Closer - Scenes 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Patrick Marber
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Scene 3 - January (the following year).This scene consists of an internet conversation in a chat room: the characters are silent, but their words appear on screens behind them. Dan is in his office: on his desk is a Newton’s Cradle. Larry is in his own office.

Dan is in the chatroom waiting as Larry logs on. They greet each other in internet / chatroom shorthand, Dan pretending to be Anna. Their “conversation” indicates that Dan is a veteran of the chatroom but that this is Larry’s first time. Their banter turns sexually explicit very quickly, with Dan (as Anna) becoming very aggressive. At one point, Larry’s chat is interrupted when he takes a call from the hospital where he works and performs a very quick diagnosis: at another point, his phone rings again, but he doesn’t take the call...

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