Objective: One of the first things Dysart sees in the relationship between Alan and Nugget, as portrayed in the first scene, is the posture of the horse and the posture of Alan in relation to that horse. Today's objective is to talk about the role of how one holds oneself in relation to others, what it means, and what it can do for a relationship.
1. Have each student try to simulate the posture they think Alan and Nugget were showing in the first scene. Are the students differing in their interpretations?
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether or not they think the posture is something Dysart should be focusing on. Have students explain their reasons.
3. As a class, have students discuss the role of posture in the play thus far as well as in their everyday lives. What does posture mean? What is good vs. bad...
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