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Amazonz – Tribe Of Warrior Women (Act Based On Hamlet) Essay, Research Paper The Amazons – Tribe of Warrior Women Set: 5000 BC, Amazonia, now known as Greece/Macedonia Parallel Scene: Hamlet, Act I Scene ii line 1 – 159 Characters: Amedes (King Hamlet) – Late Queen of the Amazon Tribes; Sister to Serphes; Mother to Valenice. Serphes (Claudius) – Queen of the Amazon Tribes Euphronios (Gertrude) – Widower to Amedes; Husband to Serphes; Father to Valenice Valenice (Hamlet) – Rightful heir and daughter to Amedes Melsinal (Cornelius) – Amazon spies Narien (Voltimand) – Amazon spies TELEVISION SCRIPT SC. 2: AMAZON TRIBAL GROUND SERPHES, VALENICE, EUPHRONIOS, MELSINAL, NARIEN, AMAZONS The Amazon’s in this script are based upon an ancient mythical tribe of women

who were found in the forests of Greece/Macedonia and detested males. However, Euphronios has been allowed to stay with the tribe because of his relationship with Hera, the patriot Goddess of the Amazons. The tribe has lived well for many years because of the wise rule of Queen Amedes. Due to Amedes death, Serphes has risen to the crown, overstepping Valenice’s birthright and taken Amedes husband, Euphronios, as hers. The Amazon’s enemy are the Centaurs. They are a bloodthirsty tribe of half horse-half human creatures living in the neighbouring forest. IN THE GATHERING PLACE INSERT: SFX: Loud tribal music EXT: AMEDES on bed of burning sticks DISSOLVE TO: AMAZONS dancing with full war dress around a large bonfire. SERPHES is standing on the PLATFORM with CEREMONIAL MASK on and

her hands outstretched. EUPHRONIOS walks up the PLATFORM. It is a rare Amazonian wedding ceremony. DISSOLVE TO: SERPHES and EUPHRONIOS are standing on a WOODEN PLATFORM. AMAZONS are standing on the ground with VALENICE in front of them. INSERT: SFX: Tribal music slowly fades out Soft drumming SERPHES (LOUDLY and ARROGANTLY) Our noble Queen AMEDES has now passed on to the underworld. Our month long ceremony of grief is over. Even though we are still in sorrow, we must not fail to remember the interest and welfare of our people. We have generously taken over the role of Queen and have taken to husband EUPHRONIOS, widow to Queen AMEDES so that our tribe does not succumb to anarchy. The elation of our union should lessen all our heartache. Our actions are in keeping with the Amazon

traditions. AMAZONS CLAP lightly A crucial issue presses upon us. THEMOS of the Centaurs, our sworn enemy, believes our community to be in turmoil due to the untimely death of AMEDES. He dares to again covert his lost lands. He dares to dream of conquest while we recover. Foolish cretin – he dares to challenge our Amazon resolve! (SCREAMS) Proclaim to us women, are we in the status of instability?!! AMAZONS (SCREAMS) NO! SERPHES (SCREAMS) Will we give back that which we had rightly won by the shedding of our warrior blood? AMAZONS (SCREAMS even louder) NO!! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! … AMAZONS SCREAMING, CLAPPING and DANCING until SERPHES gives a motion for silence. SERPHES Reflect dear comrades, our advantage is that we are one in mind, body and soul. THEMOS has raised an army of

Centaurs and may presently advance. We must remain vigilant and shrewd. Remember, forewarned is fore-armed. MELSINAL, NARIEN – scout towards their lands and keep watch. Stay unseen in the trees. Go now, and may the Gods be with you. MELSINAL and NARIEN perform special Amazon SIGNAL and disappears forest. (ASIDE) The astuteness of our decisions must surely demonstrate the validity of my rule. We have tolerated being in the shadow of AMEDES for far too long. It was the occasion for action! We are the only one who deserves the mask of leadership, not (BITTERLY) sweet, saddened VALENICE. SERPHES looks sympathetically at VALENICE (SWEETLY) Princess VALENICE, daughter now, your anguish is real. AMEDES and myself also lost a mother. Our destiny has been planned since before the dawn