14b 1919 RESERL & OSKAR
Reserl undresses in front of Kokoschka.
- Reserl!!! - Has any man ever seen you like this, Reserl?
Captain, no man has ever seen me like this.
are you doing this then, Reserl?
of that rotten woman. So that she won't haunt you in your
dreams any more and torment and torture and afflict you. It
pains me to see you suffering, Captain.
Reserl, Reserl! You are reading me like an open book.
The birds are starting to sing. It will be dawn soon. We'll
take a walk on Broadway, Captain, and there will be many young
pretty girls. They will all be looking at me, and sigh, and
whisper to one another: Look at that happy girl who
is leaning on the big strong man. Her eyes radiate bliss!
Isn't it lovely the way she cuddles up to the tall man who
is holding her in his arms? He has the beautiful, sad eyes
of a child who is stubbornly refusing to grow up. He needs
What are you doing, Reserl?
want to be your most obedient servant, Captain. I am at your
service, with all my soul and sinews. I don't exist any more.
I have entered into you, Captain. Do with me, do with us whatever
I want you to take our puppet down to the garden, and throw
it into the trash can, , or better still - burn it. Burn it!
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
that all you want me to do for you, Captain?
I'm afraid so. Yes.
I'm no longer yours. Then I'm no longer your servant. That's
how you wanted it. We'll never see each other again.
Reserl!!! - The trash truck came first thing in the morning,
and in the grey light of dawn it carried away the mortal remains
of my eternal love. Reserl never returned. After the Second
World War I received news that she died in the air raid the
night Dresden was destroyed. But I don't believe it.