Daily Lessons for Teaching The Balcony

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Objective: Scenes 1, 2, 3, and 4 It is learned that the play is set in a whorehouse, a place that is ultimately all about games of power. This lesson will discuss the set and its purpose in the play.

1) Class Discussion: Describe the setting. What is this place?

Small Group Activity: What is the playwright's purpose in having a brothel be the setting of the play?

Class Discussion: Share the ideas of the playwright's purpose in using a brothel as the setting. Who has power in this play?

Homework: How will the desire for power affect the characters? Who do you predict will end up with the most power? The least? Who wants power? Who does not? How does this desire or lack of desire for power affect the relationships between the characters?


Objective: Several important elements in Scenes 1, 2, 3, and 4 are repeated. The first is that the characters are...

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