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Male | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 79

EXTRACT: And the audience is a privileged voyeur on a scene of - a family dinner, let's say. And we are supposed to marvel at how true-to-life everything is. Look at the wallpaper and the cruet set, such telling detail! And don't they look just like a family at dinner? Oh, those delicate, subtle little performances. Such observation! What art! [Pause.] But it's a sham! Because they are all sitting at one side of the table! And they are all speaking loudly, because they are not people having dinner, they're actors who must be seen and heard!