Lux Asthetic, 2008

Caged: Lux Asthetic, 2008

Edgar: I have an entertaining idea for you, my little night-bird. Why don’t you stand upright in the closet all night? You might fancy yourself walled up by mistake. It should prove exhilarating, and introduce you to unparalleled new sensations…

From Claustrophilia, by Amy Freed

Claustrophilia is Amy Freed’s subtly erotic play about Edgar Allen Poe and his child bride, Virginia. In her fictionalized account, the girl who inspired Annabel Lee becomes increasingly enthralled with confinement in small spaces and the freedom it gives her within her own mind. Night after night, she urges Poe to lock her in closets and nail her in barrels, smother her in blankets and tie her to chairs, and by day she recounts her journeys through internal landscapes.

Added to my Christmas wish list when it randomly appeared as I was Googling this:

Claustrophilia: The Erotics of Enclosure in Midieval Literature

Because really, noone did it better than those guys.


4 Responses to “Claustrophilia”

  1. December 13, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Aha, I thought you would like that play! I should also give you Freed’s companion piece to it: a short piece about the young Emily Dickinson attending the deathbed of a schoolmate. It’s called “The Ghoul of Amherst.”

  2. January 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Wondering if you knew where to get a skirt like that


    • 3 nixonsixx
      January 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

      Not offhand- it’s a Catherine Coatney piece, but it’s a couple of years old so I’m not sure where you would find it in stock.

  3. January 14, 2009 at 1:41 am

    I really like catherine coatney. I once found a dress of hers in an antique store imagine that!

    I will check on ebay under cage skirt

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