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First-Year Seminar 2020

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Class Schedule


Week 9/9   W

Class:     

Syllabus, texts, materials, assignments, class web site

Student Info Sheet and signup for faculty conferences

Using Email for communication

The format of the course.

Discuss writing in general, and formal papers specifically.

How to read a play

Home:

Read Ferguson Ch. 1.

Answer questions on Student Information Sheet on Blackboard

                                                     

Week 2

9/14   M                    

Due:         

Ferguson Ch. 1 read

Questions on Student Information Sheet answered. (Due by 9/12/20 11:59PM)

Class:          

Discuss Ferguson reading Ch. 1. ??

The difference between theatre and drama, stage and script.

University Services https://www.suffolk.edu/student-life/student-services

Counseling, Health, and Wellness Student Health Portal: https://www.suffolk.edu/student-life/health-wellness

The Review Analysis Paper

The Elements of Theatrical Production: dramatic structure, character, language, style/genre, environment, imagery, theme, audience.

Home:     

Read three reviews of same play, take notes on the elements of theatrical production they discuss and decide on three common topics to compare.

Watch:  KP's Theatre Class - Stage Terms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un85gA0S1wc

Review: Stage nomenclature http://www.ia470.com/primer/theatres.htm


9/16   W     Guest Speaker: Please be on time!

Due:          

Reviews read

Class:     

Guest Speaker: Playwright Prof. Wes Savick

Discuss Review Analysis Paper

Home:

Discussion Board for Prof. Wes Savick. Due 9/19/20

Read (begin) Ferguson Ch. 2 & 3

Write Review Analysis Paper                                  


Week 3

9/21   M     

Due:

Discussion Board for Prof. Wes Savick.          

The Review Analysis Paper

Class:

Talk about your first full week of college!

Calendars, schedules, lists, and organizing your time.

Discuss The Review Analysis Paper

Watch In Zoom by Bill Irwin and discuss. https://www.theoldglobe.org/in-zoom-thursday/

Home:

Read (Finish) Ferguson Ch. 2 & 3


9/23     W

Due:     

Ferguson Ch. 2&3 Read

Class:     

Discuss Ferguson Ch. 2&3

Discuss In Zoom by Bill Irwin

Home:

Read scripts for the Dream Boston plays: THE 54TH IN '22, McKIM, OVERTURE, and BY THE RUDE BRIDGE. Scripts are available on the class Blackboard site.

Write Playscript Research paper for the Dream Boston plays. See class website or Blackboard for assignment sheet.     


Week 4

9/28     M

Due: Playscript Research paper for the Dream Boston plays

Class:     

Discuss In Zoom by Bill Irwin     

Discuss the DREAM BOSTON research

Time Management in college.

The Production Review Paper

Home:     

Listen to Dream Boston plays. Links to plays: https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/upcoming/dream-boston/

Write draft Production Review Paper for the DREAM BOSTON productions


Tuesday, September 24th: Last day to drop without a grade of “W”


9/30     W      Guest Speakers: Please be on time!

Due:          

Draft Production Review Paper for the DREAM BOSTON Productions

Class:          

Playwrights of the DREAM BOSTON plays visit class via zoom

Questions about Production Review paper

Home:     

Write: Revise Production Review paper for the DREAM BOSTON plays to submit on Monday.

Discussion Board for Dream Boston guest speakers. (Due 10/3/20 11:59 PM)


Week 5

10/5     M     

Due:          

Production reviews of the DREAM BOSTON plays

Discussion Board for Dream Boston guest speakers. (Due 10/3/20 11:59 PM)

Class:

Discuss Production reviews of the DREAM BOSTON plays.

Discuss Department Faculty Advisor Meetings

Discuss Representation and How to Get It by Joyce Van Dyke project

Home:

Read Representation and How to Get It by Joyce Van Dyck and prepare to discuss


10/7     W  

Due:     

Representation and How to Get It by Joyce Van Dyck read

Class:

Discuss Representation and How to Get It by Joyce Van Dyke Script

Home:     

Advising Info: Email to me the name, office location, email, and phone# of your departmental advisor. (You can do this any time before next Tuesday 10/13/20 11:59PM.)

Write Playscript Research paper on Julia Ward Howe (Due 10/13/11:59PM)


Week 6

10/12      M     Fall Beak


10/14     W      Guest Speakers: Please be on time!

Due:          

Advising Info: Email with the name, office location, email, and phone # of your dept. advisor.

Research paper on Julia Ward Howe

Class:

Discuss Representation and How to Get It script with playwright Joyce van Dyke and actress Elaine vaan Hogue via Zoom

Home:     

Discussion Board for Joyce Van Dyke and Elaine vaan Hogue (Due 10/17/20 11:59:PM)


Week 7          

M     10/19

Due:

Discussion Board for Joyce Van Dyke and Elaine vaan Hogue (Due 10/17/20 11:59:PM)

Class:

Discuss Responses for Representation and How to Get It

Proof-reading your work

Academic Integrity Policy  http://www.suffolk.edu/studenthandbook/19863.php     

Discuss The World of the Play Paper for Representation and How to Get It

Home:

The World of the Play Paper for Representation and How to Get It

Review Academic Integrity Policy


10/21   W    

Due:

The World of the Play Paper for Representation and How to Get It

Class:

Overview: Advising, selecting courses, registration, etc.

Homework:

Watch Suffolk University's production To Gather Alone  Th 10/ 22, Fri 10/23, Sat. 10/24 7:30PM tinyurl.com/ToGatherApart

Read script for To Gather Alone (On Blackboard)


Week 8

10/26   M  

Due:

Suffolk University's production To Gather Alone watched     

Class:

Discuss To Gather Alone production

Read script for To Gather Alone (On Blackboard)


The Production Response

Home:

Write Draft of Production Response for To Gather Alone


10/28   W      Guest from the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center in Class

Due:

Draft of Production Response for To Gather Alone

Class:

Presentation about advising. 30 min.

Discuss progress on To Gather Alone Production Responses

Distribute The Smuggler scripts

Home:

Write Finish Production Response for Our Time

Read The Smuggler


                             Friday, October 30: Last day to drop a Fall Course w/o a grade of “F”

11/2   M          

Due:

Final Production Response for To Gather Alone          

The Smuggler read

Class:

Discuss The Smuggler script

Discuss The World of the Play Paper

Home:

Read Ferguson Ch.5 & 6  


Week 9  

11/4   W     Guest Speaker: Please be on time!

Due:

The Smuggler read     

Class:

Guest speaker, playwright Ronan Noone, reads portions of his play The Smuggler, discusses its development and history, and answers questions around, story, character, and the biz.

Home:     

Discussion Board for Ronan Noone (Due 11/2/20 11:59:PM)

Write Draft World of the Play paper for The Smuggler


11/11     W Veteran's Day:  No Class


Week 11

11/16     M

Due:

World of the Play paper for The Smuggler

In Class:

Discuss the Character Analysis assignment

Discuss Super Objectives, Actions, and Obstacles

Home:

Read Ch. 6 in the Ferguson text

Write Begin draft of one character for the Character Analysis for The Smuggler.


11/18     W

Due:

Draft of one character for the Character Analysis paper for The Smuggler          

In Class:

Discuss Ferguson text.

Discuss draft of one character for the Character Analysis paper or The Smuggler

Home:

Write Draft of three main characters for the Character Analysis paper


Week 12

11/23     M     

Due:

Draft of three main characters for the Character Analysis paper for The Smuggler            

In Class:

Discuss progress on Character Analysis paper for The Smuggler

Home:

Write Final Character Analysis paper for The Smuggler



11/25                       THANKSGIVING  HOLIDAY    School Closed


Week 13

11/30    M          

Due:    

Final Character Analysis paper for The Smuggler

In Class:

Discuss Final Character Analysis paper for The Smuggler

Home:

Review assignment sheet on class web site or Blackboard for the The Characters Start Talking Paper and take notes. Watch the interview on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlVSYoqQAs



12/2  W

Due:

Youtube The Characters Start Talking Interviews watched

Class:

Discuss The Characters Start Talking Paper and your approaches to writing.

Home:

Write Draft of The Characters Start Talking Paper. See assignment sheet on class website.

  

Week 14  

12/7  M                        

Due:

Draft of The Characters Start Talking Paper

Class:

Motifs, Themes, Symbols, Metaphors, and Imagery

Home:

Write Final The Characters Start Talking Paper


12/9   W     

Due:

Final The Characters Start Talking Paper     

Class:

Discuss Finals Week and Final Binder Project

Discuss how we learn and make connections.


Final Exam: Friday, December 18, 11:00 - 1:30


Fall 2020 Important Dates

Thursday, September 3          Fall Semester Classes Convene

Monday, September 7            Labor Day Holiday - University Closed

Tuesday, September 10          Last Day to Add/Register for Courses

Monday, September 14          Last Day to Add/Register for Monday-only Sections

Thursday, September 24     Last Day to Drop a Course w/out a “W”

Monday, October 12th          October Break Day- University Closed.

Friday, October 30           Last Day to Drop a Course w/out an “F”

Tuesday, November 17            Senior Registration

Wednesday, November 18       Junior Registration

Thursday, November 19           Sophomore Registration

Friday, November 20                First-year Registration

Wednesday, November 11th       Veteran's Day Holiday-University Closed

November 25-29                 Thanksgiving Break-University Closed

Friday, December 11             Last Day of Classes

December 14-19                  Finals

Monday, December 22              Grades due by 2:00PM