Jerusalem

School is a lie. Prison’s a waste of tim

Johnny "Rooster" Byron

Jerusalem

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3
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The woods outside the town of Flintock, England. The present
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Monologue Context

British (Wiltshire) accent. Johnny “Rooster” Byron may be nearing the end of his rope. He’s about

Monologue Text

School is a lie. Prison’s a waste of time. Girls are wondrous. Grab your fill. No man was ever lain in his barrow wishing he’d loved one less woman. Don’t listen to no one and nothing but what your own heart bids. Lie. Cheat. Steal. Fight to the death. Don’t give up. Show me your teeth. (Marky does so.) You’ll be fine.

Butterworth, Jez. Jerusalem NHB Modern Plays, 2009.