The Real Thing - Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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This act is set two years later, as indicated by slight changes in Henry's and Annie's appearances and by the fact that the action takes place in an entirely new setting - their home. Henry sits reading a manuscript and listening to classical music as Annie comes in. They banter about the composer of the music and about how Henry still prefers pop. Annie quickly becomes annoyed while Henry obliviously chatters on about the similarities between Beethoven, the Big Bopper and Buddy Holly. Annie finally and pointedly reminds him that he's supposed to be reading the manuscript, and Henry turns his attention back to the papers in his hand. They banter about whether Annie's interest in the script is professional or personal, whether she's the right age to play the female lead role, and whether Henry will be coming with her to Scotland while she's...

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