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
* Play opens in the Giddens House located in the deep South. The year is 1900.
* Housekeeper Addie and butler Cal show the first indication of an important dinner/celebration going on.
* Cal brings a special bottle of port and Addie arranges it and glasses on the table in the...
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