Dancing at Lughnasa Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* The play begins and ends with a formal tableau, in which adult Michael explains his memories of the summer of 1936.

* The family gets their first wireless set that summer.

* They name the radio Marconi because the name is on the set.

* Three weeks later, Uncle Jack returns from 25 years in an African leper colony.

* The boy Michael observes his father, Gerry Evans, for the first time.

* In the first scene, Chris scrutinizes herself in a mirror and decides she needs makeup and hair color.

* Agnes warns her that Kate will think she's making a pagan of herself.

* Chris irons Uncle Jack's surplice and thinks it would make a nice dress.

* Rose dances around the room - the first of many dances in the play.

* We learn that Uncle Jack was in Uganda.

* Maggie sings a political tune advising the Irish to vote for De Valera or end...

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