Waiting for Lefty - Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 1 Summary

The play opens with the appearance of a large stage. Apparently, only a few people occupy the space. From among this group on the stage many unseen emotions are stirring; emotions not apparent to the audience at first sight. It is clear that their hardships are substantial. Then, Harry Fatts arrives at center stage. It becomes obvious that this man, with his swinish appearance, has made a personal contribution to the misfortunes that have befallen the other men.

Harry Fatts stands in front of six of the men who are sitting in a semi circle. He begins to address the audience. It becomes obvious that Harry Fatts is devoid of any of the emotions that permeate the actors on stage. He appears to be well fed and openly secure about his circumstances and his position in this union as the leader. The presence of his gunman, who...

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