Teacher Guide

Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Reading a play is an experience in some ways unlike reading a novel. Accordingly, a play should be taught differently as well. This lesson plan includes activities and questions that can be used to encourage students to perform and to see the play as a performative text. Yet, every classroom is different. You should make every effort to bring the play alive in your classroom, while neither alienating the students with limited theatrical background nor boring the students who are experienced actors. Cast accordingly. At the same time, remember that a dramatic text includes literary elements that might be appreciated best through careful, close analysis of the text at a pace much slower...

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