The Great White Hope - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

Howard Sackler
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This scene takes place on the stage of Ragosy's cabaret. After a juggler finishes his act, Ragosy enters and, speaking in Hungarian, introduces a scene from the book Uncle Tom's Cabin, played out by Ellie as Little Eva and Jack as Uncle Tom. As Jack/Tom sings a spiritual about the Spirits Bright, the audience begins to moan and boo. The song stops, Jack looks at the audience uncertainly, and then Ellie/Eva sees a friend coming, and Tick appears as Topsy. Tick/Topsy and Eva/Ellie perform another short scene from Uncle Tom, Tick/Topsy sings and dances, Jack/Tom joins him, and for a while the audience seems to be enjoying themselves, but then the booing starts again, louder this time. Ragosy appears and tries to calm the audience, eventually pulling Tick from the stage and leaving Jack and Ellie to go on...

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