Teacher Guide

Henry IV (Pirandello) Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Understand the literary and artistic context of Henry IV and its impact on subsequent thespians.

  2. 2

    Analyze the meaning of Henry IV as a dramatic text and evaluate how it communicates its main themes.

  3. 3

    Consider Henry IV as a performed work, and be able to formulate positions on the best artistic approaches to staging the work as well as evaluate the approaches of others' productions.

  4. 4

    Produce analytical and creative writing the analyzes and expands upon the theme and style of the work.

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