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, Part 1 Abstract
* The actors dance an Irish jig in which Mulleady dances with Miss Gilchrist while two drag queens, Princess Grace and Rio Rita, dance together.
* Two prostitutes speak angrily to them, they reply angrily, and a blast of bagpipes serves as a transition into the first scene.
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