The Hays Code
Kind of Activity:
Film viewing and discussion
Understanding censorship and how it can change art
The story of Allan's homosexuality and suicide is told only through reminiscence in Blanche's monologue--not directly. Allan never appears on stage. For homework, ask students to write the scene of the flashback that could have occurred in place of Blanche's monologue, directly showing her confrontation with Allan at the dance. The scene should be no longer than a couple of minutes.
In class, have a student read Blanche's monologue about Allan. Lead a brief discussion about the mechanics of that monologue, focusing on text...
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