learning goal: what particular tools bring dramatic literature to life for the audience?

in the acting troupes from Act Two work last block class, choose a scene to perform during this week’s block class–any scene (or part of a longer scene) from Acts One or Two. Once your troupe has chosen a scene, hand Mr. Brown an index card that records the line numbers and the actors’ names.

Decide how to stage the scene–with blocking, costumes, props, sound/lighting effects. Feel free to store costumes and props in the classroom or Mr. Brown’s office.

You will have a maximum of eight minutes for the actual performance.

As you prepare, consider the basic dramatic principle illustrated by Mr. Brown’s “blanket-of-confusion” effect.