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if you would like to take acloser look.Well now you are aware of my extraordinary profession. So, how about helpingme change this iron into gold. Hey, wait. No, don't leave. Where are you going?Help me! I'm not crazy! I'm not! Come on, please! Please, prithee, pray!PPPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE!!!!!!!
Written and compiled by Sol Schulman
[Setting: Alchemy lab from the Renaissance: various beakers, test tubes,mortar and pestle. Backdrop of athenor - chimneyed brick 'oven'. On flooris a replica of the alchemists' pentacle. Alchemists costumed in 'lab coats'of the time.]Rycharde:
Good morrow, and welcome to my laboratory. I am the great Rycharded'Symmonds, the celebrated alchemist. And to my left is my friend and loyalcolleague, Edmonde da Vizquel.
Good day, friends. Welcome to our humble laboratory where we will beinstructing you in what you would call a crash course about the science of alchemy! To get started, it is important to understand that one of our main goalsas alchemists is to transmutate different substances into gold or some other precious metal. Gold - the metal of kings; the symbol of kings. For you womenin the audience, we must tell you, alchemy is not a course that you can pursue.We both will be watching carefully that you do not pursue this topic beyondwhat we share with you. Alchemy in the hands of a woman is believed to bewitchcraft.
Although some of we alchemists also participate in medicine, do not confuse uswith herbalists.