Kind of Activity:
Students will gain a deeper understanding of the play through study of the dialect in which it is written
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3
Print out the web site about Received Pronunciation, and allow the class to read it as a group.
If possible, acquire Gillian Lane-Plescia's Standard British Accents for Actors. Play several sections for students.
Screen scenes from several British period films, including Sense and Sensibility. Screen the scenes multiple times, and on the second and third viewing, encourage students to imitate...
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