This Lady Likes Theatricals [Gefin fyrir drama þessi dama]
Other Plays by Megas
Megas (aka Magnús Þór Jónsson (Icelandic playwright, lyricist, rock and roll singer, songwriter, writer, b. Reykjavík, Iceland, April 7, 1945-____),
"This Lady Likes Theatricals [Gefin fyrir drama þessi dama],"
a __-minute intermissionless comedy in English, set in a _______, _______, 1996,
© 1996 by Magnús Þór Jónsson;
• in Magnús Þór Jónsson's This Lady Likes Theatricals [Gefin fyrir drama þessi dama] (Los Angeles, Iceland: The Author, 1996);
• script/rights available from Magnús Þór Jónsson in care of The Writers´ Union of Iceland (Rithöfundasambandið), Gunnarshúsi, Dyngjuvegi 8, 104 Reykjavik, Iceland, telephone568 3190, fax 568 3192, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
_______ (f), __, cleaning lady.
“A monologue describing a woman who has had her fair share of ups and downs and eakes out a living by cleaning office floors. At work she acts out her fantasies and life´s history, during which she takes on several different personalities and masks by quick costume and make-up changes.
• “Rich in language and vivid in form it is a full length play [without intermission] for one actress.”—http://www.leikskald.is/leikrit/enska/dramadam.html, accessed April 29, 2007.
• Premiered Höfðaborgin, 1996, directed by Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir, designed and lightied by Egill Ingibergsson, costumed by Þórunn E. Sveinsdóttir, sound designed Hörður Bragason, enacted by Sigrún Sól Ólafsdóttir.
• “Although Iceland is a beautiful country, has the cleanest air, best water and the most beautiful women, there are days that many Icelanders wish they lived elsewhere. In fact, this includes most if not all days between september and june, when the wind blows fiercely from all directions, and showels snow, sleet, rain or hail in your face and through every crack and crevice in your clothes. It’s dark when you wake up and go to work, and dark when you go home again. Then we wish we’d been born in Hawaii or Honolulu. With this fact in mind a young and talented musician named Magnús Þór wrote a song which was released on his debut album back in 1972. He used the artist name Megas and the album was also named Megas. This first album of his spawned heated discussions and is still the subject of much controversy, because he dared to poke mercyless fun at Iceland’s greatest heroes; the national poet, the hero of indiependence, the fierce warriors of the Icelandic sagas and last but not least Ingólfur Arnarson, the founder of Reykjavík, the nations now proud capital. In the song he says that we speak fondly of this Ingólfur in speeches, but deep down inside we wish that his ship had sunk on the way here; meaning that he did us no favour when settling this miserably windy rock in the middle of nowhere. Megas has since had a colorful and no less controversial career in music, he’s been branded a drug-addict and a pervert, but is still releasing records, that I, for one, enjoy mightily. And despite this controversy he is generally regarded as a master songwriter and an admirable poet. “—Noisedfisk >> Blog Archive >> Magga Stína and Megas, http://noisedfisk.com/2006/11/23/magga-stina-og-megas/, accessed April 29, 2007.
• Photograph of Megas from http://encycl.opentopia.com/term/Megas, accessed April 29, 2007.
cleaning, fantasizing, multiple personalities.