Et In Arcadia Ego
Kind of Activity:
Students will understand the references implied by the title and consider their relevance to the play
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4
Project images of the three paintings titled Et In Arcadia Ego, two by Poussin and one by Guercino.
Distribute a copy of the poem of the same title by W.H. Auden, and read aloud as a class.
Distribute an informational sheet about Arcadia in Ancient Greece.
As a class, reread the segment of Act One, Scene One in which Thomasina, Lady Croom, and Septimus discuss the phrase.
As a group the...
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