During the interval everybody talked about the new actress. We found out that she had come to Moscow from a small town, where she worked at the local theatre. Eliza Doolittle was her favourite part. The young actress’s am bition had been to play the part in the capital. So she had decided to go to Moscow.
She came to the theatre one winter day, and asked the leading actors to give her a chance to act a few scenes from “Pygmalion" to them. Her performance was so good that she wasf immediately given the part of Eliza. During the rehearsals the best actors in the theatre did their best to help her.
At last the great day came when she appearred on the stage of one of the best Moscow theatres. The whole audien ce, from the gallery to the pit, applauded her. There was no doubt that she was a great success. The Moscow theatre goers warmly greeted the appearance of the talented new actress.
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A.: 'Let’s 'go and 'see ‘‘Pyg^malion."| They 'say it’s f very 'weUndone.| I 'haven’t^seen it
В'Neither have^\ I.| It’s 'difficult to 'get 'tickets for the *\Maly /Theatre, | ^isn't it?|
A.: Vfes,| N ,is _/rather.| But I 'think it’s 'possible
to f get 'tickets for "Vhis__^play.J It’s al'ready 'had a
B.: It 'doesn’t make f any^difference,| I’m^sure the 'house will be _/packed.| It’s a 'pity we f didn’t 'book 'seats beforehand.|
/!.: ^/Well,| if they 'haven’t 'got any 'seats for the ■\Maly /Theatre,! we can 'either 'go to the/Art Theatre| or the ^Pushkin Theatre.| I 'like the^Art Theatre/^/very "^much.J
So do “V-l Both the 'company and the pro~\duc- ttions \ are 'very "\good there.|
Ал _^WelI, 'there’s the ^\/box-office.| I’m 'sure,we’ll be Jflucky.|