Six Plays - Watch on the Rhine, Act 2 Summary & Analysis

Florence Henrietta Darwin
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Watch on the Rhine, Act 2 Summary

On an evening about ten days later, Fanny and Teck play cards, Sara does needlework, and the children play. During conversation, Teck reveals that he is planning to leave, and pointedly wonders whether Kurt also feels it's time to move on.

As Fanny chatters about plans for Babette's impending birthday party, David and Kurt come in. Fanny comments that she heard about Teck playing poker at an embassy in Washington, and mentions the names of the other players. David comments that one of them is a munitions dealer and the other a Nazi. This leads Kurt to sing a German war song, hinting that he and men he was marching with gave it new lyrics when they were resisting the Fascist army.

As Anise takes the children to bed, Marthe comes back in loaded with boxes. Fanny, she says...

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