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 Robin: the play Scene 1
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Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 8:36 pm
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Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:22 pm
I wrote this as part of a script project. I'm not quite sure if it's dramatic, but all of the [2] people I've shown it to said it was funny. Here it goes!
 
Act 1, Scene 1 
[A road. A few benches. A stretch on stone wall on the right. "Wanted" pictures of Robin posted on the wall.]

[Robin enters left, carrying a money bag in one hand, another bag on his back. Crosses over to center stage]

SHERIFF'S VOICE
Stop right there! Guards, get him!

[ enter GUARD 1 and GUARD 2 from left.  ROBIN ducks down, takes a fake beard out of the pack on his back, and hastily puts it on]

GUARD 1
We've got you now! 

ROBIN
[adopting a funny voice] What are you looking for, Sonny?

GUARD 2
Robin Hood. He stole another bag of Prince John's gold.

ROBIN
Another?

GUARD 1
Uh-huh. He's had us run all over the countryside.

ROBIN
All over?

GUARD 2 
From north to south...

GUARD 1
From east to west...

GUARD 2 
..And everywhere in between.

ROBIN
I wager by now he's a very rich man.

GUARD 1
Nope. He gives almost all of it away.

ROBIN
[feigning surprise] Does he? Well, I hope you find what's under your own nose.
[GUARDS exit right. SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM enters left]

SHERIFF
You! Have you seen Robin Hood? 

ROBIN
Aye! Sheriff! [points to right] He just went that way!

SHERIFF
Darn! just missed him! [scrutinizing ROBIN'S face] You look familiar.

ROBIN
I've never seen you in my life.

SHERIFF
[Stepping closer]
Are you sure?

ROBIN
[Stepping in front of the "Wanted' pictures] Uh, my brother works at Prince John's palace.

SHERIFF
Ah. Well, good day to you,sir.

ROBIN
And to you, Sheriff.
[SHERIFF exits right]

[ROBIN, after SHERIFF exits, looks, one way, then another. He pulls off his fake beard and stuffs it in his pack. LITTLE JOHN and WILL SCARLET enter left, roaring with laughter.]

L. JOHN
That was brilliant, Robin!

ROBIN
You were watching?

WILL
Naturally. Those two dimwitted guards and their sheriff wouldn't recognize Robin if he marched into their headquarters and danced a jig!
[More laughter. ALLEN-A-DALE enters right.]

ALLEN
That was excellent, sir!

ROBIN
You were watching too? All right, how many people are behind that wall?

ALLEN
'Tis only I.

L. JOHN
Who are you?

ALLEN
I am Allen-a-Dale, the minstrel.

WILL
Could you sing a song for us? By the way, I'm called Will Scarlet and this Little John and Robin.

ALLEN
Robin, eh? [thinks] I know!
[sings] ROBIN, ROBIN, HE'S SO BOLD
          STEALING ALL THE PRINCE'S GOLD
          TAKING FROM THE RICH
          GIVING TO THE POOR
          DAYS WITH ROBIN ARE NEVER A BORE!

ROBIN
Your'e too kind, really. Speaking of giving to the poor...
[enter BEGGAR, hobbling across the stage] 
ROBIN
Here.[handing moneybag to BEGGAR]

BEGGAR 
You mean it? 

ROBIN
Yes! Go.

BEGGAR
[Dancing off to the right] I'm rich, I'm rich, I'm rich...

L. JOHN
Odd fellows, beggars are, wouldn't you say?

WILL
Too true. [to ALLEN] Want to join the Merry Band? There's only one requirement.

ALLEN
What is it?

L. JOHN
Are you okay with wearing tights?

ALLEN
Heck yes!

L. JOHN, WILL, ROBIN
YOU'RE IN!
[ ALL exit right, laughing]



 Re: Robin: the play Scene 1

Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:20 pm
Posts: 5
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:02 am
awesome geniuse in the making!!
Are you okay wearing tights?
Heck yes!
YOUR IN!



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