Amadeus - Act 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 3 Summary

This scene introduces us to Mozart and his wife-to-be, Constanze. At the home of the Baroness, Salieri tells us that the she always kept sweets for him, and as he sat concealed in a chair eating his favorite, Mozart and Constanze rush in and play out the scene as introduced by Salieri. The couple plays a game of tag, making cat-and-mouse noises and telling crude jokes. When Mozart mentions marriage, Constanze says that Mozart's father will never agree to it. Mozart suddenly becomes angry and defiant. When Constanze imitates his father's voice and judgments, Mozart asks her to marry him and makes a crude comment about defying his father. At that moment one of the Baroness' servants comes in and tells Mozart the Baroness is ready for music. Embarrassed at being discovered on the floor, Mozart and Constanze go in to...

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