Bruce Norris Writing Styles in Clybourne Park: A Play

Bruce Norris
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Point of View

The author's point of view is to compare and contrast two different time periods with 50 years in between. The play is acted out with a lot of dialog between the characters. The house, located on 406 Clybourne Street, is the setting. The neighborhood is predominately Caucasian and the first act takes place in 1959. A Caucasian couple, Bev and Russ, moves out of their house with the help of their African American housekeeper, Francine. Her husband, Albert, comes to pick her up and he gets involved by volunteering to help move Bev and Russ's deceased son Kenneth's footlocker down from the second floor. Concerned and prejudiced neighbors, Karl and Betsy, come and complicate matters, because they are troubled with the new neighbors moving in. Another friend, Karl, a young minister, adds to the complication with his narrow-minded views.

The second act takes place in 2009. The author draws interest...

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