- A comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations (Google definitions)
Prepare for a See(Notice)/Think/Wonder Exercise:
Watch the following video clip from The Beatlemirko:
The farce is taken from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the Beatles have also added their own dimension to it.
As you are watching:
1- list TEN (10) things you NOTICE that are a farce of the “Pyramus and Thisbe” myth that we read from Ovid’s Metamorphosis
2- THREE things you THINK about the video as it relates to the tale of “Pyramus and Thisbe”
3- THREE things you WONDER about the video as it relates to the tale.
Write a three-chunk paragraph explaining how the video clip falls under the definition of a farce.
In your groups:
Choose a scene from Romeo and Juliet (a different one for each group, please!), and create your own farce to perform for the class.