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Alice in Bed

Alice in Bed

A Play

Susan Sontag

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Alice in Bed is a free dramatic fantasy which merges the life of Alice James, the brilliant sister of William and Henry James, with the heroine of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It is a play about the anguish and grief and rage of women; and about the triumphs and limitations of the imagination.

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Alice in Bed

SCENE 1
Blackout. ( ALICE's bedroom.)


NURSE's voice
Of course you can get up.


ALICE'S voice
I can't.


NURSE
Won't.


ALICE
Can't.


NURSE
Won't.


ALICE
Can't....

Reviews

Praise for Alice in Bed

“Oddly eloquent.” —Bruce Weber, The New York Times

“The dialog is terse and the action tense in this trenchant tale of imagination and feminine anger and grief.... Recommended for all drama and literature collections.” —Library Journal

About the author

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was the author of four novels, including In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction; a collection of stories; several plays; and seven works of nonfiction. She died in New York City on December 28, 2004.

Susan Sontag

Mikhail Lemkhin

Sontag's obituary in The New Yorker

Sontag at the New York Review of Books

Sontag's obituary in The New York Times

An interview with Sontag in The Atlantic

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