Appeals. 29 Oct.
What did we cover on Tuesday? Do you have any questions about either the King Lear assignment or the presentation assignment?
Please note: there is no class on Nov 12 and “The Rape of Lucrece” has been removed from the schedule.
Part I. Presentation Groups
Note: presentations should convey a explicit goal, argument, or concept that helps your audience to better understand an aspect of the play, or that sheds light on an element of the play that has been overlooked. To accomplish your task you may want to organize the entire presentation according to one of the following suggestions: provide contextual information; explain issues related to staging and/or performance history; give an overview of ways in which the textual history of the play effects its meaning; or develop a reading of a scene or entire play by teasing out a formal, rhetorical, or linguistic pattern.
- Nov 3, Richard II Acts 2-3. Patrick, Hannah M., Beau, & Jeffrey
- Nov 5, Richard II Act 4. Sun, Caroline, Danny, & Alexandra
- Nov 10, Richard II Act 5. Robert, Madison, Ainee, & Nick
- Nov 17, Titus Andronicus Acts 1-2. Kelsey, Isabelle, Kira, & Thomas
- Nov 19, Titus Andronicus Act 3. Chan Bailey, June, & Tony
- Dec 3, Titus Andronicus Act 4-5. Angeline, Shamala, Hannah P., & Sarah
Part II. Generating Discussion Questions
- First, what are some of the major themes or goals of Richard II so far? Might want to brainstorm a list and then come to a consensus over your responses.
- Next, choose a scene, a character, a passage, or a repeated word, image, or phrase that you think provides insight into the larger goals of the play. Summarize and close read the evidence you chose.
- Finally, develop one discussion question out of your findings. What sorts of questions can you ask to help your classmates to better negotiate the first act of Richard II?