Seascape - Act 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1 Summary

Seascape opens on a beach where an older couple, Charlie and Nancy, has just completed a picnic lunch. The sound of a jet overhead interrupts their conversation as Nancy tidies their lunch items. Nancy is in awe of the aircraft but Charlie thinks that one will crash into a sand dune one day.

Content after his lunch, Charlie is prepared for a nap but Nancy is in a mood to talk about her love of the water and the desire to be near it forever. In fact, her ideal life would be to travel all over the world going from one beach to another. Charlie is less than enthusiastic about her dream, preferring to not do anything or go anywhere.

Angered by Charlie's blasy attitude, Nancy rants that life is short and they need to plan some adventures. If Charlie is unwilling to go along, Nancy will...

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