August: Osage County - Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

Tracy Letts
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Lights from a police car flash across the front of the house as Sheriff Gilbeau waits outside. Johnna wakes Bill and Barbara, and after she tells him the Sheriff is there, they get dressed. First Johnna and then Barbara tries to wake Violet but can’t, eventually giving up to meet with the Sheriff themselves. Jean is also awake, and waits upstairs as Barbara, Bill, and Johnna open the door to Gilbeau.

When Gilbeau says that Beverly is dead, Barbara collapses into tears, and is comforted by Johnna as Gilbeau explains that a body that he believes to be Beverly’s was found near his boat. Barbara suddenly pulls herself together and asks what needs to be done. When Gilbeau tells her that a blood relative needs to come and identify the body, she’s reluctant, but agrees when Bill says he’ll...

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