The Normal Heart

Ned, Albert is dead. He’s been dead a we

Bruce Niles

The Normal Heart

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Act II, Scene 11
Time & Place
New York City, early 1980s
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Monologue Context

The men at the newly founded Gay Men’s Health Crisis, particularly Ned Weeks and Bruce Niles, are

Monologue Text

Ned, Albert is dead. He’s been dead a week. No one knew. He wouldn't tell anyone. Do you know why? Because of me. Because he knows I'm so scared I'm some sort of carrier. This makes three people I've been with who are dead. I went to Emma and I begged her: please test me somehow, please tell me if I'm giving this to people...



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