The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Setting

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The Speakeasy

The speakeasy is used as Arturo Ui’s headquarters throughout the play, and is a location representative of Ui’s own corruption. Although he continuously climbs the social ranks, Ui maintains the speakeasy as his stronghold, never letting the audience forget precisely what type of character Arturo Ui is: a gangster.

City Hall

City Hall houses two of plays most important scenes, O’Casey’s inquiry into the sock improvement loan, and the trial concerning the warehouse fire. In both cases, justice is avoided, and the court appears on Brecht’s stage as a mockery of law and order.

Dogsborough's Country House

A gift from the Cauliflower Trust to Dogsborough, after he helped them obtain a loan from the city, the country house is where Dogborough spends his final days. The country house is meant to contrast with Dogsborough’s socioeconomic position, and make him seem out...

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