Enlightenment Thinker Script
Andy- Talking Picture
Scene 1 :
(Mozart sitting at piano, playing one of his own pieces (10-15 seconds). Bach’s statue head starts talking)
Mozart: I, am Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart at a very young age I knew it was my destiny to become a composer. Even my father Leopold was a very successful composer and violinist. Since the age of 6 I was able to play so many different instruments. I was already very talented in the art of music.
(Continues To Play)
Bach: That was an excellent piece.
Mozart (shocked) : Oh my gracious me! You can speak?
Bach: Oh my gracious me! I can speak?
Mozart: Who might you be?
Bach: Who might I be? I’m Johann Sebastian Bach. I’m the famous organist, who could also play violin and the harpsichord. Also one of the greatest composer of the Baroque era. You met my youngest son, Johann Christian Bach before.
Mozart: I am the greatest composer to ever live. Through all my hardships I have challenged the church by creating my own music. Music that is not influenced by religion. I have use my innovative musical talents to create hundreds of different symphonies. What might you have done to earn such a title ?
Bach: I, dear Sir, have composed intricate music and raised the standards of music during my time. I made full use of the possibilities of art in my time, and I have challenged the musical standards of my society.
Scene 2 :
(Maid is dusting the painting)
Painting: Mozart was born in a middle class family with his dad named Leopard, an author of a famous violin-playing manual. Only him and his sister survived from his other 5 sisters and brothers.
Maid: (Jumps back in shock) My goodness, you can speak!
Picture: Yes, yes I can. I’ve known Mozart my whole life. Yet, he doesn’t know who I am.
Maid: (Steps closer to the painting) My my, that is quite tragic.
Picture: I watch over him for his whole life pretty much. I was even there when he became inspired by Bach.
Maid: I can see why the young sir would be inspired by him. Bach is an amazing musical composer during the Baroque era, I love his music. He is truly amazing, even German royalty was able to enjoy his music from the year 1717 to 1723. However, that poor man (sigh) was left an orphan by his parent’s death in 1695, and was permanently blinded by an unsuccessful eye surgery in 1750.
Picture: Yes. That was a pity. But other than Mozart’s fame as a child musical prodigy. Mozart could be a really important man in history too… Even if he doesn’t know it yet. You remember Beethoven right ? That little boy ?
Picture: He was born in the year 1770, when Mozart was just 14. When he came over and met Mozart, I saw the passion in his eyes, one day that little boy would even exceed Mozart’s fame today and become an even more famous musician in history.
Maid: Wow, who could imagine.
Painting: Mozart hasn’t noticed yet, but i’m actually his dead father. I’m kind of got stuck in this painting because I wanted to see how Mozart is doing. I’m glad that he’s better now at managing his finances. To think that he wasted so much of his money during his 20s. (shakes head slowly)
Maid: Goodness gracious! I had no idea.