Monday, April 28, 2014

A.P. Absurdism: April 28, 2014

Focus: How does Stoppard appropriate Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

1. Warming up with the bedside stack

2. Looking back over what we read and Friday and brainstorming responses to the following questions in your composition notebook:
  • Why do you think Stoppard selected these two characters for his play?
  • How does he re-create them? In other words, though they are "dreadfully uniform" in Hamlet, they start to take on distinct personalities in Stoppard's play. How are they each characterized?
  • What elements of the Theatre of the Absurd have you noticed so far?
3. Acting out the rest of Act 1 in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Start working on your bedside stack (it goes hand in hand with the culminating essay).

Culminating essay due this Friday, kids.

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