Greek Tragedy Project
Directions: In a group of 3-4 create your own Greek Tragedy script and then perform it for the class using the guidelines below:
• Must be no less than 4 minutes and no longer than 6 minutes
• Must include a tragic hero who possesses a tragic flaw
• Must have a chorus
• Must include one example of dramatic irony
• All group members must have a character in the play
Step 1: Brainstorm with your group what your tragedy is going to be about and who your tragic hero will be. Us the plot chart attached to create a story.
Step 2: Write the script
Step 3: Rehearse
Step 4: Roses before Thorns
Step 5: Final performance TBD
Void of spelling and grammatical errors /10
Characters and actors are include at the top of the page before the setting along with the title of the play /10
There is a paragraph at the top of the page describing the setting /10
The characters’ names are included before each line and are in bold /10
Some stage directions are included (does not count as individual blocking) /10
You have created a character that is unique through voice and body language /10
You have included purposeful movement in your scene /10
Articulation and projection /10
Your goal is clear throughout the play /10
Greek Tragedy Plot Questions
1. What is the setting of your story?
2. What happens in the beginning of your story?
3. What is the rising action?
4. What is the climax?
5. What is the falling action?
6. What is the resolution?
7. What is the goal for each character in the play?
8. What is the conflict throughout the story?
9. Who is the tragic hero and what is their tragic flaw?
10. What is the mood and theme of the story?
11. How will you incorporate dramatic irony into your play?
Written Script due at the end of the block- 2/7
Roses and Thorns- 2/12