Brighton Beach Memoirs was adapted by Neil Simon to film and was produced in 1986. Watch excerpts of the film adaptation in class and discuss the similarities and differences between the play and movie.
Look in the newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the play and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the narrative.
Cast the Play
Develop a casting session as though you were going to produce Brighton Beach Memoirs at your school. What characteristics would you look for in casting the main characters?
Draw a Character
Draw your interpretation of a character from the narrative. Artistic ability is not important, but your drawings must reflect the narrator’s description to some extent.
Conduct research on the period style of dress from the play and create...
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