Objective: Act 1, Prologue Understand the role of women in the 1600s, particularly as it pertains to the authorship of The Rover. Written by a woman at a time when women were meant to be seen and not heard, the play challenges beliefs about gender roles and stereotypes.
1. Discuss as a class the role of women in the 1600's. What kind of choices did they have? Was there a difference between how high-born and low-born women were treated?
2. Research (library and internet) the role of women in the 1600's.
3. Compare and contrast the role of women in the 21st century versus the role of women in the 1600s. Break into small groups and make lists of things that are different for modern women and things that haven't changed much. Give specific examples from The Rover as well as current examples.
Homework: Using class discussion and research notes, write...
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