Beds


by Anne Le Marquand Hartigan

Book Cover: Beds
Editions:Paperback - First: £ 6.99
ISBN: 978-1-910721-05-6
Size: 127.00 x 198.00 mm
Pages: 148
ePub: £ 4.99
ISBN: 978-1-910721-06-3
Pages: 148
Kindle: £ 4.99
ISBN: 978-1-910721-06-3
Pages: 148

A threatre piece in two acts, Beds brings together mime, music and dialogue to explore Irish attitudes towards sex, marriage,love, death and sexual fantasy centring on the common theme of beds.

 

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Publisher: Chiswick Books
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Excerpt:

FOETUS ONE
Safe.
FOETUS THREE
Listen.
FOETUS TWO
Just listen.
FOETUS THREE
Listen to the waters.
Silence.
FOETUS ONE
So easy.
FOETUS TWO
So relaxing.
FOETUS ONE
Floating.
Silence.
FOETUS ONE
I float on my sky hook.
FOETUS TWO
I can turn somersaults.
FOETUS ONE
I dance and twist.
FOETUS TWO
I can do anything.
FOETUS ONE
Life is good.
FOETUS TWO
The colours, how they change and flit. I could
look for ever. I wish I had more eyes. I see to the
edge of my universe. I might be God.
FOETUS ONE
I am learning so much. Each day my knowledge
increases.

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Each day I find more of myself.
Opportunities are endless. Each day I accomplish
more.
FOETUS TWO
All the time in tune with her, my Great Mother
Earth.
FOETUS ONE
There is so much laughing.
FOETUS TWO
I am fed, I am fed.
FOETUS ONE
Life is good.
FOETUS TWO
Swinging and floating in space,
FOETUS THREE
Connected always to the Great Mother Earth.
FOETUS ONE AND TWO
We are free.
FOETUS TWO
We are adventuring.
FOETUS THREE
We are learning.
Silence. Heartbeat continues all through, very
slowly, so there can be silences.
Is there life after birth?
FOETUS ONE
Comfortable.
FOETUS TWO
Warm.
FOETUS THREE
What I want to know is, is there life after birth?

COLLAPSE
Reviews:Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times wrote:

"One of the most interesting works in the Dublin
Theatre Festival 1982."

Colm Cronin, Sunday Tribune wrote:

"A mixture of mime and dialogue tied together by the common theme of the bed. It deals with issues such as Irish attitudes to abortion, sex, sexual fantasies and role playing...really captures the imagination. "