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School for Scandal Teaching Unit
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- Discuss the farcical humor in this play. Where does it occur, and what gives rise to it?
- Dr. Johnson defines satire as a literary form “in which wickedness or folly is censured.” Relate this definition of satire to this play by identifying what the targets of satire are.
- If you were casting this play for a Hollywood production, state whom you would put in the following roles and give the reason for your choices
- In what ways were the “sentimental comedies” a reaction to the Restoration “comedy of manners” that came before them?
- In what ways were the new comedies, such as Sheridan’s, a reaction to the “sentimental comedies.”
- What elements of the sentimental comedies do we see in this play?
- Which characters in this play might be considered honorable?
- Identify, define, and give examples from the play of three types of irony.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.