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, Part 1 Abstract
* The play opens in 1980s Britain with Marlene, the central character, entering a restaurant, ordering a bottle of wine, and greeting a number of guests who represent female historical and fictional figures.
Act 1, Part 2 Abstract
* As the guests arrive, we learn that Marlene is celebrating a promotion, Isabella is a traveler, Lady Nijo...
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