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1

Meg and Petey banality
x2

are they nice? very nice
is it nice out? very nice

2

Meg on babies

I'd much rather have a little boy

3

Stanley complimenting Meg (ish)

you succulent old washing bag

4

Lulu to Stan

you're a bit of a washout, aren't you?

5

Meg being absurd about Stan's b-day

It's his birthday today... But i'm not going to tell him until tonight

6

Goldberg being menacing about party (act 1)

We'll bring him our of himself

7

Goldberg complimenting Meg in act 1

Madam, you'll look like a tulip

8

Stanley beating the drum
x2

erratic, uncontrolled
savage and posessed

9

repeated thing about G's name
(x2 dialogue)

I thought your name was Nat
She called me Simey

10

Interrogation: McCann being Irish

That's a Black and Tan fact

11

Interrogation: McCann maybe mentioning where they're from

You betrayed the organisation! I know him!

12

Interrogation: scary repeated interpolation

you're dead

13

Interrogation: banal/ everyday
x2

Enos or Andrews?
En- An-

14

Interrogation: what Stan smells like

you stink of sin

15

Interrogation: medical scary idea

we can sterilise you

16

noise Stan makes with the chair above his head

Uuuuuhhhhh

17

Lulu to Gberg at party

I trust you

18

Gberg menace to Lulu at party

you should worry

19

Lulu and Stan end of act 2
x2

Lulu is spread-eagled on the table, Stanley bent over her
begins to giggle

20

what Gberg is repeating before his breakdown different ways he says it
x4

Because i believe that the world

vacant
desperate
lost

21

Lulu getting annoyed at Gberg

you used me for a night, a passing fancy

22

what McCann shouts at Lulu

Confess!

23

second interrogation stage direction

they begin to woo him gently and with relish

24

Stan act 3 nonsense words

ug-gughh ...ug-gughh

25

Petey brave moment

Stan, don't let them tell you what to do!

26

Meg delusion of herself at the party

i was the belle of the ball

27

last line of the play

oh it's true
I know I was