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Madmen Have No Ears By J. Aldric Gaudet
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It is the story of Romeo and Juliet as Shakespeare presented it, written in prose form, using language adjusted for four hundred years of discovery, commerce, industry and invention which have... More > influenced the words we use and the way we use them.< Less
Madmen Have No Ears By J. Aldric Gaudet
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This classic story starts with a feud between two households, alike in dignity. Romeo, a passionate romantic besotted with Rosaline but rejected by her, meets Juliet, another passionate romantic.... More > The two fall hopelessly in love before discovering their households are mortal enemies. They marry in secret but when Juliet’s cousin Tybalt challenges Romeo and he refuses, Romeo’s best friend takes the challenge and dies for it. Enraged, Romeo fights Tybalt and kills him. Banished from the gated city of Verona for killing Tybalt, and Juliet promised to another by her father, the lovers become desperate to be together or die. A plot hatched by a friendly friar goes awry and Romeo believes the drugged Juliet is truly dead. He journeys to her tomb and kills himself there to join her in paradise. Juliet awakes from her comatose state to discover Romeo dead and kills herself to join him in paradise. Only then do the two households finally bury their hate. What happens in between is Shakespearean.< Less
Not To Be By J. Aldric Gaudet
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Not to Be is a prose version of Hamlet updated and edited from original sources. Some words and phrases were adjusted to account for 400 years of discovery, commerce, industry, and invention which... More > have altered their meaning. Minimalistic prose descriptions of actions and movements were added only where necessary, the primary focus being the rich texture of the original words. There are at least three different versions of the play. Each includes lines and entire scenes missing from the others, with many differences in wording. Not To Be combines all versions to unfold the complete story.< Less
Not to Be By J. Aldric Gaudet
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Young prince Hamlet despairs over the death of his father and the hasty marriage of his mother to his uncle. Then his father’s ghost appears and tells him he was murdered by his brother and... More > Hamlet must avenge him. On the same day, his sweetheart Ophelia is commanded by her father to stop seeing him. As he worries he keeps putting off the dreaded task, knowing whatever the result will include his own death and wonders if that is an outcome he desires anymore. To add to the turmoils in his mind he is surrounded by treachery. Best friends from childhood come to spy on him, Ophelia is used as bait for spies, and his mother hides a spy in her room, whom he kills. On a voyage to England he discovers a royal command for his execution and escapes. On his safe return to Denmark the king plots with Laertes, the avenging son of the dead spy, to murder Hamlet during what will appear to be a sporting duel. It ends tragically for all involved.< Less
Imogen By J. Aldric Gaudet
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A king's daughter goes against her father's wishes and marries a lowborn gentleman instead of her oafish step-brother. The angry king banishes the husband from Britain so the marriage can be... More > annulled. While the s husband waits in exile in Rome he is drawn into a heated discussion in defence of her honour and matches a wager made against her fidelity. Shown false proof by the cheat who made the wager, the despairing husband sends orders to his servant in Britain to murder princess Imogen for her infidelity. The servant, knowing her innocence, provides a plan for her to masquerade as a boy page to travel to Wales where she can hitch a ride to Rome. Meanwhile the step-oaf forces the servant to reveal Imogen's destination and he races after her, determined to ravage and humiliate her, then drag her back to court. What none of them count on is that actions taken years previously interfere with their plans.< Less
Imogen: The Story Of Shakespeare's Cymbeline By J. Aldric Gaudet
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Set in pre-Roman Britain, the story begins when a king’s daughter goes against her father’s wishes and marries a lowborn gentleman instead of her oafish step-brother. The angry king... More > banishes the husband from Britain so the marriage can be annulled. While the husband waits in Rome he is drawn into a heated discussion in defence of her honour and accepts a wager made against her fidelity. Shown false proof by the cheat, the despairing husband sends orders to his servant in Britain to murder princess Imogen for being unfaithful. The servant, knowing her innocence, provides a disguise for her to masquerade as a boy page and travel to Wales where she can hitch a ride to Rome. Meanwhile the step-oaf forces the servant to reveal Imogen's destination and he races after her, determined to ravage and humiliate her, then drag her back to court. What none of them count on is that actions taken years previously interfere with their plans. Like a Roman invasion of Britain by way of Wales.< Less
5 Fables For The Young At Heart By J. Aldric Gaudet
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Three ‘tween friends, one nine-year-old girl, a brother/sister pair of nine-year-old twins, a faithful dog and a Christmas ornament have adventures beyond the norm in these re-renderings of the... More > fable for modern times. These 21st century fables resemble ancient fables while reflecting the concerns of our modern age. As fables do, the stories involve children, innocents who stumble upon the absurdities of the human condition in Wonderland-like encounters with the mad and the antic. Do not expect the expected. What follows are fantasies of the absurd, abounding with eccentric characters, biting satire, and dark comedy. This ain’t your Grandma’s Fantasy Land. Those willing to suspend their disbelief will enjoy a grand adventure.< Less
the PIPER By J. Aldric Gaudet
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The PIPER is a darkly twisted re-rendering of the Pied Piper legend, set in a post-apocalyptic landscape: The Future Past. The Piper commands an army of vicious dogs to rid the burgeoning village of... More > mutant rats, and when shortchanged uses the dogs to herd the children on a march to his slave ship, after leaving the village in flames. Only 5 mounted rescuers can be spared from firefighting. 3 are eliminated in an ambush, leaving a widower trying to save his estranged son, and the village's sharpshooter midwife trying to save them all. The story is told through the eyes of a father and son. The boy is struggling to manhood while they both suffer the pangs of their wife/mother's suicide years earlier. The unusual behaviour of the rats is explained in the end by a disturbing revelation.< Less