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Our Town is play written a while ago, but it relates to any time. Showing that routine is
a part of everybody’s life. No matter what day and age you live in your going to
have a routine. This play shows an example of two families and their daily routines. The
whole play relates to routine even the different acts.

Our Town takes place in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire around the turn of the
century. (1900’s). This play uses a lot of flashbacks. There’s one with George
and Emily when they first fall in love at Mr. Morgan’s shop. It also uses
foreshadowing. When they told of how everyone died. Another flashback is when Joe comes
back after about ten years and they talk about the dead and everyone’s lives.

George was one of my favorite characters. He’s really the only one I could relate
to. He seems to be the only one that isn’t caught up in the routine thing as much as
the other characters. He plays baseball and loves Emily. He is the protagonist. Emily was
a round static character too. Simon the town drunk was an antagonist, flat, and dynamic.

There were 3 acts. These three acts are all different days that are years apart. A cycle,
born, get married, and die. In Our Town Act one was the beginning of a day and the
childhood of George and Emily. Act two was in the middle of the day years later where
George and Emily get married. Finally Act three is the end of the day when Emily is
dead and goes back for her twelfth birthday. The stage directions were simple and plain so
you could use your imagination kind of like a book. The stage manager also was a character
in this play.

The dialect throughout this play was universal. It could be used in many different areas
and/or time periods. I thought that the dialect used throughout this book was very similar
to how people around Garden City talk. “Blessed be the tie that binds” is
played a lot in Our Town. This song ties in with the theme perfectly. Showing how
everything is connected and how we miss all the small things in the world.

The staging is kept very simple. This allows you to think up what they are describing.
Which lets you use your imagination to make it look as you wish. There isn’t much to
the stage as I said they keep it simple, for example: for the wedding all they have are
chairs set up in rows. The lighting is low making it easier for you to make your own stage
with your imagination.

This play could actually have two themes. Living life to the fullest, and appreciate the
small things in life. I believe the author wrote this play to show that no matter what the
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