BBC Radio 3 cast: Lesley Sharp, Clive
Merrison, Edward deSouza
Scene from Dora:
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from Act One:
FREUD. Dora, did you notice anything else?
FREUD. When he kissed you ... when he said things ... did he seem different?
DORA. He seemed very excited.
FREUD. Excited ... you mean "Physically Excited!"
DORA. Well, yes.
FREUD. So you do know the signs of a man who is "Physically Excited?"
DORA. Of course .... Doesn't everyone?
DORA. Well, don't they?
FREUD. Tell me. what are these ... signs ... of excitement .... How can you tell?
DORA. Well, for one thing: you can tell by his mouth.
FREUD [COVERS MOUTH] By the mouth - how?
DORA. Well, when Herr K gets excited, he starts to spit when he talks.
FREUD. And that's the only way you can tell that he's excited? I mean "Physically Excited."
DORA. Well, of course, there are other things, too.
FREUD. [CROSSES LEGS] What other things?
DORA. Well, I'd rather not say ... Mama said it was rude.
FREUD. Forget Mama. Nothing is rude in this office. You must tell me ... it is very important. Tell me exactly how you can tell Herr K is excited.
DORA. [EMBARRASSED] Well, he farts.
FREUD. [LECTURES AUDIENCE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE LAUGHED] Flatulence. Not unknown. Note the case of Herr Von F. Budapest, 1894. [TO DORA] ... Go on.
DORA. That's all there is.
FREUD. Look at me, Dora. You did not notice his Member?
DORA. His what?
FREUD. His Member ... his John Thomas ... his Man Below Stairs. [DORA LOOKS BLANK] His Flagpole, his Wiener, his Schlong ... his Penis ... [IMPATIENT] His Peter, His Prick, His Cock. You did not notice?
DORA. Well ... no.
FREUD. But you know now, don't
you. You know what a man's Member is, don't you?
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