Lesson 1 (from Act I, Scene 1)
Act I, Scene 1
"An Enemy of the People" is a 1950 adaptation by Arthur Miller of the 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Arthur Miller (1915 - 2005) was an American playwright and essayist, writing dramas that include "All My Sons", "Death of a Salesman", "The Crucible", and "A View from the Bridge". At the time of his death, Miller was considered to be one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research and discuss the life and career of Arthur Miller.
1) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the playwright Arthur Miller and his adaptation of "An Enemy of the People". When and where was the play first produced?
2) Group Activity: Following the research activity, students are to gather into small groups of 3-4 each to discuss...
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