Closer Setting

Patrick Marber
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England

England is the play's primary, big-picture setting. The language of the play, its references and slang, and in some ways its sub-textual (i.e. implied) class consciousness are all uniquely, identifiably British.

London

Great Britain's capital city, is the secondary setting of the play. The city's complex layers of economic prosperity, frequent superficiality, sense of self-importance, and history of sexual exploration all play sub-textual (i.e. implied) roles in shaping the characters and their actions,

The Late 1990's.

Originally written and first produced in 1997, the play seems intended to take place at approximately that time. It was a period in England when internet hook-ups (i.e. sexually motivated meetings between people established online) were beginning to become more and more the means of choice for younger urban people (such as these characters are) to connect.

The Internet Chatroom

An online chat-room, designed and intended to facilitate hook-ups as...

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