Brainstorming This Problem
Kind of Activity:
Students will analyze the primary problem encountered during the first act of The Cherry Orchard and think of possible solutions to it.
Common Core Standards:
The primary problem presented in Act I is as follows: Madame Ranevskaya is unable to pay the debts on her family's ancestral estate. If she does not find a way to pay her debts soon, the estate will be foreclosed upon and sold at auction--leaving Madame Ranevskaya and her family with nothing. What are some ways in which this problem can be solved?
As a group, create a list...
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