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Reconstructing Giant (Retelling Giant) Droll

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Tom

xxxxx never mind look he’s left me that castle and all that beautiful land there must be an abundance of good grub and fine ale up there – oh and treasure I suppose I best get back to Lelant and tell my Marry (Mammy?) shell be proper proud of me. Tiz a good place ....Oh I shall needs a wife I ll get one of they too Oh I m sorry Blunder

MG

Pooh – Lord Guiser what is all this – pooh

LG

Methinks some foul wind is blowing

MG

The little reason that was in thine numb skull is vanished

LG

Mistress Guiser: is that that foul stench thine? Mistress Guiser I direct thee to find a river and jump into it

LG

Hold thine tongue banglebum lest I turn thee into a kipper

MG

A kipper would smell sweeter than thou     

 

 

 

'Giant' is the name of a play by Footsbarn Theatre Company. First performed in 1971, and written by Dave Johnston, it is a retelling of the old Cornish giant legends, which would originally have been told by travelling story or 'droll' tellers.

The original scripts have been lost since the late 70's and all is left is an audio recording in which some sections are missing or inaudible.

This is reflected in the remaining text.

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