Objective: Act 1 The first act of the play takes place in the bleak setting of a rustic and dark wooden room that once served as a vegetable store. The windows in the cluttered and shabby space have been covered in newspaper. Beatrice has lived in this home her entire life and never leaves the space once during the play. Zindel employs the use of dramatic lighting and music to further communicate the setting of the play. This lesson will focus on the setting of the play, a home that is more or less a prison.
1) Group Discussion: The play takes place in a bleak setting that conveys the characters' sense of isolation. The dark wooden home's windows are covered in newspaper, blocking what Zindel describes as "lifeless;" "heavy;" "confusion;" "interesting;" and "drab" in his description. What is the effect of the setting on the play's mood and...
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