Amadeus - Act 2, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Part 3 Summary

The setting moves back to the home of the Baroness, Salieri is back in his chair and back eating his favorite dessert, and Mozart is pacing, saying he'll go to England, where they love music and love him. When Salieri encourages him to go, Mozart changes his mind and says he can't because he has a wife and family. Mozart says that he wrote his father to take care of the family for a while so a trip to England would be possible, but he refused. Then he complains that his father is bitter, jealous, and "dried up."

During a transition, the Venticelli arrive with the news that Leopold Mozart (Mozart's father) is dead. The Venticelli leave, the transition ends, and Mozart is instantly hysterical with grief and confusion, saying that his father always looked out for him and protected him...

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