Objective: The Ghost Sonata is what is known as a Chamber Play. A Chamber Play is a three act play performed in a small space by a small cast. The aim of this lesson is to examine Chamber Plays.
1. Class discussion. What are Chamber plays? How are they different from normal plays? What influence have Chamber plays had on theater in general?
2. Ask the students to research and write a history timeline for Chamber plays. How have they developed? What are the most famous Chamber plays?
3. With the students brainstorm types of theater plays. Divide the students into pairs and ask them to choose one of the plays and compare it to a Chamber Play. How is it differennt to a Chamber play? What does a Chamber play try to express? Each group should develop a five minute presentation.
4. Homework. Plan out a story for a Chamber...
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