Objective: Act 1, Part 1 establishes atmosphere and context by creating a vivid sense of the world in which these characters inherit. This lesson will discuss the play's setting.
1) Class Discussion: Where does Act I, Part 1 take place? Why is this an appropriate setting for these characters?
Small Group Activity: What do you know about the characters, based on the setting's atmosphere?
Class Discussion: Share each small group's responses. How does the setting and the atmosphere that is Harry Hope's Saloon and Bar enhance the experience for both the reader and the audience?
Homework: Write a short essay explaining why this is the ideal setting for this play and this group of characters. Use information from the play, as well as class discussions to support your response.
Objective: Act 1, Part 1 foreshadows events to come through the revealing of the past from which the characters run away and the...
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