The Curious Savage

Start: The peace you find here is the mo

Dr. Emmett

The Curious Savage

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Basics

Character
Gender
Age Range
Style
Scene
Act Three, Scene One
Time & Place
The Cloisters Sanatorium
Length
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Dr. Emmett is trying to convince Mrs. Savage that she doesn’t need to stay at the Cloisters

Monologue Text

Start: The peace you find here is the moon reflected on a dark lake. Strike the surface and you destroy it. Is that the kind of peace you want?

[... ...]

End: And don’t be betrayed by the illusion of contentment. The door is open for you. Make your peace with loneliness.

For full, extended monologue see:
Patrick, John. The Curious Savage. Dramatists Play Service, 1950, pp 75.



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