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Red (a fairy tale play) Scene 4

March 25, 2013

Here is the latest episode of my play Red. The story so far – the Queen needs a new royal rug, but it’s got to be RED! Enjoy!

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Scene 4
Setting: The Queens Chambers.

Carpet Master:
I have here my Lady, what you’ve request
A thousand swatches of one thousand reds.
It’ll take all night and a day or two,
but we’ll get the red that is your due.

Queen:
Oh me! Oh my! There’s certainly a lot
Of shades of red in this box.
And you have 2 or 3 boxes to go?
(Workers are bringing in more big boxes)
We’ll you’ve done well, I want you to know..
Leave me a while and I’ll peruse.
And I’ll get back to thee by tomorrow noon. (Curtain closes)

Narrator:
But not just a night and a half a day
But thirteen full weeks she searched the shades
And pared it down to 100, then 5,
then down to 2 that were absolutely right.

 

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Red (a fairy tale play) Scene 3

March 23, 2013

The Play continues:

Scene 3
Setting: same. Through the window we see smoke from the burning of the old carpet.

Carpet Master:
Old is out and new is still thread
(holds up a roll of uncolored beige thread)
First things first. Let’s dye it red.

Assistant:
But the Queen, Carpet Master was surely precise.
She wanted it quick, but she wanted it right
And right to her will be quite a quest…

Carpet Master:
I’ll take care of the Queen. Dye it regular red.

Assistant:
But didn’t she just now demand a color
Of a red much deeper than any other,
That’s glaringly rich and not under done?

Carpet Master:
I’ll take care of the Queen. Dye it red number one.

Red (the fairy tale play) Scene 2

March 22, 2013

For those following the play (see earlier blog for opening scene where the Queen needs a new RED carpet)  here is scene two

Scene 2
Setting Carpet Guild’s Workshop – with guild sign on the door.

Queen:
(Pointing to diagram)
I want it thick and plenty plush
With the expensive-est dyes and royal-ly lush.
Search the kingdom and all through the land
For the deepest hues of deepest red.
And I want a border – thread of gold,
Not too blaring but whimsically bold.
And take this other, out of my sight.
I don’t want to see it, it’s a frightful blight!
Burn it to ashes…

Carpet Master:
… to ashes we’ll rend

Queen:
And make sure the fire is fire down wind

Red – (the fairy tale play) Scene 1

March 21, 2013
Hi readers. I’m going to post my short short fairy tale play, RED, in a series. Here’s the first scene.
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RED
Characters: Narrator, King, Queen, Carpet Master, His Assistant.
Scene 1
Setting: Throne  Room.
 
King:
Oh the crown the heavy heavy crown!
 
Narrator:
… Said the King
sitting on the throne
purched on the dais
resting on the cushiony
red red carpet.
 
Queen:
No dramatics my dear, dear, dear.
We need a new carpet there, there, and here.
This is thread bare from suplicates kneeling
It’s got mead stains from spilling and spitting
And more than 1 sword has pierced it through.
It’s faded and musty and out of style
We need a new carpet with a deep  pile.
 
King
Thus it shall be done
And thou wilt be doing it,
Cause I’m going hunting!
Goodbye and forsooth it!
 
[to be continued]
 

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