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

Tracy Letts
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Summary

A few days after the end of Act Two, Barbara, Karen, and Ivy sit in the study and drink whiskey while the other members of the family stay in other parts of the house. Violet is off by herself.

Conversation between the three sisters reveals that Violet’s doctor thinks she needs to go to an institution; that her doctor didn’t realize she was taking so many pills; that Violet was getting pills from several doctors; and that nothing has really changed for Violet since she went into rehab the first time, and smuggled pills in with her in her vagina (which Barbara suggests might be called by several different names, which sets her and her sisters laughing). Further conversation reveals that Barbara was trying to keep the situation between her and Bill a secret from her sisters; that the sisters...

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