The Birthday Party - Study Guide Act 3, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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This scene opens in a similar way to Act 1, Part 1. Petey comes in with his newspaper, and Meg fusses. This time, however, Meg has run out of food for breakfast, saying the two gentlemen (presumably Goldberg and McCann) ate the last of everything. She says she's on her way out to get Petey something "nice" and then notices that the drum's broken. As Petey reassures her that she can get another one, Meg says that she doesn't remember how it got broken and that she's glad Stanley had at least one gift on his birthday. She then asks whether Stanley has been down yet, saying she went up earlier with his tea but was met by McCann, who said he and Stanley had been talking. She goes on to say that McCann and Goldberg did come down for their breakfast, but Stanley hasn't...

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