1. Where does this play place several historical characters, principally King Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine?
Into the fictionalized context of a family gathering at Christmas.
2. The characters manipulate each other like what?
Pieces on a chessboard.
3. Where does the first scene take place?
4. What does Alais try on?
A small crown.
5. What does Henry tell her when he sees her put this on?
She is making a futile gesture.
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