Start: John: You...

The Philanthropist

Scene 1



Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 0
  • : 3
Age Ranges
  • Adult
  • Young Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
England, 1970s
Act/Scene
Scene 1

Scene Context

The three men are in the university rooms of English academic Philip. He and his friend and fellow

Scene Text

Start: John: You needn’t think I’m not serious. Because I am. I assure you I am. Can’t you see that? I’ve come here this evening because I think both of you are responsible for this and I think you deserve it as much as I do.

End: John: And just the two of them sitting there gaping. That would be wonderful. Don: Jesus

Christopher Hampton. “The Philanthropist” in Plays 1. Faber and Faber, p.100-106.