Friday, May 27, 2011

SADE AND SISTERS on Amazon Kindle




Following in the tradition of such works as Peter Weiss' play, Marat Sade," the film "Salo - or 120 Days of Sodom" by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the film "Quills" by Philip Kaufman, and "Madame Sade" by Yukio Mishima, "Sade and Sisters,” a full-length play on the life of the Divine Marquis de Sade, serves up a spicy tale based on the life of the notorious French philosopher.

The Marquis de Sade, whose name inspired the term “sadism,” was imprisoned in pre-revolutionary France as much for his atheism as for his cruelty. Modern historians and philosophers have been re-appraising Sade’s wicked reputation and reputation for perversion, asserting his role as a philosopher whose worldly views were ahead of his time with regard to assertion of the self and the will to power.

Author Clair LaVaye explores the complex relationship of Sade with his wife and her younger sister. Both women shared his bed; each had a role to play in his sexual obsessions. Perhaps these two women inspired his two greatest novels, "Justine" and "Juliette.”

The play follows the life of young Sade as he contemplates an unwelcome marriage to Renée-Pélagie de Montreuil, the eldest sister of the Montreuil family. The second act examines the crucial period of Sade's life, when he lived at the Sade family castle in Provencal France with both Renée and her younger sister, Anne. The third act takes place just prior to Sade's removal from the Bastille, before the liberation of France. As his imagination sets sail, Sade receives visitors from out of time. Simone de Beauvoir , the Comte de Lautréamont and his creature, Maldoror, and Jack the Ripper discourse with Sade and his fictional heroines, Justine and Juliette, on the nature of good and evil...and what freedom without limits means for individuals and society.

Employing techniques used by the philosopher who inspired this play, author Clair LaVaye creates perverse and transgressive erotic scenes to surround the poisonous, delirious Sadean ideas.

A warning from the author: the philosophy is poisonous, so beware, innocent eyes, lest you fall into damnation!!

A good item for Marquis de Sade collectors who enjoyed Peter Weiss’s “Marat/Sade” and Mishima’s “Madame de Sade.” "Sade and Sisters" explores the interior of Sade's heart and the hearts of those he loved.

Published by House of Debauch Publications, all rights reserved.

http://www.amazon.com/Sade-Sisters-Full-Length-Marquis-ebook/dp/B0044DF06S/

SADE AND SISTERS: a Full-Length Play on Marquis de Sade on Wowio Comics




Fully illustrated version of SADE AND SISTERS available on WOWIO.com:

http://wowio.com/users/product.asp?BookId=6165

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BASTILLE DREAMS: a short play on the Marquis de Sade



“Bastille Dreams” explores the conflict of freedom and ethics in an erotic fantasy of a night in the Bastille with the Marquis de Sade.

In "Bastille Dreams," Sade is visited in his Bastille cell by Simone de Beauvoir and Jack the Ripper, who question him about the limits of man's freedom. Sade's companions and sister muses, Justine and Juliette, assist him in the debate, but question where Sade’s philosophy of freedom leads when expressed fully.

Sade, whose name inspired the term “sadism,” was imprisoned in pre-revolutionary France as much for his atheism as for his cruelty. Modern historians and philosophers have been re-appraising Sade’s wicked reputation, asserting his role as a philosopher whose worldly views were ahead of his time with regard to assertion of the self and the will to power. A warning from the author: the images are erotic, but Sade’s philosophy is poisonous, so beware, innocent eyes, lest you fall into damnation!!

Play copyright 2005; Comic version 2008

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BASTILLE DREAMS: a short play on the Marquis de Sade



“Bastille Dreams” explores the conflict of freedom and ethics in an erotic fantasy of a night in the Bastille with the Marquis de Sade.

In "Bastille Dreams," Sade is visited in his Bastille cell by Simone de Beauvoir and Jack the Ripper, who question him about the limits of man's freedom. Sade's companions and sister muses, Justine and Juliette, assist him in the debate, but question where Sade’s philosophy of freedom leads when expressed fully.

Sade, whose name inspired the term “sadism,” was imprisoned in pre-revolutionary France as much for his atheism as for his cruelty. Modern historians and philosophers have been re-appraising Sade’s wicked reputation, asserting his role as a philosopher whose worldly views were ahead of his time with regard to assertion of the self and the will to power. A warning from the author: the images are erotic, but Sade’s philosophy is poisonous, so beware, innocent eyes, lest you fall into damnation!!

Play copyright 2005; Comic version 2008

PREVIEW & PURCHASE:
http://www.wowio.com/users/product.asp?BookId=6166

For more information:

URLS
FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clairwiloh
VIMEO: http://vimeo.com/channels/houseofdebauch  
MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/houseofdebauch
MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/sadeandsisters 
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/clairwil  
INTERVIEW with Spotlight TV in Second Life: http://www.vimeo.com/6511483 

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Jack the Ripper questions Marquis de Sade




Jack the Ripper questions Marquis de Sade
from my play,
Category: Writing and Poetry

JACK
Good evening, Master.

I am a barber and a butcher of bitches
I do my work in the East End slum
I'm a ripper, I am
And I love my work like a slaughterman
I am the Devil, himself?I know that I am
And they'll never, ever catch me.

In a dark and dirty alley
I murdered Mary Ann
I cut her throat and drank the blood
Lighthearted, that I am!

In a ratty hell-hole,
I butchered Mary Jane
I lopped off both her ears
Good as any doctor can.

Outside a gin house was where
I met with Catherine
With a thin-bladed knife
I laid her body out and
Strung her entrails
Like bloody ropes about the bed
Cut out some kidney,
Made some my dinner, sent the rest
To the bosses of Whitechapel
Let them catch me if they can!
SADE
I have a respect for tastes, for fancies. However baroque the may be, I find them worthy of respect.
RENEE
Yet to kill the object of one's desire is to discover oneself quite alone in a room with red hands and a mannequin, split open stem to stern, doll parts and sticky wet ropes scattered to bits about the room. It is a magic trick you play upon yourself. The rabbit disappears into the hat, incapable of return.
ANNE
We are not the masters of our passions!
SADE
Even the most extraordinary and bizarre of tastes can, under analysis, be seen to have its origin in a principle of sensitivity.....

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Chronology of Locations of Marquis de Sade



NOTE: please feel free to comment on any inaccuracies. My thanks in advance.
• June 2, 1740 Born
• 1745: Taken to Saumane by Abbe Sade
• 1750: Sent to Paris to school
• 1754: Sent to military school, probably in Paris
• 1758-1763: Served in military
• 1763: Marriage
• OCTOBER 29th 1763: 15 DAYS OF JAIL (23 years)
• 1763 - 1772: MOSTLY IN PARIS, SOME TIME IN LA COSTE BUT NOT WITH RENEE
• SPRING 1768: SAUMUR ROYAL PRISON (28)
• SPRING 1768 - FALL 1768: MOVED TO PIERRE-ENCISE ROYAL PRISON (28)
• FALL 1768 - Dec 2, 1772: FREEDOM, LA COSTE, PARIS, ITALY, MISC. (28 - 33)
• DECEMBER 2, 1772: FORT MIOLANS (33)
• APRIL 30, 1773-1777: ESCAPE, LA COSTE AND ITALY (34 - 37)
• FEB 13, 1777: FORTRESS OF VINCENNES (37)
• JULY 14, 1778: TRIED AND RE-RE-ARRESTED (38)
• JULY 15, 1778 BRIEF ESCAPE (38)
• SEPT 7, 1778-1785: 5 1/2 years in THE FORTRESS OF VINCENNES (38 - 45)
• March 31, 1781-Feb 28, 1874: MONTE LIMAR FORTRESS
• TO THE BASTILLE February 28, 1784 - July 2, 1789: 5 years in Bastille (45 - 49)
• JULY 4 1789 - APRIL 2, 1790: CHARENTON ASYLUM (49 - 50)
• APRIL 2, 1790 - DECEMBER 8, 1793: FREEDOM FROM CHARENTON (50 - 54)
• DECEMBER 8, 1793 - OCTOBER 15, 1794: IMPRISONED BY REVOLUTIONARIES, MADELONNETTES, PRISON DE CARMES, SAINTE-LAZARE, PISPUS (54 - 55)
• OCTOBER 15, 1774 - APRIL 5, 1801: FREEDOM POST-ROBESPIERRE (55 - 61)
• APRIL 5, 1801 - SUMMER 1802: JAILED IN SAINTE-PELEGIE (61 - 62)
• SUMMER 1802: MOVED TO BECETRE PRISON (62)
• 1802 - 1814: TRANFERRED BACK TO CHARENTON (62 - 74)
• Dec. 2, 1814: 74 years old; Sade dies.