Monty Python's SPAMALOT: Study Guide

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The Knights of the Round Table may be serious when it comes to battle, but in their downtime, they like to have a little fun. A study guide for Monty Python's SPAMALOT shares a more humorous element of the Middle Ages. Theater-goers receive an introduction to the musical and learn the historical context surrounding it before completing a few creative writing and acting activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge learners to pen a funny song about King Arthur or one of the other knights to pitch to the musical's writers
  • If you cannot see the play in person, choose songs from the soundtrack to listen to and discuss instead
Classroom Considerations

  • Aligns with Florida state standards for language arts, theater, and music
Pros

  • Includes many pictures from the musical and the time period
  • Provides discussion questions to encourage deeper thinking
Cons

  • May prove difficult to access a copy of the performance for classroom use