The showman is from the traveling fair passing through the community
Start: Showman: Gentlemen, gentlemen! (points to a monkey) You see here before you a creature as God created it! But it is nothing this way! Absolutely nothing. But now look at what Art can do. It walks upright. Wears coat and pants. And even carries a saber. This monkey here is a regular soldier. Hey there, take a bow! That's the way! Now you're a baron, at least. Give us a kiss!
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Look there at his power of reason. He can figure even if he can't count it off on his fingers.And why? Because he cannot express himself, explain himself —he’s a metamorphosed human being. Tell the gentlemen what time it is! Which of you ladies and gentlemen has a watch? A watch?
Buchner, Georg. Woyzeck. Translation based on Mueller, Schmidt, and Keddrick. New York, NY. 2015.
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