William Shakespeare’s Dune, Act III, Scene ix.

It’s Scene IX!!

No word on when we get to scene Richese.

(The REAL Dune fans got that joke…)

Okay, so, I’m sorry I went silent there for awhile. I was honored to be selected as a guest mentor at the graduation breakfast by a student at my former school, a young man who is going to do great things, and who has earned his place at his second National Forensics Tournament. I can hardly wait to see how he does.

In this episode, Paul fights Jamis the Fremen, and earns the name Muad’Dib.

Act III, Scene ix.

William Shakespeare’s Dune, Act III, Scene vii (Part 1)

Transcriber’s Note: Unfortunately, what with catching up on life and the visit of my good friend, this scene is not yet finished, though it should be by Wednesday at latest: it’s a long scene. So I have decided to post what I have now, for my followers’ enjoyment. I’ll post a quick announcement when the scene is complete.

I was also humbled and gratified to be contacted by a troupe of actors who want to perform this play when it is completed. Although I am of course honored, I have no idea where that might fall under Fair Use law. I personally would consider this a parody, but it is always possible that the owners of Dune might take issue with that. This has always been a labor of love. But who knows? Anything might be possible.

And now, Scene vii, in which Paul and Jessica encounter the Fremen Stilgar, in a place and manner unlooked for.

Act III, Scene vii

William Shakespeare’s Dune: Interlude With Questions

Okay, so here’s your local Shakespearean Science-Fiction Fiend taking another little break. Allow me to explain what’s going on:

Firstly, I’ve been trying really hard to achieve daily blog posts. I am noticing that it is building my readership, both in the way my readers participate in the blog and in the number of followers I have. And I am grateful for that, so I plan to continue and expand my efforts to expand my presence.

Secondly, although I’ve had no complaints about this, yet, I always got annoyed with creators who said they were going to post regularly and then did not, especially when they did not deign to post an explanation. So here goes:

My life has become extremely complicated, for a lot of good reasons this month. I can’t talk about many of them in a lot of detail, but here’s what I can say:

I got a new day job teaching English Literature at a high school. I try to keep teaching separate from writing, so no more details.  

I have recently received strong motivation to get cracking on the novel I have been contracted to write for Digital Publishing League, making that my highest priority.

I have likewise been motivated to strongly increase the marketing of my novels to publishers and agents, because I now have a book contract in hand.

The cause of all this is what I mostly can’t talk about, but relates to potential publication of a novel.

And that is why there is no William Shakespeare’s Dune this week. I hope there will be one next week. If the spirit so moves you, I’d really like to ask my readers what you’d like to see more of or less of. What have you found helpful and/or entertaining on this blog? If you don’t respond to this, I’m going to have to go with what’s getting likes and comments. I can do that, of course, but I’d rather just ask.

Thank you again for reading. You make writing worthwhile.