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 starts with a jail cell set, and the rest of the stage is bare and will be changed throughout the play with minor props and lighting that will be used to suggest shifts in time and location; the play is set in Concord, Massachusetts.
* A moonlight lighting cue falls on the sleeping...
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