Actors of the Moscow Art Academic Theater act out a scene: IM Moskvin, VV Luzhsky, AL Vishnevsky gathered for a rehearsal under the direction of KS Stanislavsky. Everyone is waiting for V.I.Kachalov. V.I.Kachalov approaches the group of actors, gestures to his throat, explains that he cannot rehearse because of a sore throat. IM Moskvin examines the "patient" and removes a metal fish from his throat. The "patient" started talking, everyone laughs together.