Four Plays - Jack, or The Submission Summary & Analysis

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Jack, or The Submission Summary

This play is subtitled "a naturalistic comedy", although stage directions suggest that all the characters (other than Jack) could wear masks (see "Objects/Places").

Jack sits, sullen and silent, in a battered armchair as one by one the members of his family (his sister Jacqueline, his mother Mother Jack, his father Father Jack, and his grandmother Grandmother Jack) berate him for his selfish behavior. After a while, when Jack doesn't respond, they start berating each other. Eventually Father Jack has a tantrum and goes into the next room. After a few more efforts to reach Jack, Mother Jack and Jacqueline go out. Grandmother Jack and Grandfather Jack (who mumbles a little but is mostly silent) linger in the doorway and watch as Jack finally speaks - "Let's pretend that I've said nothing," he says, "and anyway, what...

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