Up to this last outburst, he had still believed Nick's capers were just harmless daffiness
, another joke pushed further than anyone but Nick would go.
His remarkable ability to combine athleticism, acrobatics, pathos, deadpan humor, and just plain daffiness
made him a mainstay of silent pictures.
Query attributes some of the daffiness
to increased confidence, but also to the need for more physicality, something the band uses to compensate for the intimacy that was lost when the band went from playing in front of 50 people to filling 3,000-seat auditoriums.
Still, with all its dark daffiness
, the play has a way of growing on you.
Thompson neither wastes nor overplays a conlic moment, while Mosina plays this scene with a hint of daffiness