Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Reader's Theatre

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Plays are meant to be performed! After reading the entire play, invite your learners to choose a scene from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead that relates to earlier class discussion about characters, motifs, and themes to interpret and perform.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Tie in technology by inviting groups to film and edit their scenes and play the videos in place of acting out the scenes in class
  • Require props and costumes to add to authenticity of the performance
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource mentions that learners can put their own spin on the scene, but doesn't go into depth on this; you may wish to clarify this point and add more explanation to it
  • There are a few lines on the assignment page that are particular to the teacher who created the resource
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Pros
  • Requires groups to carefully choose their scenes and turn in a writeup about this choice
  • An assignment handout is available in the materials section
Cons
  • None