Watch the Movie
Obtain a copy of the movie The Fugitive Kind, which is the film version of Orpheus Descending. Write an essay asserting whether or not you believe it effectively captures the spirit of the play. Does Marlon Brando make a convincing Val?
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the play and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the play.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the play. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the character, whether the character is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors do the characters wear?
Draw the Set
Students are given time to create their own vision of...
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