Dangerous Liaisons *

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THEATRE UAF

Cecile

I always thought that sex is abnormal, like death. When she goes through this experience it splits her in two. She doesn't understand that the deathwish lives in her now; this is what he gave her.

I don't see her. A child. A girl. How to show the lost of virginity? It's different with men. How to show this process when angel becomes devil?

He knew it. And Mertauil did. Did Cecile understand what took place? When?

"I wonder if I'm begining to guess what it is your intending to propose."
"Basteed is with his regiment in Corseca for the rest of the year. That should give you plenty of time." - Merteuil
" You mean to?"
"She's a rosebud." - Merteuil
"You think so?"
"And he'd get back from his honeymoon to find himself the laughing stock of Paris." - Merteuil
"Well..."
"Yes. Love and revenge. Two of your favourites." - Merteuil
"No I can't."
"What?" - Merteuil
"Really I can't."
"Why not?" - Merteuil
"It's too easy. It is. She's seen nothing, she knows nothing. She's bound to be curious. She'd be on her back before I unwrapped the first bunch of flowers. Anyone of a dozen men could manage it. I have my reputation to think of. *sits by her* I see I'm going to have to tell you everything."
"Of course you are." - Merteuil
"Yes well my Aunt is not on her own just at the moment. She has a young friend staying with her. A Madame Tourvel."
"You can't mean it." - Merteuil
"To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervour and the happiness of her marriage, what could possibly be more prestigous?"
"I think there is something degrading about having a husband for a rival. Its humilating if you fail and common place if you succeed. Wheres Monsiour anyway?" - Merteuil
"Presciding over some endless case in Burgandy."
"I don't think you can hope for any actual pleasure?" - Merteuil
"Oh yes. You see I have no intention of breaking down her prejudices. I want her to beleive in god and virtue and the sancity of marriage and still not be able to stop herself. I want the excitement of watching her betray everything that is most important to her. Surely you understand that. I thought betryal was your favourite word."
"No, no.. Cruelty. I always think that has a nobler ring to it." - Merteuil

PS

Sharp change from the child to a dangerous woman.