If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will practice engaged and discerning reading skills, learning how to infer characters’ inner thoughts, emotions, and motivations from what is explicitly stated in the text.
Students will explore the unique ways that a play can come to life on stage, such as through set design and specific directorial and acting choices.
Students will think and write about the place that social issues like immigration, feminism, and gay rights have in the play, as well as how these issues have changed since the 1950s.
Students will practice writing...