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    LunioLuny

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    Join date : 2010-11-06

    Angel Of Music

    Post  LunioLuny on Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:23 pm

    AFTER THE GALA
    (The curtain closes upstage. BALLET GIRLS, from the
    wings gush around CHRISTINE who hands each a flower
    from her bouquet. REYER stiffly gives his approval)
    GIRY (to CHRISTINE)
    Yes, you did well. He will be pleased.
    (to the DANCERS)
    And you! You were a disgrace tonight! Such ronds de
    jambe! Such temps de cuisse!
    Here we rehearse. Now!
    (She emphasizes this with her cane.
    The BALLET GIRLS settle into rehearsal upstage, GlRY
    keeping time with her stick. Variations on this continue
    throughout the scene)
    (CHRISTINE moves slowly, downstage, away from the
    DANCERS as her dressing room becomes visible.
    Unseen by her, MEG also moves away and follows her.
    As CHRISTINE is about to open the dressing room door,
    she hears the PHANTOM's voice out of nowhere)
    PHANTOM'S VOICE
    Bravi, bravi, bravissimi . . .
    (CHRISTINE is bewildered by the voice. MEG,
    following, has not heard it. CHRISTINE turns in
    surprise, and is relieved to see her)
    MEG
    Where in the world
    have you been hiding?
    Really, you were
    perfect!
    I only wish
    I knew your secret!
    Who is this new
    tutor?
    CHRISTINE (abstracted, entering the dressing room)
    Father once spoke
    of an angel . . .
    I used to dream he'd
    appear . . .
    Now as I sing,
    I can sense him . . .
    And I know
    he's here . . .
    (trance-like)
    Here in this room
    he calls me softly . . .
    somewhere inside . . .
    hiding . . .
    Somehow I know
    he's always with me . . .
    he - the unseen
    genius . . .
    MEG (uneasily)
    Christine, you must have
    been dreaming . . .
    stories like this can't
    come true . . .
    Christine, you're talking
    in riddles . . .
    and it's not
    like you . . .
    CHRISTINE (not hearing her, ecstatic)
    Angel of Music!
    Guide
    and guardian!
    Grant to me your
    glory!
    MEG (to herself)
    Who is this angel?
    This . . .
    BOTH
    Angel of Music!
    Hide no longer!
    Secret and strange
    angel . . .
    CHRISTINE (darkly)
    He's with me, even now . . .
    MEG (bewildered)
    Your hands are cold . . .
    CHRISTINE;
    All around me . . .
    MEG
    Your face, Christine,
    it's white . . .
    CHRISTINE
    It frightens me . . .
    MEG
    Don't be frightened . . .
    (THEY look at each other The moment is broken
    by the arrival of GIRY)
    GIRY
    Meg Giry. Are you a dancer? Then come and
    practice.
    (MEG leaves and joins the DANCERS)
    My dear, I was asked to give you this.
    (She hands CHRlSTlNE a note, and exits.
    CHRISTINE opens it and reads)
    CHRISTINE
    A red scarf . . . the attic . . . Little Lotte .
    _____________________

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