The Show of Life
puppet theatre by Billy Shakesbad
OLD NICK: Woe be woman, whose fate it is to serve.
MEPHISTA: May thy tongue shrivel, that it spews such falsehoods.
OLD NICK: Ah, but does not a man pull thy strings?
MEPHISTA: We are all but puppets of greater powers.
OLD NICK: Puppets? As in the Show of Life? Truly, birth doth draw wide the curtains. And woman, are thy lines scripted? In that I can be no one but myself, I can say only my lines. So sad, to be so constrained.
MEPHISTA: It is I who feel for thee. Thine own role and fate has ever been written, while mine own changes with each breath. Yea, tho puppet I be, it is hope, faith, and love that pulls my strings.
OLD NICK: Woman, mine ears do sting from thy tongue. I shall away in search of easier folly!
This is the theme for the puppet show in Ivor Castle, which if you decide to go left instead of leaving the castle after the queen tasks you, you get to see your future bosses perform it.
Haunting song, indeed, no wonder the king is mesmerized, well, that is if the song is heard during the show. The song is there to hypnotize the unwilling to listen to it, and I do believe the song is there to see if you would see the otherwise unexciting play.
Original Composer Jeremy Soule
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Thank you for your time, I hope it wasn't a waste.