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Class Schedule

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CLASS MEETS: Tuesday/ Thursday 9:25AM - 10:40 AM in Sawyer 429


1/16   T       

In Class:      

Introductions and schedules, grading, syllabus


1/18  TH          

Romanticism into Realism  

In Class:

Theatres and Audiences, Playscripts and Plot

How to read a play

Home:

Read The Count of Monte Cristo (Hand-out)


1/23   T Assign Groups          

In Class:

Discuss Theme, Symbol, and Metaphor

Monte Cristo Quiz

Discuss Monte Cristo     

Home:


1/25   TH

Henrik Ibsen and The Dawning of the Twentieth Century         

In Class:

Video of A Doll's House

Home:   

Read A Doll's House

A Doll's House Homework Questions

Read Brustein: chapter one


1/30   T

Group #1 Present Ibsen

Due:  

A Doll's House Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss A Doll's House  

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter two


2/1     TH

August Strindberg

Home:

Read The Father

The Father Homework Questions


2/6          T

Group #2 Present Strindberg  

Due:   

The Father Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss The Father

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter three


2/8       TH          

Anton Chekhov

In Class:

Video of The Seagull

Home:

Read The Seagull

The Seagull Homework Questions


2/13       T       

Group #3 Present Chekhov

Due:

The Seagull Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss The Seagull

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter four

                    

2/15      TH

George Bernard Shaw

In Class:

Video of Arms and the Man

Home:

Read Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man Homework Questions

          

2/20      T

Group #4 Present Shaw

Due:

Arms and the Man Homework Questions

In Class:      

Discuss Arms and the Man  

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter five

               

2/22      TH

Eugene O'Neill

In Class:

Video of Anna Christie

Discuss Final Papers

Home:

Read Anna Christie

Anna Christie Homework Questions         


2/27      T

Group #5 Present O'Neill  

Due:  Anna Christie Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss Anna Christie

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter seven.


3/1      TH          

Luigi Pirandello

Symbolism and Expressionism

In Class:

Video of Six Characters in Search of an Author

Assign Final Paper, discuss writing proposals

Home:

Brustein: chapter eight

Read Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author Homework Questions


3/6      T

Group #6 Present Pirandello  

Due:

Six Characters in Search of an Author Homework Questions

In class:

Discuss Six Characters . . .

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter six

Work on Final Paper proposals  

                         

3/8       TH

Snow Day!


To Watch During Break:


First half of the video w/ Andy Griffith I was going to show in class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCrK0dsC-Qg


The full play, also using the conceit of a film studio. Great cast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sxYnA9GDFE


We'll talk about these in class. These will be the make up for the time lost.



                         S P R I N G      B R E A K

3/ 20    T

In Class:

In Class: MID-TERM EXAM

Home: Begin work on final paper proposal


3/22       TH

Berthold Brecht

In Class:

Video of  The Caucasian Chalk Circle  

Home:

Read The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Homework Questions


3/27      T

Group #7 Present Brecht  

Due:

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss The Caucasian Chalk Circle  

Home:

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Homework Questions

Work on Final Paper proposals


3/29      TH

Samuel Beckett

Due:

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Homework Questions

In Class:

Theatre of the Absurd

Buster Keaton The Hat (from 15.00 - 18.25)

Video of Waiting for Godot

Home:

Read Waiting for Godot  

Waiting for Godot Homework Questions

          

4/3      T

Group #8 present Beckett

Due: Waiting for Godot Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss Waiting for Godot  

Videos of Short Beckett Plays

Home:

Finish Final Paper Proposals     


4/5      TH

Harold Pinter

In Class:

Video of The Birthday Party

Home:

The Birthday Party Homework Questions


4/10       T

Group #9 Present Pinter

Due: The Birthday Party Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss The Birthday Party

Home:

Finish Final Paper Proposals     


4/12        TH

Due:

FINAL PAPER PROPOSALS DUE

ALL REVIEW PAPERS AND MAKE UP WORK DUE!  (Hard Deadline)    

In Class:

Questions about final paper


4/17      T          NO CLASS        MONDAY SCHEDULE


4/19      TH

Tom Stoppard

Due:

In Class:

Video of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Home:

Read Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Homework Questions


4/24        T

Group #10 Present Stoppard

Due:

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Homework Questions


4/26       TH

In Class: END OF TERM EXAM


5/ 1        T

In Class: Bring Final Papers in for group reading and editing




Important Dates:


Monday, Jan 15th                 Martin Luther King Day Holiday- University Closed       

Tuesday, Jan. 16th                Spring Classes begin, last day to apply for May Graduation

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd                Last day to Add/Register (Including Waitlists)

Tuesday, Feb. 6th                  Last day to drop without a Grade of "W"

Monday, Feb. 19th                President's Day Holiday- University Closed

Wednesday, Feb. 21st          Suffolk Monday - Monday Day & Evening Classes will be held

March 11th-18th                   Spring Break

Wednesday, March 21st      Last Day to Drop a Spring Course without a Grade of "F"

April 2nd-9th                         Registration

Monday, April 16th               Patriot's Day Holiday- University Closed

Tuesday, April 17th              Suffolk Monday- Monday classes will be held

Wednesday, May 2nd           Last Day of Spring Classes

May 3rd- 10th                        Final Exams and Portfolio Week