Here, students will be able to identify the parts of a play, read a play, and answer critical thinking questions about what they have read.
1. FOOD FOR THOUGHT… “To be, or not to be… That is the question!” 1. What genre of literature is this line from? 2. What famous poet/play writer wrote this line? Write your thoughts down!
2. THE ANSWERS 1. This line is from Hamlet… a play! 2. William Shakespeare wrote it.
3. PARTS OF A PLAY “All the world’s a stage…” - As You Like It by William Shakespeare
4. TODAY, YOU WILL… Be able to identify the parts of a play, read a play, and answer critical thinking questions about what you have read.
5. CHARACTER INTRODUCTION Before you can begin the play, you must introduce your characters. Three types of characters we will focus on: Narrators Actors/Actresses Group roles (i.e. servants, large crowds, etc.)
6. GUESS WHO? Hints: A Shakespeare play A love story Very famous!
7. Similar to chapters or episodes The setting will usually change as the scene changes Each scene is different from the other scenes. Therefore, we can compare and contrast the different scenes.
8. The place or type of surroundings where an event (such as a play) takes place Things to consider: Location(country, city, state) Time period Season What is the setting of the play The Lion King?
10. The person or voice who “sets the scene” and tells you background information. Sometimes you see the narrator, and sometimes you don’t. Do you think plays are required to have a narrator? Why or why not?
11. Guess what? You participate in dialogue every day! Conversation between two or more people Example: Midas: Everything I love is here. Marigold: Then I’ll leave you to your treasure. Food for thought: If dialogue means conversation between two or more people, what does monologue mean?
12. Have you ever heard “the moral of the story is…”? The moral is the lesson you can learn by reading the story or play. Common morals: You can’t always get what you want. Treat others as you want to be treated. Hard work pays off.
13. Parts of a Play: Character Introduction Scenes Setting Narrator Dialogue Moral