The Diary of Anne Frank

Start: The sun is shining, the sky a d

Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

See more monologues from Wendy Kesselman, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett


Age Range
Act 2
Time & Place
The secret Annex, Amsterdam. 1944
Time Period
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Monologue Context

For two years, Anne Frank, her parents and her older sister, the three members of the Van Daan

Monologue Text

Start: The sun is shining, the sky a deep blue, there’s a magnificent breeze, and I’m longing — so longing — for everything! I walk from room to room, breathe through the crack in the window frame, feel my heart beating as if to say, “Can’t you fulfill this longing at last?”

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End: I’m utterly confused, don’t know what to read, to write, to do. I only know … I am longing …

For full extended monologue, see:
Goodrich, Frances and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The Diary of Anne Frank Revised Edition, Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1994.

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