Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/UK_bncw.txt
Dumbshow first, your confounded majesty!
(To ROS and GUIL) They're a bit out of practice, but they always pick up wonderfully for the deaths -- it brings out the poetry in them.
GUIL How nice.
PLAYER There's nothing more unconvincing than an unconvincing death.
GUIL I'm sure.
(The PLAYER claps his hands.)
PLAYER Act One -- moves now.
Soft music from a recorder.
PLAYER-KING and PLAYER-QUEEN embrace.
She kneels and makes a show of protestation to him.
He takes her up, declining his head upon her neck.
He lies down.
She, seeing him asleep, leaves him.)
GUIL What is the dumbshow for?
lack > PLAYER Well, it's a device, really -- it makes the action that follows more or less comprehensible you understand, we are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lack s in style.
(The mime ( continued) -- enter another.
He takes off the SLEEPER's crown, kisses it.
He had brought in a small bottle of liquid.
He pours the poison in the SLEEPER's ear, and leaves him.
The SLEEPER convulses heroically, dying.)
ROS Who was that?
PLAYER The King's brother and uncle to the Prince.
GUIL Not exactly fraternal.
PLAYER Not exactly avuncular, as time goes on.
(The QUEEN returns, makes passionate action, finding the KING dead.
The POISONER comes in again, attended by two others (the two in cloaks).
The POISONER seems to console with her.