What do these texts suggest to you about the nature of HUMAN LONGING and how an individual’s life is shaped by such DREAMS?
KAL/PRINCE-Unhappy with the way royals are behaving
SERVANT- a servant to the PRINCE
In a medieval palace, the PRINCE speaks with his SERVANT
PRINCE: Nobility suffers from hubris. We believe that no one is good enough for us. We look down on the commoners and marry those with titles as ours. Our societal structure is just a ploy to keep serfs suffering and dukes dining. At times such as these, I wish I was not royalty.
SERVANT: What shall you do milord?
PRINCE: I feel shame to be a part of this family so dearest servant I believe I must leave.
In a forest, LUCY is in a river and appears to be drowning. Enter KAL dirt streaked.
KAL turning to the sound sees LUCY who is starting to lose consciousness. He jumps into the river, drags her out and performs CPR.
LUCY: Thank you- opening her eyes How dare you touch me you, you frog?! she jumps up and runs away.
KAL: That maiden hath eyes that would awaken the dead and cause them to die again. Her beauty is unsurpassed and has set my soul afire.
Scene is in LUCY’s house. Her father is home making dinner. LUCY bursts in dripping
LANE: Lucy, what happened to you?
LUCY: I fell into the river and this disgusting little man thought he had the right to touch me so he dragged me out of the river and-
LANE: Where is he?
LUCY: I know right, you should hunt him down. He must have been out of his mind!
LANE: No Lucy, you need to thank the person that saved your life.
LUCY upset: But, dad he was stinky.
LANE: There will be no argument go and find him.
LUCY is trudging through the woods in search of KAL
LUCY angrily: Why does father have to be so generous? Why does he not realise that that little… frog has no place talking to me? Enter KAL
KAL sees LUCY: Good morrow fairestiden.
LUCY disgusted: Hey. reluctantly Thanks for saving my life yesterday.
KAL: For woman of your grace and beauty, it would be a disservice not to do anything.
LUCY forcing it out: Wanna come over for lunch?
KAL overjoyed: I would be delighted to.
LUCY’s house. LUCY and KAL enter
LUCY: Dad, I’m home.
LANE: Welcome home Lucy, I see you brought home a friend.
KAL to himself: Her name is Lucy!
LANE: What’s his name?
LUCY flustered: Well- I, um…
LANE disappointed: You don’t know his name would you look at that to KAL What’s your name, son?
KAL: My name, good sir, is Kal.
LANE shaking his hand: Nice to meet ya kid, I’m Lane.
They sit down and begin to eat
LANE: So Lucy, what’s up?
LUCY: I’m good. Everyone keeps talking about the prince and I think he would be pretty hot.
LANE appalled: Lucy!
LUCY shrugs: I’m just sayin’. If he asked me out, I’d say yes.
KAL to himself: A perfect opportunity to make her mine. To LUCY I am deeply touched by your generosity by letting me eat in your home. I would like to return the favor by asking you to meet me for dinner in my own abode tonight.
LANE: That’d be great. Where do you live?
KAL evasively Meet me at the palace at dusk.
Exit KAL. LUCY and LANE look at each other confused.
In the palace, KAL is searching for his SERVANT.
SERVANT: Milord? I thought you were no longer a member of the royal family.
KAL: Make haste, do not waste any time. I have found the one who must be mine. With me she shall dine or mine eyes shall weep such brine. Prepare a dinner fit for a queen, for as I see that she shall become for me.
SERVANT: Yes milord. If it be a lady, sir, thou must go clean thyself for thy body smells like that of an amphibian.
LANE and LUCY stand in front of the palace waiting for KAL. KAL comes out
LUCY nervous: Do you live here?
KAL: Alas I do but I must admit, before you I liked here not one bit.