Reader Response Journals

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Reader Response Journals: General Guidelines (Required for all 4 plays) 1. First impressions: immediately after you finish reading or working with your acting troupe on a section of the text, take some time to write down anything that comes to you in relation to the text—your initial reactions or responses. Don’t try to puzzle them out—just write freely. If the reading/acting bores you, write that down. If you’re intrigued by certain statements, if you’re attracted to characters or issues or problems, write them down. Just keep writing. This writing should last between 5 and 20 minutes. 2. Ask questions about the text, or about how an actor is interpreting the role. What if it were interpreted differently? This may be the most important activity in which you engage. What perplexes you about some passage or point the author makes? Do you wonder why the author said a particular thing, in a particular way? 3. Make connections with your own experience. What does the reading make you think of? Does
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