Daily Lessons for Teaching The Spanish Tragedy

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Lesson 1

Objective: Act 1, Scene 1 In Act 1, Scene 1, Andrea is accompanied in his journey to the land of the living by a representation of Revenge. The objective of this lesson is to explore the personification of the theme of revenge.

1. Class discussion: What is personification? How is personification used in the play? How is revenge personified? How is personification different on stage than in other forms (i.e. prose, poetry, etc.)? How do you think Revenge should look? How does Revenge interact with other characters? Does this say anything about the other characters? How is revenge used as a theme? How does the personification of revenge impact the use of revenge as a theme?

2. Journal entry: Write a journal entry examining the theme of revenge as personified onstage. What characteristics does Revenge have? How are these played out in the character?

3. Definition exercise: Using available resources (classroom dictionaries, library...

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