Gonzalo’s Idea of An Eden-like Civilization

Act 2, Scene 1

Work Time

In your reading groups, review briefly what has happened in the play so far.

Begin reading and annotating act 2, scene 1 together. The focus here is on understanding what happens, not on acting out a part. Before beginning your reading, refer to the dramatis personae and read the short description of each character.

The following suggestions can help you decide how to proceed.

  • Take turns, changing the reader periodically.
  • Have one or two able readers read for your group.
  • Pause your reading periodically to discuss what happened.

Keep your voices soft so as not to bother the other groups.

Stop reading at the entrance of Ariel.