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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.

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....

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

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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