Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A.P. Lit Is Offstage: April 29, 2014

Focus: What does it mean to be offstage?

1. Warming up: Close reading a passage from yesterday

PLAYER: We keep to our usual stuff, more or less, only inside out.  We do on stage the things that are supposed to happen off.  Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.  (28)

  • In your lives, how would you define living "offstage" to living "onstage"?  In other words, when are you are offstage, and when are you onstage? For example, is your school life offstage or onstage, and why? Is there such a thing as "offstage"?
  • What is the player revealing about his acting troop's intentions?  Why is there integrity in this?
  • What does he mean when he says that every exit is entrance somewhere else?
  • How is this an example of metafiction?  In other words, how is this a comment on what this play is about?

2. Enjoying Act II of R & G, the film version (start at 29ish minutes)

3. Wrapping up with your four focus questions

Culminating essay due this Friday.

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