One Man, Two Guvnors

He’s not worth it love. He’d stand there

Dolly

One Man, Two Guvnors

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Basics

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Act Two, Scene One
Time & Place
Brighton, England, 1960s
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Monologue Context

Dolly has just watched Pauline Clench and Alan Dangle argue about Pauline’s innocence and purity.

Monologue Text

He’s not worth it love. He’d stand there and watch you do it, and not raise a finger. Look at him. You’re not the great romantic lover are you? You’re a bit of a twat. Let me give you some advice. Men, they’ll do anything to get you into bed. Lie, cheat, buy you a bed. And the tragedy is once they’ve had you, they’ll never want you quite as much ever again. (Aside.) Don’t take notes girls, there’s a handout at the end. [...] You want to watch your tongue young man, slagging us women off. It’s 1963, there’s a revolution coming. I predict in twenty years’ time there’ll be a woman in ten Downing Street, yeah, and she won’t be doing the washing up. Then you’ll see exactly what women can do. You’ll see a more just and fair society. The feminine voice of compassion for the poor will be the guiding principle of government, and there’ll be an end to foreign wars.

Richard Bean. One Man, Two Guvnors. London: Oberon Books, 2011. pp.63-4.




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