Short Essay Answer Key
1. Describe the appearance of Nat. What does he wear in Act 1? How does he move?
Nat is about 80 years old. In Act 1, he wears a beret, has a walking cane, a finely trimmed beard, and carries a briefcase. He moves well with his cane and carries a certain grace.
2. Describe the setting in Act 1.
The setting of the play is in Central Park near the lake by a path with two benches. The center bench is where the characters sit. The other bench is old and missing boards. There is a an arched tunnel in the background with a footbridge over it.
3. Who is Dartforth? How is he connected to Midge?
Dartforth is the Chairman of the Tenant's Committee for the apartment building where Midge works. He is in his 40s, and we first see him as he is...
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