QLeft.png The representative artist of the Italian Renaissance. A genius with both curiosity and creativity, leaving behind achievements not only in the arts, but also music, mathematics, astronomy and various other fields — a great influence to future generations of artists. QRight.png


Understanding a Genius

Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hmm... Mrrgh...


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Karen-chan, what's wrong? It's rare for you to make such a serious face.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Oh, Banana! Help me!


Nana (icon).png Nana:
W-what is it? What happened?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I don't understand Leonardo da Vinci at all!


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Da Vinci? Ah, so you did research on the Renaissance.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yeah, I thought if I could understand the character I'm playing, I'd understand the script a bit more.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
But it's not going so well?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yeah. Leonardo da Vinci, also known as the "All-Around Genius", can do everything and anything.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
And they're all outstanding achievements.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
That's true. He excels in not only painting and the arts, but also mathematics, astronomy, and physics.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
That's right! He's a genius at everything! A perfect superhuman who can do anything!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
That's why I can't understand him at all.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
How should I feel when I'm acting out da Vinci?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Hm, I see. But this is kind of surprising.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Huh? What is?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
If anything, I thought you're kind of like da Vinci.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
What? How?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Hm, it's kind of difficult to explain but if I have to say, then a genius disposition?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
G-genius!? No way Banana! I'm not! Ridiculous! What are you saying!?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Huh? Did I say something that strange?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
There's no way I'm a genius. No, no, not at all.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
For you, what kind of person is a genius?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Huh? Um... Let's see... Someone who's smart and knows a lot of things?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
I think a genius is someone who enjoys anything.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Enjoy?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
When it comes to fun things, even if you're tired or it's difficult, you end up doing more and more, no?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
You're right! When it comes to stage-related classes, I'm totally fine!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Oh, I see. So that's what you mean.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Da Vinci enjoys all sorts of things - not only the arts. I think he's a master at enjoyment.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I see... I thought a genius is an odd person who you never know what's going on in their head.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Yeah, that's why you're a genius.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yes, yes. Yes? What do you mean by—?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Let's just leave that behind. You can understand da Vinci's feelings now, right?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yeah, I feel close to him all of a sudden!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Thanks, Banana! I feel like I can become good friends with da Vinci now!


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Not at all. You're welcome.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I'm going to re-read the script right away!


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Bana-nice Renaissance!

Renaissance Study Group

Junna (icon).png Junna:
Wow, it's rare to see you in the library, Karen. What's the matter?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hi, Jun-Jun. I'm looking up things about the Renaissance.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
About the Renaissance? Is it for that script?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yeah, I thought it might help me figure out the script.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
What a commendable attitude. It's important to keep learning.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
So how's it going? Did you gain anything?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
That's the thing... I don't even know where to start.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
You're right. Of course it'd be difficult to find what you need when there's so much material.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Right? Please! Could you tell me about the Renaissance?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Hmm, but I also have things that I need to look up myself...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I'm begging you, Junna-Sensei!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
S-sensei... Oh, fine. I'll teach you just this once.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yay! Thank you!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
I'm sure you're aware of it already, but it's difficult to sum it up in one sentence.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
This period called the Renaissance was longer than 200 years.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
200 years!? That long!?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Tendo-san mentioned this before already.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Oh, really? Did she?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Anyway, the Renaissance isn't only the arts but includes various genres such as culture, music, and drama!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
On top of that, it started in Italy but spread to Germany, France, England — all over Europe.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Whoa! There really IS a lot.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
And while it's important to gather information, I think there's something else that's even more important.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
More important?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Tendo-san also talked about it the other day, right? The script is only the material.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
What's important is the kind of approach we take towards the material as Stage Girls.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
It's only a hunch but...the key to reaching the essence of the Renaissance—


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Depends on whether or not you're able to grasp that.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
The essence...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Alright, I've decided! I'll study next time.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
What!? Are you giving up?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
No, that's not it. I just don't want to force it into something yet.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I want it to remain as a loose Renaissance for a while longer...so that I can capture the essence of it.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Karen...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
So... I purposely won't look at it.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
And you were going to teach me about it too. I'm sorry, Jun-Jun.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
No, I actually feel like I learned something in return.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
To purposely not look at it... I see. I didn't think of that.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Surprisingly enough, you might be able to reach the essence more with your method.

Karen (icon).png Karen:
I...finally feel like I understand da Vinci a little bit.

Karen (icon).png Karen:
Da Vinci must've loved fun things.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
He had so many things he was interested in and he gave his all to everything! That's why he made such remarkable achievements in all sorts of areas.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
When I think of it like that, I feel closer to him all of a sudden. Because I also love fun things!

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