William Shakespeare’s Dune

Welcome gentle reader, to the Shakespearification of that science-fiction epic, Frank Herbert’s Dune, the which I bestow upon the universe in an effort to meld two of my great loves from my youth: the Bard of Avon and the Bard of Arrakis. Follow on gentle reader, and say if your spirits be raised or offende.

Dramatis Personae

Pahdishah Emperor Shaddam IV
The Princess Irulan — his daughter
The Duke Leto Atreides
The Lady Jessica — his bound concubine
Paul Atreides – his son
Thufir Hawat – Mentat to the Duke
Gurney Halleck – Troubadour Warrior to the Duke
Duncan Idaho — Swordmaster of the Ginaz, in service to the Duke
Doctor Wellington Yueh – Surgeon to the Duke
The Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen – his younger nephew
The Beast Rabban – his elder nephew
Piter DeVries – Mentat to the Baron
The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam — A Bene Gesserit Proctor
The Shadout Mapes – A Fremen custodian
Stilgar — A Fremen Chieftain
Dr. Liet-Kynes — Imperial Planetologist and Judge of the Change
Officers, Guards, and Soldiers
Spotters, Miners

Act I, Scene i

Act I, Scene ii

Act I, Scene iii

Act I, Scene iv

Act I, Scene v

Act I, Scene vi

Act I, Scene vii

Act II, Scene i

Act II, Scene ii

Act II, Scene iii

Act II, Scene iv

Act II, Scene v

Act II, Scene vi

Act II, Scene vii

Act II, Scene viii

Act II, Scene ix