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.
Prologue Part 1 Abstract
* The play begins with an attorney bribing a sergeant of the law.
* The sergeant says the play will take place in the court of public opinion.
* The worst crime the author can be blamed for is trying to make the audience laugh.
Prologue Part 2 Abstract
* Sheridan immediately sets up a humorous tone for...
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