Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt : On the Battle Ground Between Trust and Lust

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Dare you step onto the battle ground between trust and lust? Part comic confession, part one-woman Lysistrata, Lily asks impossible questions: Is chastity the only option for women of 'a certain age?' Could a sex strike end war? Is intimacy dangerous? Do Hags have more fun? Funny, provoking and always accessible, these poems takes you on a journey where the goddess Diana is resurrected as an older woman, where Hindu Goddesses Durga and Kali battle a Buffalo-demon, whizzing past the Rakes of the 18th Century and into the dark and dirty corners of the 21st. A potted history of Hinduism my ma would approve of. Playful asking of questions through comedy. - Anil Kumar, Actor Enchanting, funny and poignant. Lily deals skillfully with women's issues which are not spoken about enough - Chastity Belt is edgy, charismatic, witty and thought provoking. - Linda Marlowe Audiences for the stage show version said: 'intelligent, provocative and very funny', 'a sharp eye and a dangerously wicked emotional truth', 'creative, original, and raunchy (in a very chaste way!)' Press reviews for Lily's previous work: 'compelling...beautifully written' - Edinburgh Evening News 'incisive and inventive wit' - The Scotsman 'provokes and intrigues' - Daily Post, Liverpool 'gripping from start to finish' - BBC Radio Merseyside 'vividly written' - Donald Hutera (dance/theatre critic for The Times)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 3mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514655942
  • 9781514655948

About Peta Lily

Peta Lily is an award-winning performer & theatre maker well-known for her solo career with shows including Fringe First Award Winner Wendy Darling, Beg, Topless, Midriff and Invocation. She has written three plays - The Porter's Daughter, Blame (shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award) and Random Oracle (commissioned by the Unity Theatre, Liverpool).
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