Teacher Guide

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the key to teaching a play, whether it is in a literature course or a drama or theater course, is to bring the play alive in your classroom. Reading a play is a different experience from reading a novel; likewise, a play should be taught differently. This lesson plan includes activities and questions that can be used to encourage students to perform and see the play as a performative text, a text meant for actors, design, and stage interaction rather than reading alone.

No opportunity should be wasted for performance on the part of the class. Making sure that the class participates in and views actual performances of Stoppard's work, rather than just...

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