The Marriage of Figaro - Act 1 Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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In the bedroom Figaro and Suzanne are to share as husband and wife, Figaro measures the floor to determine the best place for the bed while Suzanne, the Countess's maid and Figaro's bride to be, tries on the wreath of flowers she's to wear at their wedding later that day. When Suzanne realizes this is to be their bedroom, she says she wants another room. Figaro explains that because it's close to the rooms of their masters, the Count and Countess, it's perfect. Suzanne explains that the Count wants to re-enact an old law that allowed a master to sleep with the wives of his servants, and that's why she doesn't want the room. Figaro reminds her that the Count rescinded that law when he got married, but according to Suzanne, Bazile says he wants to bring it back. Figaro says he now understands why...

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