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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland, how do you get to Wonderland?
Over the hill or underland, or just behind the tree?
When clouds go rolling by, they roll away and leave the sky.
Where is the land beyond the eye, the people can not see, where can it be?
Where do stars go, where is the grass that's blue?
They must be somewhere in the sunny afternoon.
Alice in Wonderland, where is the path to Wonderland?
Over the hill or here or there, I wonder where.

Sister: ...leaders, and had been of late much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of Mercia and Northumbria declared for him, and even Stigand... Alice!

Alice: Hmm...? Oh, Im listening.

Sister: And even Stigand, the archbishop of Canterbury, agreed to meet with William and offer him the crown.

Alice: He he he!

Sister: Williams conduct at first was mo....

Alice: He he he!

Sister: Alice...! Will you kindly pay attention to your history lesson?

Alice: Im sorry, but how can one possibly pay attention to a book with no pictures in it?

Sister: My dear child, there are a great many good books in this world without pictures.

Alice: In this world perhaps. But in my world, the books would be nothing but pictures.

Sister: Your world? Huh, what nonsense. Now...

Alice: Nonsense?

Sister: Once more. From the beginning.

Alice: If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isnt. And contrariwise, what it is, it wouldnt be, and what it wouldnt be, it would.

Cats and rabbits, would reside in fancy little houses,

and be dressed in shoes and hats and trousers.

In a world of my own.

All the flowers would have very extra special powers,

 they would sit and talk to me for hours,

 when Im lonely in a world of my own.

I could listen to a babbling brook and here a song, that I could understand. I keep wishing it could be that way, because my world would be a wonderland.

Alice: Its just a rabbit with a waistcoat... and a watch!

White Rabbit: Oh my fur and whiskers! Im late, Im late Im late!

Alice: Now this is curious! What could a rabbit possibly be late for? Please, sir!

White Rabbit: Im late, Im late, for a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! Im late, Im late, Im late!

Alice: It must be awfully important, like a party or something! Mister Rabbit! Wait!

White Rabbit: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, Im overdue. Im really in a stew. No time to say goodbye, hello! Im late, Im late, Im late!

Alice: My, what a peculiar place to have a party.

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well.

Alice: I really shouldnt...uhh...uhh...be doing this... After all, I havent been invited! And curiosity often leads to troubl l l e e e! Oh! Well, after this I shall think nothing of fa-... of falling downstairs! ... Oh! Ahhh...

Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end?

Alice: I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time? I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think-"

You see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the school-room, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over)

Alice:"-- yes that's about the right distance -- but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?"

Alice had not the slightest idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but she thought they were nice grand words to say.)

Alice: Oh, Goodness! What if I should fall right through the center of the earth... oh, and come out the other side, where people walk upside down. Oh, but thats silly.

Oh, mister Rabbit! Wait! Please! ... Curiouser and curiouser!

WHITE RABBIT    I told you she's the right

 

THE DORMOUSE   I am not convinced.

WHITE RABBIT   How is that for gratitude? I've been up there for weeks trailing one Alice after the next! And I was almost eaten by other animals! Can you imagine? They go about entirely unclothed in public. I had to avert my eyes.

TALKING FLOWER   She doesn't look anything like herself.

THE DORMOUSE   That's because she's the wrong Alice.

TWEEDLEDEE   And if she was, she might be.

TWEEDLEDUM  But if she isn't, she ain't.

TWEEDLEDEE    But if she were so, she would be.

TWEEDLEDUM   But she isn't. No how.

ALICE  How can I be the "wrong Alice" when it's my dream? And who are you, if I may ask.

Dee shakes her hand, speaking very fast.

TWEEDLEDEE   I'm Tweedleehe's Tweedledum.

TWEEDLEDUM   Contrariwise. I'mTweedledum he'sTweedledee.

THE DORMOUSE  We should consult Absolem.

TALKING FLOWER Exactly. Absolem will know who she is.

TWEEDLEDEE  I'll escort you.

Dum pulls her away from Dee.

TWEEDLEDUM   It's not being your turn.

They tug her between them.

TWEEDLEDEE  Leave off!

TWEEDLEDUM    Let go!

ALICE   Are they always this way?

WHITE RABBIT  Family trait.

(to Tweedles)  You can both escort her.

Dee takes one arm. Dum takes the other and ALICE, THE TWEEDLES, THE DODO, WHITE RABBIT and DORMOUSE start off.

TALKING FLOWERS   It can't be her. She looks nothing like Alice. She is not even wearing the right dress.

ALICE  Who is this Absolem?

WHITE RABBIT  He's wise. He's absolute.

THE TWEEDLES  He's Absolem.

They enter a forest of tall mushrooms surrounded by mist.

THE CATERPILLAR (O.S.)  Who are you?

ALICE  Absolem?

THE CATERPILLAR  Youre not Absolem. Im Absolem. The question is...who are YOU?

He blows smoke rings in her face. She coughs.

ALICE  Alice.

THE CATERPILLAR  We shall see.

ALICE  What do you mean by that? I ought to know who I am!

THE CATERPILLAR  Yes, you ought. Stupid girl. Unroll the Oraculum.

The White Rabbit unrolls an ancient PARCHMENT lying on a toadstool.

WHITE RABBIT   The Oraculum: Being a Calendrical Compendium of Underland.

ALICE   Its a calendar.

THE CATERPILLAR  Compendium. It tells of each and every day since the Beginning.

WHITE RABBIT  Today is Griblig day in the time of the Red Queen.

THE CATERPILLAR  Show her the Frabjous day.

White Rabbit turns the scroll further into the future.

TWEEDLEDEE   Frabjous being the day you slay the Jabberwocky.

ALICE  Sorry? Slay the...what?

TWEEDLEDUM (O.S.)  That being you there with the Vorpal sword.

TWEEDLEDEE (O.S.)  No other swords can kill the Jabberwocky. Nohow.

TWEEDLEDUM (O.S.)  If it aint Vorpal, he aint dead.

Alice backs away.

ALICE   Thats not me.

THE DORMOUSE  I know!

WHITE RABBIT  Resolve this for us, Absolem. Is she the right Alice?

The CATERPILLAR looks Alice in the eye.

THE CATERPILLAR  Not Hardly.

He blows smoke, obliterating himself from view.

THE DORMOUSE  I told you!

WHITE RABBIT   Oh dear!

TWEEDLEDUM  I said so.

TWEEDLEDEE  No, I said so.

TWEEDLEDUM  Contrariwise, you said she might be.

TWEEDLEDEE  No. You said she would be if she was.

THE FLOWERS  Little imposter! Pretending to be Alice! She should be ashamed!

WHITE RABBIT  I was so certain of you.

They all glare at her as if it is somehow her fault.

ALICE  Im sorry. I dont mean to be the wrong Alice. Wait, this is my dream. Im going to wake up now and youll all disappear.

She closes her eyes and pinches herself. She opens them again. The animals are still there.

ALICE (CONTD)  Thats curious.

She pinches herself again. The animals just look at her.

ALICE  Pinching usually does the trick.

The Dormouse pulls a long sharp hat pin from her scabbard.

THE DORMOUSE   I could stick you if that would help.

ALICE It might actually. Thank you.

THE DORMOUSE  My pleasure.

She stabs her in the ankle with relish. Alice yelps.

 

CHESHIRE CAT

ALICE  `Cheshire Puss,' `Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'

CHESHIRE CAT `That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,'

ALICE  `I don't much care where--'

CHESHIRE CAT  `Then it doesn't matter which way you go,'

ALICE  `What sort of people live about here?'

 CHESHIRE CAT  `In that direction,' the Cat said, waving its right paw round, `lives a Hatter: and in that direction,' waving the other paw, `lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they're both mad.'

ALICE  `But I don't want to go among mad people,'

CHESHIRE CAT  `Oh, you can't help that,' `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'

ALICE   `How do you know I'm mad?'

CHESHIRE CAT   `You must be,' `or you wouldn't have come here.'

ALICE `And how do you know that you're mad?'

CHESHIRE CAT   `To begin with,' `a dog's not mad. You grant that?'

ALICE   `I suppose so,'

CHESHIRE CAT  `Well, then,' `you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad.'

ALICE   `I call it purring, not growling,'

`Call it what you like,' said the Cat. `Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?'

`I should like it very much,' said Alice, `but I haven't been invited yet.'

`You'll see me there,' said the Cat, and vanished.

 

 

 

 

RED QUEENS PALACE

 

RED QUEEN Someone stole three of my tarts!

She leans into the face of a frog.

RED QUEEN (CONTD)  Did you steal them?

FOOTFROG #1 No, your Majesty.

She walks the row, studying the face of each frog. At the end, she whirls to leer into the face of one terrified frog.

RED QUEEN   Did you steal my tarts?

FOOTFROG #3  No, Your Majesty.

She wipes a telltale bit of jam from the side of its mouth. She holds her finger up and sniffs the juice.

RED QUEEN  Squimberry juice.

FOOTFROG #3  I was so hungry!

RED QUEEN  Off with his head!

Red Knights converge on the guilty Frog.

RED QUEEN   Ilosovic Stayne...you knave, where have you been lurking?

She holds out her hand. He kisses it, barely. She sighs.

KNAVE OF HEARTS  Majesty, I found the Oraculum.

He lays it on a table and rolls it out.

RED QUEEN  That? It looks so ordinary for an oracle.

KNAVE OF HEARTS Look here. On the Frabjous Day.

He points to the illustration of Alice in the scroll.

RED QUEEN  Id know that tangled mess of hair anywhere. Is it Alice?

KNAVE OF HEARTS  I believe it is.

RED QUEEN  What is she doing with my darling Jabberwocky?

KNAVE OF HEARTS  She appears to be slaying it.

RED QUEEN  She killed my Jabberbabywocky!

KNAVE OF HEARTS  Not yet. But it will happen if we dont stop her.

RED QUEEN   Find Alice, Stayne. Find her!

KNAVE OF HEARTS  I will bring her head and lay it at your feet.

RED QUEEN   No. Bring the whole girl. I want to do it myself.

 

 

 

A MAD TEA PARTY   

The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it:

MARCH HARE  What? Where? Whos there?

MARCH HARE  THE DORMOUSE `No room! No room!' they cried out when they saw Alice coming.

ALICE  `There's plenty of room!'

MARCH HARE   `Have some wine,'   the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.

ALICE   `I don't see any wine,'

MARCH HARE   `There isn't any,' 

ALICE   `Then it wasn't very civil of you to offer it,'

MARCH HARE   `It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without being invited,'

MAD HATTER  Your hair wants cutting... Its you. *

THE DORMOUSE  No, its not. White Rabbit brought us the wrong Alice.

MAD HATTER   Its absolutely Alice. Youre absolutely Alice! Id know you anywhere.

He takes her hand and pulls her back over the top of the table. She tries not to step on any teacups. He plunks her down in the chair next to his.

MAD HATTER  Well, as you can see were still having tea. Its all because I was obliged to kill Time waiting for your return. Youre terribly late, you know... naughty. Well anyway, time became quite offended and stopped altogether. Not a tick ever since.

ALICE  Time can be funny in dreams.

MAD HATTER  Yes yes, of course. Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?

ALICE   Im good at solving puzzles.

THE DORMOUSE  `Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?'

ALICE  `Exactly so,'.

MARCH HARE  `Then you should say what you mean,'

ALICE `I do,  `at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know.'

MARCH HARE  `Not the same thing a bit!'  `You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!'

THE DORMOUSE  `You might just as well say,  that "I breathe when I sleep" is the same thing as "I sleep when I breathe"!'

MAD HATTER  Yes yes, of course. But now you are back, you see, and we need to get on to the Frabjous day. Im investigating things that begin with the letter M. : moron, murder, malice

HATTER/HARE/DORMOUSE

Downal wyth Bluddy Behg Hid!

ALICE  Sorry?

CHESHIRE CAT  Down with the Bloody Big Head.  Bloody Big Head being the Red Queen.

THE DORMOUSE  Its a secret language used by us...  the Underland Underground Resistance!

MAD HATTER  Come, come. Therefore, its high time for Time to forgive and forget. Or forget and forgive, whichever comes first. Or, is in any case, most convenient. Im waiting. *

The March Hare taps his watch, listens to it, dips it into his tea cup, listens again.

MARCH HARE  Its ticking again!

The Cat puts his tea cup down with disgust.

CHESIRE CAT  All this talk of blood and slaying has put me off my tea.

MAD HATTER  The entire world is falling to ruin and poor Chessurs off his tea.

MAD HATTER  ...Shukem juggling sluking ur-pals. Bar lom muck egg brimni. *

THE DORMOUSE  Hatter!

The Hatter jerks. He pulls himself back to the moment.

MAD HATTER  (Fez ??) Thank you. Im fine.

CHESIRE CAT  Whats wrong with you, Tarrant? You used to be the life of the party. You used to do the best Futterwacken in all of Witzend.

ALICE  Futter...?

THE DORMOUSE  Its a dance.

MAD HATTER   On the Frabjous day, when the White Queen once again wears the crown, again. On that day, Ill Futterwacken... Vigorously. *

 

THE QUEEN'S CROQUET-GROUND

A large rose-tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red. Alice thought this a very curious thing, and she went nearer to watch them, and just as she came up to them she heard one of them say,

TWO `Look out now, Five! Don't go splashing paint over me like that!'

FIVE `I couldn't help it,' `Seven jogged my elbow.'

SEVEN  `That's right, Five! Always lay the blame on others!'

FIVE `You'd better not talk!' `I heard the Queen say only yesterday you deserved to be beheaded!'

 TWO `What for?' said the one who had spoken first.

SEVEN `That's none of your business, Two!'

FIVE  `Yes, it is his business!' `and I'll tell him--it was for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions.'

SEVEN Seven flung down his brush, and had just begun `Well, of all the unjust things--' when his eye chanced to fall upon Alice, as she stood watching them, and he checked himself suddenly: the others looked round also, and all of them bowed low.

ALICE  `Would you tell me,' `why you are painting those roses?'

TWO  `Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a red rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake; and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off, you know.

FIVE  So you see, Miss, we're doing our best, before she comes, to--'

SEVEN  `The Queen! The Queen!'

There was a sound of many footsteps, and Alice looked round, eager to see the Queen.

RED QUEEN  ` And WHAT is this?

When the procession came opposite to Alice, they all stopped and looked at her, and the Queen said severely She said it to the Knave of Hearts, who only bowed and smiled in reply.

WHITE RABBIT Its a who, Majesty. This is...um

 RED QUEEN Um?

ALICE  From Umbradge.

RED QUEEN  What happened to your garments?

ALICE I outgrew them. I tower over everyone in Umbradge. They laugh at me. So Ive come to you, hoping you might understand what its like.

RED QUEEN  `And who are these?' pointing to the three gardeners who were lying round the rosetree;

ALICE  `How should I know?' said Alice, surprised at her own courage. `It's no business of mine.'

The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, screamed `Off with her head! Off--'

ALICE  `Nonsense!' said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.

KNAVE OF HEARTS  Consider, my dear: she is only a child!'

RED QUEEN  The Queen turned angrily away from him, and said to the Knave `Turn them over!'

RED QUEEN `Get up!' said the Queen, in a shrill, loud voice, and the three gardeners instantly jumped up, and began bowing

RED QUEEN `What have you been doing here?'

TWO  `May it please your Majesty,' `we were trying--'

RED QUEEN  `I see!' said the Queen, who had meanwhile been examining the roses. `Off with their heads!'

The procession moved on, three of the soldiers remaining behind to execute the unfortunate gardeners, who ran to Alice for protection.

ALICE  `You shan't be beheaded!' said Alice, and she put them into a large flower-pot that stood near.

The three soldiers wandered about for a minute or two, looking for them, and then quietly marched off after the others.

RED QUEEN `Are their heads off?'

SOLDIERS `Their heads are gone, if it please your Majesty!'

RED QUEEN  `That's right!' shouted the Queen.

RED QUEEN  You must find Alice, Stayne. Without the Jabberwocky, my sisters followers will surely rise against me.  (bitter) My ugly little sister...why do they adore her and not me?

Stayne comes up behind, but does not touch her.

KNAVE OF HEARTS I cannot understand  it. You are far superior in all ways.

RED QUEEN I know. But Mirana can make anyone fall in love with her: men, women, even the furniture.

KNAVE OF HEARTS Majesty, isnt it better to be feared than loved?

RED QUEEN  Im not certain anymore. Oh, let her have the crowd! I dont need them. I have you.

RED QUEEN (CONTD)  I do have you, dont I, Stayne?

He manages a smile, but gives her no reply.

 

WHITE QUEENS PALACE

WHITE QUEEN  What news, Bayard?

WHITE RABBIT  Alice has returned to Underland.

A smile lights up the Queens soft lovely face.

WHITE QUEEN  Where is she now?

WHITE RABBIT  At RED Queens palace. Forgive me, I allowed her to divert from her destined path.

WHITE QUEEN But that is exactly where she will find the Vorpal Sword. We have our champion! Rest now. Youve done well.

 

ABSOLEM

Alice sees a tell-tale plume of smoke coming from a topiary mushroom.

ALICE  Absolem?

THE CATERPILLAR  Who are you?

ALICE  I thought wed settled this. Im Alice...but not that one.

THE CATERPILLAR How do you know?

He blows smoke in her face. She coughs and waves it away.

ALICE  You said so yourself.

THE CATERPILLAR  I said you were Not Hardly Alice. But youre much more her now. In fact, youre Almost Alice.

ALICE  Even so, I couldnt slay the Jabberwocky if my life depended on it.

THE CATERPILLAR  It will. So I suggest you keep the  Vorpal Sword on hand when the Frabjous Day arrives.

She abruptly pokes him with her finger.

THE CATERPILLAR  No touching! Theres no touching!

ALICE  You seem so real. Sometimes, I forget that this is all a dream. 

He blows smoke at her again.

ALICE  Stop doing that!

He chuckles and his whole body jiggles like green jelly. He keeps chuckling as he obliterates himself from view.

 

RED QUEENS PALACE

KNAVE OF HEARTS  Majesty, Alice has escaped.

The Queen is so angry she slaps him.

KNAVE OF HEARTS  On the Bandersnatch.

She slaps him again.

KNAVE OF HEARTS  With the Vorpal Sword.

She slaps him yet again.

RED QUEEN  How could you let this happen?

KNAVE OF HEARTS  I may have underestimated her. But we have her conspirators. The Hatter and a Dormouse.

RED QUEEN  Off with their heads!

 

WHITE QUEENS PALACE

 

WHITE QUEEN  I had hoped to have a champion by now.

ALICE  Why dont you slay the Jabberwocky yourself? You must have the power.

WHITE QUEEN  In the healing arts. It is against my vows to bring harm to any living thing.

She lifts the spy glass and sees something in the distance.

WHITE QUEEN   We have company.

She gives the spyglass to Alice.  The Hatter, the Dormouse, the White Rabbit, and Tweedles appear over the rise. (Video?)  Alice runs to greet the Hatter.

ALICE  Im so happy to see you! I thought they were going to...

MAD HATTER (manic/enthusiastic)

So did I. But they didnt. Here I am...still in one piece...and Im rather glad about that now that Im seeing you again...I would have regretted not seeing you again...especially now that youre  he proper size...its a good size...just right, in fact...a right proper Alice size...

ALICE  Hatter.

He jerks and comes back to himself.

MAD HATTER  Im fine.

ALICE  Wheres your hat?

The Hat materializes in the air worn by the Cheshire Cat.

ALICE (CONTD) Chessur?

CHESHIRE CAT  Hows the arm, luv?

ALICE All healed.

The Hatter holds out his hand for the Hat. Chess returns it reluctantly.

CHESHIRE CAT  Good-bye, sweet Hat.

MAD HATTER  Why is a raven like a writing desk?

ALICE  A riddle! This will be fun. Let me think about it.

MAD HATTER  You do know what tomorrow is.

ALICE  The Frabjous day. How could I forget? Oh, I wish Id wake up!

MAD HATTER  You still think this is a dream?

ALICE  Well, it cant possibly be real. This has all come from my own mind.

ALICE  I give up. Why is a raven like a writing desk?

MAD HATTER  I havent the slightest idea.

ALICE  (amused)  Ill miss you when I wake up.

 

INT. THE WHITE QUEENS COURTYARD - - THE FRABJOUS DAY

The White Rabbit blows his trumpet.

WHITE RABBIT  Who will step forth to be champion for the White Queen?

The Hatter steps forward valiantly.

MAD HATTER  That would be I!

CHESHIRE CAT  You have very poor evaporating skills. I should be the one.

TWEEDLEDUM  No, me!

Dee pushes Dum behind him.

TWEEDLEDEE  No, me!

The White Rabbit holds up the Oraculum and the illustration of Alice slaying the Jabberwocky. Everyone falls quiet.

TWEEDLEDUM  No other slayer, nohow.

TWEEDLEDEE  If it aint Alice, he aint dead.

All eyes turn to Alice.

WHITE QUEEN  Alice, you cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours because when you step out to face that creature, you will step out alone.

Overwhelmed, she runs.

THE TOPIARY GARDEN - LATER

Alice falls onto a garden bench and weeps.

THE CATERPILLAR  Nothing was ever solved with tears.

ALICE  Absolem?

THE CATERPILLAR On the leaf. Hes hanging upside down on a leaf, spinning a chrysalis.

ALICE  Why are you upside down?

THE CATERPILLAR Ive come to the end of this life.

ALICE  Youre going to die?

THE CATERPILLAR  Transform.  The chrysalis begins to cover his body.

ALICE  Dont go. I need your help. I dont know what to do!

THE CATERPILLAR  I cant help you if you dont even know who you are, stupid girl.

ALICE  Im not stupid! My name is Alice. I live in London. I have a mother named Helen and a sister named Margaret. My father was Charles Kingsley. He had a vision that stretched half-way around the world and nothing ever stopped him. He would have liked it here.

(with revelation) Im his daughter. Im Alice Kingsley.

THE CATERPILLAR  Alice At Last! You were just as dimwitted the first time you were here. You called it Wonderland as I recall...

The name stirs a distant memory.

ALICE  Wonderland.

ALICE (CONTD)  It wasnt a dream at all. It was a  memory! This place is real! And so are you. And so is the Hatter.

THE CATERPILLAR  And the Jabberwocky. Remember, the Vorpal Sword knows what it wants. All you have to do is hold on to it.

Fairfarren, Alice. Perhaps, I will see you in another life.  He disappears inside the green chrysalis.

 

The BATTLE

The White Queen and her allies meet the Red Queen and her army at the same clearing in the wood.

WHITE QUEEN  Hello, Iracebeth.

RED QUEEN  Mirana.

The White Rabbit blows his trumpet.

WHITE RABBIT  On this the Frabjous Day, the Queens, Red and White shall send forth their champions to do battle on their behalf.

WHITE QUEEN  Oh Racie...

The Red Queens eyes soften to hear her childhood nick-name.

WHITE QUEEN  We dont have to fight.

The Red Queens eyes narrow suspiciously.

RED QUEEN  I know what youre doing. You think you can blink those pretty little eyes and Ill melt like Mums and Daddy did.

WHITE QUEEN  Just give me my Crown.

RED QUEEN  Its my crown! Im the eldest!

JABBERWOCKY!

Behind her, a dark form rises. The March Hare twitches  uncontrollably.

MARCH HARE  Look up! Its here! Look up!

Jabberwockys vast wingspan darkens the clearing. It swings  its reptilian head, whips its pronged tail, extends one  deadly claw and adjusts its vest.  Alice can barely contain her fear.

ALICE  But this is impossible.

MAD HATTER  Only if you believe it is. 

ALICE  Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

MAD HATTER An excellent practice, but just at the moment, you should focus on the Jabberwocky.

She smiles.

RED QUEEN  Wheres your champion, little sister?

Alice steps boldly into the clearing.

ALICE  Here.

ALICE  Six impossible things. Count them, Alice. One! Theres a potion that can make you shrink. Two! And a cake that can make you grow.

Three. Animals can talk. Four. Four, Alice!  Cats can disappear.

MAD HATTER  Watch your head!

ALICE  Five. There is a place called  Wonderland. Six. And I can slay the Jabberwocky!

MAD HATTER  Behind you!

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ALICE  Off with your head!

WHITE QUEEN   Iracebeth of Crims, your crimes against Underland are worthy of death. But that is against my vows. Therefore, you are banished to the Outlands. No one is to show you any kindness or ever speak a word to you. You will have not a friend in the world.

Stayne bows to the White Queen.

KNAVE OF HEARTS  Majesty I hope you bear me no ill will.

WHITE QUEEN  Except this one. Ilosovic Stayne you  will join Iracebeth in banishment from this day until the end of Underland.

The White Knights grab Stayne and chain him to Iracebeth.

RED QUEEN  At least, we have each other.

In a last panic, Stayne pulls a knife and tries to stab her.

She screams. The Hatter knocks the knife away. Stayne drops to his knees before the White Queen.

KNAVE OF HEARTS  Kill me...please.

WHITE QUEEN  But I do not owe you a kindness.

Red and White Knights drag them away.

RED QUEEN  You tried to kill me!  You tried to kill me!

The Hatter bursts into an enthusiastic dance.

MAD HATTER  Oh Frabjous Day! Callou! Callay!

ALICE  What is he doing?

CHESHIRE CAT  Futterwacken.

The Hatter pulls Alice into the dance.

The White Queen leans down to the still bleeding Jabberwockys neck to catch a drop of its blood into a vial.

WHITE QUEEN  And blood of the Jabberwocky. You have  our everlasting gratitude. And for  your efforts on our behalf...

The Queen hands the vial to her.

ALICE  Will this take me home?

WHITE QUEEN  If that is what you choose.

Alice lifts the vial. The Hatter puts his hand on hers.

MAD HATTER  You could stay.

ALICE  What an idea... a crazy, mad wonderful idea.

ALICE (CONTD) But I cannot. There are questions I have to answer. And things I still must do.

ALICE (CONTD)  Ill be back again before you know it.

She drinks the potion.

SISTER `Wake up, Alice dear!' said her sister; `Why, what a long sleep you've had!'

ALICE  `Oh, I've had such a curious dream!'

.., , :

1.      Lewis Carroll.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,

http://www.cherry-design.ru/alice/content.php?book=103

2.       Alice by Linda Woolverton Based on Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll,   http://www.simplyscripts.com/2010/11/03/alice-in-wonderland-script/

3.      Disney's Alice In Wonderland movie script, http://www.scifiscripts.com/cartoon/AliceScript.htm

 

 

 

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