The stage is empty, having run out of fresh material the headline act has finally left, with the audience gone, peace reigns at last.
But what’s this?
A troupe of wandering urban bit-players has invaded the arena and is putting on an impromptu performance of its latest hit: “Real life is but a shadow of reality”.
It’s a challenging work. dark and mysterious under a contrasting bright sun, a giddying pantomime of movement, posing more questions than it answers.
This is part of a continuing series of photos taken of a wall outside the main entrance to Bahnhof Zoo rail station, Berlin.
From “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
Please excuse the dreadful quality of the images, but for safety’s sake I’ve started using my old iPhone for this project, because despite the belief that they are the world’s most tolerant culture, the people here in Berlin can be quite aggressive sometimes if they believe that their rights have been violated.
More from the Stage . . .
- 12: Shadow Play
- 11: It’s a dog’s life
- 10: The Stage – Man Waiting – Video
- 09: Behind the Scenes
- 08: The demon drink
- The Stage – Video introduction
- 07: A clean sweep
- 06: Back to reality
- 05: Morbid interest
- 04: The Bicycle and the Bottle
- 03: The Pedestrian
- 02: The Poster
- 01: The Stage
© Andrew James Kirkwood – 2020
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