The King and I - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Tuptim sneaks across the palace grounds and is startled at the appearance of Lady Thiang, who tells the young woman that the king and his guests are going to the theater pavilion to watch her play. Lady Thiang does not believe Tuptim's excuse that she has come outside to study her lines and tells the girl that she knows of her secret love with Lun Tha. Lady Thiang tells Tuptim that Lun Tha will be sent away from Siam tonight and leaves to make her way to the theater.

Lun Tha enters secretively and tells Tuptim that he will be sailing on the ship to Burma tonight and that he wants Tuptim to accompany him. Tuptim is to meet Lun Tha at this same place at the conclusion of her play. Lun Tha sings, "I Have Dreamed," which tells of all...

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