Play 2 (Visit to a Small Planet) Summary & Short Questions 11th English

Q: What do you know about the author of the play?

Gore Vidal is the author of the play ‘A Visit To A Small Planet’. He was born 4 1925 in New York. He is renowned both as a playwright and a novelist.

Q: Briefly describe the theme of the play.

The play is a satire on modern civilisation. The writer believes that the people of 20th century are just in the beginning stages of civilisation.

Q: In which setting does the play develop?

The entire action in the play takes place in the house of Spelding in an American town, Maryland. At night a flying saucer lands in the rose garden of Spelding’s house.

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