Today, I want you to begin with the Comedy Checklist. Your goal is to find at least two examples from the play for each section (ex: Purpose and Effect) and add them to your sheet. Don’t worry if you can’t see connections between every item in each category; the connections will be clearer when we get to the end of the play.
Next, I want you to work in groups of 4 to read/act Act III scenes i-ii. At the end of each scene, please answer the following questions by @IDon’tGetShakespeare, who has kindly allowed me to post his tweets here; in fact, you might want to preview the tweets before you read to give your reading some context.
You may respond in tweet format, or in full sentences; just make sure you write your responses in your notebook or on the device of your choice.
@ENG3U: I don’t get the Church joke in the opening bit of scene i. HELP!
@ENGU3U. I have been trying to grow a beard, which makes me think about line 45. I don’t get why Viola is “almost sick for one”. Arggh!
Hey @ENG3U…what’s up with Viola’s speech at starting at line 56? #WhyDoesThisSoundSoDifferent
Hey @ENG3U I think Olivia’s hitting on Cesario, but I’m not sure…lines 103 to the end of the scene? What do you think?
@ENG3U Sir Andy likes to have fun…why does he want to leave at the beginning of scene ii?!?!?!?
@ENG3U I don’t get the long bits in scene ii. What’s up with this “challenge?”
@ENG3U re: end of scene ii…why all this talk about Malvolio? #schemers