Daily Lessons for Teaching Top Girls

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Objective: In today's lesson, you will explore the fantasy aspect of the dinner party in Top Girls.

1) If you could invite six people from history or fiction to dinner, who would they be? Choose six people who represent an aspect of yourself. Make a guest list and briefly explain why each person would be invited.

2) Choose one of the scenes with Joan, Nijo, Marlene, and Isabella. Along with three classmates, act out the end of Act 1, Part 1. Then, repeat the scene, but use nonsense words instead of the actual dialogue given. Afterward, discuss the aspects of fantasy present in both the scenes.

3) Why do you think Churchill chose women from history and fiction to be dinner guests and not modern figures? What does this do to the audience fro the start of the play? Discuss your ideas with a partner.

4) For homework, find another guest from art...

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