Day 3

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Fractured Shakespeare #3

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will be able to understand the process behind Stoppard's free adaptation

    Common Core Standards:



    Separate into the same small groups as part #2 of this exercise.

    The groups will now be taking the stories they wrote in the previous day's exercise and converting them into a one-scene play. Students should take their basic plot and characters and transpose them into a dramatic form. Remind them:

    1. Everything must be communicated in dialogue or stage directions, as in Stoppard's play

    2. Their central character should reference...

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