Realism, Naturalism, and Expressionism
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to understand the aesthetic context of The Glass Menagerie
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4
Hand out brief articles on realism, naturalism, and expressionism drawn from a general reference guide like The Cambridge Guide to Theatre or The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance. Divide the class into three groups and assign each one of the articles. Have each group come up with a list of central features for their assigned artistic movement to write on the board and...
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