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A major theme in the next Adonis films will be the burden of being the object of gaze. Morna will position Aidan as a figurehead for the revolution because she finds he inspires the people. But Aidan, who is introverted and perhaps even socially anxious, finds it very stressful to have to play this role with everyone's eyes on him. Diana is beginning to be troubled by how badly it affects him. This is the first scene where they clash on how best to protect Aidan-- Morna thinks by ensuring a future in which he'll be free, while Diana wants to keep him out of the line of fire.

Day #20 - “He Inspires Them”
from Adonis
by Phoebe Roberts

DIANA, once a Roman general, now commanding a slave rebellion
MORNA, formerly a slave, now the rebellion’s mastermind

MORNA: How is he? Is he all right?

DIANA: He will be.

Morna breathes out hard and rests her head in her hands.

DIANA: Must we do this?

MORNA: We have no choice.

DIANA: It’s crushing him!

MORNA: Do you think that means nothing to me!? He is everything I have!

DIANA: Then why put him through this?

MORNA: Because we need him.

DIANA: Is there no other way?

MORNA: He inspires them. Like no words, no thoughts, no other soul we can parade before them. Without him, we lose them, and without the people, there is no revolution.

DIANA: And if it breaks him in the process?

MORNA: It won’t. He is strong. And we will protect him. What is all this for, if not to save him?

They regard each other. At last Diana nods.

DIANA: Everything I do here is to save him.

MORNA: On that we are agreed.

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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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