The Birthday Party - Act 2, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Part 3 Summary

Meg, in her special dress, comes downstairs beating the drum. Goldberg compliments her on both the dress and the drum and suggests that later Stanley might play for them. Stanley asks for his glasses. Goldberg holds them out to him but gives them back only after pulling them away a couple of times. Meg and Goldberg open and pour the whisky, Scotch and Irish. As Meg flirtatiously asks Goldberg for compliments on how she looks, McCann tells Stanley to pour him "some of the Irish." Goldberg urges an uncertain Meg to propose Stanley's birthday toast, but before she can start, he comments that the lighting is too harsh. He tells McCann to turn out the lights and shine a flashlight on Stanley, who is, after all, the star of the evening. As Goldberg urges Meg to start, she hesitates, asking whether the light...

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