Kind of Activity:
to think critically about the role of gender in the play
Common Core Standards:
Tell students to imagine the play in an alternate universe where all the genders are flipped: Catherine is seventeen-year-old nephew “Connor”; Eddie is middle-aged disgruntled “Edith”; and Beatrice is kindly uncle “Bert.” Have the students choose a short section of dialogue to re-write using these new, gender-flipped characters, and encourage them to choose a passage that would most highlight this change. Give them 10 to 15 minutes to re-write the passage of their choosing. As they write, ask them to...
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