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Eyes Wide Shut Monologue

Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick & Frederic Raphael
Character: Alice
Gender: Female
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 2 minutes


Alice: That afternoon you and I made love and talked about our future, and our child. Later we were sitting on the balcony and he passed below us without looking up. Just the sight of him stirred me deeply and I thought if he wanted me, I could not have resisted. I thought I was ready to give up you, the child, my whole future. And yet at the same time - if you can understand it--you were dearer to me than ever, and I stroked your forehead and kissed your hair, and at that moment my love for you was both tender and sad. At dinner I wore a white rose and you said I was very beautiful. It might not have been just an accident that he and his friends sat near us. He didn't look up but I actually considered getting up, walking over to him like someone in a movie, saying, "Here I am, my love, for whom I have waited--take me."
Well, it was about then that the waiter brought him the envelope. He read it, turned pale, said goodbye to his friends - and glancing at me mysteriously, he left the room.
I barely slept that night and woke up the next morning very agitated. I didn't know whether I was afraid he had left or that he might still be there......but by dinner I realized he was gone and I breathed a sigh of relief.