arms study by chaitanya

Topics: George Bernard Shaw, Blocking, Shaw Festival Pages: 49 (9463 words) Published: October 12, 2013
STUDY GUIDE 2006
A PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON RESOURCE FOR THE CLASSROOM
CONTAINING ONTARIO CURRICULUM SUPPORT MATERIALS

ARMS
AND

THE MAN

BY
BERNARD SHAW

EDUCATION PARTNERS

PRESENTS

Arms and The Man
By
BERNARD SHAW
This study guide for Arms and The Man contains
background information for the play, suggested
themes and topics for discussion, and curriculumbased lessons that are designed by educators and theatre professionals.
The lessons and themes for discussion are organized in modules that can be used independently or interdependently according to the class level and
time availability.
THIS GUIDE WAS WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY
BARBARA WORTHY, ROD CHRISTENSEN AND DR.
DEBRA MCLAUCHLAN, PHD. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS WERE PROVIDED BY JACKIE MAXWELL, SUE LEPAGE, WILLIAM SCHMUCK AND JEFF SCOLLON.
COVER: DETAIL FROM A PHOTO OF HAAKON VII OF
NORWAY, 1905 (GETTY IMAGES). PAGE 2: PICTURE:
"BAYONET CHARGE" (BULGARIANS ATTACK SERBIANS, 1885) BY JAJAROSLAV VESIN (1860-1915). PAGE 11: ILLUSTRATIONS: “GBS” BY RAY MCILROY.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Players and The Story ...................................3 Who’s Who in the Play .........................................4 Historical Timeline ................................................5 The Playwright .......................................................6 Costume Design Notes ........................................7 Set Design Notes ..................................................8 Did You Know? Play Trivia.................................9

Did You Know? Historical Trivia .....................10
Shades of Shaw ....................................................11 Classroom Applications
Before Attending the Play ............................ 12-17 Set Design Activity ........................................ 18-20 After Attending the Play............................... 21-26

Arms and the Man

Say What? (Text Tips).................................. 27/28

Running time: 2hrs 15 approx.

Glossary of Theatre Terms ................................29

including one intermission

Word Puzzle.................................................. 30/31

Previews March 30

Response Sheet ....................................................32 2

The Players
Raina ................................................................................................ Diana Donnelly Bluntschli ........................................................................................ Patrick Galligan A Russian Officer ............................................................................ Martin Happer Petkoff.......................................................................................................Peter Hutt Louka.......................................................................................Catherine McGregor Catherine ...........................................................................................Nora McLellan Nikolai .................................................................................................. Peter Millard Sergius.......................................................................................................Mike Shara A Russian Soldier……………………………………… Michael Strathmore Directed by Jackie Maxwell

Set Designed by Sue LePage
Costumes Designed by William Schmuck
Lighting Designed by Louise Guinand
Original Music by Paul Sportelli
Stage Manager: Alison Peddie
Assistant Stage Manager: Dora Tomassi
Technical Director: Jeff Scollon
Intern Director: Lee Wilson

The Story
The moon rises over a small Bulgarian town. Clutching the photograph of her fiancé in dashing military attire, a beautiful young woman sinks into her bed with a romantic novel. Suddenly, gunshots ring out, and as if from the pages of theover a small Bulgarian town. Clutching the room. As heof her fiancé in dashing he is jittery, exThe moon rises book, a desperate soldier bursts into the photograph lights a match, we see military...
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