Day 5

The Tempest Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Tempest in Production

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will compare performances of The Tempest

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7

    Structure:

    Explain to the class that Shakespeare's plays were written to be performed, and that a performance is the collaborative creative effort of many individuals. Two dramatic interpretations of the same script will be similar in many ways, but there will be differences.

    Show the students two different film interpretations of the "magic circle" scene near the conclusion of The Tempest. Several filmed version of stage performances are available. If a live production of The Tempest is being...

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