Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013 Lesson

Please return your Animal Farm book today or tomorrow.

Those who haven’t turned in their final style analysis essay about the films of Tim Burton need to do so as this is a major grade for this last trimester!

Essential Question: How does the particular use of language contribute to this play? ( You will answer this as an exit ticket). 

I. Do Now: 

  • Complete the quiz (12 minutes). 

  • When you are finished. locate the lines in the play in which Montague describes Romeo’s present behavior as a result of his obsession with Rosaline in Act 1, Scene Prepare a paraphrase of these lines. Paraphrasing requires restating ideas from another source in one’s own words.

II. Activity 4.5. Review 1, 2, & 3 as a whole group. 

a. Remember what part you played in our recent tableau exercise. You will read this part.

b. Read Act I, Scene 1, 2,  & 3 ( maybe 4) as a whole group ( Look at page 266. Have page 266 in Springboard open and fill-in the information for these scenes as a whole group) (15 minutes).

III. Explanation

  • We will rehearse lines from the play. 
  • You will get into character and determine your character’s relationship to the others.
  • You will make a mask that you will use to deliver your lines. 
  • Read Activity 4.7 over again ( page 267). 

intonation - a stretching tone or pitch


We will:

  • Rehearse a famous line from the play.
  • Identify the character who says the line
  • Make a mask tomorrow ( The shape of the head, the eyes and mouth will be pre-cut. You will finish the mask ). 
  • What do you think it means in the play?
  • Use movement, gestures, inflection, and intonation to convey the feelings behind it (What do these words mean?). Rehearse it.
  • Think about how rehearsing this line might help you make sense of it?
  • Note: To improve our understanding of what diction is be aware that in Romeo and Juliet the nobles speak in poetry while the servants speak in prose. Discuss how diction signals the distinction between social classes?
  • Deliver your lines in a standing round robin with your mask held in front of your face on block day.

1. “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?”

2. “Oh, I am fortune’s fool”

3. “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

4. “But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? 
     It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!”

5. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
     By any other name would smell as sweet.”

6.  "A plague o’both your houses!”

7. “O happy dagger! 
    This is my sheath; there rest, and let me die.”

8.  “My only love sprung from my only hate!
    too early seen unknown and known too late!”

9. “O true apothecary!
     The drugs are quick, Thus with a kiss I die.”

10. “For never was a story of more woe

      than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

***For those not assigned one of the above: Locate a series of lines from Scenes 1-4 in Act I. Rehearse these lines.

Homework: Finish and hand-in classwork from Mon. & Tues. Re-Read the above for tomorrow. Identify who speaks the line you will rehearse and recite. Determine what that characters relationship is to the other characters in the play, and who the line may be directed towards and why?

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