HONORS PS1500 - It's About Time
Arcadia, Act 1, Scene 2 C Questions for Discussion
Describe the personalities of Hannah and Bernard. Why does Bernard conceal his last name from Hannah?
What does Bernard believe happened in 1809 at Sidley Park? Describe his evidence concerning Byron and Chater. How trustworthy is his evidence?
What is Hannah studying at Sidley Park? Describe her evidence concerning the hermit. How trustworthy is her evidence?
Discuss Hannah's critique of the Romantic "decline from thinking to feeling" that followed the Age of Enlightenment (or Age of Reason). What is her landscaping analogy for this decline?
Bernard nearly had a car accident upon arriving at Sidley
Park. What was the trench (the A
ha-ha@ ) he nearly drove into? Hint:
Look up A ha-ha@
Acting Assignments for Arcadia
1. Act 2, pp. 32 - 38 (Two parts: Hannah and Bernard)
Starts with Hannah: Mr. Peacock?
Ends with Bernard: Attagirl.
2. Act 2, pp. 42 - 44 (Two parts: Hannah and Bernard)
Starts with Hannah: The point is, the Crooms, of course, had the hermit under their noses for twenty years ...
Ends with Hannah: Made a bonfire.
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