Six Plays - The Little Foxes, Act 1 Summary & Analysis

Florence Henrietta Darwin
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The Little Foxes, Act 1 Summary

As Addie and Cal tidy the sitting room, Birdie hurries in and asks Cal to run an errand for her. Before Cal can do as she asks, Oscar comes in and tells him to ignore her. As Birdie protests, the other members of the dinner party come in - Regina, Ben, Marshall, Alexandra, and Leo. As they all have a glass of port, there is polite conversation between the Northerner Marshall and the Southern Hubbards, which reveals a business deal between them all. Eventually Marshall says his goodnights. Leo and Alexandra are told to drive him to his hotel, while Ben and Oscar see them all out.

Alone with Birdie, Regina exults in the success of her and her brothers' plan for wooing Marshall, with conversation revealing her plans to move to Chicago (Marshall's home city), a plan that surprises Birdie...

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