In all likelihood many people will not perceive that what follows is beautiful (without superlative:â€‰to start) and even if we assume that one or two things interest them, they may never believe those things were intended.
A play where heroes bring their scenery with them.
A play that proves that authors have turned their characters inside out and put their soul on the outside: the soul is a tic.
A play featuring an insomniac prince.
In all likelihoodâ€¦
In all likelihood Kenneth will appear amongst the bookshelves:
It would be curious, I believe, to produce this play (and at little expense really) in the following manner:
A moustache for the main role, Stephen, which I could draw for you if necessary. But then I believe you have yourself been involved with this business of moustaches.
A horseâ€™s head of cardboard, which he could hang around his neck as in the old English theater, for the only two equestrian scenes.
Only one set, or better yet, one catchall backdrop, eliminating raising and lowering the curtain. A suitably costumed person would come in, as in puppet shows, to put up signs indicating the scene.
The elimination of crowds, which are often bad on stage. For the great scuffle scene, the audience would utterly do the job.
The adoption of an â€śaccentâ€ť or better yet, a special â€śtone of voiceâ€ť for the principal character.
Sordid costumes because they make the action more wretched and repugnantâ€¦
Oh, and also a mischievous (though a bit freaky) hand crawling around the stage.
In all likelihood The Banquet Years are ahead of us.