Broken dreams (4)
Scene WHERE - EXACTLY WHERE - TIME OF DAY
12 INSIDE - Ralph `see day room in the theatre - day
RALPH looks up pleased when Ralf comes to him. Though he does not like his sad face,
but what it has to do...
“Nevertheless, I leave you the letter and here I bring you 2 folders and also still her remark
to the “reader of number two“”
Ralf does not know exactly, why he is at the moment so chilly to Ralph, possibly he hides
behind it his fear of that what could come: Ralph `see movements are erratic, he is
unconcentrated and because he felt fine not completely, he stayed in the theatre, allowed
to call off the image, however, to the security.
Ralph thanks voluble and accepts the short text, flies over him, nods.
( a little bit absently )
"Yes, can already be that it prepared fun for me, although it a very disagreeable subject
Ralf` see voice off-screen:
“Man, was also no criticism, she has described only this what she has seen!”
“What should become now from both folders? Do you not have for the use or rather?”
“Clear, she lays both there on the table I still look after it.”
“Then it will make no difference to you if I take one, the 1st folder with in my space and try
to empathize with the role of the Roffe?”
(amazes the eyes narrowing)
“You would want this? Nevertheless, Roffe should be rather a dull figure.”
(pained, slowly irritable)
“It does not go for me virtually to you, you live in a villa which to you your aristocratic
forefathers leave have. I have talked to Madleine, she wishes me for the role a lot of
luck. If boringly is called for you always: there one does not suffer, half crazily or quite
crazily one is not there also, there becomes not died, there nobody is shot about the heap,
may it be worth for you, I need THIS role, so.?”
(smiles, as if an enlightenment came) to him
“What do you hold of it if I play myself?”
“How do you come on the magnificent idea, she could have meant you?”
“I have perused to me the very long letter very well, it seems to be a sort of instructions for
how one should read the screenplay, under normal circumstances our official preexaminers
from the hands would have liked it directly in the garbage, pure coincidencially of course.
But on that postal day somebody had service which has very well notion that I have
currently not only desire for what new, but that to me any form also makes no difference
once again, the whole regimentation is fed up what should hold with thus and so many
distance hold on top and below, line distance. If an author writes rather liquidly one after
the other away how is supposed to come too of such a work finish.? Oh yes, why I had
the idea, I as Ralph van den Bergen could be meant very well, although there Ralf
Friedrichson stands: the type can be my twin brother, as well as you look, he feels, namely
exactly like me, astonishingly how well she seems to know me and: the exaggerations,
almost the insults (for which they lift in the same breath excused), but also in the sky: The
parody in which I could certainly have a lot of fun with the trick. I could never see myself
up to now as the man with whose fathering the gods must have been present, which gods
"Ralph plays just a bad God, but here he would like to suppose too with pleasure that she
meant the positive gods exactly to get to know which, he would have to ask them, but,
nevertheless, to him is very important not really what she had with her magnificent
Überspitzung for the purposes of. Ralph has understood very well what she meant if,
moreover, she wrote: ”To accustom me slowly to the uncanny in his play to beginning who
has endured already such a facial play on it with the "only" grief? And his remaining play.?
If one sees this how all famous actors, whether were called ennobled or bourgeois
remaining?“ Ralph felt more than once very uneasy with the reading of the letter which was
not partly a letter and just partly so correct screenplay. And Ralph also does not know
follower: all excessively sounding lines are only tributes for a man to whom she entitles as
the biggest English actor of all signs: RF in short form, and they: also not Madleine, but a
friend of her who left the lines her, so to speak, and which died, moreover, in an accident.
She travelled to England, never came back. Madleine knows the last sentences about her:
“All the same what one will also play: he would have better shown it, I know and I have
loved him for his art, have hated, revered and have idolised.” Madleine supposed, the
accident was faked, was originally a suicide. The person concerned got to know from her
incurable cancer illness and had fear of miserable suffering, was in habit to say:“ How has
the “English patient” done it? He can be killed, sometime I will commit suicide by own car.”
“What you plan: want we both to go through the screenplay roughly with each other
loudly? Thoroughly read how do you do it with pleasure if you seem to like something?
Although this screenplay maybe shortly (maybe even at THIS moment?) again is
circumscribed? How stands here: I make different points just of it dependent whether
your worth aristocratic employer has time and desire and perseverance "to page through"
also a not correct screenplay briefly sometimes, so, and she turns to me: dear Ralf, I
would also wish you with pleasure one of the roles, Roffe maybe, because he seems to
have concentrated upon the Vinc or wants to play he even all three figures: Roffe, Ralf
and just Vinc still? If one of the minor parts remained for you, but with pleasure I just
write this role even longer and expression-stronger... Forgive me that I form my sentences
so long. Is not able often differently.”
“Long speech, short sense, thus: then here with the 1st folder.”
“Ralph and Ralf stop short also of course with the sometimes inserted sentences in German
writing which were translated though immediately into the English one, but just also, on
this occasion, not everybody. And something still strikes: now and again strange verses
stand there in in French when Ralf reads them, it shakes him: the lonesome life of a female
fan who becomes mad before nothing but pain has been described. Reason: the honoured
man has died meanwhile. Thus intertwinedly the French lines are in themselves and are
twisted thus - apparently the writer was ashamed even still for her feelings - that one
could compare them to the lines of another foreteller: really announcements stand also in
these apparently only longing and poetries very erotic every now and then. Ralf must
explain Ralph long and broadly also this meaning and they find out an exciting history from
grief, love, and unfull longing for the lover.”
And they are internally in this scenery...
A town in the world of the souls and reflecting beings
13 OUTSIDE - BURST BEFORE A THEATRE - MEET
“THEY and I my dear listeners and spectators find us directly before the centre of power
of cardboard town, unfortunately, the boss of this metropolis more extremely of small and
big films had a full appointment calendar again, hence, I will meet her speaker who can
say me a little bit about what could be planned here. Yes, would be able, because here
one cannot be also watched with pleasure in the maps and public figures one will not
remeet in the films and little films, this is probably the most unusual what is conceivable.
So they follow me please on my way to the office of the speaker...”
All rights belong to its author. It was published on e-Stories.org by demand of Meike Schrut.
Published on e-Stories.org on 10/31/2009.