Focus: What background information do we need before entering the world of Henry IV?
1. Warming up with the illustrated character chart: Making inferences
What can you infer about the characters based on their caricatures and descriptions? Feel free to ask questions, too.
What is the central political conflict of the play?
What might be some of the play’s social conflicts?
What psychological conflicts might the play entail?
2. Dividing the class into the Courtiers, the Rebels, and the Pub Crawlers; performing “The 15 Minute Henry”
Read over the entire script together at least once.
Paraphrase your lines to ensure that every person in your group understands them.
Decide how you will deliver these lines; consider tone, dramatic pauses, volume, body posture, gestures, etc.
Select costumes that fit your character group, literally or symbolically.
Practice a few times.
3. Designating King Henry’s court, the Boar’s Head Tavern, and the rebel camp
4. Returning to the illustrated character chart and drawing larger conclusions
1. Independent reading (books must be finished by Oct 27)
2. If you choose to revise your college essay, you must do so by November 7. Attach your new draft to the original one with my comments; highlight all changes on your new draft and type of brief explanation of what you changed and why.