Thursday, October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013: What's Happening in A.P. Literature?

1. Enjoy Orson Welles' incredible Battle of Shrewsbury from his film, Chimes at Midnight. (Look for Falstaff in the midst of the chaos...)
2. Go into your acting groups to read and prepare scenes for Monday's presentations. Here are the assignments:
  • Courtiers: 5.1. Suggestion: Cut out repetitive material about the rebel cause and discuss why it is repeated.
  • Rebels: 5.2
  • All Groups: 5.3 and 5.4. The battle!! All groups come together to fight. We need swords and maybe even horses. Assign speaking parts and one director for the battle. It is very important that actors with speaking parts rehearse well. No standing like statues this time. We need fighting and dying.
  • Pub Crawlers: 5.5 (Most of the tavern crew stayed at home, so please lower yourselves and play courtiers today....)
Please use simple props or costumes to distinguish characters; otherwise, things will become too confusing. For example, Henry can wear the crown; Falstaff, a padded hoody. If you hate costumes, at least create name tags for the various characters.

Next Tuesday, I will present information to you about the poetry independent study assignment.

Have a great weekend. No homework!!

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