RIP THE SHADOWS
A CBI profiler pursues a serial killer she believes killed her mother fifteen years
ago, finds another killer and a similar 28 year old murder. After an attempt on her own life, she is helped by the serial
killer (who is a multiple personality), finally discovering a horrible secret in her past. Nine murders, three killers, two
abused children, several police detectives, one shaman, one soul retrieval, two spirits, and a gun battle.
Hamlet is dead, so time has disintegrated for him. His mind seizes fragments of
his life, re-arranges them, probes for their meaning. Scenes explode, implode, pene- trate one another, collapse onto
each other, in stunning kaleidoscopic patterns of images and action.
A word leads to a scene six months in the future, a line to an event of the previous
night. Characters drift in, drift out, through different layers of time. Time continually folds forwards and backwards onto
itself. Fragments of the past and future intrude into the 'present', tying together what in life had been hidden or unclear
This is a modernized cut text of Hamlet (in standard modern English, yet still
with the sounds and rhythms of Shakespeare and retaining well-known lines), re-structured to begin at the moment of Hamlet's
death. Not only has the sequence of scenes and lines been re-designed, but at times as many as three scenes are intertwined
on stage, resulting in unusual theatrical movement and flow.
The setting is undefined space, with stairs and levels, completely fluid, the actors
dressed in casual contemporary rehearsal clothes.
A very unique approach and structure. Two versions have been written, one for the stage, the other
Screenplay is 126 pages.
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