The Taming of the Shrew Stop Motion Induction Scene Project

This stop motion video is based on the induction scene from William Shakespeare’s, The Taming of the Shrew. The induction is the main story of the play while the inset is the story being told within the story. I show this in my video by playing out the induction scene and then at the end, I show that inset is about to start. I demonstrate this in my stop motion video by displaying the actors and the stage (brown piece of paper) at the end and explaining what the induction and inset are. Also, by using stop motion I have simplified the story so that it’s easier to understand for modern audiences. It also provided a nice visual and gave me the opportunity to understand the story a little better myself. Though the stop motion aspect of the video was cool, some challenges came up while filming and recording. While filming it was hard to move the little people while taking pictures at the exact same time. It also required a lot of time to draw everything and to take each photo. While recording, I sometimes had to re-record because of some mistakes I made and background noise. Though it was somewhat challenging I did learn a few things about the apps that I used and about the story itself. With the apps I learned that I could change the volume of the recordings and change the speed of the videos. I also understood the story and what took place a bit better by simplifying the characters’ lines and the narration.

By: Nour


Secluded Lot Graphic Novel

1)Exposition:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘”I’d like to inquire about a lot,” the old man said, the effort of decision evident in his voice. “At my age you never know…”’ (Page 115)

2)Rising Action:                                                                                                                                                 -“This section was just opened up last year,” (Page 115).

-“I’d prefer an older location”(Page 115)

-“I mean, where trees and shrubs have had a chance to grow.”(Page 115)

 3)Rising Action:                                                                                                                                             -“I’d like a good view,” the old man explained, “but more important, privacy.”(Page116).

-“That will run the price up,” Mr. Jerome warned. He was not sure how much price mattered.”(Page 116)

-“Haven’t you something out of the way, sort of hard to find? I don’t want any relatives interfering—nosing about, you know.”(Page 116)

 4)Rising Action:                                                                                                                                        -“Then in that case, we could give you a special price.” In Mr. Jerome’s language this meant the highest possible figure at which the customer would buy. Shrewdly he estimated the demand, the desire and upped the figure ten percent. “It’s higher than I thought,” the old man said sadly, “but, it’s just what I wanted.” (Page 117)

 5)Climax:                                                                                                                                                               -“After the Committal Service—when everything possible had been done for the Departed and the Bereaved had gone their sorrowful ways—something promoted Mr. Jerome to intrude on the old man’s privacy—perhaps a word or two of comfort, which he knew so well how to administer” (Page 119).

-“On the other side of the thicket he was surprised to find Mr. Blake stooping over a high, square, white box, intent on fixing something. A bee circled slowly overhead, then dove for its target.” (Page 119)

-“How dare you operate a beehive in this cemetery?” (Page 119)

6)Falling Action:                                                                                                                                                                        -“I’m not soliciting business. The bees are just going about their normal and natural pursuits. Besides, Rose Haven Nectar brings a special price.”(Page 120)

-“You sell the honey?” Jerome was shocked. “Maybe it was just beginners luck,” old man Blake replied modestly, “but those twenty-dollar Beginners Beekeeping Outfits certainly work wonders. Like the advertisement said, I had over forty-five kilograms of surplus honey the first year.” (Page 120)

7)Falling Action:                                                                                                                                               –“All his spare time would be devoted to a solution of Mr. Blake’s special problem. It must be illegal, he thought, with every intention of rushing back to the office to examine the small print” (Page 120)

8)Denouement:                                                                                                                                                  -“The old man straightened and looked at him proudly. ”Mr. Jerome, I have reached an important decision: I would like to buy another lot.” (Page 121)


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