Daily Lessons for Teaching American Buffalo

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Objective: Act I Don's Resale Shop is the central setting of the play; it is here that the main characters interact and the action of the play takes place. This lesson will explore setting.

1) Class Discussion: The opening scene begins in Don's Resale Shop, a fancy name for a junk shop. It is the setting for the entire play. Discuss with the class the junk shop setting. What information is given about the shop? What role does it play in the drama that unfolds? How does the setting in Act I provide specific information about the characters?

2) Individual Activity: If you were to see this play performed, what do you think the shop would look like? Provide a brief description and share with the class.

3) Writing Activity: In a few paragraphs, discuss how setting influences the action of the play. Consider the poker game, the collectibles, and...

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