Death of Salesman 1
Updated: 2/22/2021
Death of Salesman 1

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  • I was driving along, you understand? And I was fine. I was even observing the scenery. . . . And then all of a sudden I’m goin’ off the road! I’m tellin’ ya, I absolutely forgot I was driving. . . . So I went on again—and five minutes later I’m dreamin’ again, and I nearly - I have such thoughts, I have such strange thoughts.Willy, dear. Talk to them again. There’s no reason why you can’t work in New York.They don’t need me in New York. I’m the New England man. I’m vital in New England.But you’re sixty years old. They can’t expect you to keep traveling every week.
  • I thought it would be a surprise.
  • I just thought you’d like a change—
  • Willy, dear, I got anew kind of American-type cheese today. It’s whipped
  • I don’t want a change! I want Swiss cheese. Why am I always being contradicted?
  • Why do you get American when I like Swiss?
  • You’re a poet, you know that, Biff? You’re a—you’re an idealist!No, I’m mixed up very bad. Maybe I oughta get married. Maybe I oughta get stuck into something. Maybe that’s my trouble. I’m like a boy. I’m not married, I’m not in business, I just—I’m like a boy. Are you content, Hap?You’re a success, aren’t you? Are you content?Hell, no!
  • Isn’t that terrible? Don’t leave again, will you? You’ll find a job here. You gotta stick around. I don’t know what to do about him, it’s getting embarrassing.
  • Shh! You hear that?
  • Doesn’t he know Mom can hear that?
  • Mom’s hearing that!
  • You gonna wash the engine, Biff?
  • Don’t get your sweater dirty, Biff!
  • No kiddin’, Biff, you got a date? Wonderful!
  • What a simonizing job!
  • Did you see the new football I got?Where’d you get a new ball? The coach told me to practice my passing.That so? And he gave you the ball, heh?Well, I borrowed it from the locker roomI want you to return that. I told you he wouldn’t like it!