Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 3rd Q 02.03 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/10/2003 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
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Monday:
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"--One pager on tension between any two characters.
Character analysis, formally formated, with a least one secondary literature citation.
Tuesday:
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"--One pager on tension between any two characters.
Character analysis, formally formated, with a least one secondary literature citation.
Mixed Blood Theater presentation.
Wednesday:
Intro to "Macbeth"--the depths of Shakespeare: positive and negative; the rapid progression of scenes in Act I; the unnatural elements--witches, paradox; visuals--the witches, the edge of battle.
Read Act I, Scenes 1-4, respond to questions.
Thursday:
Presentations of one-pagers.
Review "Macbeth", Act I, Scenes 1-4; read in group Act I, Scenes 5-7, discuss Lady Macbeth--her attitude, her opinion of Macbeth, her strategy.
Do "blood" association exercise.
Read Act II, respond to questions--which lines show best the depth of Macbeth's unease?, what's ironic about Macbeth saying in Scene 3, "Had I but died an our before this chance,/I had lived a blessed time"?, the word "blood" (or "bloody") appears six times in Scene 3, define the word in each case., why do Donalbain and Malcolm flee? what's "unnatural" in the discussion between Ross and the Old Man in Scene 4?
Friday:
Review "Macbeth", Act II.
Read Act III, respond to questions--what's Banquo suspect?, according to Macbeth's explanation to Banquo, why have "the bloody cousins" gone to England and Ireland? who are they? what did the murders and Macbeth talk about yesterday? what's the "snake" at the beginning of Scene 2? what knowledge does Macbeth withhold from Lady Macbeth? who gets away from the murders? why does Macbeth not "give the cheer" during the feast in Scene 4? why can't Macbeth sit at the table with the others during the feast? what's Hecate have planned? give a title to Act III, Scene 6.
View video--"The Taming of the Shrew".
 
 
 
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