SCENE – DRESSING ROOM – MISS LIZZIE DRESSING AND CONVERSING WITH LUCY, HER MAID
Lucy: Miss Lizzie, you have spent so much time on your dress and adornment, the corsage on your bodice is divine! You will look a picture of virtue and chastity for your wedding portrait.
Miss Lizzie: oh, thank you Lucy, your assistance with these balloon sleeves was crucial to getting them stuffed properly so they drape nicely and give me such an attractive figure.
Lucy: Yes, the silk can be tricky, but once you work with it you never want to make a dress of anything else again.
Miss Lizzie: Oh dear, Lucy, what shall I do with my hair?! I’ve got my sitting in half an hour at the photography studio and I just cannot think of a pretty way to dress it. What do you suggest?
Lucy: I suggest back combing the top and allowing small wisps to float attractively around your head, like a halo. You are such an angel, after all!
You tell us, audience, did they accomplish their goal? Or does Miss Lizzie just look frazzled?