Daily Lessons for Teaching The Zoo Story

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Daily Lessons

Lesson 1

Objective: In Pages 11-25, the one-act play opens on a simple set, with minimal props and two characters. Because the setting of trees and a single park bench is so simple, the focus of the audience will invariably be on the dialogue and actors. This lesson will discuss the set and it purpose in the play.

1) Class Discussion: Describe the set.

Small Group Activity: Why is the set so minimal? Could the play have had a different setting? Why or why not?

Class Discussion: Share the group's thoughts on the minimal set. How would an elaborate set detract from the play?

Homework: Write an essay explaining how and why the two characters and dialogue become the set. Use the text to support your response.

Lesson 2

Objective: In Pages 11-25, they become not only the action, but also the setting, music, and space. The two actors fill more...

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