Obiettivi

Allowing the students to:
1. fully understand the main features of Osborne's "Theatre of Anger" with a more specific focus on his Look Back in Anger;
2. improve their general knowledge of modern British drama;
3. enlarge their vocabulary through the study and acquisition of new words from the 50s lower class jargon.

Tempo di apprendimento

Apprendimento in: 3 hours

L'argomento

A How-To Guide

Stage 1 – On your textbook

1.1. Read pages 382 [John Osborne].
Nothing more than a very short summary of Osborne’s life together with some information about Look Back in Anger and the Angry Young Men. You should be able to understand:

1. What kind of writer he is;
2. The main features and themes of his plays.

1.2. Read page 383/4 [Look Back in Anger] and do Exercise 2.

1. As to the its plot, the following are the missing words: 1. working class, 2. frustrated, 3. disillusioned, 4. graduate, 5. by running, 6. uneducated, 7. complaints, 8. inability, 9. pregnant, 10. loss, 11. fantasy world, 12. squirrels, 13. circular.
2. Be sure to understand the characters of Jimmy Porter, Alison, Cliff and Helena;
3. Focus on the theme of the critique of establishment values;
4. Pay a particular attention to its structure but, above all, to its language.

Stage 2 – Online

2.1. John Osborne (PPT Presentation )
Sum up your knowledge through the reading of the PPT presentation from your textbook.
Pay a particular attention to the slide 14 [4. Beckett vs. Osborne].

2.2. ZTE Test (Online Activity)
Do the self evaluation test on the ZTE website.

2.3. Look Back in Anger – Summary in English || ENGLISH NOTES (Video Resource)

2.4. Look Back in Anger | Study Guide (Online Reading)
Improve and organize your knowledge of the play reading the sections:

1. Characters analysis
2. Symbols
3. Themes

The other sections are at your choice and for further study only.

2.5. The Theatre of the Absurd and the Angry Young Men (Online Reading)
Skip the first 4 paragraphs and start from the 5th which reads “The plays which were considered a turning point in the British modern Drama were …

Testing yourselves

Do the attached test and grade your knowledge.

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IMPORTANT

You have 2 minutes to complete it.

Time is over.


"Look Back in Anger"

A simple quick Quiz about some of the main features of Osborne's play.

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In what country did Alison's father live and work before retiring to England?

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The play is

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Jimmy is angry

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Helena is

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Alison, Jimmy’s wife, is

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Jimmy Porter can be considered an anti-hero as he

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The language used in Look Back in Anger is

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The title of the play suggests that

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Cliff, Jimmy’s friend, is

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Attività

2.1. John Osborne (PPT Presentation )
Sum up your knowledge through the reading of the PPT presentation from your textbook.
Pay a particular attention to the slide 14 [4. Beckett vs. Osborne].

2.2. ZTE Test (Online Activity)
Do the self evaluation test on the ZTE website.

DO THE TEST

2.3. Look Back in Anger - Summary in English || ENGLISH NOTES (Video Resource)

WATCH THE VIDEO

2.4. Look Back in Anger | Study Guide (Online Reading)
Improve and organize your knowledge of the play reading the sections:

characters

symbols

themes

The other sections are at your choice and for further study only.

2.5. The Theatre of the Absurd and the Angry Young Men (Online Reading)
Skip the first 4 paragraphs and start from the 5th which reads “The plays which were considered a turning point in the British modern Drama were …”

read it

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2.6. Testing yourselves
Do the attached test and grade your knowledge.

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