Objective: Act 1 Act I's setting is a very cluttered room in a home that is in the process of being renovated. The setting is crucial to the play because the items in the room are symbolic of events to come, and the close proximity of all the characters makes them interact in certain ways. This lesson will discuss why the setting is so important to the play.
1. Class discussion: What is the room like that the play takes place in? Why does the play seem to revolve around this room? Consider the items in the room, like the Buddha statue and the clutter.
2. Group discussion: What can the reader infer about the person or people who live in the room? Share the group's conclusions with the rest of the class.
3. Writing: Because the play takes place in this room, the characters are all in close proximity to...
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