Beauty and the Beast Study Guide
Breaking Through Study Guide
EDUCATORS' STUDY GUIDES
Although the guide’s intent is to enhance the student’s theatrical experience, it can also be used as an introduction to the elements of a play, and the production elements involved in the play’s presentation.
The guides are organized into four major sections:
1. Elements of the story
2. Elements of our production
3. Resource and historic materials related to our production
4. Activities and discussion ideas
Teachers and group leaders will want to select portions of the guide for their specific usage. Discussion questions are meant to provoke a line of thought about a particular topic. The answers to the discussion questions in many instances will initiate the process of exploration and discovery of varied interpretations by everyone involved. This can be as rewarding as the wonderful experience of sight and sound that “live theatre” creates on-stage.