Startup: Journal from As You Like It, Act II, Scene 7
Excerpt: All the world’s a stage And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.
Topic: How are all people “merely players” (just actors)? What kinds of “parts” do people play? What parts do you play in your life? How, for example, are you different at school compared to at home? Are you just “acting” or are you really yourself when you’re with your friends?
__________________________________________________________________ Objective: Students will experience the language of Shakespeare and learn the replacement pronouns and common verbs of thee, thou, etc.