Closer Characters

Patrick Marber
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Alice

Alice is described in character notes by the author as “a girl from the town” which, in the language of the geography of London, England where the play is set, suggests that she comes from a part of the city that is somewhat lower class. The point is not made to suggest that Alice lives in poverty, or even a blue collar (working) community, but there is, even now in England, a definite and centuries-old sense of hierarchy about class, identity, and residency: therefore, and simply because of where she is defined as being from, the suggestion is that Alice is somewhat lower on the social scale than the other characters.

That said, the most important thing to note about the very young Alice, the first character to appear in the play, is that from the beginning, she is portraying herself as something she is not. Conversation in...

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