Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22 Lesson

Monday, April 22, 2013 LESSON

Essential Question: What can we do to both put the plays of Shakespeare in context with the time they were created and get ourselves into the mind set of the characters? 

  • Do Now (8 minutes) (Parts I & II): Retrieve your mask. Tape a stick to it to do your short performance. Familarize yourself with your line from the week before vacation.
  • Refresher. Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scenes iii-iv, Pages 53-71. In Scene iii, the audience meets Juliet. We are also introduced to Juliet’s 28-year-old mother and her talkative nurse. The three women talk of marriage and children.

a. The Nurse talks about Juliet’s childhood (pgs. 55-57). Write two phrases below that show her love for Juliet. 
b. What does Juliet promise her mother (pg. 59, l. 101-104)?
c. Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio are on their way to the banquet. Romeo is teased about his lovesickness. Why is Romeo afraid to go to the banquet (p. 67, l. 50-52, p71, l.112-117)? 

III. Read aloud Act I, Scene 5 (6 Minutes). 

IV. Get your masks on. Stand in an oval. Take turns and recite your lines that you memorized. You will receive a grade for your recitation and mask (15 minutes) 

V. Who was Shakespeare and what was Elizabethan England like? (18 minutes)
Anticipation Guide: Answer the following questions before listening to a narrative about Shakespeare and his time.
1. Shakespeare was born in London. T or F
2. Shakespeare father was a glove maker and a politician. T or F
3. Theatre performances were much like traveling circuses that moved from town to town, set-up, performed and moved on. T or F 
4. One of the first plays that young William Shakespeare may have seen was Romeo and Juliet. T or F
5. Early plays consisted of elaborate costumes, scenery, propos and sound effects. T or F
6. William has an Oxford University education; this was where he learned Latin and Greek, poetry and history. T or F
7. Some believe that Shakespeare was likely apprenticed to a blacksmith or a printer. T or F
8. Shakespeare married and had a daughter named Susanna and a set of twins named Hamnet and Judith. T or F
9. In the London of Shakespeare’s time, people loved plays. For a penny you could stand in the open air and watch a play. The only way you knew if there was a play in town would be if a town crier yelled of the coming event. T or F
10. Costumes in this time were usually hand-me-downs from rich nobleman rather than something made especially for the purpose of a play. T or F
11. Although many people loved plays, as did the Puritans, a powerful religious group, Queen Elizabeth was always threatening to shut the theatres down believing that plays were “sinful, heathenish, lewd, and ungodly.” T or F
12. Playwriting added immensely to the growth of theatre, and one of the most popular and talented playwrights of this time was the well-educated Christopher Marlowe. T or F
13. By 1592, Shakespeare is known too, and he became the subject of jealousy by those who were of Marlowe’s class; they made the remark that he was “an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers” when his first play appeared and was a hit. T or F
14. Shakespeare also wrote long and short poems, or sonnets in addition to his many plays. T or F
15. Some of the poems Shakespeare wrote he dedicated to the Earl of Southampton which resulted in a handsome gift of money. T or F

Exit Ticket: Answer the essential question to the best of your ability (3 minutes)

Turn in today’s in-class work.

Homework: Complete your missing assignments. Those who are caught up think about how Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time; it is love at first sight. 

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