Closer - Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

Patrick Marber
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June (five months later). At an art gallery, Alice looks at a large photo of herself (which may or may not be the photograph taken by Anna at the end of Scene 2: stage directions are not specific on the point). Alice is joined by Dan, conversation revealing that Alice is still a waitress; that the gallery is hosting a show of Anna’s work; and that Alice feels like Dan is leaving her. Dan insists that he still loves her, conversation then revealing that he is going away to the country to be by himself, “to grieve … to think”. Alice ask why he won’t let her love him. He doesn’t answer, and she changes the subject. Dan comments that he’s tempted to go back to work writing obituaries, since the book didn’t make them much money. He then goes to...

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