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Lizzie's Lit Salon

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Queen Elizabeth says, 'Noble folk, I invite thee to the Globe. In just a few minutes time, my literary salon shall commence.

Come one, come all -- join us in the Globe this afternoon.

Today's performers include, Dr. Herbert West, reading an exerpt from Percy Shelley's 'The Daemon World'; Pflanzen Botanique, reading Christina Rossetti's 'Winter: My Secret'; Bass, performing the Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for the Devil"; Lady Emrysia O'Cuinn Royce and Queen MoiraGwyn De'Dannan, performing the balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet ; Juliana, reading from Dante Alighieri's, La Divina Commedia -- Inferno; and Basara, performing an original haiku.'


Herbert bows deeply.

Hannah smiles, looking about her at the players and performers coming in, getting ready.

Hannah blushes bright red.

Hannah curtseys before Queen Elizabeth gracefully.

Herbert tips his hat to Queen Elizabeth.

Pflanzen smiles happily.

Hannah says to Queen Elizabeth, 'Do pardon my tardiness. I did not mean to offend, Your Majesty'

Pflanzen sits down and rests.

Hannah walks backwards from Her Illustrious Majesty and finds an out of the way bench.

Hannah takes out her needle and continues with her latest embroidery.

Pflanzen noticeably refrains from greeting a monarch that supports the destruction of the forests and fields in the name of "progress."

Bass plays some Queen stuff on a classic sunburst Les Paul guitar--he is quite good at it.

Queen Elizabeth smiles at the young activist kindly, knowing that strong women have ever seen each other as rivals.

Herbert grins evilly at Bass.. wonder what he's thinking...

A vendor yells, 'Ale for sale!'

Pflanzen nods stiffly to Queen Elizabeth.

Lorenzo says to Queen Elizabeth, 'so how're things? Barge working out ok?'

Herbert says, 'she misses more appointments...'

Hannah tries to shush Lorenzo speaking so disprespectfully to the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth smiles at Lorenzo.

Lorenzo says to Queen Elizabeth, 'you really should do something about that river, though. it's getting quite vile.'

Hannah says, 'hmm'

Hannah nods her agreement with Lorenzo.

Celara gives Emrysia a great big smooch!

Celara bounces onto Emrysia's lap.

Bass bows before Emrysia.

Emrysia hugs Celara.

Hannah says to Queen Elizabeth, 'I must agree with Lorenzo on this Your Majesty. Your river is fairly clogged with all sorts of debris..'

Celara hugs Emrysia.

Celara snuggles up to Emrysia.

Queen Elizabeth says to Lorenzo, 'I'm afraid we have very little sense of an alternative.'

Emrysia says, 'dangit! I forgot my manuscript'

Lorenzo peers at Pflanzen, looking her up and down.

Queen Elizabeth says, 'but let us not speak of the foul. Let us speak of the fair.'

Lorenzo says to Queen Elizabeth, 'perhaps Ms. Pflanzen here could be of some assistance!'

Sigrid has arrived from below.

Sigrid snarls angrily.

Hannah says to Lorenzo, 'She might not be your queen, but she is still Queen of England!!'

Celara beams at Sigrid delightedly.

Hannah smiles at Sigrid.

Celara growls at Sigrid. Better leave before the fighting starts!

Emrysia leaves down.

Celara giggles.

Queen Elizabeth smiles at Herbert.

Sigrid says, 'queens be good fer slicen an looten'

Sigrid adds, 'or choppen'

Queen Elizabeth says, 'welcome, all of you, to my literary salon. It has been arranged by this most excellent scholar'

Queen Elizabeth says to Herbert, 'will you call the players to the stage?'

Sigrid says to Queen Elizabeth, 'aye ye gots some mead or sheld I've brought me own?'

Herbert says, 'ok who is here to perform.. arrange yourselves along the stage'

Pflanzen sits over on the very edge of the stage, giggling nervously.

Herbert steps gracefully towards the edge of the stage.

Bass arranges himself.

Hannah says to Sigrid, 'Come sit here by me, Sigrid dear?'

Lorenzo says to Herbert, 'Spectating.'

Bass gives a quick polish to a classic sunburst Les Paul guitar. It now shines brightly.

Herbert says, 'ok as this is the first run through of this event the rules are simple, use moods, skills, socials, props, or ANYTHING you can to perform your selection as dramatically or creatively as possible'

Herbert says, 'simple as that, anyone can play'

Herbert giggles.

Vandervecken has arrived from below.

Lujan says, 'does if have to be a real and recognised piece ?'

Vandervecken bows before Queen Elizabeth.

Bass says, 'but not all play well'

Hannah smiles at Vandervecken.

Herbert says, 'restrictions are in general that it should be a piece appropriate to the forum'

Bass gasps in astonishment.

Herbert says, 'in this case the Elizabethan age, being that it is Elizabeth herself who invited us here'

Emrysia arrives from a puff of smoke.

Herbert says, 'but I think today we will ignore that, and just go crazy'

Herbert giggles.

Bass cheers wildly!

Emrysia pants.

Emrysia waves a hand written manuscript.

Celara hugs Emrysia.

Queen Elizabeth smiles happily.

Herbert is mostly taking notes to improve the game for next time, assuming it goes well.

Emrysia says, 'i found it!!'

Lujan says, 'get thee to a nunnery'

Lujan says, 'that kinda thing ?'

Celara says to Emrysia, 'missded you!'

Herbert says to Lujan, 'anything you like today is fine, next time i will be sure the theme is announced and such'

Lujan nods solemnly.

Emrysia looks nervous.

Herbert says, 'ok so performers be ready, and we will let Her Majesty invite your performance as she sees fit'

Herbert bows deeply.

Herbert steps back within the ranks of performers.

Bass smiles happily.

Queen Elizabeth smiles happily.

Lujan hides behind the painted stage looking for the deserting circus animals


Queen Elizabeth says, 'Fair Scholar, will you then take our stage and amuse us as best thou can?'

Herbert grins evilly.

Queen Elizabeth welcomes Herbert to the stage.

Herbert says, 'ok my piece is rather short I think, and fairly sombre, but here it is, as an example for others..'

Herbert steps forward a few steps.

Herbert says, 'Today I shall be performing an excerpt from 'The Daemon World' by Percy Shelley in 1816 originally this piece was known as Queen Mab..'

Herbert looks ready to begin.

Herbert says, 'How wonderful is Death, Death and his brother Sleep!'

Herbert stares dreamily at the night sky.

Herbert says, 'One pale as yonder wan and horned moon, With lips of lurid blue, The other glowing like the vital morn'

Herbert says, 'When throned on ocean's wave It breathes over the world: Yet both so passing strange and wonderful!'

Herbert stares into space pondering the world.

Herbert says, 'Hath then the iron-sceptred Skeleton, Whose reign is in the tainted sepulchres, To the hell dogs that couch beneath his throne cast that fair prey?'

Herbert says, 'Must that divinest form, Which love and admiration cannot view without a beating heart, whose azure veins steal like dark streams along a field of snow'

Herbert says, 'Whose outline is as fair as marble clothed in light of some sublimest mind, decay?'

Herbert steps quietly toward his audience his footsteps like whispers.

Herbert says, 'Nor putrefaction's breath leave aught of this pure spectacle but loathsomeness and ruin?'

Herbert says, 'Spare aught but a dark theme, On which the lightest heart might moralize? Or is it but that downy-winged slumbers have charmed their nurse coy silence near her lids to watch their own repose?'

Herbert says, 'Will they, when morning's beam flows through those wells of light, Seek far from noise and day some western cave, Where woods and streams with soft and pausing winds a lulling murmur weave?'

Herbert bows slightly, blushing all the while.


Vandervecken claps for Herbert approvingly.

MoiraGwyn beams at Herbert delightedly.

Bass shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Herbert says, 'and there you have it..simple and quaint'

Herbert giggles.

Vandervecken claps for Herbert approvingly.

Lujan shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Celara claps for Herbert approvingly.

MoiraGwyn shows her approval by clapping her hands together.

Hannah shows her approval by clapping her hands together.

Lujan says, 'bravo'

Sigrid says to Herbert, 'ye's done eh?'

Herbert turns on his heel and steps gracefully back towards the performers.

Queen Elizabeth claps for Herbert approvingly.

Herbert nods his agreement with Sigrid.

Hannah says to Herbert, 'Well done!'

Queen Elizabeth says to Pflanzen, 'do take the stage, dear lady.'

Herbert whispers quietly to Sigrid.

Queen Elizabeth smiles at Pflanzen.

Sigrid has arrived from below.

Sigrid sits down and rests.

Sigrid drinks from a pot of ale.

Sigrid burps loudly.

Sigrid says, 'now lets get goen eh?'

Hannah says, 'Sigrid Really'

Pflanzen giggles at Sigrid.

Sigrid says to Hannah, 'aye?'

Pflanzen looks around nervously.

Pflanzen stands up.

Herbert waves an arm grandly for Pflanzen to take the stage.

Pflanzen dusts off the seat of her pants.

Pflanzen moves, looking quiet nervous, to the center.

Pflanzen rustles a few pages nervously.


Pflanzen says, 'Winter: My Secret'

Pflanzen coughs loudly to herself.


Pflanzen says, 'I tell my secret? No indeed, not I:'

Pflanzen says, 'Perhaps some day, who knows?'

Pflanzen says, 'But not today; it froze, and blows, and snows,'

Pflanzen says, 'And you're too curious: fie!'

Pflanzen says, 'You want to hear it? well;'

Pflanzen says, 'Only, my secret's mine, and I won't tell.'

Pflanzen holds a finger to her lips.


Pflanzen says, 'Or, after all, perhaps there's none:'

Pflanzen says, 'Suppose there is no secret after all,'

Pflanzen says, 'But only just my fun.'

Pflanzen chuckles politely.


Pflanzen says, 'Today's a nipping day, a biting day;'

Pflanzen says, 'In which one wants a shawl,'

Pflanzen says, 'A veil, a cloak, and other wraps:'

Pflanzen says, 'I cannot ope to every one who taps,'

Pflanzen says, 'And let the draughts come whistline thro' my hall;'

Pflanzen says, 'Come bounding and surrounding me,'

Pflanzen says, 'Come Buffeting, astounding me,'

Pflanzen says, 'Nipping and clipping thro' my wraps and all.'

Pflanzen pulls her cap down over her ears and her tunic closer.

Pflanzen continues, 'I wear my mask for warmth: who ever shows'

Pflanzen says, 'His nose to Russian snows'

Pflanzen says, 'to be pecked at by every wind that blows?'

Pflanzen says, 'You would not peck? I thank you for good will,'

Pflanzen says, 'Believe, but not leave that truth untested still.'

Pflanzen smiles happily.


Pflanzen says, 'Spring's an expansive time; yet I don't trust'

Pflanzen says, 'March with its peck of dust,'

Pflanzen says, 'Nor Paril with its rainbow-crowned brief showers,'

Pflanzen says, 'One frost may wither thro' the sunless hours.'


Pflanzen smiles warmly, thinking back on lazy summer days.

Pflanzen says, 'Perhaps some languid summer day,'

Pflanzen says, 'When drowsy birds sing less and less,'

Pflanzen says, 'And golden fruit is ripening to excess,'

Pflanzen says, 'If there's not too much sun nor too much cloud,'

Pflanzen says, 'And the warm wind is netiher still nor loud,'

Pflanzen says, 'Perhaps my secret I may say,'

Pflanzen says, 'Or you may guess.'

Pflanzen shrugs philosophically.

Sigrid glares icily at Hannah.

Pflanzen curtseys gracefully.


Pflanzen says, 'That was written by Christina Rossetti'

Bass shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Herbert says, 'very nice!'

Herbert applauds Pflanzen's quick thinking and good judgment.

A vendor yells, 'Ale for sale!'

Pflanzen says, 'sorry if it was too fast.. I was VERY nervous'

Sigrid says, 'aye it be too fast an that be the way I be choppen ye too if ye don give me that secret ye's be talken bout'

Pflanzen walks back to her seat and winks at Sigrid.

Pflanzen sits down and rests.

Sigrid snarls angrily.

Hannah cheers for Pflanzen - huzzah!

Celara cheers for Pflanzen - huzzah!

Sigrid says, 'bugger et!'

Hannah says to Pflanzen, 'That was lovely!!'

Emrysia gives a round of applause.

Herbert nods his agreement with Hannah.

Sigrid spits on the ground.

Queen Elizabeth claps for Pflanzen approvingly.

Herbert says, 'really nice..'

Herbert nods solemnly.

Queen Elizabeth says, 'who else shall perform?'

Emrysia says, 'MoiraGwyn and I have something prepared, but.. she's late...'

Emrysia frowns at herself.


Bass says, 'urr, my piece is not very period.'

Herbert says, 'thats ok Bass, just go for it'

Herbert says, 'give it hell'

Queen Elizabeth smiles at Bass.

Bass takes the stage

Bass is silhouetted in a single spotlight. He quietly says 'This one goes out to the ladies'.

Bass plays a slow A major arpeggio on a classic sunburst Les Paul guitar.

Bass's many fans cheer wildly as he starts strumming a faster chord progression. You feel the groove and can't help but tap your foot.

Bass sings 'Please allow me to introduce myself,I'm a man of wealth and taste. I've been around for long long years. Stole many a mans soul and faith'. Maybe the rumours about Bass and the crossroads are true.

Bass plays a tasty pentatonic lick that fits perfectly into the hole left by the vocals. This guy sure can play the guitar.

Bass keeps playing as he sings 'I was around when Jesus Christ, had his moment of doubt in faith. Made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate'.

Bass eloquently says, 'Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. Cause whats puzzling you, is the nature of my game.'

Bass plays a short flurry of notes on a classic sunburst Les Paul guitar.

Bass plays the main rhythm of the piece as he sing 'I stuck around St. Petersburg when I saw it was a time for a change. I killed the Czar and his ministers. Anastasia screamed in vain.'

Bass strums a little harder as he loudly sings 'I drove a tank, held a generals rank, when the blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank'.

Bass's devoted fans sing along at the chorus 'Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, cause whats puzzling you, is the nature of my game'.

Bass looks to be in pain as he screams 'I watched with glee as your kings and queens, fought for ten decades...for the Gods they made. I shouted out, who killed the Kennedy's, when after was you and me'.

Bass works the stage like a seasoned vet as he sings 'Let me please introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste. I laid traps for troubadours, who get killed before they reach Bombay'.

Bass once again reaches the chorus. You feel compelled to sing along. 'Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name...Cause whats been puzzling you is the nature of my game'.

Bass plays a screaming lead on a classic sunburst Les Paul guitar--he is quite good at it.

Bass resumes the songs main rhythm. 'Just as every cop is a criminal, and all the sinners saints. As I end this tale just call me Lucifer, cause I'm in need of some restraint'.

Hannah claps her hand and stomps her feet, then promptly blushes.

Bass works his way back to center stage singing ' So if you meet me have some courtesy, have some sympathy and some taste. Use all your well learned politesse, or I'll lay your soul to waste'.

Bass sings 'Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, cause whats been puzzling you is the nature of my game'. He then finishes his song with a highly accented series of notes played windmill fashion.

Bass's fans go crazy as the real Lucifer appears and engulfs Bass in flames. Apparently Lucifer hates to be cheated. In a loud booming voice Lucifer says 'Bass has left the building'


Emrysia blinks.

Herbert cheers loudly, waves a tiny silver lighter and lets out a piercing wolf whistle.

Celara cheers for Bass - huzzah!

Pflanzen gives a round of applause.

Bass bows deeply.

Emrysia gives a round of applause.

Hannah giggles.

Hannah cheers for Bass - huzzah!

MoiraGwyn shows her approval by clapping her hands together.

MoiraGwyn beams at Bass delightedly.

Bass leaves the stage.

Hannah says to Sigrid, 'I was cheering for him.. sshh'

Queen Elizabeth cheers for Bass - huzzah!

Hannah blushes bright red.

Sigrid snarls angrily.

Herbert whispers quietly to Bass.

Bass bows before Queen Elizabeth.

Sigrid says to Hannah, 'sshh yerself'

Bass smiles at Herbert.

Emrysia paces nervously in the wings.

Queen Elizabeth says, 'who else shall perform?'

Emrysia raises her hand.

Emrysia tugs on MoiraGwyn's sleeve imploringly.

MoiraGwyn goes EEK! at Emrysia in distress - isn't Emrysia an awful person for teasing?

MoiraGwyn gulps nervously.

MoiraGwyn scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

MoiraGwyn raises her hand.

A player has arrived from below.

Emrysia says, 'we're together!'

MoiraGwyn blushes bright red.

MoiraGwyn says, 'aye'

Herbert says, 'teamwork.. good to see'

Emrysia sighs loudly.

MoiraGwyn frets.

MoiraGwyn pets a large excitable salamander named 'Sparky' lovingly.

Queen Elizabeth says, 'Ladies, step forward. We shall surely enjoy your performance.'

MoiraGwyn says, 'you guys behave now...'


Emrysia takes a deep breath, steps out on stage and clears her throat.

MoiraGwyn cuddles a ringtailed *LEMUR* {o o}.

Celara giggles.

Bass wanted to perform with two women.

Emrysia coughs loudly to herself.

Sigrid grins evilly.

Celara cheers for Emrysia - huzzah!

Emrysia walks forward, towards the balcony.;

Herbert grins evilly at Bass.. wonder what he's thinking...

Emrysia says, 'But soft! What light through yonder ... yonder..;'

Emrysia appears to have forgotten her line;

Emrysia frowns at herself.

Emrysia says, 'ahh! But soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!'

Iris has arrived from below.

MoiraGwyn sighs loudly.

MoiraGwyn says, 'Ay me!'

MoiraGwyn looks whistful.

MoiraGwyn says, 'O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.. Or, if thou wilt not- be but sworn my love, and I'll no longer be a Capulet.'

MoiraGwyn leans over the balcony, staring off into space. Hey look- a UFO!

MoiraGwyn looks up into the sky and ponders.

MoiraGwyn shakes her head.

Hannah giggles.

Celara gasps in astonishment.

MoiraGwyn walks along the balcony, stopping to smell a rose from the vining roses.

Lorenzo blinks.

Queen Elizabeth giggles.

MoiraGwyn grumbles under her breath.

MoiraGwyn says, ''Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face. O, be some other name belonging to a man!'

MoiraGwyn tosses her hair, entwining it with the rosebush.

MoiraGwyn blinks.

MoiraGwyn says, 'What's in a name?'

MoiraGwyn yanks her hair in the opposite direction to try and escape the evil rosebush. With a riiiip and a new bald spot, she frees herself.

MoiraGwyn tugs her disheveled clothes back into a semblance of modesty.

MoiraGwyn says, 'That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called... Retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title. Romeo, doff thy name! And for thy name, which is no pa'

MoiraGwyn says, 'part of thee...'

MoiraGwyn looks seductive.

MoiraGwyn says, 'take all myself...'

MoiraGwyn throws herself back against the wall of the castle, trying to pose seductively. She may now have a concussion.

MoiraGwyn bats her eyelashes.

Emrysia says, 'I take thee at thy word. Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized'

Emrysia says, 'Henceforth I never will be Romeo.'

Emrysia peers intently at a hand written manuscript.

Emrysia nods to herself.

Emrysia stands stiffly, not sure what to do with herself.

MoiraGwyn says, 'What man art thou, that, thus bescreened in night, so stumblest on my counsel?'

MoiraGwyn peers around intently.

MoiraGwyn looks up into the sky and ponders.

MoiraGwyn says, 'Henry, is that you?? I thought our date wasn't until tomorrow? Oh wait..'

Sigrid grins evilly.

Hannah giggles.

MoiraGwyn squints, realizing she doesnt have her glasses with her.

MoiraGwyn says, 'Oh! Romeo, is that you? Are you saying thou art not Romeo, and a Montague?'

MoiraGwyn sighs loudly.

MoiraGwyn taps her foot impatiently.

MoiraGwyn peers at Emrysia, looking her up and down.

Queen Elizabeth known as the "virgin queen", begins to look a little uncomfortable.

Herbert nods his agreement with Queen Elizabeth.

Emrysia says, 'Neither, fair maid, if either thee dislike.'

Emrysia attempts to climb the trellis adjacent to the balcony, stumbles and falls, snagging her hose in the process.

Emrysia swears at a pair of light gray hose with surprising creativity and inventiveness.

Emrysia tugs at a pair of light gray hose, but it doesn't seem to budge.

Emrysia hears a child crying off stage right and calls out 'Just a minute Celara, Mommy will be right there!!'

Bass comforts Celara.

Celara cheers for Emrysia - huzzah!

Queen Elizabeth giggles.

MoiraGwyn nudges Sparky away with a foot. Damn, he seems to be everywhere today.

MoiraGwyn says, 'How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore? The orchard walls are high and hard to climb...'

Sigrid drinks from a skin of mead.

MoiraGwyn snickers knowing your scrawny self wont likely get up there.

MoiraGwyn says, 'And the place death, considering who thou art!'

MoiraGwyn snorts in disbelief at Emrysia's last comment.

MoiraGwyn says, 'If any of my kinsmen find thee here...'

MoiraGwyn smirks.

MoiraGwyn waits for someone to feed Emrysia a line.

Celara peers around intently.

Celara attempts to prod Emrysia but Emrysia isn't about to go anywhere.

Hannah giggles at herself.

Emrysia's hose seem to be slowly sliding towards the floor.

Emrysia blushes bright red.

Emrysia tugs at a pair of light gray hose, but it doesn't seem to budge.

Emrysia continues the scene while holding up her hose.

MoiraGwyn motions for the stagehand.

Queen Elizabeth pretends not to notice.

Emrysia says, 'With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls'

MoiraGwyn says, 'oh, I see how it is.. MY family doesn't matter, is that it?'

Emrysia says, 'For stony limits cannot hold love out,'

Emrysia says, 'And what love can do, that dares love attempt.'

Emrysia says, 'Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me.'

MoiraGwyn snorts in disbelief at Emrysia's last comment.

MoiraGwyn angrily leans over the balcony, where she trips over her dress and nearly plummets. She was saved by the trellis. Damn those roses again...

Queen Elizabeth yells, 'Cancel all my appointments!'

Queen Elizabeth stands up.

MoiraGwyn says, 'Yah well, if they DO see thee, they will murder thee!'

MoiraGwyn looks rather smug. Striking a blow for the women's liberation!

Herbert snickers softly.

Queen Elizabeth leaves up.

MoiraGwyn turns around.

Emrysia pulls up her hose again.

Emrysia says, 'Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye'

Emrysia says, 'Than twenty of their swords! Look thou but sweet,'

Emrysia says, 'And I am proof against their enmity.'

MoiraGwyn strolls along the balcony with arrogance. I dont see you, you aren't here.

MoiraGwyn ignores everything, lost in her own little world.

Celara giggles.

Queen Elizabeth has arrived from above.

MoiraGwyn says, 'I would not for the world they saw thee here?'

Lorenzo glaces back and forth from "Romeo" to "Juliet", confused.

MoiraGwyn raises her eyebrow at Emrysia.

Queen Elizabeth says, 'the view from up there is most profound, dear ladies. Carry on, carry on.'

Emrysia says, 'I have night's cloak to hide me from their eyes'

Emrysia poses attractively and models a leather mantle.

Emrysia says, 'And but thou love me, let them find me here. My life were better ended by their hate. Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.'

Emrysia poses attractively and models a cloak of midnight.

Emrysia blushes at modelling the wrong cloak.

MoiraGwyn says to Emrysia, 'and by whose direction found'st thou out this place?'

MoiraGwyn looks about accusingly.

MoiraGwyn peers at Herbert, looking him up and down.

MoiraGwyn loosk for someone to blame.

Herbert goes EEK! in distress.

Celara hides.

Emrysia says, 'By Love, that ... that...;'

Emrysia says, 'first did prompt me to inquire. He lent me council, and I lent him eyes.;'

Emrysia says, 'I am no pilot'

Emrysia says, 'As that vast shore washed with the farthest sea,;'

Emrysia says, 'I should adventure for such merchandise.;'

Emrysia moves towards Juliet, but only manages to trip over Sparky.

Emrysia peers intently at a hand written manuscript.

MoiraGwyn carefully steps around Emrysia.

MoiraGwyn glances towards the director, she is going to want a raise after this.

MoiraGwyn says to Emrysia, 'Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed.'

MoiraGwyn looks up into the sky and ponders.

MoiraGwyn says to Emrysia, 'If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow.'

MoiraGwyn says to Emrysia, 'one word. Ring. BIG diamond.'

Emrysia snickers softly.

Hannah giggles.

Emrysia coos to MoiraGwyn, 'A thousand times the worse, to want thy light! Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books But love from love, toward school with heavy looks'

MoiraGwyn says to Emrysia, 'By one that I'll procure to come to thee, were and what time thou wilt perform the rite...'

MoiraGwyn begins flirting with Emrysia outrageously.

Emrysia peers intently at a hand written manuscript.

Emrysia says, 'darn! you weren't finished!'

Lorenzo whispers to Lady Emrysia, "She's not worth it! Don't fall for that one!"

MoiraGwyn says to Emrysia, 'And all my fortunes at thy foot I'll lay And follow thee my lord throughout the world.'

MoiraGwyn gently takes Emrysia's hand and holds it.

MoiraGwyn bats her eyelashes at Emrysia.

MoiraGwyn points towards the jeweler.

Herbert whispers quietly to MoiraGwyn.

Emrysia carries Juliet off to the jeweler to pick out one honking big diamond ring.

MoiraGwyn swishes a bit as she circles Romeo, nearly breaking an ankle as Sparky runs past.


Celara cheers wildly!

Herbert stifles a laugh as he regards the situation at hand.

Lorenzo sighs loudly.

Lorenzo rolls his eyes heavenward.

Lorenzo says to Emrysia, 'no, no!'

MoiraGwyn curtseys gracefully.

Emrysia curtseys gracefully.

Emrysia faints.

Bass shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Herbert says, 'VERY nice work ladies'

Celara claps for her mommy.

MoiraGwyn yells, 'WHERE is the director! I dont see any props!'

Pflanzen chuckles politely.

Queen Elizabeth claps for Emrysia approvingly.

MoiraGwyn snorts derisively.

Hannah hides behind Sigrid, trying not to laugh.

Emrysia stands up.

Pflanzen shows her approval by clapping her hands together.

Lorenzo gives a round of applause.

Queen Elizabeth claps for MoiraGwyn approvingly.

MoiraGwyn yells for the wardober.

Sigrid pushes Hannah away from her.

MoiraGwyn thanks Queen Elizabeth heartily.

Sigrid says to Hannah, 'whats ye thinken ye's doen eh?'

Herbert says, 'you're both lucky Shakespeare didnt come down from his office, he would have died of shock'

MoiraGwyn says to Herbert, 'champagne and cavier in the back room as agreed, yes?'

Emrysia yells, 'I want a bigger dressing room!'

Hannah cheers wildly!

Queen Elizabeth says, 'who else shall perform?'

MoiraGwyn says to Emrysia, 'herbert brought the goods, where is our dressing room'

Juliana shall, if the Queen would admit her.

Emrysia says to MoiraGwyn, 'i thought you knew?'

Hannah says to Emrysia, 'That was wonderful!'

MoiraGwyn peers at Herbert, looking him up and down.

Hannah says to MoiraGwyn, 'Wonderful!'

Emrysia blushes as she sees Hannah here.

Herbert says, 'oh... theres no champagne or caviar either..'

MoiraGwyn beams at Hannah delightedly.

MoiraGwyn hugs Hannah.

Celara hugs Emrysia.

Celara snuggles up to Emrysia.

MoiraGwyn says to Hannah, 'thank you :)'

Herbert says, 'it was all a vicious lie to get you here today'

Herbert ducks to the ground.

Celara gives a big, wet, slurpy kiss to MoiraGwyn.

MoiraGwyn kisses Celara.

Emrysia says to MoiraGwyn, 'you were awesome, i was Soooo nervous!'

Sigrid says to MoiraGwyn, 'I can offer ye some mead.. fer a price'

Herbert says, 'ok who else has a piece? Sigrid?'

Sigrid tries to convince MoiraGwyn that she really, really wants a skin of mead.

Queen Elizabeth smiles at Juliana.

Herbert says, 'a scene from Beowulf?'

MoiraGwyn says to Sigrid, 'Herbie's treat!'

LadyAce takes a few steps forward.

Sigrid says, 'nay, no today'

MoiraGwyn beams at Juliana delightedly.

Lorenzo wrinkles his nose at Sigrid.

Sigrid says, 'I be best performen with me axe an I don think we gots no volunteers?'

Celara raises her hand.

Juliana says, 'let's go on :)'

Hannah says, 'I wish I had bouquets to hand out'

Sigrid grins evilly at Celara.. wonder what she's thinking...

Hannah nudges LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'Juliana was next. Celara, are you after her?'

Celara beams at Sigrid delightedly.

Celara says, 'eep! no'

LadyAce giggles at Celara.

Bass starts writing on a small piece of paper from Bass.

LadyAce winks suggestively at Celara.

Juliana bounces around.

Emrysia cuddles Celara.

Celara says, 'no goo wif wods'

MoiraGwyn smiles at Celara.


Juliana says, 'I am but a simple girl, and have no scene'

Juliana says, 'but I am proud of my country, and will deliver two selections by Dante Alighieri'

Juliana says, 'from La Divina Commedia -- Inferno'

Herbert says, 'oooh nice nice'

Juliana says, 'From Canto I.'

MoiraGwyn smiles at Juliana.

Juliana says, 'Midway upon the journey of our life'

Juliana says, 'Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita'

Juliana says, 'I found myself within a forest dark'

Juliana says, 'mi ritrovai per una selva oscura'

Juliana says, 'for the straightforward path had been lost'

Juliana says, 'che' la diritta via era smarrita.'

Juliana says, 'Ah me! How hard a thing it is to say'

Juliana pauses, and lets the Italian fall to the wayside for her audience's benefit.

Juliana says, 'what was this forest savage, rough, and stern'

Juliana says, 'which in the very thought renews the fear!'

Juliana says, 'So bitter is it, death is little more'

Juliana says, 'But of the good to treat, which there I found'

Juliana smiles happily.

Juliana says, 'Speak will I of the other things I saw there'


Juliana says, 'From Canto IV'

Juliana says, 'After the voice had ceased and quiet was'

Juliana says, 'Four mighty shades I saw approaching us'

Juliana says, 'Semblance had they nor sorrowful nor glad'

Juliana looks up into the sky and ponders.

Juliana says, 'To say to me began my gracious Master:'

Juliana says, '"Him with that falchion in his hand behold'

Juliana says, 'Who comes before the three, even as their lord'

Juliana says, 'That one is Homer, Poet sovereign'

Juliana says, 'He who comes next is Horace, the satirist'

Juliana says, 'The third is Ovid, and the last is Lucan'

Juliana says, 'Because to each of these with me applies'

Juliana says, 'The name that solitary voice proclaimed'

Juliana says, 'They do me honour, and in that do well."'

Juliana bows deeply.

Juliana takes her seat.


Hannah cheers for Juliana - huzzah!

Celara cheers for Juliana - huzzah!

Celara claps for Juliana approvingly.

Juliana beams delightedly.

Lorenzo beams at Juliana delightedly.

MoiraGwyn claps for Juliana approvingly.

Lorenzo shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Bass shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Emrysia applauds Juliana's quick thinking and good judgment.

Basara shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

MoiraGwyn nudges Basara.

Queen Elizabeth says, 'who else shall perform?'

MoiraGwyn nudges Basara.

Queen Elizabeth smiles at Basara.

Basara goes EEK! in distress.

MoiraGwyn giggles.

Basara says, 'I'm not ready yet!'

Queen Elizabeth says, 'you, sir?'

Queen Elizabeth says, 'another, then.'

Sigrid snarls at Lorenzo.

Queen Elizabeth says, 'does anyone else have material to perform?'

Herbert says, 'Basara?'

Basara blinks.

Basara looks up into the sky and ponders.

Herbert says, 'ok Basara take the stage'

Emrysia tugs at a pair of light gray hose, but it doesn't seem to budge.

Herbert grins evilly.

MoiraGwyn says to Emrysia, 'I love the outfit'

Emrysia smiles at MoiraGwyn.

Basara bows before Queen Elizabeth.

Pflanzen smiles at Basara.


Basara says, 'I would like to perform something original, in a style from my exile, err... journey to the East.'

Basara says, 'it's something called... a haiku'

MoiraGwyn beams at Basara delightedly.

Herbert grins evilly.

Emrysia applauds Basara's quick thinking and good judgment.

Basara bows deeply.

Basara says, 'Simple borage leaves,'

Basara twirls some borage leaves on the tip of his finger and expertly catches it in the air.

Basara says, 'I need it every hour and day.'

Basara tenderly kisses some borage leaves, jealous?

Basara says, 'It's my happy drug.'

Basara does something to a leather waterskin.

Basara drinks from a leather waterskin.

Basara bows deeply.


Queen Elizabeth blinks.

Pflanzen chuckles politely.

Pflanzen claps for Basara approvingly.

Bass shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

MoiraGwyn giggles.

MoiraGwyn claps for Basara approvingly.

Emrysia applauds Basara's quick thinking and good judgment.

Herbert grins evilly.

MoiraGwyn makes note that moneyrunning should now include the sale or borage leaves.

Herbert says, 'hehehe poor Elizabeth having to deal with all us modern strangers'

Basara says, 'thank you.'

Celara cheers for Basara - huzzah!

Basara smiles at Celara.

Basara bows before Pflanzen.

Juliana shrugs helplessly.

Herbert says, 'well I would imagine that is everyone for today'

Basara tips his hat to Bass.

Queen Elizabeth smiles at Herbert.

Queen Elizabeth thanks Herbert heartily.

Queen Elizabeth thanks Pflanzen heartily.

Queen Elizabeth thanks Basara heartily.

Queen Elizabeth thanks Juliana heartily.

Queen Elizabeth thanks Emrysia heartily.

Queen Elizabeth thanks MoiraGwyn heartily.

Pflanzen says to Herbert, 'thank you for helping to host such a nice soiree, especially one that promotes the finer arts, and not the destruction of nature.'

Basara nods solemnly.

Basara cheers for Herbert - huzzah!

Herbert grins evilly at Pflanzen.. wonder what he's thinking...

Emrysia smiles happily.

Herbert says, 'anything promoting creativity and passion im all for.. so im glad I could help'

Pflanzen applauds Herbert's quick thinking and good judgment.

Emrysia cheers for Herbert - huzzah!

Herbert says, 'ok well I think we will host another one of these soon, and i will write up some notes on this one'

Herbert grins evilly.

LadyAce smiles at Herbert.

MoiraGwyn ruffles Herbert's hair playfully.

Sigrid stands up.

Herbert says, 'as far as awards go I will need to write about 12 LT articles to pay'

Herbert ducks to the ground.

Bass laughs.

Emrysia raises her eyebrow at Herbert.

Bass need a better manager.

Herbert says, 'righty I hope I see you all next time round, maybe in the Pittsburgh theatre'

Herbert grins evilly.

Pflanzen says, 'ooh.. can we burn it!?'

Herbert gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Pflanzen says, 'damn industrialists'

Pflanzen thanks Herbert heartily.

Sigrid says, 'burnen be overrated'

Bass will bring down the house.

Herbert says, 'thanks for coming, and I hope you all had fun today'

Pflanzen nods solemnly.

Sigrid says, 'better chop'em down'

Pflanzen waves happily.

Herbert tips his hat gallantly.

Emrysia smiles happily.

Bass cheers for Herbert - huzzah!

Herbert stands up.

Herbert uses a delicate silver scalpel engraved 'H. West' to slice a thin hole in the seemingly nonexistant fabric of reality and light spills forth.

Herbert withdraws inward and begins chanting under his breath.

Herbert causes the light to envelop himself, and suddenly he is gone.

Pflanzen gasps in astonishment.

Sigrid says, 'aye'

Emrysia says, 'impressive.'

Celara snuggles up to Emrysia.

Sigrid leaves down.

Pflanzen says, 'well, I think I'm off to look for a nice meal to complete this evening'

Pflanzen curtseys gracefully.

Bass thanks LadyAce heartily.

LadyAce waves happily.