Second Group Performance

Second Group Performance

Looking Toward Prompt Book Performances


As a class, recap the previous lesson’s presentations and consider the Prompt Books and how you’ll turn them into longer, more complex performances. Be sure to take notes on your ideas.

  • What was one thing you really liked in the performances?
  • Did the performances bring up any new questions or insights for you about the play?
  • Now that you’ve seen a simple Shakespeare performance, what are some thoughts you have about how you might create a fuller, more detailed scene using your Prompt Book?

Open Notebook

Presentation Procedures

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Your teacher will send the first five students who will present today into the hall to rehearse their scenes.

Here’s how things will go.

  • Each presenter or pair of presenters will begin by introducing the passage and explaining the scenario.
  • Applaud after all presentations! Everyone deserves credit for getting up in front of the class to perform.
  • Pause after each presentation for any questions for the presenter.
  • When you’re done with your own performance, make a few notes about how you did. What did you do well? What could you have improved?
  • Finally, the teacher will comment on the overall presentation.

After your performance, submit your completed Prompt Book to the teacher.

The Presentations

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The performers will begin their presentations in the order in which they occur in the play.

  • After each presentation, pause for applause, comments, and questions.

Performance Debrief

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When all performers for the day have presented, talk with a partner about what you have just seen and your reactions to the presentations. You may have been one of the presenters. If so, discuss how you felt your scene went.

Here are some questions to consider.

  • Did the presentations help you get a better sense of the meaning behind the play’s language?
  • Is hearing the lines different from reading them? If so, how is it different?

Once you’ve discussed with your partner, share with the whole class.