Travesties - Study Guide Act 1, Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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In fairly straightforward language, Joyce introduces himself. Gwen and Tzara greet each other, Gwen introduces Henry to Joyce, and then introduces Joyce to Tzara, saying they're in a similar line of work, writing poetry. Tzara compliments Joyce on his work, using words incorrectly and excusing himself by saying that he's a foreigner. In an exchange of dialogue that clearly echoes Earnest, Tzara and Gwen talk flirtatiously about the beauty of Joyce's poetry.

As Tzara goes off into a corner and begins to write, Carr makes a joke about Joyce's name and asks why he's there. Joyce says he's the business manager for The English Players, a company that wants to mount a season of British plays. Gwen explains that Joyce thought Carr's official diplomatic support might help the project succeed, and Joyce adds that the British community in Switzerland doesn't seem to think that highly...

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