No four actors could do better, any ten comedy directors of the Golden Age could not fail, laughter and wit are the stuff, the position being what it is.

McPherson elides, except by implication, the Golgotha set. All well and good, he has the intimacy of the sound stage.

Hamm the blood-dripper, Clov who serves, Nagg the tailorís taleteller, and Nell of Lake Como.

The sea and earth to either hand.