A Doll’s House: Act One Activity

Today, we’re going to do a little activity for act one.

In groups on white boards, complete the following:

  • Make a list of every character in act one.
  • Beside each character, write three adjectives to describe them.
  • Beside each adjective, write an example from the play (a line of dialogue) which supports your adjective.
  • Beside each character, write down a current actor/actress you would have play the role and why.
  • Be prepared to your responses with the class in the following manner:
    • After each character and adjective shared, somebody in the group acts as the character and reads the dialogue example you found.

With the time remaining, we’ll start reading Act Two together.

A Doll’s House: an Introduction

We will be reading the famous play, A Doll’s House.  It’s an excellent representation of the Realism movement.

You are getting your scripts today. They are yours to keep, so you should annotate on them.

Let’s read the first part of the play, which is a detailed description of the set.

Now, on white boards, draw an aerial view of what the set would look like. We’ll share our drawings, then discuss how this style of playwriting compares to Shakespeare’s.

 

A Doll’s House: Preparing to Perform

Before we continue working with A Doll’s House, I’d like you to self-evaluate your progress with close analysis essays.  I will be looking at your self-evaluation when I read your Romantic novel literary analysis essays.

Now that we’ve read the first part of A Doll’s House, I’d like to show you a brief video clip from a performance of it.

You’re now going to consider how you’d stage the play by creating an aerial view of the set in your notebooks. Consider stage positions as you create it.  In your groups, share your drawings and decide which set design you will work with.

With the time remaining, you should highlight your lines and begin discussing props, costumes, and set pieces you’ll need.

A Doll’s House: Beginning of Act One

Today, we’re going to read the first part of A Doll’s House, up to Krogstad’s entrance.

You’re going to consider how you’d stage the play by creating an aerial view of the set in your notebooks. Consider stage positions as you create it.  In your groups, share your drawings and decide which set design you will work with.

With the time remaining, you should highlight your lines and begin discussing props, costumes, and set pieces you’ll need.

A Doll’s House: Realism Unit

To start our unit on Realism, we have an Ignite presentation to watch.

We will be reading the famous play, A Doll’s House.  It’s an excellent representation of the Realism movement.

For this unit, instead of Socratic Seminars, you’ll be participating in performance groups.

You’ll also receive a copy of the script for you to annotate and keep.  If we have time, let’s start reading Act One as a class.