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Our premise and setting | Our Characters | part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5 | part 6 | part 7 | part 8 | part 9 | Proposed music for The Hearpe | Nancy Wilson | Poems and more, soon.....





51.

WIND

I no want to fight. Home!

I just want to go home!

SALTY

Home? A sailor’s ship’s his

home lad! Why, there’s everything

here ya could ever want!

As sun sets, Salty sees some dolphins following the ship

SALTY

See that Maybury? Thars a pack ‘o

Dolphins! Sailors think ‘em lucky.

-‘cause they keep sharks away!

An ‘ave a look at that sunset!

Red sky at night- a sailor’s delight….

But when she’s red in the morning-

Sailors take ye warning!

A sailor plays a fife in melancholy tones as WIND stares into the swells -DISSOLVE TO: reflection of Dove’s face

EXT DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE DAY

Dove draws water from the river- she looks into the woods remembering the Hearpe strains, which fade into the wind rustling leaves in the tree- she leaves

EXT THE BIG ANGEL’S TREE DAY

Dove passes SUN who sketches the sunrise over the heelstone- and talks to his friend again

SUN

Good morning my fair one.

how you this fine day?

DOVE

I good. But no time to talk…

SUN continues on with his friend

SUN

The morning of storm-

sun come up right over

big rock-

52.

FRIEND

So sun come up over rock.

What that mean? I think you

got rocks in head my friend!

EXT HUN’S HUT SAME DAY

Dove waters some goats, then some small pet cats, while she and Moth pet them- Ahman arrives

AHMAN

Dove! Dove! Judah having

baby- My grandson!

EXT SHIP’S DOCK- 1536 A.D. DAY

The ship has docked and some of the men undock

Wind stands at the ship’s railing and stares at the strange town before him- The captain comes up behind him

THORROW

What’s the matter lad?

You look as if you’ve

no where to go.

WIND

I HAVE no where to go.

I never see this place before.

THORROW

Hmm. Still confused eh?

Then come with me lad.

You can stay with me

until we set sail again.

I’ll warn you though…

I might have some work for you.

They walk down the gangplank onto the pier

EXT DRUID CAMPFIRE- TRIBAL COUNCIL NIGHT

As the Druids finish a meal- Ahman and the Peese clan arrive

With Judah- the harp sits by the fire

AMAN

Judah have baby-

New Druid is born!

The gathering cheers, as Judah holds the baby

53.

AHMAN

… a new baby girl!

There’s a lesser reaction- Ahman calls the gathering to order

AHMAN

Great gods over us.

Be not angry with us-

Keep us safe and bless

This tribe meeting-

PRIEST

Ahman, Why you think this…

Arpa-thing… come to us?

AHMAN

I think much on this…

I think may be to show

us spirits and gods real-

And I think it here for US-

It a gift- from the gods!

So, I think we try to play it

like she play it,

- to honor Great Spirit!

Everyone cheers

AHMAN

But- It for PRIESTS to play,

cause this about Great Spirit!

The other priests shake their heads in agreement

There is silence and much of the tribe looks unhappy

YUDOC

What about me? I play music

for our tribe.

The priests confer

AHMAN

Yes, Yudoc can play too

cause he Druid doctor.

So now we play!

They bring in a stump to sit on while playing

the priests take turns playing, without much ability

They instruct each other- while the women watch

54.

AHMAN

No, no- her hands on both sides…

After a while the women begin to murmur among themselves

DOVE

They always say it gift from Gods

But it goddess first play it here.

LABAH

Yeah… Yeah… GODDESS!

RAIN

I want chance play it…

- just touch it.

HUN

(To all)

We should all get to play it.

Gods bring it to tribe, not just priests…

The priests then confer among themselves for a moment

AHMAN

Yeah- yeah- we give

All a chance to play.

But only when priest there.

The others cheer

DEE

So my brother. Will

you play this Arpa?

DOM

I see no point. Just make noise!

Waste of hunters time!

 

As the attention turns to the harp, Merry speaks up

MERRY

Ahman- you forget?

We need pick name for

your new grand daughter

AHMAN

Yeah yeah… how I forget?

just a moment every one…

55.

He takes the baby from Judah

AHMAN Great spirit who watch

over Druids- Thank you

for this new child.

Keep her healthy- protect her…

So one day she have

even more children..

The others cheer

AHMAN

Judah! What you want call this girl?

JUDAH

I want name her ‘Willow’

‘cause I think of her pa,

when ever I see wind

move willow trees…

Can still see my Wind

coming home to kiss

my cheek and feed our tribe…

Now I wish he could see his

daughter- I know he be happy.

AHMAN

(Chokes up emotionally)

Yeah- I think that good name.

Name my son be proud of

Do rest of you want this

girl called “Willow?”

There is a chorus of “Yeas” from the others- “Good Good“

AHMAN

Then Willow her name…

Dom sits by his mother Rain

DOM

Maybe I take Judah for my wooman-

she look good …

RAIN

Be only burden… her,

and this baby-

(MORE)

56.

RAIN (CONT’D)

Dove better for you,

Give you SON…

if clans join, may be you

lead tribe someday

DOM

What if both are my wooman?

RAIN

That against Druid law.

other hunters get jealous.

No listen to you then….

As the others disperse, the women exchange hugs

Labah

Now Judah and I got OUR babies,

Now it YOUR turn Dove-

EXT CAPTAIN THORROW ESTATE HOUSE DAY

Captain and Wind arrive in a horse drawn cart

INT CAPTAIN THORROW TROPHY ROOM DAY

A butler shows them into a trophy room where a fire burns in the hearth- There is a globe, and stuffed animal heads

A lion, bear, wolf, fox, falcon, and a boar-

Wind sees lion’s head first and is startled

THORROW

Frightening, eh Maybury?

I must admit it was a bit

scary when we bagged him.

Four of us put a round of

musket balls into him…

And he STILL came at us- until

he fell- just a few feet away…

There is also a sword, a battle ax, a mace- and a suit of armor- Wind shudders as he inspects the sword

THORROW

Here’s a few weapons more

suited for battles on land…

He bangs on the suit of armor

57.

THORROW

Wouldn’t want to go overboard

wearing this, would we?

WIND

(Looking dumbfounded)

No

He also shows WIND his first books

THORROW

Here’s my book collection-

I probably have more books than

anyone in the navy..

Don’t suppose you read, do you?

WIND shakes his head “No”

THORROW

Here’s one “printed“- on a

devise called a printing press…

Much faster than hand lettering

See that? A Bible- “The word of God”

WIND

The word of God?

THORROW

Yes- they say it’s how god

speaks to mankind

Wind takes it and turns it around and around

THORROW

It’s banned in parts of the world.

But I think we‘ll soon have

religion for even the common man.

Speaking of the world,

Here’s my globe-

It’s a map of the world

As it is known today-

You have heard that it’s

not flat, haven’t you?

He slaps Wind on the back and chuckles

WIND

Do you have a wooman Captain Thorrow?

58.

THORROW

Eh… Well… I did. She died

in the plague- But we had no

children, So at least there’s

none to be looked after.

WIND

I… sorry. I should not ask.

THORROW

Oh no. It’s alright really.

Guess an old war bird like me

Can’t be tied down for long-

He pulls out a rolled up map and spreads it across the table

THORROW

Look here and I’ll show you

where we’ve just sailed…

DISSOLVE TO:

INT DOVE’S ROOM NIGHT

Dove dreams of the angel- She walks in a fog hearing the harp- she comes to a light place, surrounded by huge stones- STONEHENGE- where the angel shows her how to place her fingers and smiles before she vanishes

EXT DRUID CAMPFIRE SITE NEXT DAY

Sun has drawn a plan of an altar for the harp, and a new design for the Druid camp and he lays it out for the others

It is a drawing of STONEHENGE- Other tribe members crudely play the new harp in the background.

SUN

Here my idea for new camp.

There two circles, around altar

Altar to Gods- at arpa tree

We put huts up in air…

off ground- safe from beasts

Inner circle for priests

Outer circle for hunters

and rest of tribe…

 

 

 

AHMAN 59.

Hmmm. Yeah, yeah. I think

idea good- but take time

-much hard work… What you

think Four Man?

Can such a camp be built?

FOUR MAN (a four-fingered man) surveys the plans

FOUR MAN

Yeah ..Yeah… may be.

But -huts need be moved

It take time. Much work…

CHINOOK

What wrong with camp now?

We need eat- to eat we

need hunt. My young son

has no time for THAT.

AS the priests confer together:

SUN

New camp take time, yeah papa.

But would be safer..

CHINOOK

Not if we starve when ice come!

The priests turn back to the others

AHMAN

Good- yeah… We decide idea good-

this new camp… safer- and altar

may be bring favor from gods…

We start work soon as we can-

Suddenly the priests notice that lovely harp music is behind them. They turn and see Dove playing, while others watch transfixed- some in awe, some jealous.

AHMAN

My daughter play better

than any of us.

YUDOC

Yeah- ‘cause I teach

her flute first!

The harp music continues as we CUT TO:

60.

EXT NEW DRUID CAMP SITE- STONEHENGE ANOTHER DAY

Sun and Four Man look at the drawing as huts are being moved

and wood is being cut with axes. Sun shows Four Man a picture of a crude ladder, dissolve to the end of a violin

Harp audio dissolves into the long note of a symphony orchestra tuning up- then mixed with symphony hall ambience

INT ROYAL CONCERT HALL- 1536 DAY

Wind and Captain Thorrow attend a performance of a symphony orchestra- As they enter, he straightens Wind’s tie

THORROW

So tell me Maybury-

have you ever seen a

symphony orchestra perform?

WIND

No… What …is… that?

THORROW

Then you’re in for a real

treat my boy… You’ll see…

As they enter the Royal Hall, Wind sees the rows of seating and gets nervous

WIND

This a col…col…col-i-seum…?

THORROW

A coliseum? Oh no good lad-

this is the Royal Hall.

WIND

Do warriors fight here?

THORROW

Oh no no Maybury!

We’re here for a concert.

WIND

A con.. cert?

THORROW

Music… my good fellow!

Mighty FINE music

The finest in Great Britain!

61.

As they are being led to their seats by an usher,

Wind sees the angel- transparent, and playing onstage

WIND

Captain Thorrow- Do you see her?-

it is the angel!

THORROW

Angel?… No- I see no angel lad…

although there are

some in the audience…

He turns and kisses the hand of an elegant woman

THORROW

Good evening Madame Liszt.

WIND

(still watching the angel)

Do you no hear? Her music

like soft rainfall…

THORROW

No Mr. Maybury, all I hear

is a rather hushed audience

on a serene summer evening…

The angel dissolves and her music fades as audio dissolves to the sound of an orchestra tuning up behind the curtain

The men are seated and the Captain greets others around him

ADMIRAL BILLINGSLY

You’ve arrived just in time Thorrow-

they’re about to raise the curtain…

Yudoc comes onstage and bows to the audience- they applaud

The orchestra becomes quiet and a single French Horn plays the MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S NOCTURNE

Wind is surprised and tells the Captain that he knows him

WIND

Captain Thorrow- I know this man-

He is Yudoc! He from my tribe!

THORROW

No No, my boy

I doubt that very much-

That man’s a Spaniard…

62.

Yudoc turns around as the curtain rises

Wind continues to stare at the stage

ADMIRAL BILLINGSLY

(To the others)

Yes Yes, and actually a prisoner

of sorts. He was detained at the

King’s court, when the hostilities broke out…

There’s a lot of gossip

about this strange man

Beyond his musical ability-

he’s a physician as well.

THORROW

Yes I heard that too.

They say he’s such a fine doctor, he’s called The Phoenix-

dying patients are said to

rise from certain death-

like the mythical Phoenix

rises from the ashes…

OTHER MAN

Oh really!? A SPANIARD physician…?

ADMIRAL

Yes, all the patrons say that

he writes the most advanced

music to ever grace

the Royal Orchestra

THORROW

What’s his real name then Admiral?

ADMIRAL

You know- come to think of it,

I’ve only heard his epithet-

The Phoenix… The Phoenix Mendelson

The NOCTURNE overture ends- the curtain is raised and the orchestra ready- Yudoc taps the podium, raises his arms, and conducts the orchestra in the MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT’S OVERTURE

The captain is relaxed while Wind is in awe of what he hears and sees as the string section plays the opening section

At the first crescendo Wind becomes overwhelmed by the noise and begins to panic- He covers his ears, then jumps up on the backs of the seats, and tries to leave

63.

The captain pulls him back into his seat

He finally settles down again as the music gets quieter

Wind then catches a glimpse of Dom in a balcony pointing at something on stage- he strains to get a better view when a blond woman in a powdered wig leans in front of Dom.

By the time she sits back, Dom has disappeared from view

Wind’s attention again turns to the orchestra

A transitional AUDIO AND VIDEO DISSOLVE to near the end of the OVERTURE- the music crescendos and ends

The audience thunders applause and yells for an encore as Wind holds his ears. Wind again looks toward the balcony but can’t see the man standing behind the woman in the wig.

CROSS DISSOLVE AUDIO AND VIDEO TO:

EXT DRUID CAMPFIRE SITE DAY

Hun awkwardly plucks an arpa he’s built in front of the others, who “oooh” and “aahh” at his invention

AHMAN

That very good Hun.

HUN

It not as good as Spirit wooman’s

arpa, but it my first try.

AHMAN inspects the strings

AHMAN

And where you get

string like that

HUN

I get string from uh … a cat.


AHMAN

A cat? Tell me then..

Is there more? Can you

make more of these arpas?

HUN

Yeah yeah- enough for

may be one, two more

 

64.

INT ROYAL BANQUET HALL EVENING

Captain Thorrow and Wind attend a banquet for the King

They enter the banquet room and are seated at a table perpendicular to the head table

THORROW

Well lad, did you ever think you’d dine with His Royal Highness?

Wind shakes his head “no”

THORROW

You’re in for a treat.

The king has the finest chefs

in all the land…

Trumpets blow and Henry the Eighth enters with pomp and circumstance And then is seated… It is a fat Dee

Wind is confused and tries to talk to the captain

WIND

I, I think I know this man…

Thorrow shushes him

THORROW

Quiet Maybury! Or he’ll

have your head for dinner…

A Bishopric stands and praises King Henry in prayer (Ps.21)

BISHOPRIC

The king shall joy in thy strength O lord

How greatly shall he rejoice!

Thou hast given him

his heart’s desire…

Thou settest a crown of

gold on his head…

Honor and majesty are his

For thou has made him

most blessed… for ever

Henry beams as The Bishopric continues:

For the king trusteth in the Lord

Thine hand shall find out

all thine enemies…

65.

With great emphasis, he thrusts out his right hand

Thy right hand shall find out

those that hate thee…

Thou shalt make them a

fiery oven, in the time

of thine anger…

He has a strange look as if watching flames with rapture

The Lord shall swallow them up

in his wrath- and the fire

shall devour them

His hands span across a globe

Their fruit shalt thou destroy

from the earth, and their seed

from among the children of men…

The Queen feeds Henry a grape

For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a… MISCHIEVOUS device…

Therefore… (Turns to Henry)

… thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against them

Be thou exalted Lord,

in thine own strength:

So will we sing and praise thy power.

Another bishop declares “Hear Hear!!”, they all cheer and pat each other’s backs- and Henry waves a drumstick around-

HENRY
Everybody eats now!

A troupe of minstrels and jesters then begin a song and dance around the hall

The raucous banquet ensues and Wind’s goblet is filled continuously until he is drunk

Through drunken eyes Wind sees a girl who looks like Juda

But she dances away before he can do anything

Henry tosses his drumstick, and a playful food fight ensues

Wind passes out from wine- the minstrel’s song fades

66.

INT DOM’S HUT NIGHT

Dee has one of Hun’s new harps and crudely tries to make music with it- Dom holds his ears

DOM

What you do with that?

DEE

Hun let me play it.

DOM

More arpas! Priests want

More arpas… If Aman think

we risk our lives hunting

big cats for more strings, he crazy!

He then seats himself and begins to eat peas

DOM

Eh! sick of cold peas!

We need hunt boar!

Warm days gone soon!

While still fooling around with the primitive Harp,

Dee discovers that it will propel a twig from a string

He bothers Dom by hitting him with a twig

DOM

Stop that! It get late now-

You must go- like we say-

Dove girl soon bring soup…

I want be alone with her…

They laugh between themselves like typical men

Dee leaves strumming the harp

DOM

And stop making that noise!

INT SUN’S ROOM NIGHT

Dove brings some soup to Sun’s hut where he gives her some wooden wind chimes

SUN

Look. I make for you…

make soft sound when wind blow.

67.

DOVE

Yeah- They nice, but why…?

He then kisses her- Dove is surprised and flattered,

Her first reaction is to acquiesce- then she breaks it off

DOVE

No this not right…

Dom would kill you.

SUN

I no care what my brother think

I want you be my wooman…

I think of you all the time.

DOVE

No… this no good… I need go…

Give soup to others …

INT DOM’S HUT SAME NIGHT

Dom stashes a couple of boar skulls under a pelt

Dove enters with the soup and wind chimes

DOM

What you have there Dove-girl?

She hands him the wind chimes

DOVE

These make soft sound in wind

DOM

Yeah, yeah- carved good…

Hun make them?

DOVE

No no- Sun make them.

Dom then tosses them aside

DOM

I think my little brother need

spend time helping hunters,

not making things like this!

Dove hangs them in the window beside the bed

As she turns around, Dom takes her in his arms, kissing her

He moves her toward the bed and down onto it

68.

CU- The chimes in the window begin to catch the wind

DISSOLVE TO:

INT CAPTAIN THORROW’S TROPHY ROOM NIGHT

Passed out in the trophy room, Wind mumbles, as he dreams

He sees the banquet and hears the words of the Bishopric:

Thou shalt make ready thine arrows

upon thy strings against them…

KING HENRY snarls and his face becomes the lion- he is suddenly struggling against it again in the coliseum…

The arrow comes from the side and kills the lion as before

The crowd roars- Wind turns his head and now sees that it is Fire who shot the arrow-

Wind struggles out from under the lion and staggers toward Fire- beckoning to him

Fire turns his back and raises his arms for the crowd.

As he completes a circle and Wind gets near, another arrow enters Fire’s back

He falls to his knees and collapses as Wind reaches him

Wind turns and sees Centurion (Dee again,) also with a bow

Wind cries out and his cry fades to hollow clacking sound of the wooden wind chimes

INT DOM’S HUT SAME NIGHT

Dom and Dove have fallen asleep- now Dove is dreaming

-she sees the ANGEL again and hears the harp.

As she approaches the angel turns and becomes Sun

They kiss again and she finds the experience pleasant

DISSOLVE TO: CLOSE UP- DOM SLEEPING

Dom mumbles in his sleep

EXT DRUID CAMP NIGHT

He dreams of the night of the cat attack- Instead of Wind, he is overtaken by the cat and struggles with it-

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT ROMAN COLISEUM DAY


In Dom’s dream the encounter with the lion in the Druid camp switches to the coliseum as it did in Wind’s death,

and Dom then struggles with the lion in the same way there

 

69.

INT DOM’S HUT SAME NIGHT

Dom and Dove are on the bed- Dom is restless on top-

the camera closes in on Dove

DISSOLVE TO: Dove’s dream

As Dove and Sun kiss, Sun changes into Dom, holding her roughly - Labah holds her baby and urges her to have a baby

LABAH’S VOICE

Now it your turn Dove,

Now it your turn Dove.

She struggles with Dom

INT DOM’S HUT SAME NIGHT

The happy couple wrestle on the bed

INT DOM’S HUT NIGHT

CU of Dove’s face and dissolve to her dream

She pleads with Dom to stop- he also changes into a lion

EXT ROMAN COLISEUM DAY

Dove’s struggle also becomes with the lion in the coliseum-

As she screams, the arrow again comes in from the side

She looks at the arrow in astonishment

CUT TO:

Dom’s dream where the arrow also comes in from the side

Dom focuses in on the arrow itself and notices the feathers

He then looks to the side and sees Centurion Dee

CUT TO:

In Dove’s dream, she looks in the direction that the arrow came from and sees Wind standing with the bow

She calls to him as she struggles out from under the lion

DOVE

Wind! Wind! You live! You live!

The crowd roars as she crosses the arena and Wind turns in a circle taking accolades

AS Wind turns again to face her, it is now Dom again