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 Abstract
* This three-act play is about the lives of a motley group of characters whose lives are about to be altered by the upcoming destruction of a dilapidated hotel in which they reside.
* The Hotel Baltimore was built during the heyday of the railroads in the late nineteenth century, and its interior reflects the Art...
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