The Great God Brown - Prologue Summary & Analysis

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Prologue Summary

The Great God Brown is a four-act play which follows the lives of the three main characters and their relationship with each other. The protagonist is Dion Anthony, a tortured, sensitive artist, who is married to Margaret, who assumes a motherly role toward her husband. The character for whom the play is named is Billy Brown; he is a lifelong friend of Dion's and Margaret's who becomes a successful architect.

As the prologue begins, it is a night in mid-June at a pier where nearby a high school commencement dance is in full swing. Mr. and Mrs. Brown stroll with their son, Billy and the family talks of Billy's future plans to become an architect and become associated with Mr. Brown's building firm. Mr. Brown is indignant because his own partner, Mr. Anthony, will not agree with him to expand the construction company they own.

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