Buried Child

Start: Don’t come near me! Don’t anyone

Shelly

Buried Child

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Basics

Character
Gender
Style
Scene
Act III, Scene 1
Time & Place
Old Farm House, Illinois, Present Day
Length
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Shelly has agreed to go on a roadtrip to New Mexico with her boyfriend, Vince, to visit his father,

Monologue Text

Start: Don’t come near me! Don’t anyone come near me. I don’t need any words from you. I’m not threatening anybody. I don’t even know what I’m doing here.

[... ...]

End: Real people. People with faces. But I don’t recognize any of you. Not one. Not even the slightest resemblance.

For full monologue, see:
Shepard, Sam. Buried Child Revised Edition, Dramatists Play Service Inc. Acting Edition, 1996.



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