Learning Guide: FEN
Check out these resources for academics, enthusiasts, educators to support your learning and viewing of Fen. We’re thrilled to offer them as a complement to our Student Matinee program, and we hope they enrich your experience of this production.
- Synopsis and Characters: Read a brief synopsis of Fen, meet the play’s characters, and learn about the casting that makes this production distinct.
- Historical Background, Dramaturgy, and Design: Take a look at these texts and resources to explore the history behind Fen, its dramaturgy, and the design of Court Theatre’s production.
- Discussion and Story-Land Activity: Consider how repurposing land—for good or for ill—reverberates through its inhabitants, community, and the land itself.
- Student Vocabulary Activity: Implement this classroom vocabulary activity around the word juxtapose.
- Pre-Show Journaling Activity: Reflect on themes from Fen through journaling prompts—suited for classrooms and continuous learners alike!
- Post-Show Juxtaposition Activity: Use this classroom activity to unpack examples of juxtaposition in life, media, and Fen to more deeply understand the power of contrast.
- In Conversation with Vanessa Stalling: Get a glimpse inside Director Vanessa Stalling‘s hopes, goals, and inspirations for Caryl Churchill’s Fen.
- “A Dark Beauty”: Director Vanessa Stalling illuminates the force of Caryl Churchill’s Fen and how the competing worlds, desires, and constraints create an enriching theatrical experience.
- You Don’t Own Me: Exploring the feelings, dreams, and desires of each character, this playlist offers a fun and engaging way to familiarize yourself with the themes of Caryl Churchill’s Fen.
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