Resources/Activities

Views on Mental Illness
Vietnam War and social/political climate
Feminist Movement
Love and Fidelity
Cosi fan tutte
Reality vs Illusion

Support Material for understanding the text - overviews, study guides, PowerPoint presentations

Glossary of important terms:


Character Study

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Role in the play
Adjectives and quotes for characterisation
Actions
Conflicts
Motivations
The character's views on any of the topics above that are relevant (mental illness, Vietnam War, love and fidelity, illusion and reality)

Lewis
Henry
Lucy
Ruth
Nick
Cherry
Roy
Doug
Julie
Henry

Themes in Cosi

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Practise Essay Topics




High Art versus Low Art

Some extra articles on the concepts of high and low art:

Lowest Common Denominator - appealing to the majority of people, which is what popular culture tends to exploit.
It's Popular Now It Sucks - the contention that if something is popular, it does not hold as much artistic merit as something which is more obscure.
Doing It For The Art - Related to the first article, this one is about the idea that high art tends to be more about "true art", while popular culture is about money.