Candilena: Terry’s got a beautiful mother..
Candy: Yes. She’s a famous Broadway actress.
Candilena: Broadway actress? Did you watch her performances?
Candy: No, but I’d like to do. Boys was telling about her with such agitation and admiration.
Candilena: (*looking at Eleanor’s photos*) She looks very young.
Candy: Right. I wouldn’t think she’s got a mature son who plays on the scene himself. Probably, she became an actress when she was very young girl.
Candilena: If she’s famous, her name must be in encyclopedia. (*beginning to glance in the books*)
Candy: And Terry’s name either! (*to herself*) And maybe not… The was had been really but people… (*to Candilena*) Did you find something?
Candilena: Candy, look at THIS..
Candy: Who’s that woman?
Candilena: She was an actress and she began to performance in 1859, when she was 12. She had been playing in Shakespeare’s plays.
Candy: Do you mean, Eleanor Baker would look in your world?
Candilena: Her name is Ellen Alice Terry.
Candy: Wow! Had she got a son?
Candilena: Indeed. When she was 25. Her son’s name was Henry Edward Gordon Craig.
Candy: Was he an actor either?
Candilena: He was English director and made performances in London, Berlin, New York…
Candy: New York…
Candilena: He even made a “Hamlet” play in Moscow and Stanislavsky himself played there.
Candy: Stanislavsky … (*wincing her forehead*) Aah, I know! Stanislavsky’s system! (*makes pose, says with low voice*) I don’t believe!
Candilena laughs and applauds. Candy makes a bow.
Candilena: Very probably some bond’s being between those two actresses. I see why Terry’s so talent.
Candy: (*recalling*) Terry… he reminds her very much… Eyes and mouth…
Candilena: He’s cute indeed, but his father’s shapes are very noticeable.
Candy: Duke Grandchester?
Candilena: Yes. (*looking into the files*) Richard D. Grandchester.
Candy: Which shapes?
Candilena: The look. Can you see the Duke’s look?
Candy: (*looking with attention*) You’re right. His eyes are so much sad.
Candilena: Someone, who lost the close person, has got those eyes.
Candy: Yes… Maybe he wasn’t able to forget Eleanor Baker… Don’t you think that?
Candilena: Certainly. Even if they’re not together.
Candy: Do you know why he didn’t marry Terry’s mother?
Candilena: I can guess. In that time the bond between an actress and a title person wasn’t unordinary thing but marriage…
Candy: They couldn’t marry in spite of their feelings.
Candilena: It would be misalliance and Mr. Grandchester could loose his privileges.
Candy: (*sighing*) And then he broke up with her… Didn’t he want to loose his status?.. Or did he frighten the difficulties?
Candilena: Anyway he made his choice, and now he’s paying with inner loneliness.
Candy: As I know, he’s got a family: wife and children…
Candilena: How much you know about his family, Candy?
Candy: Not so much. Terry had been telling about them but just a little bit.
Candilena: Is it so?… If someone doesn’t want to speak about something, it mean, something’s wrong there…
Candy: I think too, that Terry and Duke’s family hadn’t got a good relationship.
Candilena: Probably, madam Grandchester didn’t like the live reminding about her husband’s romance with other woman. And probably she felt her husband hides yet his feelings towards Eleanor.
Candy: Who knows? However, Terry is a part of the family and he needed care.
Candilena: I suspect, she saw in Terry only threat to her and her children’s status.
Candy: How is it?
Candilena: Terry is an older son, right? He heirs the Duke title and the bigger part of fortune. Do you see what’s matter here?
Candy: But Duke is alive! How can…
Candilena: It’s able to find the time to think about your own children. Maybe they’re only ones that she loves. But what about other people – I doubt too much.
Candy: You mean, she doesn’t love her own husband?
Candilena: Is it real love towards husband, if the woman doesn’t care about his son?..