Choose several of the pivotal scenes from the play and have students create a tableaux for each of the scenes. For example, students may choose to portray the scene in which Jim beats Dave with the mule bone or the scene in which Mrs. Taylor and Joe Lindsay argue. Their arrangement of characters should follow the stage directions and reflect the mood of each character.
Set Design/Scene Design
Have students draw their image of what the general store and the church might look like. They should include not only the architectural design, but also the arrangement of the characters in relation to the buildings. The designs should use the guidelines given in the stage directions and should reflect the events as described in the play.
Write a short story about a modern-day friendship that is tested by love. The main characters (the friends) may...
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