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Below is a sample breakdown of the Drama for 11th Grade chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Creating the mood||Study how dramatists create different types of mood through the use of setting, character portrayal, dialogue, and other factors|
|Tuesday||The said and unsaid||Analyze the use of character dialogue and examine the importance of nonverbal communication on stage|
|Wednesday||What drives a character?||Discuss how different factors motivate characters|
|Thursday||Tennessee Williams||The writer's background, brief discussion of all works, and an analysis of both A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie|
|Friday||Arthur Miller||Miller's biography and list of works, review of The Crucible, and an interpretation of quotes from The Crucible|
1. Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style
This lesson provides insight into the life, work and style of one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tennessee Williams. His major works include 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'
2. A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis
Learn about the controversial play 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' why it was so controversial, and why it is still considered a classic piece of American literature.
3. The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis
Tennessee Williams' first big hit, 'The Glass Menagerie,' known as the memory play, fascinated audiences for its presentation of one man's vision of his past. This lesson will go into the basic plot of this story, as well as explore the major symbols and elements of style in the play.
4. Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays
In this lesson, we will talk about the life of one of America's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller. We will take a close look at his role in the American political scene of the 1950s and give insight into some of his most influential works.
5. Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes
What's Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible' all about? Witches! Communists! Allegories! It's the Red Scare of the McCarthy era as told through the metaphor of the Salem witch trials of colonial America.
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