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, p. 1-20 Abstract
* The play opens with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern playing a gambling game with coins.
* The coins always come up heads and Rosencrantz wins.
* Guildenstern tries to analyze what is going on, but Rosencrantz is simply enjoying himself.
* Guildenstern begins to show a great deal of apprehension.
Act 1, p. 20-34 Abstract
* The two men...
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