As Bees in Honey Drown - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Douglas Carter Beane
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The story of As Bees in Honey Drown is summed up in one of the first lines from the play's central character: a young man gets caught up in a lifestyle that blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Faced with the prospect of fame and fortune, he falls under the spell of a scheming promoter, discovers he's been defrauded to the tune of several thousand dollars and concocts a scheme of his own to get revenge. This play is a comic satire on the lure of success, containing several pointed references to both gay sensibility and contemporary popular culture.

The first act is subtitled "Life." In a photographer's studio, Wyler, a young man in his twenties, is posing for publicity photos. Conversation between the Photographer and his bored assistant Amber (who speaks about herself in the third person) reveals that Wyler has...

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