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1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare’s
History of Shakespeare Characters Key Plot Points Key Plot Points Process Drama Finished Project

2 History of Shakespeare
Born In ________ Attended ___________ school Began producing and writing plays in ________

3 Characters Hippolita Theseus Tatiana Oberon Puck Hermia Helena
Demitrius Lysander

4 Key Plot Points Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start: Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) twist the plot when Oberon's head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a love flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. There then is a play within a play shown for the happy couples once their rightful loves are returned, by some common actors at the wedding of Hippolita and the King summarizing mistaken love.

5 Process Drama Getting students involved in what they’re learning is the key element to Process Drama. 2. Then break students into act groups and allow them to analyze their scene and formulate how they will perform the scene. (could be in a different time period or accent) 1. Have students read play aloud with each other and individually. 6. Perform production and next day provide awards for best written lines, most creative character, most improvement, and silliest dance… etc. 5. Have dress rehearsal, and finish stage blocking. Arrange for the production to either be filmed or viewed by an audience. 3. Students should break down lines into their chosen dialogue, cut what is unnecessary for the plot, and begin rewriting the lines into their time period- considering how the scene should be presented with set construction, costumes,…etc. 4. Have students begin to memorize rewritten lines, complete costumes, and decide date of dress rehearsal.

6 Finished Project

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