Objective: This first section of this play is a setting up of both narrative and stylistic context. Musical interludes and dark humor are frequently found in this section, as well as other scenes in the play, which give the play a sense of vaudeville or music hall. This lesson will discuss the setting up of both narrative and stylistic context.
1) Class Discussion: What is the purpose for this first section?
Small Group Activity: Research vaudeville and music halls. Where did they exist? Do they still exist today? What is the purpose of vaudeville or music hall?
Class Discussion: Share the students' research about vaudeville and music halls. How does this play give off a sense of vaudeville or music hall?
Homework: What is the purpose of having this play reflect the music and humor of vaudeville or music hall?
Objective: In THE HOSTAGE, the story of...
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