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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Setting

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Bri's Classroom

The play is not divided into scenes, but the earliest action in Act One takes place in Bri's classroom. The character flaws his wife, Sheila, later mentions are evident in his relationship with his students. He is funny, but he is also unambitious and ineffectual. He is keeping his students after class, because other teachers complain about the students' unruliness when they pass his classroom. Essentially, he is punishing his students because he lacks classroom management skills. Though Bri does not manage the classroom well, he is a charismatic entertainer. In this metaplay, an entertainer has an advantage, as he best understands the world of the play. Opening the play in Bri's classroom shows he is the protagonist, since only he is present to move the action of the play. Though it is never visited again, this setting reveals Bri's character. It also establishes an important convention...

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