Yeah okay. You probably never told off y



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Age Range
Scene 8
Time & Place
Manhattan, New York. Kate's living room.
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Monologue Context

Leonard is a cynical literary has-been who agreed to give a ten-week seminar to four

Monologue Text

Yeah okay. You probably never told off your own father so you definitely needed to get that off your chest. And I’m glad to provide the opportunity for you. Feels good, doesn’t it, spewing the truth, the truth is like a great f^#&, it’s one of the few remaining reasons to get out of bed in the morning. It’s not for everybody, some people are so crippled they can’t stand the truth, but for those of us who partake, nothing else really comes close. But you know what? All those other people, who can’t stand the truth? They’re going to be a problem for you. This is why: you’re a f^#%ing nobody. Who are your parents? Nobody. Who are your connections? NOBODY. Where’d you go to school? It isn’t Harvard Princeton or Yale, so wherever you went? It DOESN’T MATTER. You’re no Douglas, Martin. You’re a talented little nobody, and everybody is going to hate you. [... … …]

For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Rebeck, Theresa. Seminar. Samuel French, 2012, pp. 59-61.

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