Day 3

Antigone Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Set Design

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response

    Objective:

    To understand the challenges of adapting I[Antigone] to the contemporary stage; to use visual elements to explore themes

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7

    Structure:

    Show students still photographs from Jorgas Havellas's 1961 film adaptation of Antigone. Lead a discussion with the students: is this how they pictured the play looking? Why or why not? What are other visual elements that could have been used?

    Students should then be asked to select two distinct scenes from the play—for example, the dialogue between Antigone and Ismene and the dialogue between Creon and...

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