Before he enters the play, the audience may think...
- That Stanhope is a heavy drinker; "Drinking like a fish, as usual?"
- That he is the perfect company commander; "He's a long way the best company commander we've got"
- That he is a great friend; "He's a splendid chap"
- That he's under a lot of pressure; "It's a big strain on a man"
- That he's respected; "Stanhope goes on sticking it, month in, month out"
Upon his entry, the audience may think...
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