The Play's the Thing
Kind of Activity:
To underline the importance of performance when analyzing a dramatic work
Common Core Standards:
Assign roles from Everyman to students in the class. The entire class should perform the piece (in a modern translation) as a staged reading.
Afterward, have a classwide discussion about how performance affects the students' understanding of the play.
Ideas for Differentiated Instruction:
Depending on the size of your class, you can dole out the roles in several ways. You could split the play into sections and have each small group take...
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