Arthur L. Kopit Writing Styles in Y2K

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Narrator

Y2K is a contemporary drama narrated by Astrakhan, a teenager with the ability to hack into computers but apparently with little else in the way of accomplishments. He invents a number of events and details, so he is not a reliable narrator. Since he is also the villain of the piece, his purpose seems to be to create the story as well as to tell it.

The play proceeds in a disjointed style, with past and present blending together. Astrakhan's version of reality becomes dominant, so that it is difficult to determine if he invented most of the events, especially those that are explicitly sexual. At the end of the drama, Astrakhan's version of what happened has become a digital reality that the Elliots must cope with.

Setting

Set at the end of 1999, Y2K takes place just before the new millennium. There is considerable concern that...

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