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Our town Power Point

  1. 1. Assignment O Go through this Power Point Presentation O Compose two questions you have regarding: O The Play O The Playwright O The Plot Diagram O The video or article 1 1
  2. 2. Our Town By: Thornton Wilder
  3. 3. Goal O Learn about the play Our Town O Acts and characters O Learn about the plot diagram O Each step or part of diagram 3
  4. 4. Quick Background O Written in 1938 O Minimal props O Setting: Grovers Corner, NH O Play: O Act 1: May 7, 1901 O Act 2: July 7, 1904 O Act 3: summer 1913 http://www.theatrealberta.com/eNe ws/2008/January.html 4
  5. 5. Characters O Stage Manager O George Gibbs O Emily Webb O Dr. Gibbs and Mrs. Gibbs O Mr. Webb and Mrs. Webb O Mrs. Soames O Simon Stimson O Rebecca Gibbs O Wally Web O Howie Newsome O Joe Crowell, Jr O Joe Stoddard * Anything bolded means they are a main character 5
  6. 6. Stage Manager O “omniscient narrator” O Tells the story O Interacts with characters O Interacts with the audience O Plays other small roles in the play Photo by: E. Anastasio 6
  7. 7. Emily Webb O Wally’s older sister O Smart (in school) O Marries George Gibbs O Dies during childbirth O Gives the play meaning Photo by: E.Anastasio 7
  8. 8. George Gibbs O Star of the baseball team O President of the senior class O Wants to attend State Agricultural School O Marries Emily Webb Photo by: E. Anastasio 8
  9. 9. Plot Diagram http://waxebb.com/writings/plotting.html 9
  10. 10. Exposition -Author giving information about the plot -Stage Manager introducing the play http://www.thefreewallpapers.com/lak e-in-bottom-of-mountain/ 10
  11. 11. Rising Action - Building up to the http://www.visualphotos.com/image/2x4528114 /group_of_friends_hiking_up_hill climax/ main point in the story - -George and Emily’s wedding - -Depiction of life 11
  12. 12. Climax -Biggest point in a piece of literature -Act 3 -After Emily has died http://chihealthblog.blogspot.com/ 12
  13. 13. Falling Action http://www.visualphotos.com/image/2x4 732847/people_walking_down_mountain _salt_flats_utah -Trying to resolve what has happened at the climax -Emily goes back to the cemetary 13
  14. 14. Resolution -Problems have been resolved -Everything has come to an end -The Stage Manager’s closing soliloquy http://laurenceparent.blogspot.com / 14
  15. 15. Next Up... O You can choose to either watch the videos or read the article O Don’t forget about your two questions! 15 15
  16. 16. Article on Our Town O http://plays.about.com/od/plays/a/ourtownlessons.htm 16 16
  17. 17. Videos O “Gregory Boyd on Thornton Wilder and Our Town” O http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdWPvWzoVhI O “Theater Talk: Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” O (only have to watch: 11:15-14:15) O http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=xUT2CKRVk1Y 17

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