Objective: Act 1 Part 1 - Very early on in the play, namely with the discussion between the two servants, the background and context of the play's characters is set up. The author's ability to give a clearer representation of the main characters in the play through the eyes of an outsider allows the reader to see the true nature of these people and better understand their motivations in the future. This lesson will discuss the exposition of the play.
1) 1. Group Activity: Have the class split into groups of four and create a list of all the things learned regarding the context and background of the characters in Act 1, Part 1. After each group is finished, have one member share that group's findings with the rest of class.
2. Class Discussion: What function does the exposition of the play have in the overall theme? By defining the context of the play...
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