A Thousand Clowns - Act 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

Herb Gardner
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Act 1, Part 3 Summary

Albert takes Sandra aside for a private conversation, calls her dear, and in a manner that seems warmer than the way he spoke to her before, talks about how they've lost control of the situation, how she's too inexperienced to be on a job like this, and how she gets too involved in her work. Sandra responds by saying that being as clinical as he is isn't the right way to handle Murray, who then interrupts and makes pointed comments about how she and Albert relate. Albert interrupts with a pointed comment of his own about how Nick may not be allowed to stay and suggests Murray try to help them create a favorable report, which would, in turn, allow Nick to stay. He says such a report is necessary because Nick has never been formally adopted. Murray explains that Nick is his nephew and...

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