Objective: Act 1, Part 1 The Philadelphia Story opens with an introduction of the Lord family in their lavish home. This lesson is about the family's history, their relationship with the press, and what it could mean for the play's storyline.
1) Class Discussion: In the beginning of the play, the Lord family is introduced. What is the significance of their outlook on life? How does it set them apart from the rest of society? Do they view it as a favorable thing or an unfavorable thing? Why? Which member of the family represents their social status the most? Which one represents their status the least?
2) Writing and Analysis: Have the class take 15 minutes and write down 3 examples of the Lord family's status in society illustrated in Act 1, Part 1. Afterward, talk about the answers and compare them.
3) Partner or Group Discussion: What is the relationship with the Lord family and...
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