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70.

INT DOMS HUT THAT NIGHT

Dove startles awake to see Dom’s face in the dark muttering:

He grunts as Dove gets him to roll over- she notices the wind chimes above her- they clack in the wind

She slips away into the night

A breeze stirs the chimes and the sky behind them gets light

SLOW DISSOLVE AUDIO AND VIDEO TO:

EXT DRUID CAMPFIRE SITE DAY

The sound of the wind chimes becomes the sound of the tribe,

As they play on hollowed logs and drums of skin

Yudoc plays flute, a couple of Druids play the new arpas

and Hun now has a lute guitar made from a gourd

It is mostly just a loud din

Many of the tribe are dancing- with different abilities

Ahman and the elders walk past and cluck their disapproval

CHINOOK

This music get more noisy.

How we know if guards signal?

AHMAN

What can we do? Can not say-

No make noise! I pray gods not angry!

Dom calls Dee aside- With one of Hun’s arpas, he shoots twigs the same way Dee did the night before

DOM

Have crazy dream, and now idea

idea for- this- thing

INT CAPTAIN THORROW’S TROPHY ROOM NIGHT

Wind awakes to thunder and lightning in the Captain’s trophy room and is startled by the stuffed lion above him

Other stuffed heads in the darkened room are lit by flashes

A queen’s head appears for a split second

He panics but does not know how to use the door to escape

Captain Thorrow comes in with an oil lamp

THORROW

Good God, what’s the fuss lad?

It’s just a thunderstorm!

71.

WIND

Oh Great God, why you torment me!

Why I in this strange land?

The captain lights another lamp and stirs the hearth flames

Wind calms down, and hangs his aching head in his hands

he has a hangover and squints in the new light

WIND

Ohhh, I feel terrible!

THORROW

A little too much wine, eh, Maybury!?

That sort of thing happens at

those banquets… I’ve learned when

to quit letting them fill the glass…

Don’t worry! You’ll be up

and feeling better in a jiffy.

WIND

I have bad dream-

see my brother Fire dying!

THORROW

THAT sort of thing happens too,

When someone has too much drink… It’s just a bad dream… From too much wine

I wouldn’t pay it any mind……

Anyway, the sun will be up soon,

And we have to get ready-

We set sail in a few days

And we’re short of hands…

INT WARBLE BROTHER’S HUT NIGHT

Inside their hut The Warble brothers are seen secretly stripping one of the new harps- they retrieve a tree bough

From near the fire

AUDIO TRACK: MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM “SCHERZO”

DEE

What that for?

DOM

You see soon

Dom stretches a string tight and shakes his head “yes”

72.

EXT BY THE ANGEL’S TREE DAY

They are then alone outside and fail to hit a target

DOM

Spear in my dream have feathers,

make it fly true, like a bird …

INT SUN’S HUT NIGHT

Dom steals some feathers that Sun has collected

EXT THE ANGEL’S TREE DAY

An arrow imbeds itself in the tree

Dom removes it, the brothers smile at each other

EXT IN THE WOODS DAY

They’ve killed a roe and remove the arrow

DEE

A roe! You kill a roe!

DOM

From very far too…

AUDIO TRACK- MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM- “SCHERZO” continues

EXT- OUTSIDE THE CAMP- THE DRUID SPORTING GAMES DAY

They have their new weapon at the summer tests of manhood

where they easily outdistance the spear throwers

They hit targets with more accuracy and force than ever-

The others shake their heads in awe - At the conclusion, they all gather around to inspect the new weapon:

CORNSTALK

How you think of such thing?

DOM

Oh- I just dream it up….

CORNSTALK

Now Ahman should let Dom lead Druids!

The other hunters cheer while Fire looks on helpless

73.

EXT HUN’S HUT DAY

A group of hunters arrive at Hun’s hut with Dom and Dee

Labah is looking after Arpa, Dove is there playing with Moth

DOM

Hi Hunny… We making more roe spears,

to kill more game… We want these

arpas… We need strings….

HUN

But these are mine…

DOM

Not now-

The hunters leave with the harps, Dee takes the gourd guitar

Dove tells Labah that the invention is just as she saw with Wind in her dream

DOVE

New spears same thing

I see in a dream…

I got bad feeling …

EXT THE SURROUNDING FOREST DAY

-MIDSUMMER’S “SCERZO” RESUMES

The hunters are again on the hunt- now several bows,

And they kill game as never before-

At the end, they carry THREE boars

EXT OLD LONDON STREET DAY

Captain Thorrow takes Wind to muster sailors

Wind and Salty drive a caged cart, while Captain Thorrow and some officers ride horses

WIND

Where we go now Salty?

SALTY

We’re huntin human

game today, Matey. The

Valiant Plymouth sails

in two days- and we need

more shipmates.

74.

The Captain and his party round up drunkards and vagabonds, with differing levels of cooperation- One tells the Captain:

But I got ta say goodbye

to me parents. Dad’s

not at all well….

THORROW

You can post a message from

the ship, sailor. You now have

a duty to your king…

WIND

These men no want to go, do they?

SALTY

Don’t worry lad… They’ll be fine

when we get to sea… Why-

I still remember the day

they first picked me up

Maybury?… Maybury!

Wind is seen running away down an alley

THORROW

Let him go. He’ll be back…

Mr. Maybury’s too confused

to survive on his own…

Wind then has difficulties and trouble adjusting to life

In the old city of London that is all new and modern to him

AUDIO TRACK: MELANCHOLY FLUTE MUSIC

Horses and carriages clop noisily past- smithies clang their anvils, while Wind avoids the dung on the cobbled streets

Women yell “Gardy Loo” and empty bedpans out of windows-

There are small cottages with thatched roofs and gardens- animals are penned in the backyards

A tart lady of the evening propositions him- CUT TO:

As Wind sleeps, she empties his pockets and leaves

Wandering again the next day, a drunk asks him:

A shilling for some more ale, mate?

When Wind pulls out empty pockets, the drunk turns on him:

76.

DRUNKARD:

No beggin from you ‘ere mister-

This is my street!

He sees an open air market, and fails to get the vendor to give him some peas- As he walks on, children chant

Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold

Peas porridge in the pot, nine days old!

A garrison of soldiers march past with fife and drum-

He sees a harp in a shop window- and stares in awe

A sign reads “The Hearpe Shoppe”

Desperate and afraid, Wind arrives at the dock, in time to see the Valiant Plymouth sailing away

In desperation, he steals some food from a vendor-

But is caught by a local constable

INT TOWER OF LONDON DUNGEON DAY

Wind is thrown into the Tower dungeon by some Beefeaters

Another prisoner hands him a bowl of gruel

The hungry Wind eagerly begins to lap at it and exclaims

WIND

UUmmm… Ummm… Peas!

EXT DRUID CAMPFIRE NIGHT

DOM is being handed a bowl of pea soup- he knocks it away

DOM

BAH! No soup for ME!

Tonight… we have BOAR!

All boar we can eat!

As he chomps and the men cheer- Merry complains to Dove

MERRY

He no throw soup out

if he have no mead!

DEE

Celtics never win spear

Challenge again! Not

against new roe spear!

Dom reacts with interest at the mention of the Celtics

77.

INT TOWER OF LONDON DUNGEON DAY

An imprisoned monk introduces himself to Wind

MONK JONATHAN

Welcome to the Tower friend…

My name is Jonathan…

Wind looks away and strokes his tattoo

JONATHAN

So tell us brother… What

dark sin against the state

brings you here?…

WIND

What?

JONATHAN

Why are you in here lad?

WIND

I take food when I get hungry…

They catch me- bring me here-

JONATHAN

(To the others)

So… This man took some food!

For a simple act of survival,

He’s now here in this vile place with us!

Such is the “forgiving nature”

of our new state church gentlemen!

The others there react:

“Deplorable!” “Outrageous!”

“Modern Pharoahsees!”

WIND

Yeah, yeah. I take food.

So why you here?

JONATHAN

An interesting question friend..

And not easily answered…

We are monks- all brothers of a

local order… For generations

We’ve preached to the common man…

(MORE)

78.

JONATHAN

Now King Henry has his own church…

an official “Church of England”

And while they say they

follow the same Lord

Their ideas are quite different…

WIND

What?

MONK 2

Uh, what Jonathan is trying

to say is that, well,

ever since the king formed

his new state church, we monks

have been persecuted… hunted down-

locked up in horrible places

such as this…

WIND

(Looks around)

You mean- like Simon Peter?

JONATHAN

Yes, yes- just like Simon Peter.

We just hope we don’t end up like Hun…

Other Monks

Yes Yes Quite right!

WIND

Wait… wait- You know Hun?

MONK 2

Yes, well- We KNEW Hun… Richard Hun…

was also a monk from our order…

and the salt of the earth, really!

He dared to stand up to the King’s Bishopricks… until he was found

Hanging… dead, in his cell…

WIND

Hun dead? (sob) Oh no!

Hun dead too! Where? Here?

At that point, as another monk peers out of a small window, he sees a processional arriving on the Tower green below

79.

MONK 3

Brothers! Brothers! Something

is happening down on the green…!

MONK 2

Then the rumor’s true. Henry’s

‘disposing of’ another wife!

WIND

What you mean?

JONATHAN

His Highness is executing another

wife… His latest Queen- Anne Boleyn

WIND

How can he kill his woman?

JONATHAN

“Hell and destruction are

before the Lord,” my friend,

“How much more than the hearts

of the children of men!”

Through several small windows, Wind and the Monks witness the beheading of Anne Boleyn on the Tower Green-

May 19, 1536- for failing to bear a male heir

MONK 3

Here comes the queen now…

The noble queen is led out to the chopping block,

while the gentry have mixed reactions- Some sneer, some are fidgety, while others hide their disgust of the proceedings

A father watches the proceedings and tells his two sons:

FATHER
As The Proverbs say my sons:

“The King’s favor is toward

a wise servant, but his wrath

is against him that causeth shame…”

Or HER as the case may be.

They nod dutifully- King Henry is seated and the executioner arrives with an axe and wearing a dark hood

MONK 3

Why do they even bother with the mask…

80.

MONK 2

So the prisoner’s friends

can’t take revenge

on the executioner….

A courtier reads the sentence from a parchment

COURTIER

For various and multiple crimes

against the state- first and foremost

being your failure to provide His Royal Highness and the throne a male heir

You- Anne Boleyn- are sentenced to die,

This Nineteenth Day of May,

The Year of our Lord Fifteen Hundred

and Thirty Six… And may God

have mercy on your soul…

The queen sobs as her head is placed on the chopping block

The monks in the Tower say prayers as they watch - Wind looks away, crossing himself again

MONK 2

My God! They’re really

going to kill her!

We hear the sound of the axe drop- the monks are distraught

After the execution, two ministers joke between themselves as they leave

BISHOPRICK 1

Well yes.. There’s a good show

from the old fellow Pope Max calls

His “Most Christian King!”

BISHOPRICK 2

Yes, yes- quite right!

EXT BY THE ANGELS TREE DAY

An arrow imbeds itself into a tree- Fire practices archery by shooting at the angel’s tree- Dove stands nearby

DOVE

Goddess bring Arpa to make music-

Now hunters kill with it…

It no seem right…

 

81.

FIRE

I no care about music too.

Dom right… We need hunt food

to live- now we kill food

like no time before…

Dom soon lead tribe- you should

be glad you his wooman

DOVE

But you will lead tribe…

Fire just shrugs

INT DOVE’S ROOM NIGHT

As Dove dreams, the angel plays another tune

AUDIO TRACK- THE MAIN THEME MUSIC

EXT DRUID CAMPFIRE SITE DAY

Dove performs the new tune before some Druids

Moth perks up, approaches Dove and stares.

He covers his ears- Dove stops as everyone stares

CUT TO:

The hunters return to camp. Labah approaches them.

LABAH

Hun! Hun! Good thing happen!

Moth hears! Our son can hear!

AHMAN

My daughter open his ears!

It gift from gods!

INT TOWER DUNGEON DAY

Two Beefeater guards show up at Wind’s cell

GUARD 1

Yes. That one! ‘is tattoo

says ‘ee’s a sailor-

in the royal navy.

‘Ee don’t belong here

Wit these heretics.

GUARD 2

You there! Come with us.

You’re free to go!

82.

Wind quickly downs another bowl of gruel as he’s leaving

JOHN

Fare thee well, brother.

May we meet again in more

favorable circumstances.

 

EXT TOWER OF LONDON DAY

WIND is freed, and again roams the London streets

MUSICAL TRACK- “DANCING BEAR” by THE MAMAS AND PAPAS

In the instrumental intro- WIND wanders discouraged

He peers into a window- There’s a sign

“Sweep wonted”

The shoppe keeper beacons him in, and then Wind is attired as a chimney sweep- He sweeps a hearth- as the shoppe keeper watches. FIRST VERSE:

“I wouldn’t want to be a chimney sweep, all black from head to foot, Climbing in them chimneys, cleaning out that soot-

With a broom and ladder and pail- darkened walls I scale

WIND is in a chimney

“And far ….and high…, I see a patch of sky”

WIND looks up and sees a patch of sky- CAMERA ZOOMS- UP THE CHIMNEY expanding the light and sky- which DISSOLVES TO:

Wind again is wandering the streets in his old clothes

He sees a minstrel troupe camped at the edge of town

There are fools with bells on their hats, girls with tambourines, Jugglers, and a masked theatre master

He catches a glimpse of a girl who looks like JUDAH

But she quickly disappears into a gypsy wagon

“I’d rather be a gypsy that camped at the edge of town… - The one who has a dancing bear that follows him around…”

Wind wants to leave the city, but a constable is there and he turns back past the troupe again- A man in a bear suit brushes past- “Outta my way, laddie!!”

Wind looks on astounded as he then dances

“And he lifts his big foot up, he puts his big foot down, And bows and twirls and dances round and round”

83.

The Bear dances into the sun, DISSOLVE TO:

Wind daydreams of life on the ship

“I found I was a cabin boy, last night as I did dream bound upon a magic ship for a land I’d never seen”

(Scenes of the battle)

“And the moon she filled our sails, and the stars they steered our course- And on our bow there was a golden horse…” (The queen’s bosom on the front of the ship)

Wind is then in front of a church where a processional passes- A girl curtsies as a priest swings incense

“The Queen eats goodly candy, the Bishop nuts and cheese- And when I am a grown man, I’ll taste just what I please”

Wind wanders in an open market looking at the food

“The honey from the bee, the shellfish from the sea,

The earth, the wind, a girl,

someone to share these things with me…”

He again sees the girl that looks like Judah- she climbs into a carriage, and is whisked away before he’s sure

Wind sleeps again under a ledge as it rains- he dreams

(Fourth Verse- mixed lyrics repeated in round) Visual images of his experiences move and dissolve across the screen: The chimney sweep, the theatre troupe , the ships sails, the beheading, the lion, the Druids, the angel and the harp.

DISSOLVE TO WHITE as “Dancing Bear” music ends and fades

EXT ADMIRAL BENBOW INN DAY

Wind awakens to sunlight in his eyes- A female voice calls him, as a figure cuts through the sunlight over him:

JUDITH (JUDAH)

Hullo there… You sir… Yes-

Good morning… Who are you?

What are you doing here?…”

It is Judah and Wind is startled by her appearance

WIND

Judah! It you! My Judah…

He takes her face in his hands

84.

JUDITH

What ARE you saying? Oh no sir…

I’m afraid you’ve confused me

with someone else… My name’s Judith…

Judith Capulet…

WIND

I am Wind, Wind of Peese Clan…

and you- you my Judah…

JUDITH

Wind? Your name can’t be

just Wind then, can it..?

Why you poor man… You must be

delirious from exposure…

WIND

Uh- They call me John Maybury…

JUDITH

Well… John… It’s no good sleeping

in gutters… You’ll catch your death

of a cold… Why don’t you come with me?

I’ll fetch you a warm meal at the inn-

INT ADMIRAL BENBOW INN DINING AND DRINKING HALL DAY

Wind and Judith enter and pass through the dining hall

She gets some food from a table and hands it to him

He eats eagerly

The man in the bear suit has the head off, and is eating

Wind stares at him as he walks past

JUDITH

These old inns should really be

for the passing stranger-like you!

But they’re always full of

drunkards, ladies of the eve’nin…

An we performers, of course

 

INT HALLWAY OF INN DAY

They pause in a hallway and Wind tries to get Judith to recall the tribe and that she is Judah

 

 

 

85.

WIND

Judah- don’t you know me-

I am Wind… of Peese clan

You are Judah… my wooman.

you my mate… have my baby…

JUDITH

Mr. Maybury… PLEEEASE..

You‘re talking nonsense now!

She turns away slightly and shudders

WIND

I sorry… I am so (gestures crazy)

I was in- battle… on big… ship…

Almost… die in sea.

Now I be- wil- dered…

JUDITH

Oh… I see! You’re a sailor-

and were in a battle…

They pulled you from the sea…

which left you… bewildered!

Oh listen John- I’ve a friend

who’d love to meet you-

He’s a printer by trade…

But he writes about things-

he’ll find your story fascinating!

He printed a poem I wrote…

Would you like to hear it?

Wind shakes his head “yes”

Judith produces a parchment and reads as Wind looks on a little dumbfounded and lost by her more complex speech

JUDITH

It’s called ‘The Ever Changing Wind”

Within the trees, the wind is music

her gentle fingers caress the leaves

as delicate she plays her forest harp

-a wispy ghost unseen

Judith mimics playing with her hands, Wind imitates her

From afar you hear her coming,

Swirling- dancing as an unspoiled child

She moves about gracefully swaying as she reads

86.

With invisible, ageless purpose

Serenely stroking melodies never the same

The wind and I speak often

Her voice soft lilt perfume

surrounds her wing-ed chirping children

And lifts their timbre through the timber…

(Timbre and timber, you see?)

Within the trees the wind a lover has

- in rain from darkened skies

And as he dews, he dresses her in hues

To nurture all their forest children

Judith’s brow furrows and she gets a little more dramatic

Within the village, the wind’s a wild ram

Funneled, stampeding corridors

Buffeting the sturdy,

rocking all that yield

As a cat, she pounces shrieking,

clawing at your nostrils,

With stink… of dung… and soot

Here and there …like Common air!

WIND

Soot! … yeah… yeah… yeah

JUDITH

Within the town, wind and rain no lovers are

As she’s no longer pure,

and he’s quickly down the sewer

So give me wind, and woods- with trees

And rain that lingers on the leaves

Wind then tries to kiss Judith, but she resists

JUDITH

John… Please…no! you don’t understand…

I like you John… but I already

HAVE a gentleman friend…

There is an awkward moment of silence between them

JUDITH

You must go now John…

But do come back this evening…

I’m singing… here at the inn…

And I’ll have the owner

take care of you- alright?

87.

WIND

Alright, alright

EXT FOGGY ENGLISH MOUNTAIN GREEN MONASTERY DAY

Wind wanders, depressed that Judith doesn’t remember him

He enters a monastery where monks sing a Gregorian chant-

He watches from a pew as a they move down the center row- He sees a monk who looks similar to Monk #2

WIND

You.. You are free!

MONK

Shhh! No talking here!

The chants echo off the tiled archways and high ceilings

And cross fades to the drum beat of first hunting sequence

“PROCESSION” TRACK

EXT DRUID CAMPFIRE SITE DAY

The drumming stops and a Tribal council begins-

DOM

Now we kill more mead,

Boar and roes hard to find…

We need more hunting ground…

This new camp stuck in one place-

we need move to survive

we must follow food

AHMAN

You mean you want more hunting

ground- other tribes ground!

DOM

If that what it take-

other tribes can no defeat us-

Now we have boughs- and roe spears!

AHMAN

Men would die- must not happen!

Priests forbid you to go!

FIRE

Dom right… Now our chance

to get more land…

88.

AHMAN

You too my son? You think this way

Wind was no such fool…

DOM

Druid hunters! Now our time…

we must fight- for survival!

The hunters cheer and erupt into a frenzy- they dance an impromptu war dance as the priests concur together

AHMAN

(SCREAMS)

We priests agree then… You no longer called Druids!

Druid tribe stay here!

DOM

And we will roam!

We are- Roam Men!

EXT BY THE BIG TREE DAY

The alter is nearly finished- Dove plays the harp pensively- Sun enters

SUN

Is it true? you go with hunters?

DOVE

Yeah, it true. All this time

They all want me with Dom…

Now I go, my parents angry

Fire and Labah go too-

SUN

Mine angry because I stay here…

They say I scared- like cat

DOVE

I no think so…

They need you here,

to build camp…

SUN

Stay here with me, my young Dove…

Stay here- be my wooman…

89.

DOVE

Too late for that…

Dom would kill you!

SUN

And this arpa? You leave this too?

-after Moth healed?

Dom want make war…

No place for my Little Dove

MY goddess!

DOVE does not answer, but continues to play DISSOLVE TO:

INT ADMIRAL BENBOW INN DINING HALL NIGHT

A woman strums a hearpe on the stage- No one pays her much attention except Wind, who watches as he sits with Judith

JUDITH

Well yes I’ve heard of Druids before,

Aren’t they some kind of priests?

You say they live in the forest

And hunt boars? And your wife

looks like me? Well, Mr. Wind, I hope some day you find your girl

and all your people again

The owner of the Benbow Inn shows up

THE OWNER

Well, m’lady Judith, the place is

a graveyard.. So if yell grace

us with a song, maybe yell

wake some o these blokes up!

He clangs a ship’s bell, as WIND holds his ears

THE OWNER

Oye, oye! Ladies and Gents!

We ave ‘ere tonight Lady Judith

one ‘o the best singing lassies

yell ever ’ear- So listen up!

But don’t let it slow your drinkin!

The gathering laughs and cheers and some raise their glasses

Judith then leads the assembled group in a chorus of “Loch Lohman” accompanied by a harp

 

90.

“A yon bonnie banks, and a yon bonnie brays

For the sun shines bright on Loch Lohman

Weary to have past, so many blight some days

On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lohman

Oh you take the high road, and I’ll take the low road

And I’ll be in Scotland before ye

But me and my true love will never meet again

On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lohman”

Wind watches Judith and has flashbacks of his old life

“I’m minded where we parted on yon shady glen

On the steep, steep side of Ben Lohman

Wearing purple hue the Highland hills we view

And the morn shining out from the glow’in

Wind sees himself by the stream with Juda in his arms

DISSOLVE BACK TO JUDITH

the other patrons join in, swinging mugs as they sing

“Oh ye take the high road and I’ll take the low road

And I’ll be in Scotland before ye

But me and my true love will never meet again

On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lohman”

Pamela continues the next verse by herself

“The wee bird may sing and the wild flowers spring

And in sun shine the waters are sleeping”

Wind and the druids eat by the campfire and smile

 

“The broken heart will get no second spring again

And the world does not know how we’re greeted”

DISSOLVE BACK TO JUDITH

AS MORE AND MORE PATRONS JOIN IN THE SINGING

Wind doesn’t know the words, but swings his mug as he sees the others doing

“Oh you take the high road and I’ll take the low road

And I’ll be in Scotland before ye

But me and my true love will never meet again

On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lohman”

91.

Judith solos again

“A yon bonnie banks, and a yon bonnie braids

For the sun shines bright on Loch Lohman”

Wind stands next to Sun watching the sunrise over the rock

“Weary to have past, so many blights and days

On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lohman

The other patrons join in, laughing and toasting one another

“Oh you take the high road, and I’ll take the low road

And I’ll be in Scotland before ye

But me and my true love will never meet again

On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lohman”

The gathering cheers and the applause dissolves into the sound of drums- the PROCESSION drum beat

EXT CELTIC CAMP DAY

The druid hunters make a sneak attack on the Celtic camp

The rivals are surprised by the new weapon and routed

Dom and Axe square off and fight each other- Dom has a spear and Axe has a battleaxe-

- “Ahh- ahh- ahh- ahh- ahh-ahh”

Axe splits Dom’s spear with the axe- but Dom just smiles

An arrow comes from the side and drops Axe-

Dom turns to Dee with the bow and they smile at each other

The rest of the Celtics flee- the drumming continues

The victorious hunters then spontaneously celebrate with a war dance around a campfire- An arrow gets knocked into the flames- Fire picks it up and shoots at a hut which then catches fire- Dom reacts with interest

INT ADMIRAL BENBOW DINING HALL SAME NIGHT

At the conclusion of the song, GARRAND SHAKESPEARE (Sun) enters and sits at their table, acting close to Judith

JUDITH

Oh John.. Here’s the friend

I spoke of… Garrand. Garrand,

this is John… tho he prefers

to be known simply as ‘Wind’

92.

GARRAND

Wind?… Really? And why is that?

WIND

Sun… Sun… is it really you?

JUDITH

Uhm… I’m sorry Garrand.

But Mr. Wind here gets

Everybody confused-

It seems he’s suffered some shock

in a sea battle… And now he’s

a little… a little…(gestures crazy)

(WIND joins in and they both say)

-Be-wildered-

WIND

Yeah, Yeah-I am be-wild-ered…

GARRAND

Oh… well- sorry to hear that, Wind…

JUDITH

But other than that, I assure

you that he’s quite likable.

GARRAND

Well yes… I’m sure he is…

Garrand pulls out a sketch he’s drawn

GARRAND

Oh look Judith… Here’s a drawing

of the place I told you about…

The Duke of Canterbury

Took me there…

The sketch is similar to Sun’s- but more sophisticated

GARRAND

It’s not far from the Duke’s estate…

You MUST see it Judith… Really!

It’s some kind of old fortress-

But no one knows how it got there-

Our good Duke invites us to a

solstice celebration…

The day after tomorrow

93.

JUDITH

Well, I suppose so… but I’ll

Only go by carriage… I’m already

To sore to get astride a horse…

at least, at the moment…

GARRAND

For the good lady… I’m sure something comfortable can be arranged We’ll leave by carriage- in the morning

Wind now sees an attraction between the other two,

He grows wary and jealous as he looks on…

JUDITH

(now flirting)

Well, then Garrand… playright and craftsman… I hear you may have

gotten an unnamed girl

in the family way

GARRAND

Well, it may be true- that is-

it could be true. Still-

I doubt it true…

JUDITH

Yes- but what if it were true?

Would you want your… your

‘surprise heir’… to be a boy-

or a girl?

GARRAND

A young lad, of course!

A nose I could put to

the proverbial grindstone

-in my printing enterprise!

JUDITH

Well then- what would you name

this lad, dear Garrand?

GARRAND

Hhmmm… Lets see … Well, knowing

the English tradition of naming

new arrivals after the rest

of the family- The poor child would

have to suffer our family moniker…

94.

JUDITH

OHhh Nnno! Not those dreadful men

who wield that notorious weapon

from one generation to the next….

GARRAND

Yes, yes… that’s us, the infamous SHAKESPEARES! And so then-

According to family tradition

The boy must then bear the burden…

of my older brother’s name

JUDITH

I assume you mean the one killed

while depriving a London butcher

of his precious meat

GARRAND

Yes I’m afraid that’s him…

And so Lady Judith- If this

doubtful arrival ever appears

I’m afraid his name

would have to be William…

William Shakespeare

EXT CELTIC CAMP DAY

Dom stands in front of the warriors waving his spear again

When he finishes, he plunges it into the ground

DOM

Old spears served us mighty,

But now the Roam Man need

Bough- and Roe spears!

The others cheer

DOM

Enemies may be back.

We need all boughs we can get.

And strings… more strings

we must take all pet cats-

it matter of survival!

While the warriors are meeting, a Celtic sneaks into camp

and steals a bow and some arrows

As the group breaks up- Dom puts his arm around Judah and they leave together- Dee leers at Dove lustfully