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By Caryl Churchill

Released to mark Caryl Churchill’s 70th birthday, this quantity contains: Cloud 9, Bliss, inn, this can be a Chair, Blue middle, distant, a bunch, inebriated adequate to assert i like You?, and A Dream Play.

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Team scream. And the team are screaming with terror. They’ve noticeable him strolling at the water to avoid wasting them and they’re so terrified they’re leaping overboard. Now they’re screaming simply because they’re going to die. Waves threaten to drown AGNES and author within the cave. AGNES If i'll confirm it used to be a boat . . . author you recognize . . . I don’t imagine it's a send. It’s a home with bushes outdoor . . . and a mobilephone tower . . . a tower that is going correct up into the sky. A tower with wires to take messages to the gods. AGNES They don’t want wires. author No, it’s no longer a home, now not a cell tower, are you able to see it? AGNES What do you spot? author It’s a undeniable lined with snow. It’s the army’s education flooring. The sun’s shining at the back of a church and the spire’s shadow’s at the snow. the following come the warriors. They’re marching at the church, marching up the spire, i feel the person who steps at the weathercock’s going to die. They’re getting closer. The corporal’s top them. Haha. right here comes the shadow of a cloud speeding throughout, blots all of it out, the steeple’s shadow’s long past. 10. outdoors the degree Door AGNES, OFFICER, degree DOOR KEEPER. AGNES Have the nice and the great arrived but? SD KEEPER now not but. AGNES Then name them instantly simply because we’ve obtained to open the door. every body thinks the which means of lifestyles is in there. level DOOR KEEPER blows whistle. And don’t disregard the glazier together with his diamond. THEATRE humans input. OFFICER enters with roses, as at the start. OFFICER Victoria! SD KEEPER She’ll be correct down. OFFICER That’s reliable. The taxi’s ready, I’ve booked a desk, the champagne’s on ice. i must offer you a hug. (He hugs level DOOR KEEPER. ) Victoria! VICTORIA (Off. ) Coming. OFFICER strong. I’ll wait. author you recognize that feeling that something’s occurred ahead of. AGNES sure, me too. author perhaps I dreamt it. AGNES Or wrote it? author Or wrote it. AGNES you then comprehend what poetry is. author i do know what a dream is. AGNES i believe we’ve acknowledged this prior to too. author You’ll quickly be capable of figure out what fact is. AGNES Or dreaming. author Or poetry. input CHAIRMAN OF INQUIRY, BISHOP, PSYCHOANALYST, SCIENTIST and BARRISTER. CHAIR i'm right here to chair an inquiry into the hole of the door. What do you're thinking that, bishop? BISHOP I don’t imagine, i think, and that i think the door shouldn't be opened since it conceals a perilous fact. PSYCH The sufferer fears the reality. And the analyst is helping him dwell with it. In a regular unsatisfied means. SCIENTIST what's ‘the truth’? Forty-six chromosomes. Thirty thousand genes. BARRISTER It’s what i will turn out past a cheap doubt. PSYCH fact is what you find approximately your self after years of mendacity at the sofa. SCIENTIST That’s no longer clinical fact. It’s speak. BISHOP cheers. PSYCH What are you cheering for? you hate technological know-how. you're thinking that the realm was once made in six days 10000 years in the past. SCIENTIST cheers. BISHOP What are you cheering for? you simply comprehend what’s less than your microscope. Our fact is often actual and yours continuously alterations. SCIENTIST fool. struggle. CHAIR in truth open air the phrases of reference of this inquiry.

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