The Verge

by Susan Glaspell (1921)

Act 1

Harry - Male, 35 to 50 yrs

Scene partner - Dick

Monologue - Comedic, Under 1:00 min

Harry:

I sometimes wonder if all this is a good thing. It would be all right if she'd just do what she did in the beginning — make the flowers as good as possible of their kind. That's an awfully nice thing for a woman to do — raise flowers. But there's something about this — changing things into other things — putting things together and making queer new things — this —

[Dick: Creating?]

Give it any name you want it to have — it's unsettling for a woman. They say Claire's a shark at it, but what's the good of it, if it gets her? What is the good of it, anyway? Suppose we can produce new things. Lord — look at the one ones we've got.

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