Shadowlands Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

William Nicholson
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Act 1, Scene 1

• The play opens in Oxford, England in the 1950s.

• C.S. Lewis enters with a newspaper.

• Lewis addresses the audience, discussing the topics of love, pain, and suffering.

• He suggests that suffering breaks through the selfishness of our natures.

• He argues that this life is a mere shadow of the next.

Act 1, Scene 2

• Lewis joins his brother and some friends at an Oxford college dining hall.

• Warnie, Lewis' brother, has had too much to drink.

• The men talk about their differing opinions on women.

• Lewis and his brother head back to their home, continuing to discuss women.

Act 1, Scene 3

• Lewis is writing letters as Warnie enters with breakfast.

• The man converse and Lewis tells Warnie about a letter he has received.

• An American, Joy Gresham, wishes to meet the two men while she is in England.

• The men joke about the American, but decide to meet...

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