AUSTIN: You're going to get picked up if you start walking around here at night. endstream endobj 266 0 obj <> endobj 267 0 obj <> endobj 268 0 obj <>stream He is drinking beer and looks like he has slept in a ditch, with a filthy T-shirt, two days' growth of beard, and bad teeth. All monologues are property and copyright of their owners. h��V]o�0�+~���;�*$�A7i�P��IU2�A$HP�jݿ��M�P�B_&��������s�9aDhA8Sn��+#"S����'��p�#gh�5K���F`�D���$n#%#rzJ/��Ufsk�}�qL��m�O�Ui��x,0��tv� Z[�֭����Q]M2c���bH���>��n��#�;�7�ׄ�l�=fׄ�0A��f]������)-IRN���SLg֝�1zaZWOpE��|�a�gg��}/V �I��pѰD?�w�/���O�barc���j����w�/E�s��(��+�������E>ǩ��������b2(�sCͬY� Iw2�b�bi����G1;_���(���(eS���E���Y^)^$@�����w!BJ�=��P̸~2Xժ4����5�"fDJ���m. LEE: Me? Look at you. The curse of the family runs deep throughout Shepard's work. The brothers squabble about who has visited the old man more. Lee discredits a settled life as a "sham." There are no aria-like monologues, no slime oozing down the walls, no magical cornfield in the backyard: just a simple kitchen in a modest home outside of Los Angeles. True West 6 LEE: Nobody's gonna' know. It is set in the kitchen of their mother's home 40 miles east of Los Angeles. I also omitted the drinking (Austin is drunk as a skunk in this scene) for this taping. Summary. Lee is Austin's older brother. A little ode to to one of my favorite writers, Mr. Sam Shepard. 281 0 obj <>stream The first thing Austin asks Lee is about whether Lee has seen their father, "the old man." We don't currently have any monologues from True West . He is the aimless hero of Western myth: an outlaw who lives by his own code of morality. He says that money offerings may be enough to appease the old man, but would never be enough for Lee. I'm gonna' git picked up? Austin rejects this proposition with a good deal of force, not wanting Lee prowling around the neighborhood and certainly not interested in letting Lee use his car to do so. All they know is somethin's missing. After a long pause, Lee says the crickets are incredibly monotonous. The moment of crisis is over. Austin has all the accoutrements of a writer: coffee, a cigarette burning in the ashtray, stacks of paper. In the original play, Shepard writes about brothers, Austin and Lee. This is Austin's monologue about their recluse father. A candle illuminates Austin sitting in the alcove adjoining his mother's kitchen. 0 I decided not to let being women stop me. Finally, Austin offers Lee money, at which point Lee lunges violently at Austin, grabbing his shirt, warning Austin never to say that to him again. h�b```f``�c ֭����,3�_��(/tq�}�LV]��t��BP����:��"�>+5]Q=�W�x���|�k��,'^2�uuڭ���i��Qg�l�Jb[$Y��'MQ����Ci���A���ڀ���z������y=�f�^ ���$"�3� ��_� Austin is the prodigal son: the husband, the writer, the success. You are here: Home / M / Movie Questions Answered / True West Monologue True West Monologue September 15, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Movie Questions Answered , VIDEOS and PODCASTS / … Austin seems at first to be the one who got away, the brother who has survived the devastation of his family and somehow moved on to a sense of prosperity and release.

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