Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the setting for Act 1 of THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE?
The scene is Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, Restaurant and Entertainment Palace at the foot of Embarcadero in San Francisco.
2. How is Joe described in Act 1?
Sitting at a table, we find Joe in his expensive, casual and youthfully worn clothes that lend a boyish demeanor to his appearance. With his calm and quiet rubberneck superiority he's always eager, yet always seems bored. He's sitting alone in a Debussy reverie.
3. How is Nick described in Act 1?
Behind the bar, there's Nick, the owner of the place, a big redheaded Italian who has a large red tattoo of a naked woman on the inside of his right arm. He's engrossed in the racing form that's in his hand.
4. A man called The Arab has a standard answer for everything. What does the Arab say?
The Arab picks up one of the newspapers. After looking it over he gives his stock reply, "No foundation, all the way down the line."
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