Lesson Plan

"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 11

Class members take center stage as groups perform scenes from Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope. Actors are encouraged to add stage directions to the script, as well as create costumes and props to enhance their performances.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Model, or have a drama student model, how the delivery of a line, a gesture, an expression, and/or a prop, can change the meaning of a line
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires either a 90-minute period or two days to complete the performances
  • Day 11 out of a 15-day unit, compiled in a series of 10 lessons
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Pros
  • Packet includes a link to the skit master list, a template that identifies the characters in each scene, and a worksheet for the actors
Cons
  • No performance rubric is included
Common Core