The Real Thing - Act 2, Scenes 8 and 9 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 8 and 9 Summary

Scene 8 - Billy and Annie rehearse a love scene from their play. Their simulated intensity quickly becomes real, and they kiss passionately.

Scene 9 - This scene has a deliberately similar feel to Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 1 Scene 3, the two previous "infidelity confrontation" scenes. Henry sits alone, waiting. Annie comes in. He asks increasingly-pointed questions about why she's late, explaining that he called her hotel and learned she'd checked out a day early. Annie discovers that their bedroom's been searched and for a moment believes they've been burgled, but soon realizes it was Henry doing the searching. Henry asks whether the train was late; Annie tells him to stop humiliating himself and explains that she traveled with a member of the company. They had breakfast at the train station and lost track of the time. To keep Annie...

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