Unnamed Trial Spectators 2

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These are "the invisible spectators" in the courtroom who "gasp" at Nancy's response upon being given the death sentence at the start of Act I in Requiem for a Nun (41). The play's second scene makes it clear that Temple and Gowan Stevens are among those present, but from the text's only description of the spectators - they are "invisible" - we cannot say that for sure. The spectators' reaction seems to be a collective one, though it's likely that unlike the white men who participate in the trial as lawyers, officers and jury members, this audience includes non-white and non-male people.