Objective: In Act 1, Scene 1, the authors use comedy as an overriding theme, and the play is fast-paced with lots of banter, which mirrors the chaos in the minds of the quirky members of the Sycamore family. This lesson will discuss the theme of comedy.
1) Class Discussion: Describe the Sycamore family.
Small Group Activity: What is a theme that is established in this scene? How does this fast-paced play with lots of banter mirror the chaos in the minds of the Sycamore family?
Class Discussion: Share the groups' thoughts on the theme and the connection between the pacing of the play and the minds of the Sycamore family.
Homework: How does this first scene set the tone for rest of the play? What can you expect after reading this first scene?
Objective: In Act 1, Scene 1, the story is a common one in which a boy and a...
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