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CLASS MEETS: Tuesday/ Thursday 09:25AM - 10:40AM in Somerset, Room 318


1/15   T       

In Class:      

Introductions and schedules, grading, syllabus

Home:

Read Brockett: chapters one, two, and three     


1/17 TH          

In Class:

Romanticism into Realism

How to read a play

Home:      

Read The Count of Monte Cristo (Hand-out)

Read Brockett: chapter six


1/21     Martin Luther King Day:  University Closed


1/22   T    Last Day to add/Register for Spring Classes

In Class:

Monte Cristo Quiz

Discuss Theme, Symbol, Metaphor and Plot

Discuss Monte Cristo     

Home:

Brockett: chapter seven


1/24   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


1/29   T

Due:  

A Doll's House Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss A Doll's House

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter two


1/31     TH

August Strindberg

Home:

Read The Father

The Father Homework Questions


2/5          T     Last Day to Drop without a grade of "W"

Class Cancelled: Parade

Due:  

The Father Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss The Father

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter three


2/7       TH     

Symbolism and Expressionism    

Anton Chekhov

In Class:

Video of The Seagull

Home:

Read The Seagull

The Seagull Homework Questions


2/12       T

Symbolism and Expressionism        

Due:

The Seagull Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss The Seagull

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter four

                    

2/14      TH

George Bernard Shaw

In Class:

Video of Arms and the Man

Home:

Read Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man Homework Questions

          

2/19      T

Due:

Arms and the Man Homework Questions

In Class:     

Discuss Arms and the Man   

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter five

               

2/21      TH

Eugene O'Neill

In Class:

Video of Anna Christie

Discuss Final Papers

Home:

Read Anna Christie

Anna Christie Homework Questions        


2/26      T

Due:  Anna Christie Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss Anna Christie

Home:

Read Brustein: chapter eight


2/28      TH

Sophie Treadwell

In Class:

Expressionism

Watch Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQN624DiMFs

Watch :The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahezf-gk8jQ

Home:

Read Machinal

Review Brocket: Chapter Seven     

Machinal Homework Questions

Watch Video of Roundabout's Machinal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkOnD27BYoU


3/5      T

Due:  Machinal Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss Machinal

Talk about Mid-Term

Home:

Review for Mid-Term

                         

3/7       TH

In Class: MID-TERM EXAM

Home: Begin work on final paper proposal

Brustein: chapter seven


                         S P R I N G      B R E A K   (3/11 - 3/18)

3/ 19    T

In Class:

Post-war theatre, literature, and art.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGLZDFHnnwk

Home:

Review second part of Brocket Chapter 7 Amweican Theatre and Drama between the Wars

Watch Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd308_SiF1c


3/20     W     Last Day to Drop Without a Grade of "F"


3/21       TH

Luigi Pirandello

In Class:

Video of Six Characters in Search of an Author

Assign Final Paper, discuss writing proposals

Moriarty on the Holodeck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzi7qBk6ll8

Home:

Read Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author Homework Questions


3/26      T

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  


3/28      TH

Berthold Brecht

In Class:

Video of  The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-2JU5ndF_Y

Trial Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6QlgwXiRZk



Home:

Read The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Homework Questions

Watch Brecht on Stage 1, 2 & 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1iAHP68e1Q&list=PLNIVY4A4Epz-sPmrYQqJkNs05Z8Jp7SCi


4/1 - 4/4     Registration


4/2      T

Due:

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss The Caucasian Chalk Circle   

Home:

Work on Final Paper proposals


4/4      TH

Samuel Beckett

In Class:

Theatre of the Absurd

Video of Waiting for Godot

Home:  

Read Waiting for Godot  

Waiting for Godot Homework Questions

Buster Keaton: The Hat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q92M7eC-AT8


4/9       T

Due: Waiting for Godot Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss Waiting for Godot   (Videos of Short Beckett Plays if time permits)

Home:

Finish Final Paper Proposals     


4/11        TH

Due:

FINAL PAPER PROPOSALS DUE. ALL REVIEW AND MAKE UP WORK DUE!  (Hard Deadline)    

In Class:

Questions about final paper


4/15     M     Patriots' Day   University closed


4/16      T    Suffolk Monday—No Class


4/18      TH

Harold Pinter

In Class:

Video of The Birthday Party

Home:

The Birthday Party Homework Questions


4/23        T

Due: The Birthday Party Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss The Birthday Party

Home:

Finish Final Paper Proposals     


4/25        TH

Tom Stoppard

Due: The Birthday Party Homework Questions

In Class:

Video of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Home:

Read Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Homework Questions


4/30        T

Due:

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Homework Questions

In Class:

Discuss Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Homework Questions


Final Exam: Wednesday, May 8th, 02:00PM - 04:30PM in Somerset, Room 318


Important Dates:

Monday, Jan. 14              Spring Classes begin, last day to apply for May Graduation


Monday, Jan. 21              Martin Luther King Day Holiday- University Closed

       

Tuesday, Jan. 22              Last day to Add/Register (Including Waitlists)


Tuesday, Feb. 5                Last day to drop without a Grade of "W"


Monday, Feb. 18              President's Day Holiday- University Closed


March 11-17                      Spring Break


Wednesday, March 20    Last Day to Drop a Spring Course without a Grade of "F"


April 1-4                            Registration

Monday, April 15             Patriot's Day Holiday- University Closed


Tuesday, April 16             Suffolk Monday


Tuesday, April 30             Last Day of Spring Classes


Wednesday, May 1          Reading Day


May 2-9                              Final Exams and Portfolio Week