The Critic - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

Puff, Sneer and Dangle reappear and take their seats. The curtain rises on a courtroom scene, and Dangle asks whether this is the setting for the under-plot. Puff says it is, adding that the actors have shockingly altered the play. As Dangle comments that it's a pity, Puff demands that the action begin.

The scene that follows contains echoes and references to several such scenes in plays of the period. A young man, at first believed to be an orphan and of low, even criminal, birth and background, is discovered to actually be the child of a well-born family. He's reunited with his parents, and they all embrace and go out. As the scene is played out, Puff comments again on how many of his original words have been cut. Once the scene is finished, Dangle comments that the under-plot is so well formed that...

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