by Peter Shaffer
The sensitive and inexperienced Bob has asked a girl out for the first time. He asks his worldly-wise friend Ted to help him to make a good impression on her – a disastrous idea, which leads to a heart-rending tangle of misunderstandings, hurt emotions, and lost hopes.
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Extract from the script 'The Private Ear'
|Doreen:||I'm not too early?|
|Bob:||No, just right. [Bob shuts the door] Actually, it's only just half past. You're very punctual.|
|Doreen:||Unpunctuality's the thief of time, as my dad says.|
|Bob:||To coin a phrase.|
|Bob:||Let me take your coat.|
|Doreen:||Thank you. [She slips it off.]|
|Bob:||[Taking the coat]: That's pretty.|
|Doreen:||D'you like it?|
|Bob:||I do, yes. Is it real? I mean real leopard.|
|Bob:||Oh! [Imitating Ted] Very chic.|