All My Sons

Start: [breathlessly] My life turned

George Deever

All My Sons

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Basics

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Act Two
Time & Place
Keller's backyard, 1947
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Monologue Context

George Deever has visited his father in prison - the first visit in all the years since Steve

Monologue Text

Start: [breathlessly] My life turned upside down since then. I couldn’t go back to work when you left. I wanted to go to Dad and tell him you were going to be married.

End: ... and now Joe is a big shot and your father is a patsy. [He gets up.] Now, what’re you going to do? Eat his food, sleep in his bed? Answer me; what’re you going to do?

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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