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''But there is little real information about the organization in the play.''  And you know this how, Brother A?  --[[User:Jcowan|John Cowan]] 00:39, 9 Jul 2005 (EDT)
 
''But there is little real information about the organization in the play.''  And you know this how, Brother A?  --[[User:Jcowan|John Cowan]] 00:39, 9 Jul 2005 (EDT)
  
:You need only read the text of the playThis is the only mention of '''skulls''' and '''clowns''' to be found in it.  --[[User:Brother Arfrus|Brother Arfrus]] 13:44, 27 Jul 2005 (EDT)
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:My reply to this was repressed by higher powersSuffice it to say that there are those who don't want you to know.  --[[User:Brother Arfrus|Brother Arfrus]] 14:03, 1 Sep 2005 (EDT)
 
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'''First Clown'''<blockquote>
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    A pestilence on him for a mad rogue! a' poured a
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<br />flagon of [[Adlorst vinifera|Adlorst]] on my head once. This same ''skull'',
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<br />sir, was Rocky's ''skull'', the king's jester.
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</blockquote>
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'''Gimlet'''<blockquote>
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    This?
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</blockquote>
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'''First Clown'''<blockquote>
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    E'en that.
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</blockquote>
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'''Gimlet'''<blockquote>
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    Let me see.  (''Takes the skull'')
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<br />Alas, poor Rocky! I knew him, Guido: an [[Affable Young Gentlemen|Affable]]
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<br />[[Affable Young Gentlemen|Young Gentleman]], a most excellent [[pickers|picker]]: he hath
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<br />borne me on [[DermPachyges|pachyderms]] a thousand times; and now, how
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<br />abhorred the [[Furious Apple]] is! my carpace wilts at
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<br />it. Here hung those mandibles that have spread
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<br />a thousand secrets. Where be your gibes now? your
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<br />[[quiver'n'bend]]? your splashes of [[Kreem Pye]],
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<br />that were wont to set the table on a roar? Have you
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<br />joined the [[Conflict That Is Not Happening]]?
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<br />Now get you to my [[Paramount Queen]], and tell her, let
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<br />her [[badges]] cover her carpace, to this she must
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<br />come; make her laugh at that. Prithee, Guido, tell
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<br />me one thing.
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</blockquote>
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'''Guido'''<blockquote>
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    What's that, my lord?
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</blockquote>
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'''Gimlet'''<blockquote>
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    Dost thou think [[King Harandraff the Great|King Harandraff]] looked o' this fashion i'
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<br />the earth?
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</blockquote>
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'''Guido'''<blockquote>
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    E'en so.
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</blockquote>
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'''Gimlet'''<blockquote>
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    And smelt so? pah!
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</blockquote>
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(''Gimlet, Act 5 Scene 1'')
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Latest revision as of 13:03, 1 September 2005

Gimlet is a play written about -167 EC by M. Peershakes (b. -204 EC, d. -152 EC). In his day, Peershakes was a noted scribbler and versifier. Productions of Gimlet are a perennial favorite among the Amphitheatre aristocracy and numerous famous stage actors have played the part of the title character. Since a full production of the play takes almost six hours, there are many abriged versions which are more commonly presented.

Gimlet was first presented at the Folktown Amphitheatre in -166 EC by the Third Horse Grenadiers, one of the finest troupes of players in the history of theater. Peershakes was a member of this company, and had already written almost a dozen other minor plays for them, many of them simple extrapolations of wive's tales. Gimlet was an immediate hit, and was performed no less than thirty times in the following year.

The story of Gimlet is an appealing farce. Gimlet is a young prince of Iganefta-on-the-Sea. Through an amazing series of coincidences, he finds himself in one predicament after another, and he goes through a series of screwball adventures with his two pals, Rocky and Guido. Their adventures include acting out a play for the king, playing hide-and-daggers, and cleaning their ears. In its day, it was a scandal for purportedly revealing secrets of the "Skull and Clown Society" at Bute University. But there is little real information about the organization in the play.

Citations: Amphitheatre aristocracy, Peershakes, Wive's tale.

--Brother Arfrus 12:05, 1 Jul 2005 (EDT)


But there is little real information about the organization in the play. And you know this how, Brother A? --John Cowan 00:39, 9 Jul 2005 (EDT)

My reply to this was repressed by higher powers. Suffice it to say that there are those who don't want you to know. --Brother Arfrus 14:03, 1 Sep 2005 (EDT)
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