Buried Child

Start: Dodge! Dodge! He’s not drinking a

Halie

Buried Child

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Basics

Character
Gender
Age Range
Style
Scene
Act I, Scene 1
Time & Place
Old farm house, Illinois, present day
Length
Time Period
Show Type
NOTE

Monologue begins at approximately 4:30.


Monologue Context

Halie is upstairs getting ready to go have lunch with the Protestant minister, Father Dewis, with

Monologue Text

Start: Dodge! Dodge! He’s not drinking anything, is he? You see to it that he doesn’t drink anything! You’ve gotta watch out for him.

[... ...]

End: I think he was smarter than Tilden, too. Especially after Tilden got in all that trouble. Doesn’t take brains to go to jail. Anybody knows that...

For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Shepard, Sam. Buried Child Revised Edition, Dramatists Play Service Inc. Acting Edition, 1996.



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