Objective: All the characters and many of the circumstances of this play are matters of historical record. This lesson will discuss these characters.
1) Class Discussion: Who are the characters in this play?
Small Group Activity: Choose one of the characters and research him or her. Create a graphic organizer to list information about your character.
Class Discussion: Share the students' research about their characters. Create a KWL Chart for the play and each character, listing what is known about each character, from the play and what the students would like to know. After reading each chapter, add what is learned about each character.
Homework: Why might the playwright have decided to use real characters in fictional circumstances?
Objective: In this first scene, those basic relationships are carefully and effectively defined, establishing the central conflicts and setting up the drama to come. This lesson will discuss these...
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