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All My Sons

Act Three



Basics

Show Type
Genders
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Age Ranges
  • Adult
  • Mature Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
Keller's backyard, 1947
Act/Scene
Act Three

Scene Context

In the previous act, Joe Keller’s guilt in shipping faulty airplane engine parts is exposed, as

Scene Text

Start:

Mother: It’s too late, Joe. He knows.

Keller: [apprehensively] How does he know?

Mother: He guessed a long time ago.

Keller: I don’t like that.

End:

Keller: [desperately, lost] For you, Kate, for both of your, that’s all I ever lived for …

Mother: I know, darling, I know …

For full extended scene, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Miller, Arthur. All My Sons. Samuel French, 1947.

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