Answer the question b)-style question below based on the extract from today’s lesson and using your learning from the group task and forum theatre exercise.
(b) Using your understanding of the extract, explain how the following lines might be performed. Give reasons for your answer. (7)
I am as like to call thee so again,
To spit on thee again, to spurn thee too.
If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not
As to thy friends; for when did friendship take
A breed for barren metal of his friend?
But lend it rather to thine enemy,
Who, if he break, thou mayst with better face
Exact the penalty.
Why, look you, how you storm!
I would be friends with you and have your love,
Forget the shames that you have stain’d me with,
Supply your present wants and take no doit
Of usance for my moneys, and you’ll not hear me:
This is kind I offer.
This were kindness.
An independent enquirer working at:
- Grade C will show thorough understanding of the effect of performance techniques.
- Grade B will make a clear link between what is being said and the appropriate performance techniques.
- Grade A will demonstrate an insightful understanding of the characters(‘ conversation) through their choice of effective performance techniques.