Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans, created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program In conjunction

with the production of Waiting for Godot at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the Page to Stage Program has created a unit for students in grades 912 in reference to the Drama and Theatre Content Standards 1-7 from the Hawai‘i Department of Education (See attached). In this unit, students will learn about Samuel Beckett’s life and the production history of Godot, while also preparing a production of the play that will be performed at

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the end of the unit. The students will create their own concept of the production based on their experiences. They will have almost complete control of their scenes with additional guidance from their teacher.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett Directed by Markus Wessendorf Kennedy Theatre Nov 12, 13, 19, Dec 2, 4 at 7:30pm; Nov 21 at 2pm For more information on public performances of Hamlet and Waiting for Godot call Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655 or purchase tickets online through etickethawaii.com/perform.html

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3. emotional.Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans. Students analyze and critique informal and formal theatre productions. • Communicate to develop unified production concepts through research and collaboration among student designers. and actors. • Analyze improvised or scripted scenes for technical requirements. 4. Students understand and apply theatre skills to develop and communicate a story. • Analyze and evaluate critical comments about a dramatic work. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program 2 HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DRAMA AND THEATRE CONTENT STANDARDS. 6. Students understand and relate the role of theatre arts to culture and history.12 1. and resolution for a performance. standards of safety. • Stage a reading or performance of an original script. stage management. GRADES 9 . • Use multiple technologies to enhance theatrical productions. • Organize and execute technical roles according to theatrical practices. • Develop a plot for a scene or a play incorporating rising action. and language which are culturally and historically appropriate to create a performance. • Use elements such as props. Students understand and apply the skills of design and technical theatre. and set construction. so that story and artists’ intentions are communicated to an audience. Students understand and apply the skills of acting. • Construct and refine a scene. climax. such as design. explaining which points are most appropriate for the further development of the work. • Analyze and convey the physical. 2. Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company . scenery. 5. • Demonstrate artistic choices and acting skills by performing a scene or play. • Analyze and compare the social impact of various cultures and historical periods. • Organize the interrelated responsibilities involved in theatre. • Observe and compare formal theatre productions. individually or in a group. and environmental guidelines. directors. costumes. marketing. and social dimensions of characters found in drama texts and performances. • Write a script incorporating character dialogue and stage directions. Students understand and apply artistic collaboration in drama and theatre.

• Analyze and explain common themes among theatre. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program • Develop and explain appropriate criteria in making artistic choices for informal and formal productions. 7.Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans. and discipline needed to pursue careers and a vocational opportunities in theatre arts. Students understand and demonstrate how theatre arts are related to various art forms and disciplines. skills. and disciplines. • Integrate art forms and other disciplines into a theatrical performance. 3 Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company . • Research and explain the knowledge. various art forms.

Those are the scenes that each group will work on. Read “They Want to be Entertained” by Barry McGovern 1. Vocabulary Words: Reminders:. Going around the groups. . brainstorm ideas about waiting. Date: Week 1 Class: 9-12 Theatre class Room: Time: 4 http://www. Form groups of 4-5 a. and watch video on The Classical Theatre of Harlem Unit Goal: With the teacher’s help. Read the play out loud in a circle. Assessment: Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company .org/programs/arc hive/2007/chan/welcome. 3. students will create a production of Waiting for Godot Hawaii Education Standard: Standard 2: Students understand and apply artistic collaboration in drama and theatre. When the video is over.How does it feel to constantly wait for something? . b. Standard 5: Students understand and relate the role of theatre arts to culture and history. a director. Materials: Copies of the play Method to show documentary Copies of “They Want to be Entertained” from Reflections on Beckett to pass out. Have each group choose actors. Watch the video at this website about a production of Waiting for Godot in New Orleans. 1. 2.html As students watch the video. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program Teacher Goals: Teacher will introduce Beckett’s Waiting for Godot Student Goals: Students will begin to read Waiting for Godot. Reflection: Progression: a. Read through your scenes and think about how you would design the sets and costumes for this play. Do research on other productions of the play. and a stage manager ASSIGNMENT: 1. assign 2-3 scenes for each group. switching roles every scene. ask them to think about any situation in their lives where they’ve had to wait for something that never came b.creativetime. form groups.Would you feel impatient? Restless? 2.Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans.

His plays His novels Reflection: Date: Week 2 Class: 9-12 Theatre class Room: Time: 5 Materials: Copies of the play Internet Articles Reviews Vocabulary Words: Reminders:. Broadway 2009 Revival f. Assessment: Progression Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company . Berlin 1975 2. students will create a production of Waiting for Godot Hawaii Education Standard: Standard 2: Students understand and apply artistic collaboration in drama and theatre. Standard 5: Students understand and relate the role of theatre arts to culture and history. Paris Years d. Think about how these ideas could be worked into your own scenes/ ASSIGNMENT 1. 1961 TV Production d. Paris 1953 g. Research Beckett.Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans. 1957 San Quentin Production – San Francisco Actor’s Workshop b. Standard 6: Students analyze and critique informal and formal theatre productions. World War Two e. Childhood b. 3. 1. The Classical Theatre of Harlem c. Take the next 20 minutes to research each production and present it to the class. School c. 1956 US Premiere – Coconut Grove e. Assign each group a period from Beckett’s life a. Assign each group to research a specific production of Godot a. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program Teacher Goals: Teacher will guide the students through a history of Beckett and Waiting for Godot Student Goals: Students will begin to research Godot and Beckett to help them form their own ideas of their scenes Unit Goal: With the teacher’s help.

how do their personalities fit within your concept and within the play. 1. Actors: Think about your characters. No cellphones .Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans. a. Should be individual 3. Challenge the students to spend the entire next day without technology.How do you fill the time without technology? 4. ASSIGNMENT 1. Warm Up 2. Reflection: Progression: Assessment: Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company . Date: Week 3 Class: 9-12 Theatre class Room: Time: 6 Materials: Copies of the play Paper Pencils Vocabulary Words: Concept Reminders:. Give the students 5 minutes to explore different types of “waiting” a. Split groups up and have them start working on their scenes. Standard 3: Students understand and apply the skills of acting. a. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program Teacher Goals: Teacher will have students explore different types of waiting and challenge students to not use technology for a day. leading to a day without technology Unit Goal: With the teacher’s help. Create a concept within the constraints of the general production. No facebook b. Directors: work on the concept that the group decided on 2. Student Goals: Students will explore different types of waiting. students will create a production of Waiting for Godot Hawaii Education Standard: Standard 2: Students understand and apply artistic collaboration in drama and theatre. Cast scenes b. No internet c.

Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans. Standard 2: Students understand and apply artistic collaboration in drama and theatre. costumes. Reflection: Assessment: Progression: Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company . Standard 4: Students understand and apply the skills of design and technical theatre. students will create a production of Waiting for Godot Hawaii Education Standard: Standard 1: Students understand and apply theatre skills to develop and communicate a story. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program Teacher Goals: Teacher will start helping the students in coming up with a concept for their production. 1. Refine blocking Date: Week 4-6 Class: 9-12 Theatre class Room: Time: 7 Materials: Copies of the play Beginnings of props. Warm Up 2. Rehearse in separate groups ON GOING ASSIGNMENTS 1. Memorize lines 2. Student Goals: Students will begin to create and rehearse their scenes in their groups Unit Goal: With the teacher’s help. set pieces Vocabulary Words: Reminders:.

Standard 7: Students understand and demonstrate how theatre arts are related to various art forms and disciplines. Standard 4: Students understand and apply the skills of design and technical theatre. Student Goals: Students will perform their production of Waiting for Godot Unit Goal: With the teacher’s help. Date: Week 7 Class: 9-12 Theatre class Room: Time: 8 Materials: Copies of the play Props Costumes Set pieces Vocabulary Words: Reminders:. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program Teacher Goals: Teacher and students will perform their work.Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans. PERFORMANCE DAY!! Students will perform Waiting for Godot in a Round Robin: One continuous play with the different groups. students will create a production of Waiting for Godot Hawaii Education Standard: Standard 1: Students understand and apply theatre skills to develop and communicate a story. Reflection: Assessment: Progression: Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company .

com with any questions about these plans or resources.creativetime. Volume 1: 1929-1940.aspx?levelID=16017&assetID=3097 A documentary about the 1957 production of Waiting for Godot at San Quentin Prison by the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop. 2003 A collection of all of Beckett’s Dramatic Works on DVD. 1996 Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. New York. ONLINE RESOURCES “Lucky’s Thought” http://www. 9 The Impossible Itself. Creative Time.samuel-beckett.net/Penelope/Pozzo_Lucky. Grove Press. 1986 Damned to Fame – The Life of Samuel Beckett.com/title. James Knowlson. *Must have a username and password to download. The Complete Dramatic Works Faber and Faber. 2009 A collection of the author’s letters from 1929-1940. New York.yining@gmail. Dir: Various. Samuel Beckett. Infobase Publishing. Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company . 2008 The Letters of Samuel Beckett. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program BOOKS Waiting for Godot. Dir by Jacob Adams. Please contact Godotdramaturg Yining Lin at lin. “Waiting for Godot in New Orleans” http://www. Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations. 2008. Edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck. VIDEO Beckett on Film. London.html A collaborative project between Paul Chan.html An in-depth look at Lucky’s famous monologue.org/programs/archive/2007/chan/welcome. http://www. and the Classical Theatre of Harlem of a production of Waiting for Godot in New Orleans.Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans. Ed by Harold Bloom.newfilmmakersonline.

Moderator: Markus Wessendorf. Sunday 21 November 2010. especially here in Hawai‘i.Waiting for Godot Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans. created by Yining Lin Kennedy Theatre Page to Stage Program 10 WAITING FOR GODOT EDUCATIONAL EVENTS PRE-SHOW TALKS • Saturday November 13 2010 “Looking into Waiting for Godot” by Yining Lin • Saturday December 4 2010 "For the love of Godot: The Story Behind the Play" by Lindsay Timmington-McGahan Times: 6:30PM Location: Earle Ernst Lab Theatre “GODOT’S MOMENT” POST-SHOW PANEL DISCUSSION Panelists: Elisa Joy White. Lyons. contact KTPage@hawaii. Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio.edu Waiting for Godot educational outreach co-sponsored by Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and All the World's a Stage Theatre Company . Trimillos. The scholars will relate the production to our present moment. Ricardo D. 4:30PM Earle Ernst Lab Theatre For more information on educational events. Laura E. Jean Toyama.

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