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The Trap Door - the Screenplay [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Delaplaine

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Book Description

PLEASE NOTE: this is the screenplay version. Also available: Kindle and a printed book.

When a mysterious man in the back of the theatre causes Charlie to flub a line, he drops through the trap door, and is taken back to 1594 and the original premiere of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

After Charlie learns the “secret” that allows him to travel back and forth through the trap door, he settles in for several weeks after he gets to see a copy of Shakespeare’s lost play, "Cardenio."

Charlie’s dad is a renowned Shakespearean scholar who’s spent his entire life searching for the lost "Cardenio." And Charlie’s determined to remain in 1594 until he can secure a copy to take home with him.

Charlie becomes a member of the Globe acting company and while trying to get a copy of "Cardenio," he gets caught up in a plot to assassinate the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I and install the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots in her place. Charlie provides information to Elizabeth’s spy chief, Sir Francis Walsingham, by showing him how Mary sends messages to her supporters: in a waterproof stopper in a weekly barrel of beer supplied to Mortonsfield Castle, where Mary has been confined under house arrest for many years.

When Charlie realizes the manuscript of "Cardenio" will not travel with him back to the future, he must find a place in the London of 1594 where he can hide the invaluable manuscript so he can retrieve it 400 years later when he finally makes it back home.

And—the same mysterious man tells him if he doesn’t return to his own time by a certain date, he’ll remain in 1594 forever.

Product Details

  • File Size: 208 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gramercy Park Press (April 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,195,842 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Though born in Coconut Grove, Delaplaine was raised at Edgehill Plantation in South Carolina. Currently lives on South Beach.

He writes several series:

The JACK HOUSTON ST. CLAIR books are political thrillers based in Miami and Washington.

The ANNALS OF SANTOPIA books re-imagine the Santa Claus legend, and follow one Santa from the time he's born in the year 1900 until he dies in 1982.

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IV follow the great-great-great grandson of the famous consulting detective as he solves crimes from his base at Fleming House, his boutique hotel on Lincoln Road in South Beach.

The TRAP DOOR books follow Charlie Heminges as he travels back in time through a trap door in the stage of London's Globe Theatre to Elizabethan times where he works as a young actor in Shakespeare's company. (Only one book in this series so far, THE TRAP DOOR.)

The JAKE BRICKER books are "comic thrillers" featuring what his police chief calls "the ineffective detective" as he fumbles his way through the crime-ridden world of South Beach. Along the way, he learns nothing. (Only one in this series so far, THE METER MAID MURDERS.)

As a travel writer for many years, Delaplaine still publishes several guidebooks updated 3 or 4 times a year.

He also writes several guidebooks for people visiting certain cities for 2 or 3 days and need a short, concise view of the city -- where to stay, what to do, where to eat.

With sister Renee, he owned a trendy restaurant (Scratch) in the Cocaine Cowboy days when South Beach was just getting started in the late '80s; a notorious nightclub (the Warsaw Ballroom) famous for its decadent foam parties during the days when South Beach was more aptly termed Sodom by the Sea; founded, edited and published what is still the longest-running weekly on South Beach (Wire); ran a TV show (The Live Wire). Also writes a "History of South Beach" called SOBEPEDIA, organized in A-Z fashion, with thousands of cross-references, updated 4 times yearly.

He has directed three feature films and several shorts. (Details at

He also writes feature films. The last one made was MEETING SPENCER starring Jeffrey Tambor, available on Amazon.



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