated stage elements, apart from the miniature stage
Puck is Stage
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