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Cupidona 3rd ENG Final

Cupidona 3rd ENG Final

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02/11/2013

 
CUPIDONA 
 A Punk
1
Opera
bySrđan Janićiević3
rd
draftDramaturgy: Igor KulavkovskiTranslated by Ognen Cemerski
1
 
punk
2 
7
pu
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k
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n.
1
orig., a prostitute
>
2
[Slang]
a
) catamite
b
) a male homosexual
) a young hoodlum
) any person, esp. a youngster, regardedas inexperienced, insignificant, presumptuous, etc.
3
a
) PUNK ROCK
b
) a style, originating among followers of punk rock, characterized by motley clothes,oddly clipped hair, etc.
Webster’s New World Dictionary & Thesaurus
 
CUPIDONA 
Dram. Pers.:CupidonaLjubacFirst PolicemanSecond PolicemanSteel Mother ApePoliticianFirst MASKED ManSecond MASKED ManThird MASKED ManChoir of WhoresSpecial Police
NOTE ON THE DIVISION OF ROLES
The Second 
and
the Third MASKED Men
may be played by the same actorsplaying the
First Policeman
and the
Second Policeman
.
The Second Policeman, Ape
and the
Choir of Whores
in the last scene can play theMASKED people and the
Special Police.
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CUPIDONA 
1 SCENEI KISS YOU GOODBYECupidona
packs her bag. Enter
Ljubac
.
LJUBAC
Are you leaving me?
(Pause)
After everything I’ve done for you? You’ll be back. You’ll be lookingfor me. You’ll be begging me to take you back.
(Pause. Jealously)
So, where are you going?
CUPIDONA 
I’m going home?
LJUBAC
Oh, home!? You don’t have a home. This is your home. Home, back toyour father?!
CUPIDONA 
(Anxiously)
I’ve called the police!
LJUBAC
Fine!
(Pause)
How many times has your father sold you? Twice? Five times. He’s beenselling you ever since you were a child! He didn’t even sell you! What– didn’t he gamble you away? Didn’t he drink you away? Just like that,just like that! What about me! I’m and idiot. I should’ve listened tomy mother! She used to say: “Every woman is a whore! One sunny dayshe’ll pack her bags and she’ll leave you!
(Pause)
And what am I supposed to do now?
CUPIDONA 
STAY AWAY FROM ME!
LJUBAC
OK, OK. I’ll sit here.
CUPIDONA 
I’ve told them everything. They know all about you. If anythinghappens to me....
LJUBAC
Me? I’m telling you for your own sake. Not for mine. I’ll managesomehow. I’m telling you for YOUR OWN sake, Treacle!!! Out there, thelikes of you....
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