Four Plays Setting & Symbolism

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The Bald Soprano - The Smith's Living Room

The "English" living room of the Smiths' "English" home, with its "English" furniture and atmosphere, is the setting for the action of The Bald Soprano. For further consideration of this, and of the settings for all four plays, see "Style - Setting."

The Doorbell

The doorbell, which most of the time (according to Mrs. Smith) rings without anyone actually pushing it, can be seen as a symbol and/or manifestation o key components of the absurdist perspective. Any call to action, to pay attention, or to encounter another individual (all of which are evoked by the sound of a doorbell) is pointless - there is no meaning to any action, there is nothing worth paying attention to, and individual encounters are ultimately meaningless. There is, in existence, only the individual experience of chaos.

The Clock

The random chiming of the...

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