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The Real Thing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scenes 10 and 11 Summary

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Act 2, Scenes 10 and 11 Summary

These scenes portray the confusion the once-confident and expressive Annie feels as the result of Henry's startling, passionate confession in Act 2 Scene 9.

Scene 10 - In an image and structure similar to that of Act 2 Scene 6, Annie sits reading on a moving train. Billy approaches, speaking with a Scottish accent. They speak dialogue similar to the dialogue read by Henry in Act 2 Scene 5, but which also seems re-written. This idea is reinforced by the fact that Billy makes a mistake and is corrected by Annie, who comments that the line he said is from an earlier script. The scene stops, and a shift in lighting reveals that Annie and Billy are in fact on a film set. Annie moves away, and it seems there is once again emotional and sexual distance between then.

Scene 11 - In the apartment he shares with Annie, Henry listens...

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