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
* The play is set around a bench in Central Park in New York at the edge of the lake by an arch with an overhead walk-bridge. The time is 3:00p.m.
* Nat, an aging white man, converses with Midge, an aging black man, who is reading a newspaper.
* The two men have been friends...
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