The Real Thing - Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Annie sits on a moving train, reading. A young man with a Scottish accent approaches her and speaks the first few lines of dialogue from the scene read by Henry in Act 2 Scene 5. This startles Annie, leading the young man, Billy, to stop quoting the lines, drop the accent, and explain that he just happens to be on the same train. Conversation reveals that Billy and Annie are on their way to Scotland (the trip Annie said earlier she wasn't going to take) to appear in the same play. Conversation also reveals that Billy thinks Brodie can't write, that Annie actually agrees, and that Annie thinks Billy might be a good actor to play the character in the play based on Brodie. Finally, conversation reveals that ever since they met, Billy's been attracted to Annie, that he actually took the train in order to sit...

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