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.
* The 13th Earl's manservant, Tucker, helps the Earl undress. He hangs a silk rope noose from the bedroom ceiling and sets up some portable steps.
* When Tucker leaves the room, the Earl dresses up in a ballerina's skirt and climbs the steps.
Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2 Abstract
* The Earl talks about the tedium of duty...
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