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TITLES

ALPHABET STREET (Libretto)
  ...to be different: different not inferior; a different narrative, a different ability, a different voice; yet, equal, equal in status.
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A SIMPLE SONG (Libretto)
  The Phantom of the Theatre (Derrick) pines for the love of the Usher (Christine).
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FOREVER AND A MOMENT (Libretto)
  Dear Friend, confronted by the loneliness of separation and isolated within the sparsely-furnished confines of the once blissful marital-residence, is harangued by the Voices.
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THE BIZARRE BAZAAR OF BYZANTIUM (Libretto)
  Before time became time...
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THEATRE OF THE ABSURD (Libretto)
  Less is more, more than enough. Prosperity, it's ours to share.
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IN SHORT...
  A selection of short plays: The Final Cut, The Perfect Deception, The Hypothetical, Beyond Consent, and The Garden's Gate.
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THE IDEA
  A prominent science-journalist was found unconscious on the pavement of a side-street not far from a restaurant at which he had earlier been dining alone. He suffered injuries to his face and a fatal blow to the back of his head determined by the Coroner to have resulted from falling and striking his head on the pavement. While at the restaurant, frequented by journalists, the deceased had been confronted by a disgruntled X who had attended the restaurant on the opportune chance of meeting the deceased to discuss the latter's refusal to publish an article, written by X, critical of a recent finding allegedly establishing the existence of gravity waves. The discussion soon turned antagonistic and X unleashed, described by eye-witness accounts, a frenzied tirade of abuse. X was ushered to the exit by staff and several patrons and, evidenced by CCTV footage captured by a camera located out-of-range of the restaurant, left the precinct only to return at a time commensurate with the deceased's departure. The footage also captured X's final-departure from the precinct.

Due to his refusal to co-operate with police officers investigating the case, eye-witness accounts, an examination of correspondence, and other circumstantial evidence, including an objectionable peer-assessment as a crank theorist, the court ordered a preliminary assessment of X's capacity.

Y, a thirty-year old, criminal-psychologist, brash and ambitious, considers his appointment to perform the assessment of X, a sixty-year old unemployed charity-volunteer, as an imposition. At first disgruntled, Y attempts to assert his authority, finds himself challenged, then intrigued. Y, though only a neurobiological science graduate, is intelligent and sufficiently informed to understand the thrust of X's unfolding presentation of the pertinent theoretical-concepts. Y is, however, increasingly convinced that X is withholding something: information or intent.
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Notice Board
Title-specific update and revision notification.
Initial iPosting 27/5/2017

Copyright © David J Larkin 2014. All rights reserved.