English Literature Lesson for Form 2 (AER, AQUA, TERRA)
Lesson : 9 (two periods)
Week : 39
Language Skill : English Literature
Topic : Rumpelstiltskin (Drama)
Source : Literature Component for Secondary Schools : A Collection of Poems, Short Stories
and Drama for Form 1 to Form 2.
Class : Form 2 ( AER, AQUA, TERRA)
Teacher : Dr. David Ngin Sian Pau
Objectives : a) To learn about introduction to drama, the playwright, synopsis and elements of the
drama - setting, plot characters, themes, message, moral values, point of views, tone
and mood, language & style.
Required : The knowledge of being able to explain what a synopsis and elements of literature are.
Introduction : A drama or play is a distinctive literary work written to be performed in front of an
audience ultimately. Drama is different from other literature genres since it has its
own distinctive elements. This includes having a CAST instead of characters. In
addition, an important piece of a drama is the SCRIPT. A script contains the written
words and direction of a play. In some dramas, the cast is aided by a NARRATOR. A
drama highlights situations that people may find themselves in fitting in at a new school /
auditioning for a movie role, or can imagine themselves being in futuristic
adventures, fairy tales or historical periods. (Copy it in your notebook.) (10 Minutes)
Reading the Script : Rumpelstiltskin is a drama with a villain, a damsel in distress and how good triumphs
over evil. To get to know the story of the drama, every student must read a sentence
each from the textbook. (20 minutes)
Questions : 1. Why did Lisa tell Rumpelstiltskin that he could have her first born child? Was that a
good or bad idea?
2. What did Rumpelstiltskin want with a baby?
3. Where did Rumpelstiltskin live? Who was he? Is he a good or bad person?
4. What does the word Rumpelstiltskin mean? Can you give Rumpelstiltskin a new
5. What are some magic things in this story? What are some real things?
6. If this story happened today, how would the story change?
7. Why did Rumpelstiltskin disappear forever when Lisa said his name?
Now work in pairs and answer the questions. Copy these questions and write the
answers in your notebook. (15-20 minutes)
Presentation : Look at the screen and pay attention to what the teacher says. Take down all the
notes. It covers about the playwright, elements of the drama - setting, characters,
themes, message, moral values, point of view, tone&mood and language & style.
Vocabularies : A. (brilliant, scrumptious, stern, rewarded, task, vanish, bargain, delighted,
cuddle, rage. )
B. (deal, disappear, hug, happy, strict, anger, delicious or tasty, clever, job,
gave in return for a service or for something done)
Match A and B. (10 minutes)
Homework : Write a150-word synopsis on Rumpelstiltskin. Turn in your homework before Friday.
| RUMPELSTILTSKIN by Angela Lanyon
Elements of the Drama
||Physical setting :Lisa's cottage, King's palace
Social Setting :An era with a clear divide
between upper and lower
Time :Set in the olden days
||*Lisa, Rumpelstiltskin, King, Lisa's Father, Lisa's *Mother
||*Making an keeping promises
*Asking for payment and reward.
||*Greed does not pay.
*Do not value riches above human life.
|5. Moral Values
|6. Point of View
||*Third person omniscient
|7. Tone & Mode
||*Light-hearted and positive
|8. Language & Style
||*Straightforward and simple
*Uses a narrator
*Literary devices: rhyme, symbolism
© Dr.David Ngin Sian Pau