An eye-wateringly explicit brand-new stage show celebrates sexual mail sent by famed digits through the ages
I did as you told me, you grimy little girl, and pulled myself off twice when I speak your character. He might be celebrated for his epic and allusive novels, but James Joyce returned straight-shooting to the point when writing to his partner, Nora Barnacle. This was the opening salvo of a character from 1908 and was one of ratings of explicit missives he moved her.
A brand-new stage show is celebrating such characters of libido sent by far-famed representations through the centuries, whether explicit or coded, sexual or nostalgic. Theatre-maker Rachel Mars is curating a selection to be read aloud in the implementation of its which is part of the Hotbed festival of sexuality at Camden Peoples theatre in London. These will be interspersed with anonymised modern meanings: texts, tweets and dating app sexts.
If emails have done away with the fine art of communication, then what future is there for the sexuality letter in comparison with the instant gratification offered by a flurry of Tinder contents? Theres a certain sensuality that is surely lost when long-awaited love letters are replaced by auto-destructing Snapchat messages.
The form of sexting is so immediate, does Mars. I am nostalgic for characters. Theres a craftsmanship thats been lost in conveying certain kinds of hope or anger or bodily know-how for someone else.