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, Scene 1 Abstract
* The play begins onboard a ship coming from Singapore to Bangcock, Siam.
* Anna, a school teacher, and Louis, her 9 year old son, are coming from England to teach the King's children.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Louis and Anna get excited when they see the lights of Siam. They are ready for their voyage to...
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