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Mad Script Night at the Library from Freedrama.net
A librarian is at a desk checking in books. A narrator
appears and speaks in a dramatic/scary movie type of voice.
A librarian is working late at night. She hears a
noise. She looks but hears nothing more.
Librarian looks around, sees nothing and then goes back to
Suddenly... she hears something again...
A wicked witch makes a cackling laughing sound off in the
What was that? It sounds like a...
A girl in a blue and white dress with a basket and small
black dog runs up to the librarian.
I have a feeling we're not in
You're in the
3)______________________________ Library. How did you
get in here?
I don't know... one minute I was at home and then there was
this terrible storm... and then
4)__________________________ ... and suddenly I was here.
Um... that's quite a story...
Indeed it is.
Sherlock Holmes appears.
Was there a costume party tonight that no one told me
This is no party. There is a mystery to be solved here.
That's too bad. I have this great costume I've been
wanting to wear from my favorite book
A Southern Bell from Civil War times enters the scene.
Oh fiddle dee dee. Where can I be?
You're in the library.
Oh great balls of fire! I'm completely lost.
We all appear lost. Or the victims of my archenemy
Or is it a dream?
A person in Shakespearean costume walks in.
"To die, to sleep; -- To sleep, perchance to dream."
Is this a stage production of some sort? Or are we
dead? There was a war going on back home... I remember now. Never
mind, I won't think about it today... maybe tomorrow.
"For in that sleep of death what dreams may come..."
Sir? Are you an actor?
The plays the thing. But this is more than a
stage. Have I gone mad after all? Or is there some method to this
madness as Polonius says.
Sir? Are you Hamlet?
Prince of Denmark. And you are?
And we have
You know all these people?
A Spanish man in armor enters.
"All will come out in the washing."
And who are you, sir?
Sir Don Quixote.
Hamlet and Don Quixote. Of course. Elementary!
Please don't say we're all dead. Oh, Mother of God, I'm
too young to die!
Ah! The undiscovered country!
"Until death all is life... where there's life there's hope."
Look... it didn't take Sherlock Holmes or
to figure out what is going on. The characters from the
books in the library are coming to life.
Perhaps it has something to do with this glowing book over
The librarian gets a book from a display.
It's a first edition copy of the Children's Book "Night at
the Museum"... this is the copy of the book that director Christopher Columbus
bought for his child that inspired the movie.
It appears to be magic!
There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of
in your philosophy.
There are more characters appearing. Now I see
in the best seller section! We have to stop this before
we end up with someone like
Maybe we should rip up the book or something.
Put one little rip in that book missy and you'll be in big
trouble with the Friends of the Library!
Oh Fiddle Dee Dee.
From reading these pages it appears that all we have to do is
wait until the clock strikes
Then we must all get back to our books.
All the characters start to exit.
It was nice meeting you all.
Hamlet takes her hand and kisses it.
Good-night, sweet lady, good-night.
Librarian smiles and waves good-bye. Then she frowns.
Wait, didn't Ophelia say that before she
END OF SCRIPT
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