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The Sweeper

The Sweeper

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Published by Jargosouth1
This is my entry for the 2012 Scriptwriting Competition for the ENO. It is based on a story 'The Sweeper of Dreams' by Neil Gaiman.
This is my entry for the 2012 Scriptwriting Competition for the ENO. It is based on a story 'The Sweeper of Dreams' by Neil Gaiman.

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Published by: Jargosouth1 on May 20, 2012
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THE SWEEPERByKarin JohnstoneBased on ’The Sweeper of Dreamsby Neil Gaiman
 
THE STAGE IS FULL OF THE ARISTOPHANESIANSTUCK-TOGETHER-PEOPLEThese people are joined as one. One one side is a man , onthe other a woman.STUCK-TOGETHER-MEN(zombified staring blankly)ma ma ma ma mamamamada da da da dadadadaga ga ga ga gagagagaba ba ba ba baaaaaaaSTUCK-TOGETHER-WOMENNothing helps us here, we are nakedAwkward and ashamed , laid bareIf we could go back , we would doitSTUCK-TOGETHER-MENma ma ma ma mamamamaSTUCK-TOGETHER-WOMENNo one can be blamed but usSTUCK-TOGETHER-MENda da da da dadadadaDark figure of the SWEEPER enters. He glides singing hislament.SWEEPERIt’s not easyBeing MePeople panderTo my needsI see placesIn your mindsDarker than death(MORE)
 
2.SWEEPER (cont’d)That you leave behindGrimmer than any grimoireBleaker than any bloody sceneDarker than any Saw movie thatyou’ve ever seenI despise you(pointing at audience members)I despise youI despise you too !A group of YOUNG PEOPLE playing are is his path. A MOTHERruns to push them away. They all swiftly disperse except onebeautiful teenager FREYA.SWEEPERChildFREYA is in her own world building an incredible giantsandcastle.SWEEPER(louder)ChildFREYAGood morning SirSWEEPERGet out of my wayDo you know who I am ?FREYAOf course I doYou are the sweeperSweeper of dreamsSWEEPERGood, then moveGet out of my way

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