David Hare Writing Styles in Plenty

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Setting

Plenty takes place in the European countries of England, France, and Belgium. The twelve scenes occur in seven different cities or towns during eight different years ranging from November of 1943 up through June of 1962. The setting of this play is significant because it is far from unified. Not only does the action skip from location to location, but it also travels back and forth through close to nineteen years as well Instead of highlighting the ways in which many things change over time, the skipping through the years exposes what remains constant in the lives of the characters, namely Susan's dissatisfaction.

The setting for Scene 1 and Scene 10 is particularly significant because it takes place on Easter. Dunng these scenes, Susan prepares to and eventually does leave Brock. Because Easter symbolically recalls Jesus Christ's resurrection, Susan's leaving can perhaps be read as a rebirth of sorts. Hare concludes the...

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