Objective: The aim of this lesson is to introduce the play.
1. Class discussion. What do the students already know about Tom Stoppard? What can they tell from the play by looking at its cover and reading the title? What do the students expect from the play? Why do they expect these things to happen?
2. With the students look at the questions that Stoppard asks in the opening chapter of the novel. Divide the students into pairs and ask the students to write down five questions Stoppard poses. After ten minutes, ask the students to swap their work with another pairs and provide solutions to the questions. After fifteen minutes compare the student's ideas and for each one ask what will have to happen in the story for these answers to come true.
3. Divide the class into groups and give each student the title of a Stoppard play...
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