The Real Thing - Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

Stage directions indicate that the configuration of the set, in terms of doors and furniture, is similar to that of Act 1 Scene 2. The main difference between the two scenes is that this room is generally quite untidy, filled with boxes and stacks of paper. Henry sits at a desk working as Annie comes in, sees he's working, and promises to be quiet. She sits and reads a newspaper. There is the sense, never explicitly defined in the text that they're now living together. This sense is reinforced by the way she watches over his shoulder as he works, the way he grabs her with playful sexuality and the way Annie talks about being so happy that she doesn't feel guilty about the pain she's caused Max by leaving him. She and Henry banter about having gone to bed separately and without making love for the...

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