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.
Author's Note Abstract
* Wole Soyinka opens the play with an author's note as a way of explaining the text that is to come.
* Soyinka explains a situation that occurred in Nigeria in 1946.
Act 1, Scene 1 Abstract
* Soyinka explains that he has set his play, "Death and the King's...
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