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.
A Portrait Abstract
* In the Portrait section of the play, there is mention that in the late 18th Century, there was a customary dedication-themed presentation offered prior to the opening of a play. Playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan advises the audience to avoid participation in scandal by either creating it, or by listening to it.
This section contains 2,621 words
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