Saturday, July 16, 2005

photographic proof!

Kevin does indeed have the script for his play, stolen straight from the jaws of death! Behold:

Here's an excerpt from the play's opening, in which one actor reads off information about the life of Shakespeare from the index cards in his hands:

William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The third of eight children, he was the eldest son of John Shakespeare, a locally prominent merchant, and Mary Arden, daughter of a Roman... (flips to next card) ...Catholic member of the landed gentry. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway, a farmer's daughter... heh. He is supposed to have left Stratford after he was caught poaching in the deer park of a local justice of the peace. (next card) Shakespeare arrived in London in 1588. By 1592, he had achieved success as an actor and a playwright. After 1608 his dramatic production lessened, and it seems that he spent more time in Stratford. (next card) There he dictated to his secretary, Rudolf Hess, the work Mein Kampf, in which he set forth his program for the restoration of Germany to a dominant position in Europe. After reoccupying the Rhineland zone between France and Germany, and annexing Austria, the Sudetenland and the remainder of Czechoslovakia (next card), Shakespeare invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, thus precipitating World War II. (to DANIEL) I never knew that before. (DANIEL gestures to him to wrap it up. ADAM reads rapidly.) Shakespeare remained in Berlin when the Russians entered the city, and committed suicide with his mistress, Eva Braun. (next card) He lies buried in the church at Stratford. Thank you.


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