Closer - Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Patrick Marber
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January – This scene is set in the waiting room of a hospital. Alice waits alone. While she waits, she looks in a backpack that isn’t hers, and smiles at some of its contents, takes out an apple, and eats it. Dan arrives with two cups of hospital coffee. He gives one to Alice, conversation revealing that the backpack is his; that he was on a street corner when a cab hit Alice and knocked her to the ground; that the cabbie seemed more concerned about himself than about Alice; and that Dan has brought her to the hospital. Their comments on the accident lead Alice to call Dan “Buster”. Meanwhile, Alice asks who cut the crusts off his sandwiches (which, it seems, is what she was smiling at when she looked in his backpack). Dan comments that his mother used to cut them...

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