By Arthur Miller
Set in Brooklyn, this gripping secret starts whilst beautiful, level-headed Sylvia Gellburg unexpectedly loses her skill to stroll. the one clue to her mysterious disease lies in her obsession with information bills from Germany.
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A metamorphosis in her expression, a unexpected withdrawal which he notices. you may have a longevity prior to you, you don’t are looking to reside it in a wheelchair, do you? It’s crucial that we get you to somebody who can... SYLVIA: i'll let you know a dream. HYMAN: I’m now not proficient to ... SYLVIA: I’d prefer to, am i able to? —I have a similar one each evening simply as I’m falling asleep. HYMAN, compelled to offer approach: Well... alright, what's it? SYLVIA: I’m in a highway. every little thing is kind of grey. And there’s a crowd of individuals. They’re packed in throughout, yet they’re trying to find me. HYMAN: who're they? SYLVIA: They’re Germans. HYMAN: seems like these images within the papers. SYLVIA, researching it now: i believe so, definite! HYMAN: Does anything take place? SYLVIA: good, I start to run away. And the complete crowd is chasing after me. they've got heavy footwear that pound at the pavement. Then simply as I’m escaping round a nook a guy catches me and pushes me down ... Breaks off. HYMAN: Is that the tip of it? SYLVIA: No. He will get on best of me, and starts off kissing me ... Breaks off. HYMAN: definite? SYLVIA: ... after which he begins to chop off my breasts. And he increases himself up, and for a moment I see the part of his face. HYMAN: who's it? SYLVIA: ... I don’t understand. HYMAN: yet you observed his face. SYLVIA: i believe it’s Phillip. Pause. yet how may well Phillip be like... he used to be the same as one of many others? HYMAN: I don’t comprehend. Why do you're thinking that? SYLVIA: wouldn't it be possible... simply because Phillip... I suggest ... a bit giggle ... he sounds occasionally like he doesn’t like Jews? Correcting. after all he doesn’t suggest it, yet possibly in my brain it’s like he’s ... Breaks off. HYMAN: Like he’s what. What’s scary you? Sylvia is silent, turns away. Sylvia? Hyman attempts to show her face in the direction of him, yet she resists. now not Phillip, is it? Sylvia turns to him, the answer's in her eyes. I see. He strikes from the mattress and halts, attempting to weigh this extra worry. Returning to the bedside, sits, takes her hand. i need to invite you a query. She attracts him to her and kisses him at the mouth. SYLVIA: I can’t aid it. She bursts into tears. HYMAN: Oh God, Sylvia, I’m so sorry ... SYLVIA: aid me. Please! HYMAN: I’m attempting to. SYLVIA: i do know! She weeps much more deeply. With a cry choked with her discomfort she embraces him desperately. HYMAN: Oh Sylvia, Sylvia.... SYLVIA: i believe so silly. HYMAN: No-no. You’re unsatisfied, now not silly. SYLVIA: i believe like I’m wasting every little thing, I’m being torn to items. What do you need to grasp, I’ll let you know! She cries into her fingers. He strikes, attempting to make a decision... I belief you. What do you need to invite me? HYMAN:—Since this occurred to you, have you ever and Phillip had relatives? SYLVIA, open shock: family members? HYMAN: He stated you probably did the opposite evening. SYLVIA: We had family members the opposite evening? HYMAN: yet that... good he stated that via morning you’d forgotten. Is that precise? She is immobile, having a look earlier him with substantial uncertainty. SYLVIA, alarmed feel of rejection: Why are you asking me that? HYMAN: I didn’t comprehend what to make of it.... i assume I nonetheless don’t. SYLVIA, deeply embarrassed: You suggest you suspect him?