Corie loves her new husband, Paul, and is terrified that she’s
START: Corie: No, Paul . . . ! I don’t like you when you’re like this. (Barricading herself in bathroom)
[Paul: (Chasing her and pounding on door) Open this door!
Corie: (From bathroom) I can’t . . . I’m scared.
Paul: Of me . . . ?
Corie: Yes . . .
Paul: Why . . . ?]
Corie: Because it’s not you anymore . . . I want the old Paul back.
[... … …]
END: Corie: I’m going to fix the hole in the skylight . . . and the leak in the closet . . . And I’m going to put in a bathtub and if he wants I’ll even carry him up the stairs every night . . . Because I want him to know how much I love him.
For full monologue, please see clip or edition cited here: Simon, Neil, Barefoot in the Park, Samuel French, 1992, pp. 91-92.
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