Anna Christie

[Suddenly growing somber—in a low tone

Chris Christopherson

Anna Christie

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Act 1
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New York, 1920s
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Monologue Context

Chris Christopherson has not seen his daughter in fifteen years as he has been a travelling sailor

Monologue Text

[Suddenly growing somber—in a low tone.] No. Ven she vas little gel, Ay vas bo'sun on vindjammer. Ay never gat home only few time dem year. Ay'm fool sailor fallar. My voman—Anna's mother—she gat tired vait all time Sveden for me ven Ay don't never come. She come dis country, bring Anna, dey go out Minnesota, live with her cousins on farm. Den ven her mo'der die ven Ay vas on voyage, Ay tank it's better dem cousins keep Anna. Ay tank it's better Anna live on farm, den she don't know dat ole davil, sea, she don't know fader like me