The Critic - Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2 Summary

As Plagiary arrives, Sneer and Dangle both comment on how much they like his play. As Plagiary thanks them, Mrs. Dangle begins to tell him they were both just saying how much they hated it, but Dangle interrupts her, saying she she's wrong. In an aside, Plagiary comments on how much he dislikes Sneer, but then he speaks pleasantly to him. Dangle asks Plagiary whether he's sent his play to any producers, or whether Dangle can help him make that happen. Plagiary thanks him, but he says he's already sent it out. They argue over which theater in London would produce the play better and whether it's wise to send plays to producers who write plays themselves. Plagiary says he's desperately afraid of other people stealing his ideas and ruining his name as a writer. Sneer sneeringly suggests that if someone did that...

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