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
* I AM MY OWN WIFE is a one-man show detailing the life of celebrated and reviled transvestite, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf.
* As the play opens, Charlotte is a man of sixty-five who wears a black house dress, a scarf and a strand of pearls.
* Charlotte has a large antique phonograph and she launches into a...
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