Day 3

The House of Bernarda Alba Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Acting the Part

    Kind of Activity:

    Performance

    Objective:

    For students to acquaint themselves with the physical act of performance and understand how to physically convey subtext

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.3

    Structure:

    This is an opportunity for students to experiment with acting and examine the rhythm and nuance a live performance brings to a text. As students will realize by now, Lorca's play is sparse, especially when it comes to stage directions and emotional indicators (it should be noted that any stage directions he provides are key to understanding the characters and their actions). That said, there is a considerable amount of subtext that can be...

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