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Old 12-17-2001, 05:47 PM   #1
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My first script

I hope you don't mind me posting this here. I need good ideas for Act 2, so put your creative thinking caps on!
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Introduction:

A dreamer yawns and rests his head
Under a summer sky, a field his bed.
To sleep in grassy fields is bad
With fairies near is worse
for fairies hear the word unsaid
be they blessing, be they curse.
Some ruminations flee his mind
and ride the wind to Fairykind.
They sense a wish, a thought, a sigh
and in a flash let magic fly.
It’s true no dream's a liar
They pull off masks that hide desire.
One pixie hears this dreamer’s call
And turns the glass of sand.
“The spell is cast, one night, that’s all
we’ll hold them fast in dreamland.”


Cast:

Bonvolio- Bono
Puck – Larry
Nurse – Edge
Oberon- Adam

Fairy 1
Fairy 2
Fairy 3

Act I, Scene 1

[Sitting up and shaking head]
Puck: Gah! What has befallen me?

Bonvolio: Forsooth, I know not but feel odd.
Art thou safe? And where could our friend Edge be?

Nurse: ‘Tis I.

Bonvolio: Nay!

Nurse: Yea!

[Gestures at Edge’s clothes]

Bonovolio: But what is all this garb? A nanny? Nun?

Nurse: Your tongue’s a barb, it cuts me deep.
I know my doom.
I’m dressed as a woman, more’s my gloom.

Puck: I know of such that would be gay
To find himself attired that way!

[Glances around]

Puck: But Adam! Canst thou see our fourth?

Bonvolio: I cannot but I’ll search…I chose north!

[Runs off to the east.]

Nurse: I liketh not this way of speech
It seems it has affected each
Of us in tongue and dress

Puck: Your words make me more mad, not less!

[Rustling in woods.]

Bonvolio: Ye Gods! Lads, come hither quick!
My tongue is tied, my bowels a knot
for here lay Adam’s clothes but Adam –not!

Nurse: What odd demon, what strange mischance
Would remove Adam, but not his pants?

[Giggling in distance.]

Bonvolio: Suppose we follow distant mirth
It may lead to him we lack-

[Edge adjusting garments]

Nurse: This dress is made for a woman of girth!

Bonvolio: Await us here, we’ll soon be back!

[Larry and Bono exit, stage right.]


Act I, Scene 2

[Edge has been waiting for some time, with no sign of his companions. He finally stands and makes his way through the wooded area to a sunny glen. There he finds his two friends, and Adam…]

Nurse: What’s all this? All that? And there is Adam!
What a sight!

[Adam is surrounded by a mass of laughing young women, other young women sit on cushions singing and playing instruments.]

Oberon, to a friendly fairy: Now hold there, I just met you madam!
Fairy 1: My turn!
Fairy 2: No, me!
Oberon: Come now ladies, let’s not fight!

Puck: Bah! A fool! Spy these lips and eyes and skin
And he is gone without a word.
We’ll never get him gone from here!
Now Adam, this is too absurd!

[One singing fairy pauses in her song.]

Fairy 3: Adam he is no longer, the man to whom we sing.
Kneel good pilgrim, for it is Oberon your king!

[Three mates stare in shock.]

Puck: Tis not quite right! Adam there robed as king
While I stand garbed in this leafy THING?!

[Adam now notices his friends but seems quite calm.]

Oberon: Such raiments please me true,
It seems I’m trussed up better than you.

Puck: Thou art king? What curse is this?

Oberon: No curse, dear Puck, but royal bliss!

Puck: Call me not so!

Oberon: Dear Puck, fret not, what’s done is done.
My reign is not an easy one!
Such riches of silky flesh and hair
It’s more that one man alone can bear! But yet,
Stroke a cheek, kiss a finger –
Yes, I think in this realm I may just linger.

[Adam turns back to fairies while three men move stage left to speak.]

[Larry stamps his foot hotly]

Puck: King of fairies, he may be
But king of this he’ll never be! [gesturing to himself]

Bonvolio: There, Puck, have no distress!
You will twist your horns into a mess!

Puck: Horns?! [grabs at head in horror]
That’s soothes me less!

Nurse: At least you’re not in a dress.
I liketh not being cast as Nurse.

Bonvolio: Take heart, old friend! It could be worse!

Nurse: How, say you? Your sword, at least
Lends some style. I feel my time here will be a trial.

Bonvolio: ‘Tis true the gown is dull and not so fair,
But this sassy wimple covers thy lack of hair!

[Uses sword to flick the corner of Edge’s wimple]

Nurse: Bah! Be gone! Men take such liberties!

Puck: Gentlemen –er, lady – attend me please!
I feel I have some insight into our sorry state
And a guess as good as any as to who controls our fate.
We are in a cross-ed story, some confus-ed dream,
Just a sorry hack of Shakespeare truly it does seem.
Give a thought to who could be
The one to confound plays! The parts are mixed-

Nurse: and we’re caught betwixt!

Bonvolio: Of what he dreams to be!

[All three glance over at Adam covered in the lovely young fairy women.]

Bonvolio: Amazed! Friends – genius behold!
Such insight is a wonder true.
So great mind speak and I’ll be told.
What must be done to this undo?


Act I, Scene 3

Bonvolio: I understand with a fairy king
That Puck is quite a must.
But Bonvolio? And Nurse? Why give those parts to us?

Puck: Willingly I’d trade for Nurse, and horns for wimple instead.

Nurse: Be glad we’re in this and not tragedy,
Else one or more’d be dead.

[Adam’s friends approach and observe that Adam and fairy women are now in a bower hidden by veils.]

Bonvolio: Enough of this! It’s gone too far!

Nurse: You’re not one for others as the star.

Bonvolio: True, my person prefers the lead
but fair king there’s drunk on lust or power
and that’s worse than any mead.
We must correct his lordly ways
And remove ourselves from these odd plays!
Puck, thou art great for trouble
Come now, think how we three men
Can work to burst our sire’s bubble.

Puck: I speak I again, I am no Puck!
But I’ll let that pass.
His Highness may soon run out of luck
Let me near and I’ll kick his –

[Adam lifts a veil.]

Oberon: What’s this you say? This is brave talk.
You know this king will be your match
So cool your head and take a walk!

[Edge steps in front of Larry]

Nurse: Dear king, forgive his temper flare
Your happiness is our only care.

Fairy 1, from behind veil: Dear king! You are too long away!

Adam: Fret not, sweet woman, for I’m plenty long, they say.

[Fairies giggle and blush. Adam drops curtain.]

[Larry shakes fist at curtain.]

Bonvolio: Calm yourself. Save your power
Do not waste on it this…busy bower.
Let’s focus on the coming deed,
A plan- a good one- is what we need.
A plan to fix this tale gone bad
And save our friend who’s gone quite mad

Puck: Some dreamer’s dream has run amuck
Adam is king and I am Puck!
Unjust, insane, a cruel sort of luck.
I get horns whilst he gets to-

Nurse: Puck!
Have a care of what you say-
Words once uttered are not forgotten!

Bonvolio: For certain, things are not quite rotten.
As to your horns, they suit you well!

Puck: Sweet Bonvolio, go straight to hell!

[Edge stands between a teasing Bono and a fuming Larry.]

Nurse: Now to the plan we hold dear,
the meat of the matter-

Oberon: Pardon Nurse, the meat’s right here! [Adam lifts a different veil this time]
My fairy friends do laugh and flatter
These beauties are not shy.
But I can hear your idle pratter
Puck, I know your ways are sly
Plan what you will be it fete or fling
But plan on this, Oberon is king.

End of Act I.

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Old 12-17-2001, 05:49 PM   #2
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LMAO I have NO idea what just happened. But I just LOVE the fact that Edge is the nurse.

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LMAO I have NO idea what just happened. But I just LOVE the fact that Edge is the nurse.

i can't believe you read it already?????
seriously???
i just posted it!
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bravo elizabeth!
i loved it! we have such a talented ppl around here! i can't wait for the next act!!

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WOW! That was fantastic. Brava!
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Hey, very unique! Hee hee! Keep it up.

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Erm, well I had trouble reading Midsummer night's dream this semester in college and unfortunately I didn't catch on to this one either but I did like this part:

Puck: Tis not quite right! Adam there robed as king
While I stand garbed in this leafy THING?!


All I can say is....

HOO-AH!!!!!

Unfortunately I think i'm too stupid to follow along

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but I did like this part:

Puck: Tis not quite right! Adam there robed as king
While I stand garbed in this leafy THING?!


i thought about you & april when i read that part!


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by elizabeth:
<snip the genius that is elizabeth's play

Holy smeg, dude. You are a goddess. ::wishes she could rhyme like that::

::bows before greatness:: And oh do I ever adore Adam's bit....Larry is perfect, too. And Edge as the Nurse is.... ::cracks up picturing it::

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Loved it! Different and very funny! I'm looking forward to Act 2 but have no ideas for it, sorry.

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LMAO!!!!
A few of my favorite things...

Quote:
Originally posted by elizabeth:

Bonvolio: Ye Gods! Lads, come hither quick!
My tongue is tied, my bowels a knot
for here lay Adam’s clothes but Adam –not!

Nurse: What odd demon, what strange mischance
Would remove Adam, but not his pants?

[Giggling in distance.]
...
Fairy 1, from behind veil: Dear king! You are too long away!

Adam: Fret not, sweet woman, for I’m plenty long, they say.

[Fairies giggle and blush. Adam drops curtain.]
...
Puck: Some dreamer’s dream has run amuck
Adam is king and I am Puck!
Unjust, insane, a cruel sort of luck.
I get horns whilst he gets to-

Nurse: Puck!
Have a care of what you say-
Words once uttered are not forgotten!
...
Nurse: Now to the plan we hold dear,
the meat of the matter-

Oberon: Pardon Nurse, the meat’s right here! [Adam lifts a different veil this time]
OMG! Congratulations elizabeth! This is such a great play! I wish I could write like this! I don't think I've ever seen such educated fan fic! All I can say is WOW! That was awesome.

I don't have any ideas right now for the second act...but I'll think about it and post later! Congrats again!


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thx everyone....i had a 6 hr drive to work on this.

now give me ideas for the plan to "rescue" adam...
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Loved it! Different and very funny! I'm looking forward to Act 2 but have no ideas for it, sorry.

i don't know your real name, so..uh...Ms. On the Edge- thanks for checking out my stuff on fanfiction...and I know you must have SOME idea in your head as to where I can take this.

I'm thinking...more cross dressing, more sex...maybe a sword fight? additional characters?

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just a quick note, i put Act 2 up on fanfiction.

thanks to all those that reviewed!
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just a quick note, i put Act 2 up on fanfiction.

thanks to all those that reviewed!
Ooo, I'm going and checking it out right now. I'm Laura. Could put it in my sig... *epiphany*

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Ooo, I'm going and checking it out right now. I'm Laura. Could put it in my sig... *epiphany*

thanks, laura! and i just put Act 3 up this morning. it was a lot easier to write than Act 2.
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