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PostSubject: Curtain up   March 31st 2010, 10:31 am

Curtain up

At a desk (centre right) Manny Goldstein counting a pile of gold coins,

MANNY hurriedly clears the coins into a leather bag

MANNY "Come in why don’t you"


MANNY "Will, what a pleasure, I was only saying to Rosie the other day, such a long time since we saw our dear old friend".

SHAKESPEAR "Cut the cobblers Manny, what about the play I sent you three months ago"?

MANNY "Ah you mean the new one, what was it now? I have it here somewhere".
Rummages among a pile of papers
Here it is ‘A Midsummers Night Scream

SHAKESPEAR. "DREAM you prawn, its dream".

MANNY "Ah I see it now, the old eyes Will, not what they used to be"

SHAKESPEAR. "Really, well have you read it"?

MANNY "Would I lie to an old friend, of course I have"


MANNY "I got a be honest with you Will. I mean its not one of you’re usual ones is it"?


MANNY "Bums on seats Will, bums on seats. Look couldn’t you do another King play, they always go down well".

SHAKESPEAR. "No, I’ve had it up to here with bloody Kings, besides I’ve done em all".

MANNY "Romeo then, they loved that one, and the Italian chick what was her name"?

SHAKESPEAR. "And how do you suggest I raise Romeo from the dead"?

MANNY "What"?

SHAKESPEAR. "The last act friend, Romeo is DEAD, He has ceased to be! 'he's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'he's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'he rests in peace! 'he's kicked the bucket, 'he's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!"

MANNY "OK, OK What about ‘Son of Romeo"

SHAKESPEAR. "What about Midsummers Night Dream"?

MANNY "It’s about a bunch of fairies Will"

SHAKESPEAR. "So, what’s wrong with fairies"?

MANNY “Nothing Will, I get on with all sorts but the Rose is in the East End,tough area Will, they er don’t go down well over there"”

SHAKESPEAR. "Not that kind of fairy you moron, their real fairies, wings and everything".

MANNY "Real fairies? Oh no Will No, No , No".

SHAKESPEAR. Snatches up the manuscript

"Right I’ll take it down to Clarence at the Globe, you’ll see, it will be a smash and I’ve got an idea for a follow up too, about a kid who goes to a wizards school".

SHAKESPEAR. Leaves stage left.

Manny bursts into laughter, wipes his eyes

"Fairies, bloody wizards, poor old Will he’s finally flipped".

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PostSubject: Re: Curtain up   April 3rd 2010, 6:20 pm

This is hilarious, loved the python parrot snippets.I can see this being acted out on the stage.


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PostSubject: Re: Curtain up   April 5th 2010, 7:53 pm

Very funny, like drfogg, I can see this being acted out on stage. Cleverly written and much enjoyed, thanks for sharing, ptp x Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Curtain up   April 5th 2010, 11:45 pm

you know, this goes to show that we are all born in the right era.. were the Bard around today, I doubt if his plays would get much attention.. enjoyed this one act play, I can almost see something like this having happened in real life. pretty funny stuff my friend.

take care,

~ Daniel
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