Monday, October 13, 2014

A.P. Literature and Awesomeness: October 13, 2014

žFocus: What can we learn about Henry IV through performing a single scene?

1. Warming up: Happy Monday journaling on one aspect of you as a son/daughter that your parents value
ž2. Performing two read-throughs of Act 2, scene 2 (sitting in a circle)
The first read through:
Who are these guys? How do you know?
What is going on here?
Do these guys know each other well?
žWho is the boss of this group?
Who would like to be the boss?  How do you know?  Is there more than one boss?

In between read throughs:
žwhoreson caterpillar = miserable parasite
žgorbellied = great bellied
žcolt = trick
žuncolted = unhorsed
žpeach = to inform on žsomeone

Where does this scene take place?
What time of day is it?
Who is the most important person in the scene?
žWho thinks he’s the most important?The second read through

The second read through:
žMake notes on new information you discover the second time around.
What does the performance emphasize in terms of character interpretation, conflicts, situation, etc?
žWhat new understanding of this scene and the play as a whole does the performance help you achieve?
3. Assigning and starting to prepare Act 1 scenes with your acting companies

1. Please read the summaries of the scenes in Act 1 by tomorrow; you will have tomorrow and a shortened class on Wednesday to prepare your performances, which will take place on Monday.

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.
3. Independent reading (the first week is now up, and you have about two more weeks to finish your book).

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