Friday, September 30, 2016

Classwork: "The Dancers," by Horton Foote

Note: if you need extra time, these questions can be completed next week in TASC.  

                          "I found my thrill / on Blue-berry Hill ... " --Fats Domino

1. Prentice Hall Literature Book Q’s p. 760, #2a, 2b, 3a, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6, 7a
These Q's are to be answered on your own, using details from the play to support your ideas.  If possible, try to include some of the actual words or phrases from the script (use quotation marks and a page number).  

and ...

2. Class Discussion Speaking-and-Listening Consensus-Building Questions (!):
Your answers for these should represent the ideas generated by the class as a whole if you were present and engaged in the discussion.  If you were absent (or daydreaming), then you'll have to answer these on your own using specific details from the play.  

1.       What defines a “main character,” and who are the “main characters” in this play?
2.       Describe a scene in which the set design mattered … one which you were able to visualize? 
3.       Who changed the most in this play, and why?
4.       Which “main character” changed the least … and what does this character’s static nature show us?
5.       Explain the effect of the music and dancing in this play.
6.       The Dancers is a simple title … or is it maybe a little deeper than it seems at first?

7.       What insights into human nature does this play explore?  Which ones are “truths” that you already sort of understood, and which ones offered a new perspective for you? 

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