Everything you need to understand or teach Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams.
Act 1, Scene 1
Sweet Bird of Youth opens in a hotel room in St. Cloud, Florida. In bed are Princess Kosmonopolis (the alias of aging actress Alexandra del Lago) and Chance Wayne, who has come back to his hometown. While the actress sleeps, Chance drinks coffee. George Scudder appears at the door, wanting to know why Chance has returned. When Chance informs him he wants to see his mother and his girlfriend, Heavenly Finley, Scudder tells Chance that his mother recently died and was buried, and that something has happened to Heavenly. Scudder had tried and failed to contact Chance about these matters. Scudder also warns Chance that he had better leave town before Heavenly's father and brother come after him. Before leaving, Scudder reveals that he will be marrying Heavenly soon.
Chance awakens the Princess. The Princess struggles to remember who he is and where they are. It becomes apparent that... View more of the Sweet Bird of Youth Summary
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