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1945 (Russia), 1946 (United Kingdom)
An outside narrator describes stage directions. The play is presented from the limited third person, so the audience does not have access to the characters' inner thoughts, only their outer words and actions.
An Inspector Calls refers to the inciting incident of the play, when a mysterious inspector arrives in the middle of a family's celebration to accuse them of deliberately destroying a woman's life. It also connects with the prevailing theme of judgment's inevitability; that one day everyone will be held to account for their actions.
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