per amica silentia lunae

or, across the ferny brae with the evil voodoo celt

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this is for anubisgrrl, bigblackmimesis, and larp_tech
panholio
evcelt
...sparked by sjo...



"What does Mephistopheles look like?"
"What?"
"What land gave birth to thee?"
"What? What? Wh - ?"
"'What' is no country I wot of. Prithee tell me, do they speak the English tongue there?"
"What?"
"English, rot your eyes! Do they speak it there?"
"Yes! Yes!"
"Then you know the meaning of my words."
"Yes!"
"Describe what the Prince of Darkness looks like."
"What?"
"SAY 'WHAT' AGAIN! SAY 'WHAT' AGAIN, I DARE THEE, WHORESON! SAY 'WHAT' BUT ONCE MORE!"
"He's b-b-black..."
"Say on."
"He's big..."
"Does he look like a bitch?"
"What?" [gets run through the shoulder]
"DOES HE LOOK LIKE A BITCH?"
"No!"
"Then say why you tried to tup him like a bitch."
"I didn't!"
"Yes, you did. You tried to tup him."


No, I didn't come up with this. When we ran Shakespeare's Lost Play in the UK, the players of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern kept coming up with playlets that were Shakespearean parodies of movies and the like. This is the one that stuck with us... for a long time... this is just an approximate rendering of it.

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That got quoted at a recent WBL event...

I actually saw this performed live at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival this year. It was a masterpiece.

Or something very like this, anyway. Bard Fiction, it was called. Look here: http://www.bardfiction.com/

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