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Our Town: Themes, Symbols, Setting

Group 1: Themes
List three themes you see emerging in Act I.
Give two examples of where these themes occur. (Quotes and page
numbers)
How do you imagine these themes relate to the setting of the play?
How do you imagine these themes relate to the play in contemporary
society?
Create a poster to demonstrate these themes and explain them to the class
Group 2: Symbols
List three symbols you see emerging in Act I. (Explain what they symbolize)
Give two examples where these symbols occur. (Quotes and page numbers)
How do you imagine these symbols relate to the setting of the play?
How do you imagine these symbols relate to the play in contemporary
society?
Create a poster to demonstrate these symbols and explain them to the class
Group 3: Setting
List three important aspects of the setting in Act I. (Explain why they are
important)
Give two examples of where this setting is changed or modified. (Quotes and
page numbers)
How do you imagine this setting relates to the meaning of the play?
How do you imagine this setting being relevant (or not) to contemporary
society?
Create a poster to demonstrate the relationship between the setting and the
meaning of the play.
Bonus Question:
How does your subject (theme, symbol, or setting) relate to the role of the
stage manager?
What does a stage manager position normally entail? What is the purpose of
the stage manager being in the play?