Saturday, September 17, 2011


Once upon a time when I used to breath the air of the theater and took drama, one of my favorite exercises was to improvise a scene. Since then I've always appreciated people who improv. Here is a witty bit of improv in a scene from the movie: The Court Jester.

In this scene the new jester has arrived at the castle the only problem is the real jester was waylaid on the road and the man standing in for him, while a natural comic, is really a spy and impromptu agent for a group of rebels in the forest. The whole film is a classic medieval comedy like they don't make anymore.

And for a bit of tongue-twister fun here's a later scene. The jester now must fight in a joust to the death for the hand of the princess but his armor's been magnetized by a lightning bolt and the princess's witch-maid has been ordered to make sure the jester succeeds. Too bad he doesn't know how to fight! I found a clip that includes the jousting scene too.

Enjoy! And have a great weekend.

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