BETH

An Adaptation of William Shakespeare's MACBETH

Dame J.E. Marshall

Dame J.E. Marshall
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA
Birthday
January 29
Company
Dame J. E. Marshall Productions
Bio
Dedicated To Bringing You Exciting New Stories Based Upon Shakespeare's Plays And The Classics of World Literature

JULY 26, 2014 12:24PM

STICKMAN

STICKMAN

A Confabulation / Reworking of Act 1 Scene 3 of BETH

Loosely Based On

Shakespeare’s MACBETH

“Stay out of it, Sparky.” ~ A drunk to Sean Penn at the Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach, California July 2014

 

 

 

 

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BETH

 

 

Spilled Milk

 

 

 

Act 1

 

Scene 6

 

 

[ INTERIOR divided his and her hotel health spa,  Las Vegas. NIGHT.  In the center is a RECEPTIONIST. BETH is getting a massage and facial.  She has cucumber slices on her eyes.

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BETH

 

 

STARS, HIDE YOUR FIRES

 

 

Act 1

 

Scene 5

 

 

 

 

[ Interior very posh private jet. Near the audience, DOWN STAGE, HOUSE LEFT: BETH is inside the restroom looking at herself in the mirror, putting on makeup. 

 

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BETH

 

 

SO FAIR AND FOUL

 

Act 1

 

 Scene 4

 

 

[ On the trampled, garbage strewn lawn outside of the Los Angeles Coliseum after most of the concert goers have dispersed quickly due to the storm. THUNDER RUMBLES.  The THREE WITCHES enter

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When back pain caused by the seating at a play takes attention away from the play, then the attempt at making the experience authentic via rustic seating has failed. You may as well chuck real spears into the audience if you are going that route.

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BETH

 

Act 1

 

Scene 3

 

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES




[PORTER, the drunken grounds keeper of Winchell's gated compound on the bluff overlooking the marina and pier at Redondo Beach, is drinking his dinner at

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BETH

 

Act 1

Scene 2 

A Bleeding Man

 

 

[ INTERIOR Tour Bus, EVENING. WINCHELL and his DRIVER, his attorney/financial adviser LENNY and WINCHELL'S DOCTOR are seated inside WINCHELL'S luxuriant tour bus which is parked near the exitRead full post »

ACT 1

 

Scene 1

 

[Outside the Los Angeles Coliseum]

 

A dense orange layer sat upon the city like a tired old man.  As the sun began to set, a white fog from the sea, unable to move the heavy smoke and fumes, settled upon

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For summer break 2014
 
An adaptation of MABETH
 
(Dead Man's Tweet will resume in the fall)
 
 

BETH

 

BETH, Wife of BILLY

 

BILLY, Rising comic

 

BANCROFT, singer, BETH'S closest friend

 

FELIX, BANCROFT'S son

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MAY 25, 2014 1:16PM

GIRL MEETS BOY

THE

BOY

WHO

SENT

THE

DEAD

MAN'S

TWEET


Dramatis Personae



Georg Gilfred Finster Hanz von und zu Rikardsohn, a billionaire & brutal serial killer


Joe Richards, Rikardsohn's only son and heir/alias Bill

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 Dramatis Personae

 

 

Selma Taylor, mysterious runaway

 

Sharon, Selma's roomate

 

Lester Stratford, Selma's boss at the Gazette

 

Dr. Andy Olaf, new age psychologist

 

Dr. Boris Brownlee, new age psychologist

 

Rousse, chef hired by Brownlee & Olaf

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By the time the Fourth Of July rolled around, my boss Lester Stratford and I were beer buddies.  There is no stronger bond between two people. A beer buddy is there when all other ties that bind have broken.  Some will argue that it was the beerRead full post »

THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING

 

CHAPTER 1

LOCALLY WORLD FAMOUS SINCE 1973

 

 

I hitch-hiked from my home in Bainbridge, Georgia one summer and arrived in Manhattan Beach, California at 3:00 in the morning.  I gravitated towards The Kettle because it was the onlyRead full post »

APRIL 26, 2014 10:38PM

Chapter 33: YOU'VE CHANGED

The trip through Gaburt's Bayou was so treacherous that Joe and Vijay hardly spoke.  Once the boat was secured in the boat house they made the equally difficult hike to the mansion.

 

Hurricane Thaddeus huffed and puffed and boxed their ears until they rang.  When they fRead full post »

APRIL 26, 2014 12:14AM

CHAPTER 32: PERICLES IS FLED

Vijay stayed hidden and waited for the screaming to stop, but instead it grew louder and closer. Things did not seem to be going according to Joe's plan.

 

Kapeni had been so eager to get at whatever evidence there was that would damn Herr Rikardsohn that he didn't notice rotted pRead full post »

"The man I'm with kills people for a living.  I want you to stay hiding until we are well away from the boat but don't stay in the boat.  The storm will probably destroy it and you with it.  Leave the boat downstream a bit then walk northeast to the house.  TheRead full post »

APRIL 25, 2014 11:38PM

CHAPTER 30: HELSINKI OR SWIM

"Common sense tells me not to rent my boat to you but my wallet tells me to go on ahead. Ya'll are grown ups. You know what you're doin'", the man who ran the boat rentals at Lutz Landing hunched over the great wad of cash Kapeni had handed him, protecting itRead full post »

APRIL 25, 2014 10:40PM

CHAPTER 29: A MERRY MESSAGE

Nadeem sliced the ham. Yuri carefully built a sandwich while Falak rummaged in the cabinet for suitable condiments. 

Suddenly the kitchen door flew open and Suraj entered dripping wet. He threw off his rain coat and ate a piece of ham without bread.

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APRIL 25, 2014 4:14PM

CHAPTER 28: BY ANY OTHER NAME

The private jet was getting closer to New Orleans.  Joe Richards was unusually calm. After all, he had died in a hurricane once before.

Joe studied his face in the restroom mirror. He had felt at home as Bill Martin. All he wanted was to be Bill Martin again but bringingRead full post »

APRIL 25, 2014 4:02PM

CHAPTER 27: CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS

"I'm sorry you had to see that," Beaufort Fletcher kept his eyes on the road as the wind and the rain attacked his pickup truck in sheets from all directions.

"It's ok.  Your wife reminds me of my mom," Vijay, alias Ehan Suman tried to say something that would make BeaufortRead full post »

APRIL 25, 2014 3:56PM

CHAPTER 26: A VOLATILE REST STOP

Gloria Fletcher heard her husband's truck coming up the driveway.  She checked the greens, lowered the flame on the sausages and ran to the bedroom to get rid of her comfortable but unattractive bathrobe. 

Her nipples were sore from practice but now she was a pro at putting onRead full post »

APRIL 25, 2014 3:41PM

CHAPTER 25: THE CLAYPIT

"Why are you messin' with him so much?" Ann Weems elbowed her cousin Wayne.

 

Buddy Brixton had been booted out of Gatorland Gentlemen's Club and told never to return.

 

"Your ma-ma had a good run here, Buddy, let it go at that."  Dave Tripp sighed. He tried to be polite.Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2014 1:03AM

CHAPTER 24: OUT ON HIGHWAY 41

Vijay thanked the couple, who only knew him as 'Ehan', for taking him up the river to where it met Highway 41.  He didn't tell them he was going to New Orleans. It was easy to keep the conversation about the weather. Hurricane Thaddeus took the focus off him. They let himRead full post »

"Tryin' to sneak in the back door?" Beaufort Fletcher shook his head.

"My brother is in there," Ann Weems pleaded.

"You said he wasn't your brother," Vijay/Ehan Suman took her arm and pulled her towards the dock.

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APRIL 23, 2014 8:11PM

CHAPTER 22: I'M NOT A SPY

One of the Duke of Eginhard's private jet planes left a vapor trail as it glided over the Atlantic.  The interior of the plane was done in luscious cream leather, walnut and marble. The gold trim was 24 karat.

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