Objective: Act 1, Scene 1 This scene is the perfect first scene as it sets the stage for the rest of the play. The objective of this lesson will be to explore some of the possible foreshadowing that happens in this scene, and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.
1) Read aloud with the class the part where the Duke talks about the deteriorating values in Vienna. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this statement could be foreshadowing. Do you believe that Vienna is really so bad? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.
2) Read aloud with the class the part where the Duke asks Escalus about his decision to appoint Angelo as the new deputy. Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters in this scene. Have...
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