Friday, December 19, 2008

Oedipus work from Friday, December 19th

You will be practicing what you know about voice and writer’s purpose. You are to retell the events of the play’s ending from ONE particular “slant.” Be sure to capture the “voice” of that slant as well as stress the element of the plot that would be most significant.

Here are the “tellers of the story”

How would CNN cover this as a “Breaking News” story?
The National Inquirer covers this as a front page scandal story. Write their lead.
What would Entertainment Tonight use as a teaser to get people to tune in?
What would Oedipus’ press secretary tell the media of Thebes?
Athens has a long-standing distrust of Thebes. What’s the lead in the story for the Athens Today newspaper?
Hermes, messenger of the gods, is acting as Apollo’s media consultant. What would he tell the Olympian News and World Report?