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Lesson 21

Subtext & Conflict

PURPOSE
-TO INTERPRET A SUBTEXT
-TO ANALYZE CONFLICT IN DRAMA
-TO EVALUATE CHARACTERS’ CHOICES
*TO REVIEW TERMINOLOGY
Term Review

 Let’s go over the terms we have covered so far in the


unit. Take a minute to look over your R&J packets
and notes. Star TWO terms that confuse you the
most. Circle TWO terms that you know the best.
 Turn to your shoulder partner and discuss your
confusion/understanding of terms.
 We will come together as a class to decide which
terms we need to work on more / which terms we are
experts at!
Subtext

 Turn to page 287 in your SpringBoard book.


1. Write your own explanation of subtext and give an
example.
2. Why is it important to keep the subtext in mind
when you are performing/reading a scene?
Subtext

 Let’s look back at the exchange between Juliet and


Lady Capulet in Act III scene iv. What does Juliet
mean to say versus what Lady Capulet hears?
 Go through the text and…
 List two lines and explain what Juliet REALLY says (means)
 Then list what Lady Capulet Hears

Line Juliet Means Lady Capulet Hears


Act IV scene i

 Let’s read scene i in Act IV. Juliet has a conversation


with Paris during which she must hide her true
feelings. As we read, use sticky notes to mark the text
by writing the subtext – Juliet’s true thoughts –
which you find “between the lines.”
Extra Activity - Pantomime

You will be split into an acting company to pantomime


either the things Juliet would rather do then marry
Paris or the Friar’s plan for Juliet. Remember that in
pantomime, you act out something without using
words. Your audience must guess the action from your
movements and expressions.
Quickwrite pg 298

Evaluate the Friar’s plan for Juliet. Be sure to explain


the subtext of his plan. Does it seem wise? Why or why
not? Answer in 2-3 paragraphs on page 298.
EA1 Worktime

 Time to work on EA1!!