Between the Acts Setting & Symbolism

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Pointz Hall

Pointz Hall is the country estate owned by Mr. Oliver in and around where the novel takes place.

The Barn

The Barn, next to Pointz Hall, is the place where the pageant would have been held if it were raining. Fortunately, there is no rain and the pageant is held outdoors on a terrace. However, the barn does become the place for refreshments, rest, and conversation upon the intermission of the pageant.

Sohrab the Afghan Hound

Sohrab is Mr. Oliver's lively pet and constant companion. Mr. Oliver must sometimes chase Sohrab around the grounds to catch him.

The Lily Pond

The Lily Pond, near Pointz Hall, is where the actors change in and out of costume. In the servants' mythology, it is rumored to be the place where a previous Lady of Pointz Hall drowned herself out of love.

The Gramophone

The Gramophone and its many...

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