The Philadelphia Story - Act 1 Part 2 Summary & Analysis

Philip Barry
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Act 1 Part 2 Summary

Tracy comes back in and asks Dinah to help her with the seating arrangement for the wedding dinner. As they work, Sandy comes in, followed soon afterwards by Margaret. They all make small talk about Sandy's wife and child and his wedding present. Sandy asks where George is, and after Tracy tells him George is staying in the guest cottage, Sandy refers to a magazine article about how George worked his way up from being a miner to running the mine. Margaret asks Sandy about the magazine article about Seth, saying that she doesn't want Seth to hear about it and become upset. Sandy tells her that he's already sent Seth a copy, and Tracy says she's glad he'll be upset.

Just as Margaret's asking why Sandy sent Seth the article, a servant comes in, saying that Sandy's guests are upstairs and will be down...

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