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Neil Simon Writing Styles in Brighton Beach Memoirs

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Style

Setting

Brighton Beach Memoirs is set in Brighton Beach, New York, in September, 1937, near the end of the Great Depression and just before the start of World War II. The Jerome household is located in a lower middle class section of the area near the beach, where most of the inhabitants are Jewish, German, and Irish. All of the action takes place in and around the Jerome house, a frame house with a small porch. Inside the house, the audience can see the dining room and living room on the first floor as well as the steps leading to the second floor. On the second floor the audience can see a hallway and three small bedrooms: Nora and Laurie's; Stanley and Eugene's; and Kate and Jack's. This setting emphasizes the familial themes of the play and the close-knit nature of their relationships.

Narrator

Eugene Jerome is the narrator of...

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