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Drama Coursework - 9/11 Monologue

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Drama Coursework - 9/11 Monologue The scene is set in the white-walled corridor of a hospital. Against the back wall is a white door, plain except for a small rectangular silver doorknob. The door is slightly to the left of the centre of the wall. To the right of the door is a straight-backed chair. The corridor has a small rectangular window on the wall stage right. On the windowsill is a small vase of dying purple flowers. On the wall, there is a colourful drawing of a mother, father and daughter, done by a small child with crayons. There is a sign with red lettering against the right of the wall up stage saying 'EMERGENCY'. (Offstage) No Mum, I'm here (pause) They're not telling me anything (pause) I'm fine, don't worry about me (pause) I know I was there too, but (pause) she's my daughter!!! (Pause) Yes, I'll ring you as soon as I know anything more. (Pause) I'm just praying that nothing happens to her. (Pause) No Mum, there's no point in you coming, you'll never get let in. (Pause) I don't know how she got there, but that doesn't matter now, all that matters is that she's okay... (There is the sound of door opening and closing and footsteps approaching) ...read more.


(She looks up at audience, chin raised, both voice and body defiant.) On that day, it felt like my world had been torn apart, but I still had my baby, an angel that had tumbled from heaven itself into my arms. And her father was no use; he was nowhere to be seen. After calling me a cheap slut, he denied ever knowing me, before saying that he never wanted to see me again. So far, he'd gotten his wish. (She walks slowly towards the flowers, looking first at them, and then at the audience) Watching her grow up was the hardest thing I ever had to do. Each second was one closer to the last, and each second was precious. (She walks upstage, and paces slowly) And she still loves me, but she doesn't know any better. She doesn't know what a failure I am. Look... (She removes a necklace from around her neck) It says World's Best Mum on the back. But what kind of a mother am I? What kind of a mother would kill their own daughter? It's my fault, my fault that she is in there!!! (She turns around as though to sit down, but turns back sharply to the audience) What kind of a mother doesn't even have the time to read to their child in the night? ...read more.


dying, because of me. (She sits back down in the chair) Because of me. (She gets back up again, and paces slowly. After a moment, she sits down on the floor) How could I have been so stupid?? I don't care about anything else now except for my baby, but... I mean, I can't lose her, I just can't. She's all I've got left to live to for. I couldn't live, for even a day without seeing her cute face and little dimples and I love everything about her. (There is the sound of a door opening and closing. She looks up as though in surprise, stage right, and stands up quickly, walking towards someone offstage. The lights glow slightly purple.) (Quickly) Can you tell me something, please? Please, I'm her mother. (She pauses, her eyes filling with tears, as she puts one hand on her heart and takes a step back, a look of terror and shock on her face.) I...Are you...Is she...No... (She shakes her head) No...No! (There is soft, slow violin music in the background. She takes a few steps back, and falls over weakly. She looks up after a seconds pause, crying softly.) She's dead. My...my baby's dead. (She puts her head down again, sobbing softly, before the lights dim out completely to the scene ending.) ?? ?? ?? ?? Lerisna Kassie Page 1 of 4 ...read more.

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