Objective: Setting. Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. This lesson will look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of this play and set it in a large city, explaining how the different setting changes the play.
2. Class discussion. Could this play had been set anywhere? How does the lake setting make this a unique story? How do the people around the lake differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work. In groups students will research a setting in America, where the setting might be similar and discuss the ways in which the play would have been different set in another country.
4. Class work. Students...
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