Is February over yet? Feb 19 (Thurs) through February 26 (Thurs)

posted Feb 24, 2015, 11:51 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Feb 24, 2015, 12:15 PM ]
On Feb 19th, we took a quiz over Act 1 in The Merchant of Venice; we also watched the video up to the point we had read on Monday, February 23.  
Ms. Wynkoop is using No Fear Shakespeare along with the original version to help us to translate in to modern terms, but remember that we are still seeing things through the Elizabethan audience's eyes...try to remember the Great Chain of Being, etc.  
Tues, the 24th, we worked on Groups reviewing the casket sheet previously given out; we also got a new handout attached. Answer those questions, but  from scene iv on, summarize each scene separately, in notes, preparing to be called on in class.  We also discussed malapropisms and the use of the word, prodigal.  
Weds- Review what we worked on in Act II yesterday.  Quiz on Act II on Thursday, and we will pick up the play after the winter break with Act III, usually where Shakespeare puts all his action into play as the intensity rises.
Helen Wynkoop,
Feb 25, 2015, 10:48 AM