Woman by a Window & Céleste by Marianne Ackerman
Two plays by Marianne Ackerman.
Woman by a Window externalizes one woman's struggle with her desire, her will and her soul as she attempts to renounce a man and food simultaneously. She attempts to distract herself from her hungers by reading Madame Bovary, with alternately hilarious and sad results.
Céleste examines the relationship between David Temple, a modern philosopher, Isaac Hirscholm, his doctor friend, and Céleste, the woman who becomes Temple's housekeeper and eventually his wife.