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The Bald Soprano
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The Bald Soprano Quotes
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Philosophical Viewpoints: The Absurd Quotes
Mrs. Smith: "Potatoes are very good fried in fat; the salad oil was not rancid. The oil from the grocer at the corner is better quality than the oil from the grocer across the street." (4)
Language and Communication Quotes
Mrs. Smith: "We've drunk the soup, and eaten the […] English salad. The children have drunk English water. We've eaten well this evening. That's because we live in the suburbs of London and b...
The play continues to distort time with this first line. After the clock has already struck 17 times, Mrs. Smith declares that it's "nine o'clock." So, which is it? 17 o'clock or 9 o'clock? Is it j...
Memory and the Past Quotes
Mrs. Smith: "We've drunk the soup, and eaten the fish and chips, and the English salad. The children have drunk English water. We've eaten well this evening." (2)
Versions of Reality Quotes
Stage Direction: [The English clock strikes 17 strokes.] Mrs. Smith: "There, it's nine o'clock." (1-2)
Society and Class Quotes
Mrs. Smith: "We've eaten well this evening. That's because we live in the suburbs of London and because our name is Smith." (2)
Mrs. Smith: "we live in the suburbs of London and […] our name is Smith." Stage Direction: Mr. Smith [continues to read, clicks his tongue] (2-3)
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