American Studies The Tempest Essay Schedule: September 18 Finish reading the play. Write a journal entry on your favorite scene. Present Ariel, Caliban, and Ferdinand sectiions of opening scene. Choose which scene you want to work on next. September 22 Write a first draft of an introductory paragraph in which you state what Shakespeare’s artistic purpose is in the The Tempest and how he goes about achieving that purpose. Write a second paragraph in which you discuss how your scene relates to Shakespeare’s overall purpose in the play. (Save these paragraphs to your disk inside your Tempest Folder.) Collect props, musical instruments, and rudimentary costumes for your scene and bring them to class so that you can use them in your rehearsal. Don’t forget to be ready for that Grammar Quiz on “Parts of Speech”. September 24 Write a paragraph about why Prospero decides to break his staff at the end of the play. Quote the text to support your ideas. (Collaborative Planning of essay in class.) Draw a picture of your set and costumes. Finish collection of actual props and costumes. September 29 Performance Day! Write a rough draft of your paper over the long weekend. September 30 Writing Workshop in Computer Room during 4th period class. October 1 Final Draft of Tempest Essay is due at 3:30 p.m.