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Duel Intents Dec 31 2010 First Scene

Duel Intents Dec 31 2010 First Scene

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Published by Larry Nehring
the opening scene of my newest complete script
the opening scene of my newest complete script

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Published by: Larry Nehring on Jan 03, 2011
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DUEL INTENTS(thefirst scene, only)byLarry NehringFifth DraftL. Nehring, December 2010Larry Nehring1342 Beach Pkwy.Apt. #1Lakewood, OH 44107LNehring@aol.com 216.965.8409
 
DUEL INTENTSCharacter Descriptions (4 F, 10 M):SABINE (F)- 25-30 yrsold , Leading actress of Jean-Baptiste'scompany in Paris. She was an engenue, but is growing insecureabout the younger actresses entering the company. She was born toa merchant family of very little means and as a child stumbledinto work with a commedia troupe. Her education and career wereproducts of her hard work and creativity. She is married toReginald, and the lover of Claudette.CLAUDETTE (F)- 20 yrsold, She is a distant cousin to the FrenchKing (Louis XIV, the Sun King). While not closely related enoughto have influence, her branch of the family, headed by her greataunt Mathilde, still is held in high esteem. Claudette has neverhad to labor at anything and quite enjoys that privilege. She isin love with Sabine, but has married Phillippe.REGINALD (M)- 35 yrs old, He is a second cousin to King Louis XIVand the grandson of Mathilde. He is a free spirit, and avoided marriage through hard work and grace. He is in love with Phillippeand has married Sabine.PHILLIPPE(M)- 30 yrsold, The fencing master to King Louis XIVand son of the previous master. While he lives amongst the royalfamilies, he is still a tradesman. Exceptional skill with thesword has allowed his father, and now Phillippe, an estate andannual income. He the lover of Reginald and has married Claudette.MATHILDE(F)- 70 yrsold, The Grand Dame of the family. She is adirect cousin of the King and is the matriarch of her limb of thefamily tree. Reginald is her grandson and Claudette is her grand-niece.ISABELLE (F)- 16 yrsold, She is a maid in the household of Sabineand Reginald. She is a bit flighty but has a romantic spirit.LUC(M)- 20 yrsold, he is apprentice to Jean-Baptiste. He isoverflowing with enthusiasm and creativity.JEAN-BATISTE (M)- 40-45 yrsold, famous, and scandalous playwrightof Paris. Loosely based on Moliere. Despite his age he has somehealth issues which weaken his body, but never his mind.LECHEVREand GASCOYNE(M) 30s-Two small time thieves who havefled Paris after inadvertently crossing Theobaldand his gang.They are trying to earn their living stealing from travelers inthe woods near Reginald's estate.THEOBALD, JULES, and two footmen (M)- these are thugs andcriminals hired from the streets of Paris by Cardinal DuBois to work for Mathilde.
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DUEL INTENTSSETTING & TIMEThe time is early autumn, 1663 at a large, family estate ofReginald not far from ParisSCENE BREAKDOWNAct I-Scene 1: The salon of Reginald's estate, noon, p1Scene 2: The salon of Reginald's estate, four days later, p32Scene 3: A clearing in the nearby forest, four days later,minutesbefore dawn, p48Act II-Scene 1: The salon of Reginald's estate, middle of the followingday, p57Scene 2: The salon of Reginald's estate, after midnight, p86Scene 3: A clearing in the nearby forest, an hour later, p97
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