All the world's a stage,Stagecraft and performance art? Read on:
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
As You Like it, Act II Scene VII, William Shakespeare
The proceedings were permeated by rowdiness, and tensions already began to run high when local protesters objected to the use of two metal detectors outside the courtroom.Critic's report: Hong Kong's The Standard
Many in the gallery - which included local legislator and activist "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, and district councillor Andrew To - were also asked to remove their socks for inspection before entering the courtroom.