Written for The Guildford Shakespeare Company
Performed in a Spiegeltent.
SQUIRE Oh, Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
RAPUNZEL Mother? Are you back so soon?
Rapunzel looks out of the window and discovers the squire.
RAPUNZEL Oh… You’re not my mother… You’re… You’re… No, sorry. What are you?
SQUIRE I am your knight in shining armour, my lady. Surely you have been kept here against your will and I must rescue you.
RAPUNZEL What? Are you a knight?
SQUIRE Well, I guess I’m technically on work experience, but I’ve been taking a course at knight-school. It’s only a few terms till my chivalry exams.
RAPUNZEL And then you’ll be a knight?
SQUIRE There’s another three years of further study, possibly a year of placements within the different orders. I was thinking of taking a year out in France, but I’ve not decided yet. It’s funny, actually…