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Class Schedule

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CLASS MEETS: Tuesday, Thursday 01:40PM - 02:55PM, Somerset, Room 219


1/15   T       

In Class:      

Introductions and schedules, grading, syllabus

How to read a play

Riders to the Sea

Home:

Read Riders to the Sea


RIDERS TO THE SEA


1/17 TH

Due:

Riders to the Sea Read        

In Class:

Read aloud and discuss scenes from Riders to the Sea

Given Circumstances—what is known and how to find out what is not known.

Structure—the organization of plot and story (and the difference between them)

     

Home:

Read Riders to the Sea again

List of Given Circumstances w/ research

Plot outline


1/22   T

Due:

List of given circumstances w/ research

Plot Outline

In Class:

Event and Action, Stasis and Intrusion—what moves the play forward

Discuss given circumstances and plot

Point of view—your understanding of the characters' feelings about their experience and the application of point of view to the playwright's intent.

Visual imagery and metaphor—the imagery the playwright employs in order to evoke a sense of place or psychological state.

The World of the Play paper

Home:

Rough World of the Play paper


1/24   TH

Due:

Rough World of the Play paper

In Class:

Share The World of the Play papers and research with the class.

Watch Brian Desmond Hurst Film of Riders to the Sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNvc9mA20TA

Home:

Revise The World of the Play papers. Gather visual research of the world of the play


1/29   T

Due:

Final: The World of the Play papers and visual research

In Class:

Discuss characters and the Character Analysis Paper

Home:

Character Analysis of Maura and Bartley


1/31     TH

Due:

Character Analysis of Maura and Bartley

In Class:

Share and discuss character analyses of Maura and Bartley

Home:

Complete character analysis with Cathleen and Nora.

Read Glass Menagerie


THE GLASS MENAGERIE


2/5          T     Class Cancelled: Parade

Due:

Glass Menagerie read

Character analysis of Riders to the Sea

In Class:

Discuss Glass Menagerie world of the play and characters.

Home:

Read Glass Menagerie again. Prepare scenes to read in class

List of Given Circumstances


2/7       TH

Due:

Glass Menagerie read again

List of Given Circumstances

Character analysis of Riders to the Sea

In Class:

Discuss Glass Menagerie world of the play and characters.

Read scenes from Glass Menagerie and discuss Given Circumstances

Home:

Character Analysis and World of the Play for Glass Menagerie


2/12       T        Class Cancelled: Snow

Due:

Character Analysis and World of the Play for Glass Menagerie

In Class:

Motif, Imagery, and Theme

Discuss Character Analysis and World of the Play for Glass Menagerie

Read a scene from Glass Menagerie.

Home:

List of images and motifs, in afinity groups, for Glass Menagerie

                    

2/14      TH

Due:

Character Analysis and World of the Play for Glass Menagerie

In Class:

Discuss Character Analysis and World of the Play for Glass Menagerie

Motif, Imagery, and Theme

Read a scene from Glass Menagerie.

Home:

List of images and motifs, in affinity groups, for Glass Menagerie w/page numbers

Watch Paul Newman film of Glass Menagerie   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPMBDiwL0M


2/19      T

Due:

Movie watched

List of images and motifs, in affinity groups, for Glass Menagerie w/page numbers

In Class:

Construct some themes from affinity lists

Discuss Paul Newman film of Glass Menagerie

Home:

Begin reading Hamlet.


               

2/21      TH

In Class:

Discuss any resonances between Glass Menagerie and Riders to the Sea

Home:

Finish reading Hamlet and prepare for class discussion.


HAMLET


2/26      T

Due:

Hamlet read

In Class:

Watch Branaugh film of Hamlet

Structure—The Scene Breakdown

Home:

Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPl7Va8Hoqk

Begin Scene Breakdown


2/28      TH

In Class:

Watch more Branaugh film of Hamlet

Home:

Finish Scene Breakdown of Hamlet


3/5      T

Due:

Scene Breakdown of Hamlet

In Class:

Possible Guest: Dr. Dmitry Zinoviev discusses data mapping techniques for texts.

Discuss data mapping techniques and the scene breakdown. Thinking backwards to discover intent.

Home:

Watch Hamlet at Elsinore film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3w_cohUO8E

     

                    

3/7       TH

In Class:

Discuss Hamlet at Elsinore film.

Watch the Laurence Olivier film of Hamlet.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuxyOVDnqkM

Home:

Finish watching Laurence Olivier film of Hamlet

Analysis paper comparing and contrasting key elements of the three films of Hamlet

Prepare for class discussion.


                         S P R I N G      B R E A K

3/ 19    T

Due:

Script studied and all films watched.

In Class:

Discuss the various films and the actors' and directors' and designers' approaches to the script

Home:

Prepare for class discussion and reading scenes.


3/21       TH

In Class:

Read selected scenes and discuss Hamlet


3/26      T

Due:

In class:

Watch Hamlet scenes in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern movie and discuss.

Home:

Begin Reading Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead


ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD



4/11        TH

Due:

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

In Class:

Watch Actor Interviews for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead


4/16        T    Suffolk Monday—No Class


4/18      TH

In Class:

Proposals Returned

Watch Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead movie

Home:

Work on Final Paper


4/23        T

Due:

In Class:

Finish Watching Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead movie

Home:

Work on Final Paper

Prepare to discuss parallels and resonances between Riders to the Sea, The Glass Menagerie, and Hamlet


4/25        TH

Due:

In Class:

Discuss parallels and resonances between Riders to the Sea, The Glass Menagerie, and Hamlet.

Home:

Work on Final Paper


4/30        T

In Class:

Work on Final Paper


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





Important Dates:


Monday, Jan 2                 Martin Luther King Day Holiday- University Closed       

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

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 1-5                            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 3-8                              Final Exams and Portfolio Week