Tell students that they will have 10 minutes to finish memorizing and practice Sonnet 18 with presence. After the 10 minutes, they will get together with a partner and perform the sonnet for each other. The partners will give each other feedback, then work together for 10 minutes. Any additional time can be used for individual rehearsal time.
If you would like, it could beneficial to prepare and perform Sonnet 18 for them in Second Circle so they can understand your expectation of what performing with presence looks like with this text.
Partner then Full Group discussion
What did you discover about presence after watching the videos and practicing?
Why is it important to analyze others’ performances?
How can practicing presence in theatre help you in life?