All My Sons

Start: I was fast asleep, and … _[Raisin

Kate Keller

All My Sons

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Age Range
Act One
Time & Place
Keller's backyard, 1947
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Monologue Context

Kate Keller is sure that her son Larry is still alive, despite the fact that he’s been missing for

Monologue Text

Start: I was fast asleep, and … [Raising her arm over the audience.] Remember the way he used to fly low past the house when he was in training?

End: The tree snapped right in front of me ... and I like ... came awake. See? We should never have planted that tree. I said so in the first place; it was too soon to plant a tree for him.

For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Miller, Arthur. All My Sons. Samuel French, 1947.

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