As capable a troupe of super-
stars as we could hope for.
But which one, having dressed
in hand-me-downs out of a skimpy
wardrobe, is acting up?
each exhorts us, we can hardly
tell them apart. Is this what
ensemble playing means?
                                              But now
a grizzled king, tricked out
in assorted stinking body rags
lurched roaring
                            across the boards,
wields a dagger athirst for blood,
the rest of the cast swept along,
subject to his madness.