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Shirburnian Catastrophe, The
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As a polygamous Sherburne-educated ruler, a Scottish music aficionado, drools over Mimudeh, a sixteen-year old drum-major in a bagpipe school band, a prophecy given by a royal oracle haunts him. When the schoolgirlĂ­s father, an Opposition MP, moves a controversial motion, the child vanishes. Her parents consult the same oracle, which triggers a cyclone as politics, brutality and sexual perversion intersect. The diviner seems to disclose that the schoolgirl is already deflowered. The fiasco ropes in army generals and MimudehĂ­s heartthrob, Archer McLeod, and everyone is sucked into the eye of the cyclone. Knife-edge drama that pits absurd realities against popular ideals takes centre-stage, rudely offering Archer a lifetime opportunity. But is a move at the end a brainy manoeuvre, a romantic act or a divine solution to a complex equation? The Shirburnian Catastrophe is a contemporary play in two parts; Squaring A Circle (Book I) and Square Circle In A Triangle (Book II). This volume contains both books.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Book I Squaring A Circle
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Characters
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Act One
  2. pp. 5-24
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  1. Act Two
  2. pp. 25-44
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  1. Act Three
  2. pp. 45-62
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  1. Act Four
  2. pp. 63-84
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  1. Act Five
  2. pp. 85-88
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 89-90
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  1. Book II Square Circle In A Triangle
  2. pp. 91-92
  1. Characters
  2. pp. 93-94
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  1. Act One
  2. pp. 95-114
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  1. Act Two
  2. pp. 115-128
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  1. Act Three
  2. pp. 129-144
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  1. Act Four
  2. pp. 145-164
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  1. Act Five
  2. pp. 165-178
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  1. Act Six
  2. pp. 179-186
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 187-191
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