Music in Dramatic Performance
Kind of Activity:
Students will gain a better understanding of the role that musical performance plays in a dramatic performance.
Common Core Standards:
Act III, scene ii contains a song (lines 63-72). When reading the written text, a song is merely written lyrics on a page. They may not jump out at the reader as something inherently different from the rest of the scene (particularly since the scene is largely written in verse.)
Remind the class that The Merchant of Venice is a play, and it is meant to be performed....
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