4 Dogs and a Bone

Start: Why would you? I shudder when I t


4 Dogs and a Bone

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Age Range
Act One, Scene 2.
Time & Place
A bar, Los Angeles, the present.
Time Period
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Monologue Context

Collette and Victor have been drinking heavily to top off an already rough evening for the both of

Monologue Text

Start: Why would you? I shudder when I think of going home. I got this guy in my apartment. Mark. I’m supposed to marry him.

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End: I can’t believe I started off as a little girl! At this point, I feel like I hatched out of a leathery egg in some stinking bog in the Congo!

For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Shanley, John Patrick, 4 Dogs and a Bone, Dramatists Play Service, 1995, pp. 34-43.

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