The actors have been introduced in the short scenes, then we see Jaffier’s monologue and finally the first scene with the Courtesan. The mood in the room is a little tricky – the comic nature of the first scenes still simmers under the surface into this last scene, so that there are snickers of ironic apprecation to the Courtesan’s revenge
DL: Does this speak to us today? Does it have any relevance?
DL: Okay, well what if we did it like this …
[and this takes CW by surprise! so quickly! back into the white!]
DL: Okay, it’s 100 years after SW’s birth but this doesn’t feel relevant to anyone … so we update it to the 21st century …
[he describes the circumstances for the second Courtesan scene …]