The Philadelphia Story - Study Guide Act 1 Part 1 Summary & Analysis

Philip Barry
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In the Lord family sitting room, Tracy sits writing thank-you notes for wedding presents as her younger sister Dinah reads proofs from a magazine article that she found in their her brother Sandy's room. As their mother Margaret brings in more presents, Dinah complains that the article "stinks," and Margaret tells her to speak more politely. As Margaret and Tracy try to identify what one of the gifts actually is, Dinah refers to a gift from a relative none of them likes, and wonders what he sent "the other time." Tracy comments that no one important sent anything the other time, adding that eloping to Maryland like she and her first husband did can't really be considered a wedding. Dinah announces that Dexter, Tracy's first husband, is back in town. Margaret asks how she knows, and Dinah tells her she saw...

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