Imaginary Invalid: Study Guide

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What do you get when you cross a man with hypochondria, a young doctor, and a nun? A hilarious play by Moliere. A study guide for Imaginary Invalid introduces theater-goers to the French comedy by providing an overview of the characters and each act of the play. After reviewing the play, they complete an activity about subtext and emotion using a modified script.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have writers create their own scenes and act them out to see if others in the class know the emotions they're trying to portray
  • Discuss Moliere's opinion of doctors and whether scholars agree or disagree with his point of view
Classroom Considerations

  • Content aligns with Sunshine State standards for theatre and language arts
Pros

  • Provides background information and other context to make the content of the script more understandable
  • Includes interactive components to get learners out of their seats
Cons

  • Main activity lacks an option for those who may not be comfortable standing in front of the class