Fall 2010 • Vol. XXXII No. 4 Drama |

Another Life

HANDEL is corpulent, elderly, yet strong of voice. He stands at the large window, his hack to us. He is following someone's movement on the ground, but all that can he seen is the brilliant blue of the sky. Handel is well-dressed in a business suit and holds a glass of scotch. A loud crash outside. Handel stares for a moment and then, hurriedly he draws the heavy drapes across the windows. The light in the room dims. He sits in a large comfortable chair in front of the windows. In the silence following the crash, the ice cubes sound loud against the glass he rolls in his hand. He switches on the floor lamp next to him and this gives his face an eerie yellow glow. HANDEL  So, now, once more, Handel left. Handel left by himself. Not to look. Not to look at . . . End of thing. End of one. Was. Is not. [pause] Yet already something grows, is growing from, up from, the end of . . . that. Memory remains, calamitous, no less. Which is what one is or has. Mine being what to me remai

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Karen Malpede
Karen Malpede, playwright/director of 19 plays, is author of Plays in Time: The Beekeeper's Daughter, Prophecy, Another Life, Extreme Whether (Intellect, 2017). She is co-founder of Obie-award winning Theater Three Three Collaborative. "One of America's most prominent political playwrights," Marvin Carlson.

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