This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: In Act 1, Part 1, the structure, story and characters of Barber of Seville (first performed in 1775) were inspired at least partly by the commedia dell'arte, a type of theatre that first appeared in Italy late in the 1600s. This type of drama spread throughout Europe and dominated theatre throughout the continent for several years. This lesson will discuss this type of theatre.
1) Class Discussion: Describe this first part...
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