EXCERPTS from MS: 'THE BEAST' (Unfinished Novel and Screenplay)

by Al Razutis

Al Razutis - American Samoa, Tutuila Island, 1977

VERSIONS REFERENCED:
First MS Draft and Screenplay completed 1971, Vancouver, Canada
First Film Version and Screenplay completed 1977, Los Angeles, USA
Final Book Manuscript completed 1978, Tutuila Island, American Samoa

No record of a full intact version of any of the above has been located.
Samples below from surviving records.


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SELECTED (.PDF) PAGES:

page one

PROSE POEM MANUSCRIPT:

COVER & CONTENTS Version 1 PDF File (700K)   --   COVER & CONTENTS Version 2 - PDF File (700K)

ACT 1, SCENE 1, pg. 1 Opening scene - early version with annotations suggesting other versions - PDF File (350K)

ACT 1, SCENE 1, pg. 5 "bear driver boot Arcturus with your haunting dogs" - PDF File (350K)

ACT 1, SCENE 1, pgs. 4 - 5 - "Remember who thou hast aboard!...Your babbling dreams afflict our souls" - Early Version - PDF File (350K)


SAMPLE PAGES FROM FILM SCRIPT - TREATMENT:

ACT 2 SCENE 2 pg. 18 "Evol evol, toll toll...and dirtyverbs..." - PDF File (500K)

ACT 2 SCENE 2 pg. 19 "...saprophetically epiriddled..." - PDF File (500K)

ACT 2 SCENE 2 pg. 20 "Who knowe ane dizzy one from rose and thorn erect..." - PDF File ( 500K)

ACT 2 SCENE 2 pg. 21 'Wrathes sea, a River Oshun wept in green' - PDF File (400K)

ACT 2 SCENE 3 pg. 30 "Charlatan! Mazemaker! What serping sea? What flood?" - PDF File (360K)


SAMPLE NOVEL PAGES:

EPILOGUES: "What be the matter Jack?"- PDF File (130K)

EPILOGUES: "Shall we take Murphy to the Gravenyard?" - with annotations - PDF File (1.4 mB)

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