The mathematics instructor’s arm appeared to disarticulate at the elbow in the course of its travel, mimicking a compass motion although one imbued with a subtle cavalier, even aggressive aspect.
. . . Rodney well realized both Cyril and Simul viewed all human interaction in the context of their experience as theatre professionals: Life became analogous to events taking place on, or just off, the stage. Everyone in Simul’s eyes was either an actor looking for work or a writer aspiring to have their script read . . .