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, Friday Night Abstract
* The play opens in a comfortable living room in the suburban home of Agnes and Tobias, a married couple of middle age.
* Agnes ponders what it would be like to go mad and thinks that it must be very liberating.
* Agnes also talks about her alcoholic sister, Claire, who also lives in...
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