Educational Theatre virtual lesson plan 2
Theatre Lesson Plans
Content Area: Theatre
Lesson title: Shakespeare mask situation comedy
Building Ensemble: Problem solving ability, communication ability, self-expression ability
Standards: TH: Cr 1.1.7, TH: Pr5.1.7, TH:Cn 11.1.7, TH:Re 9.1.7
After making a mask for a character selected from a Shakespeare play, student prepare representative lines to create a simple situational play.
Interdisciplinary Connections: Literacy, History, Art.
Integration of Technology: Shakespeare play books, script.
Equipment/Resources: Smart Board, Speakers, Art sets for making Mask.
Students will be able to:
Learning Activities/Instructional Strategies
Space: An open space with a large table for making masks.
Warm-up: 5-10 minutes
The teacher gives an example of a simple situational play. For example, A was wearing a hat, and a strong wind blew, and the hat was blown away. The teacher instructs student B to act out the following situation. There is no answer. Student warms up freely and just needs to do the relay.
Main activity: 25 minutes
1. The teacher shows posters of past performances of Romeo and Juliet and the masks used. We then ask students to create their own unique masks. We will provide you with designs and materials to make a simple mask.
2. After confirming that the masks have been made, the teacher will instruct the students to form teams of two to take on the roles of Romeo and Juliet.
3. Students will demonstrate their performance by adapting dialogue from Romeo and Juliet's masquerade ball.
Closing : 5- 10 minutes
Each person wears their own mask and creates a frozen sculpture to take a picture.
-Mask design, Romeo and Juliet masquerade scene dialogue, polaroid camera
Act 1, scene 5
ROMEO, ⌜taking Juliet’s hand⌝
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
105 This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
110 For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.
Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?
Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.
O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do.
115 They pray: grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.
Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.
Then move not while my prayer’s effect I take.
⌜He kisses her.⌝
Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged.
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.
120 Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again.⌜He kisses her.
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Myungja Anna Koh