Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Act 1, Scene 1 Abstract
* Wyler is in a photographer's studio getting his picture taken. He is uncomfortable, and Wyler says it is his job as a writer to be uncomfortable.
* The photographer's assistant, Amber, repeatedly says she wants to be dancing and talks about herself in the third person.
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