Monday, 23 May 2011

Giraffes - Act One, Scene Sixteen.

This isn't going to make much sense unless you start at the beginning - Giraffes - Act One, Scene One.


(Anna and Simon’s house.)

SIMON. Have you packed?

ANNA. Not yet. I suppose that you have.

SIMON. This morning.

ANNA. Be prepared. Are you taking things with you?

SIMON. Well, yes.

ANNA. What?

SIMON. Clothes. Toothpaste. Razors.

ANNA. No. I meant distractions.

SIMON. Distractions?

ANNA. Yes.

(Simon thinks)

SIMON. Personal projects.

ANNA. What ‘personal projects’?

SIMON. Not mine. The classes’

ANNA. What are they?

SIMON. One lesson a week they can write about whatever they want to. It’s supposed to encourage individuality. That’s why they’re all about either the Mutant Ninja Turtles or the New Kids on the Block. At least they don’t take very long to mark.

ANNA. Do you have to take them with you?

SIMON. I suppose not. Perhaps I ought to.

ANNA. Can you not take anything to read with you?

SIMON. Is that what you want?

ANNA. Yes. I want us to leave everything behind. If you decide that it’s going to be the week that you read Finnegan’s Wake, then…

SIMON. Well if you’re sure.


SIMON. What are we going to do there?

ANNA. Walk. Eat. Swim. Talk.

Next -
Giraffes - Act One, Scene Seventeen.

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