By Ariel Dorfman
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1991
A girl seeks revenge whilst the guy she believes to were her torturer occurs to re-enter her life.
Years have handed when you consider that political prisoner, Paulina, suffered by the hands of her captor: a guy whose face she by no means observed, yet whom she will be able to nonetheless keep in mind with terrifying clarity.
Tonight, accidentally, a stranger arrives on the secluded seashore condominium she stocks together with her husband Gerardo, a human rights legal professional. A stranger Paulina is confident used to be her tormentor and needs to now be held to account...
Ariel Dorfman's play premiered on the Royal court docket in 1991, and is now acknowledged as a latest vintage. It ran for a yr within the West finish, used to be a success on Broadway and used to be filmed by means of Roman Polanski starring Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver.
‘A play that audiences will perform of the theatre and into life’ New York Times
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Well, Taro my boy! You did splendidly. Bythe by, did he say anything? TARO. Yes, he did. He said, "Taro, my dear friend! I thought you were true to me. " He lamented most piteously. Indeed, service to a lord is a melancholy thing. Should anything go wrong, well, that is the end of our life. LORD. What you say is very true. I fear I did away very hastily with a man who had served me many a year. TARO. Does my lord really think so? ) LORD. I, too, am weeping, and I shall never again execute a man.
I have been trying hard. Now it does look as though I might be able to get myself free. Ah, I am free! Now I can help you. What a hateful rascal Taro is! What had we better do to punish him? LAND-OWNER. He won't dare to come near us if he sees us free, so we had better pretend we are still bound. When he comes near us, we will seize him. JIRO. Excellent! Excellent! LAND-OWNER. Get back to the post and pretend TARO. Two naughty, naughty foxes! You had better say your last prayers. LAND-OWNER. Come, Jiro!
Well! Then there is no help for it. I must be going. NOVICE. Must you go? SECOND VISITOR. Yes! Good-bye! NOVICE. I am so glad you dropped in. Good-bye! SECOND VISITOR. Well! I never! He says things that I cannot at all understand. NOVICE. As I told this man exactly what the priest told me to say, I am sure my master will be pleased. Pardon me ! Are you in? NOVICE. PRIEST. NOVICE. Yes, I am in. What can I do for you? Someone has just been here to borrow a horse. Fortunately no one is using it today.
Death And The Maiden by Ariel Dorfman