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 Abstract
* The first scene of Act 1 opens with a beam of light coming from a trap door in the stage, shining on an unusual plant.
* Everything else onstage is dark, with only the sound of wind.
* A buzzer sounds in a definite pattern.
* Anthony, a gardener, enters from the trap door and answers a telephone...
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