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1

ERIC BIRLING

"not quite at ease"
"half-shy, half-assertive"
"keep quiet Eric, and don't get excited"
"I felt I just had to laugh"
"Squiffy" - Sheila
"Steady the buffs"
"I did what I did"
"We all admitted it"

2

GERALD CROFT

"I've been trying long enough, haven't I"
"a police sergeant I know"
"attractive chap"
"well-bred young man-about-town"
"I believe you're right Sir" - Gerald to Mr Birling
(SD) He produces a ring case
"Everything's all right now, Sheila"

3

SHEILA BIRLING

"a pretty girl in her early twenties"
"Chump! I can't drink to this, can I?"
"I'll start weeping"
"It's wonderful"
"Isn't it a beauty?"
"the one you wanted me to have"
"Its too soon. I must think"
"Go on mummy"
"No mother"
"between us, we killed her"
"I behaved badly too. I'm ashamed of it"

4

EVA SMITH

"lively, good-looking girl"
"several hundred young woman"
"girls of that class" - Mrs Birling
"One Eva Smith has gone but there are millions..." - Inspector
described as a "young woman" only by the Inspector
"very pretty"
"the girl's dead though"
"this girl"
"the girl"

5

MRS SYBIL BIRLING

"the rude way he spoke to me"
"I didn't like her manner"
"the way you children talk"
"They're over-tired. In the morning they'll be as amused as we are"
"Silly boy!"
"cold woman"
"her husbands social superior"
"Arthur, you're not supposed to say such things"
"behave sensibly Sheila"
"you're looking tired, dear"

6

INSPECTOR GOOLE

(SD): lighting should be pink and intimate until the INSPECTOR arrives, and then it should be brighter and harder
(SD): INSPECTOR holds up a hand. We hear the front door.
"fire and blood and anguish"
"millions and millions... left with us"
"We are responsible for each other"
(cutting in, with authority): "He must wait his turn"
"he needs a drink now"
"It's my duty to ask questions"
(SD) Creates at once an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness"
"Of course he knows" - Sheila - end of Act ONE
"it's better to ask for the earth than to take it"
"We often do on the young ones. They're more impressionable"

7

MR ARTHUR BIRLING

"hard-headed practical man of business"
"heavy-looking, rather portentous man"
"rather provincial in his speech"
"nobody wants war"
"unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable"
"tell cook from me"
"a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own and -" interrupted by Inspector
"I'd give thousands, yes thousands"
"keep quiet Eric"
"the famous younger generation who know it all. And they can't even take a joke"