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, Part 1 Abstract
* The story takes place in the living of the Charles family in Pittsburgh. There is very little furniture in the room, and it all focuses around an upright piano with legs that are carved to look like an African sculpture.
* August Wilson leaves a director's...
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