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 Abstract
* THE BOYS IN THE BAND is the story of nine gay men in New York City in 1969.
* The men gather for a birthday celebration which takes on a somber tone by the end of the evening.
* The play opens in the apartment of a man named Michael...
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