Tuesday, 13 January 2009
New Pinter Play Found! "The Attorney General Caretaker"
The Setting - An attorney's office.
A bespectacled middle aged man is sitting behind a desk.
There is a knock at the door, and two people come in, a man and a woman. The man is large, balding, with eyes like a pig and looks very well fed. The woman has reddish hair, and is carrying a briefcase.
The man: "Ah, Peter! I think you know of Sally, if you've not yet had the............pleasure of meeting her."
Sally : "Hello"
Peter: "What do you want Charlie? I'm a busy man, you know that."
Charlie: "Tony's not very pleased with your report, Peter. He says it's not at all helpful.
Perhaps you could have a little............... rethink?"
Peter: "But I've spent weeks on that report. And it's in perfect accord with International Law and the Constitution!"
Sally: "Tony will be very disappointed if you can't do better. He doesn't want to let his friend Big George down, and as you know, we've already spent a lot of time and money putting all the pieces into place. It would be such a shame if we had to ...............lose you over this, Peter."
Charlie: "It might mean that walking in the woods would be really unadvisable ever again, Peter, if you know what I mean."
Sally: "Oddly enough, Peter I have a pen knife and some pain killers in my briefcase. Just in case."
Peter: "You can't just come in here and bully me, I've got a reputation to think of!"
Charlie: " Yes, but you know what Sally's reputation is, don't you, Peter? Sally knows where all the bodies are buried, Peter, and for a very good reason."
Sally: "You've got until 4pm, Peter. Don't make me have to come back!"
Charlie and Sally leave the room. Peter gulps at a glass of water. He gets a single sheet of paper from his desk drawer and begins to write.
Posted by Hacked Off at 17:59