Here’s my notes from the last two times my group and I got together. Liam and Elizabeth put their concepts for the tale together to create our very dark version of the story.
Our 6 Beats are as follows:
1 – There’s a beast that lives on a hill above the town that the villagers must pay tribute to with a young girl each year, for he dreams to have a bride.
2 – Beauty is the chosen girl this year and she’s taken up to the beast’s tower past the corpses of the girls that had gone before.
3 – Beauty realises she must out smart the beast if she is to survive and plots to win his trust and kill him.
4 – The Beast begins to see potential and intelligence in the girl and thinks she may be his destined wife.
5 – They have a wedding ceremony but when the beast takes her to dance, she slices his head from his shoulders with a dagger.
6 – The girl takes the throne for herself.
I have the beginnings of our script too:
Once in a land most cruel and unfair,
On a hill lived a beast in his ominous lair.
Below in it’s shadow lived a village in fear,
For one fair maiden would be taken each year.
In the dead of the night, a father did awaken,
To find his beautiful daughter was taken.
At the abode of the beast, as the girl neared the door,
The air whispered warnings of the maidens before.
The girl makes a plan to play the beast’s game,
She would win the beast’s trust then strike when he’s tame.
The girls gone before had ender their lives,
But this one seemed different, she might make a good wife.
The wedding was briefed, devoid of romance,
Then the beast took her hand and led her to dance.
In this moment of closeness, his defences we’re down,
Now was the time to avenge the whole town!
In an instant flashed silver and a spatter of blood,
The girl cleft his neck, his head fell with a thud.
She ascended the throne, the tormenter deceased,
And thus is the tale of the girl and the beast.