The Rice family have recently lost their eldest son, Mick, who was
JEAN: Well, that's that.
(Picks up some newspapers.)
Can anyone tell me what the whole thing added up to? (Pause.)
ARCHIE: My aunt always used to say the same thing, ‘Well, they gave him a good send off.’ Always said it without fail.
ARCHIE: Well, I never really believed in all that inner cleanliness anyway. Did I leave a bottle of beer in here last night?
PHOEBE: I don't think so, dear.
ARCHIE: If you're not careful, Jean, people will start putting labels on you pretty soon. And then you'll just be nobody. You'll be nobody like the rest of us.
Osborne, John. Plays Two: the Entertainer, the Hotel in Amsterdam, West Of Suez and Time Present. London: Faber & Faber, 1998. Pp. 68-71
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