Presentations checklist

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In your presentation you will have to discuss the following points:
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the historical setting
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the main characters
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an outline of the story
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one or more literary terms such as: ballad, legend, epic poem, chivalry,
allegory, frame story, myth and morality play
Each member of the group will have to research one aspect of the assignment. You are
responsible for the 10-minute presentation as a group.
There are some compulsory items:
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a fragment of the original text
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images of the main characters
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images of the main events
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sound fragments of readings (if available)
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film fragments (if available)
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is the work still relevant today
The Powerpoint presentation or short movie are the focus of your assignment. Sounds and
images must do the work for you, not the text (either spoken or written).
BEOWULF
Visit the first site and read the Prologue and the episodes 4, 7, 11 and 12 from David
Breeden's translation of Beowulf.
Explain what an epic poem is.
Find fragments of the original text, sound and/or film fragments.
EVERYMAN
Visit the first site and read Everyman from the ORB Medieval Sourcebook.
Explain what allegory and morality play are.
Find fragments of the original text, sound and/or film fragments.
How were these plays performed in the Middle Ages?
CANTERBURY TALES
Visit the first site and read The General Prologue and The Knight's Tale.
Introduce some of the pilgrims.
Explain what a frame story is.
Find fragments of the original text, sound and/or film fragments.
SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT
Visit the first site and read the prose version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Find fragments of the original text, sound and/or film fragments.
Explain what legend and chivalry are.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR
Read the Prologue and the books that deals with the quest and the Holy Grail and Arthur's
death (Books 1, 3, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 21).
Find fragments of the original text, sound and/or film fragments.
Explain what legend, quest and the Holy Grail are.
ROBIN HOOD
Read the five ballads that deal with Maid Marian, Little John, The Golden Arrow and Birth,
Breed and Valour and The Death of Robin Hood.
Find fragments of the original text, film and/or sound fragments.
Explain what a ballad is.
How has Robin Hood evolved over the ages. Use film/images to show this.