Objective: Act 1, Part 1 Scenes take place in different time frames, places, and even on different planes of existence, such as Pavlo being alive or Pavlo being dead. This narrative structure is the key component of the play's style, a disjointed and fragmentary work in which the whole is more than the sum of its parts. The objective of this lesson is to explore the purpose of flashbacks/flash forwards in plot lines and they it affect/inform the audience.
1. Opening discussion: How many times was one exposed to a flashback or flash forward in the opening act? Was it confusing? Informative? In what ways?
2. Whiteboard: "What kind of effect did these plot line changes have on you as a reader?" Put students into groups and assign each group one specific flashback or forward to each. Have students share their thoughts/conclusions.
3. Activity: Effects aside, what information can...
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