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    Curtain up.

    Curtain up.



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

    Knock Knock

    MANNY hurriedly clears the coins into a leather bag
    Come in why don’t you"
    ENTER Stage right
    WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR.

    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 Midsummer’s 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"
    SHAKESPEAR. "Well"?
    MANNY. "I gota be honest with you Will. I mean its not one of you’re usual ones is it"?
    SHAKESPEAR. "So"?
    MANNY. "Bums on seats Will, bums on seats. Look couldn’t you knock out another King play, they always go down well".
    SHAKESPEAR. "No, I’m fed up Kings”
    MANNY. "Romeo then, they loved that one, the Italian chick what was her name"?
    SHAKESPEAR. Juliet”
    MANNY. “That’s the one, she was a right scream. When Sid missed his entrance,
    Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo-----, Romeo, Romeo where the bleedin well are you Romeo. And when she fell off the balcony, red skirt and no drawers, he, he, he”.
    SHAKESPEAR “It was meant to be a tragedy; I don’t know why I bother, I suppose it was your idea to replace the Montague’s and Capulet’s with the Hetro’s versa the Gays in the fight scene”.
    MANNY. “Yeah, good twist that, we were sold out for three months. Come on Will, another Romeo will be a Gas”.
    SHAKESPEAR. "And how do you suggest I raise Romeo from the dead"?
    MANNY "What"?
    SHAKESPEAR. "The last act you idiot, 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 Midsummer’s 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 don’t go down well over there"”
    SHAKESPEAR. “You haven’t even read it have you? They’re not that kind of fairies you moron, there’re 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 and wipes his eyes “Fairies, Elves, bleedin Wizards, poor old Will, he’s finally flipped.”

    Curtain Down.


    Apologies for the piece I nicked from the Pythons.

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    I got a good laugh out of this. A couple of minor spelling and presentation points occur to me - one of the former may be intentional. I look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you.
    Even though the darkest clouds are in the sky,
    You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry.
    Spread a little happiness, as you go by.

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    "Bums on seats Will, bums on seats..." Hahahah. Nothing like a bit of British comedy to start off the day. Thank you, John 3. This made my day. Make it a great day, Sir! Best, Wesley

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