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, Scene 1 Abstract
* The play opens in the garden of a Cardinal of the Catholic Church; there are two chairs, one obviously larger for His Eminence.
* Off to the side is a birdcage with some foliage and two bright red cardinals.
* A man, who we come to soon know as a lawyer, is cooing and talking...
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