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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg - Act 1 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Brian (Bri), a teacher at an English boys' school, stands in front of his classroom (the audience). He addresses the audience members as though they are his unruly students, referring to audience members by specific students' names. His students are so loud, he says, that other teachers passing his classroom have complained. He tells his students they should sit silently, with their eyes facing forward and their hands on their heads. He demonstrates. Only after the students are quiet for one minute, he says, will he dismiss them to go home. He watches the clock on the wall, but he has to restart his timing twice. Once the students laugh, because Bri says they should stay still while he opens his desk drawer and takes out a gun. Once Bri restarts timing as a punitive measure, because a student farts. Staring ahead, unthinking, he...

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