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
* The play opens with the final scene of John Gay's 1728 satirical play, The Beggar's Opera, being performed by the members of the Pendon Amateur Light Opera Society.
* The Beggar's Opera tells the story of MacHeath, a petty thief who is engaged to one woman and married to another. He is betrayed for money...
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