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, The Dumbshow Abstract
* The Dumbshow consists of three simultaneous vignettes displayed without speech.
* In the first vignette Othello murders Desdemona in her bedchamber by smothering her with a pillow.
* In the second vignette Romeo lies dead in a crypt as Juliet awakens, mourns, and kills herself with a rapier.
* In the third vignette Constance Ledbelly...
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