Act Two Scene Twenty-six

Synopsis of Scene 26

Dysart reads a letter from Alan, which says that he was telling the truth before, and that he knows why he is in the hospital. Dysart is relieved, and calls the nurse, who tells him that Alan is watching television, which he does to try to avoid nightmares. Dysart asks the nurse to ask Alan to come to see him, which she does.

Commentary on Scene 26

Post Scriptum: This is a Latin phrase, meaning ‘after the writing’. It is usually abbreviated to P.S.

Investigating scene 26...

  • Dysart is happy with Alan’s letter. Why do you think this is?
  • What do you think Alan’s nightmares might be about?
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