The Scottish Movie
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Harry Greenville, a young actor and part-time writer struggling to make a living in modern Los Angeles, writes a novel about Shakespeare.
‘It’s 1606 and The Bard needs a new play for King James, who is notoriously hard to please. As history tells us, he comes up with 'Macbeth'. But the rehearsals are dogged by illnesses and accidents, the royal premiere gets the royal thumbs down, and the actors consider the play to be more than unlucky; they believe it’s cursed. The question is: Why?’
Harry’s novel offers an intriguing answer; Shakespeare stole it, and the real author sabotaged the production. He posts the first draft on a website in the hope that a Hollywood agent will discover it. Eventually, when someone in the movie business does discover it, life mirrors art; they steal it.
With the help of his girlfriend and a few under-employed pals, Harry sets out to find the culprit. The trail leads him to the core of the mighty Galactic Studios, where his decision to act like the vengeful character in his purloined novel evolves into a truly Shakespearean study of theft, revenge and just desserts.