Keith Johnstone Teaches: Master-Servant Scene


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Transcript:
Ahhh.... Such a lovely afternoon, eh Cecil...?
Indeed sir, indeed.
Sun's a bit brite, however...
Would you mind? Switching me around...
to this end of the couch... Please Cecil?
No problem sir..
Cecil?
Yes sir?
Could you...hand me... my balloon?
Of course sir....
(Voice off: Keith Johnstone) He's being a bit slow...
complain, tell him Cecil, you're moving very slowly...
Sorry Sir.
Can you hand me the balloon Cecil?
Here's your balloon sir.
Thank you
(Voice off stage: Keith:) Say, "for god's sake,
-do I have to lie here all day? -DO I HAVE TO LIE HERE ALL DAY?
CECIL??
(Voice off stage: Keith:) Stand up and hit him. Stand up.
MOVE ME AROUND PLEASE CECIL!!
(Voice off stage: Keith:) Now go back, go back, go back!
Sorry Sir. I'm very sorry...
CECIL! LIFT UP MY HEAD CECIL
I'm sorry. I'm very sorry!!
MY...
-Cecil? -Yes sir?
Why are you moving the pillows before you move me?
Are the pillows more important than me?
-NoÉ -ANSWER ME CECIL!!
Absolutely no sir... I'm...uh...I'm just...uh...I was...
You are just...? Sorry sir.
(Voice off stage: Keith:) Lie down again
Thank you Cecil
Cecil, this is very uncomfortable... OW!!
Sorry sir, sorry, sorry sorry sir!! I'm very sorry sir..
Well...Continue!
Watch my feet!
(Voice off stage: Keith:) The Master is a nice person.
He doesn't want to get angry. Cecil.
(Voice off stage: Keith:) But you do.
Thank you Cecil, You are very gentle today.
Thank you very much sir.
I appreciate it.
(Voice off stage: Keith:) Don't help him.
I'm very sorry sir!!
PICK ME UP CECIL!
LOOK WHAT YOU'VE GONE AND DONE!
Cecil, I don't want to hit you, but sometimes you force my hand.
I know sir.
(Voice off stage: Keith:) Have a desperate struggle and you both
end up on the floor.
CECIL! REMOVE YOURSELF!!
I'm sorry sir!
CECIL MOVE! MOVE! GET...YOUR...LEGS...OFF....MOVE..
I'm sorry sir! I'm a bad person. I'm bad person, I'm a bad person!
You're a good person Cecil. You're a lovely person.
Thank you sir.
(Voice off stage: Keith:) But I'm on the floor...
But I'm on the floor again Cecil. Something must be done about that.
Sir? Can I sit on the couch for a second?
You may Cecil!
(Voice off stage: Keith:) He May? He's your servant for God's
sake! No!
GOD NO CECIL!! What were you thinking?
I'm very sorry sir, I'm very sorry sir!!
(Voice off stage: Keith:) Say I'm not on the couch!
CECIL, I'M STILL NOT ON THE COUCH!!
(Voice off stage: Keith:) I'm on the floor!
I'M ON THE FLOOR! (Voice off stage: Keith:)
What if somebody arrives?!
What if someone comes? What will they think of me?
Umm...uh...they will think... Ooof..
They will think you are lovely sir... and I'm a bad servant.
Cecil?
CECIL!!
Yes sir? HANDS OFF!!
I'm sorry sir... I'm really sorry sir!
ahhh...Cecil... If you could cross my legs please.
That would be wonderful... THE OTHER LEG!
I'm very sorry sir.
It's OK...
ahhhh...Cecil...you can put yourself back in your chair now.
Thank you very much sir.
No. Thank you Cecil.
Thank you.
You don't really need to understand the dialogue...
..to just take pleasure in this sadistic cruel scene.
It's...It's not without truth...this scene. Our first political scene.
It's about the oppressed of this earth.