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Seminar 2018

Class Schedule

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Week 1    

9/5   W

Class:     

Syllabus, texts, materials, assignments

Student Info Sheet and signup for faculty conferences (interdisciplinary connections 1)

Using Email for communication

Talk about going to the plays and paying for tickets.

Discuss writing in general, and formal papers specifically.

How to read a play

Home:

Read Ferguson Ch. 1.

Get a Charlie Card and a subway map.

                                                     

Week 2

9/10   M                    

Due:         

Ferguson Ch. 1 read

Class:          

Discuss Ferguson reading Ch. 1.

University Services (campus wide resources 1)

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 elements of theatre they discuss, prepare for discussion.

Get a Charlie Card and a subway map.


9/12   W     Guest Speaker: Please be on time!

Due:          

Reviews read

Class:     

Signing up for Meetings with Richard

Guest Speaker: Playwright Prof. Wes Savick (interdisciplinary connections 2)

Home:

(Read Ferguson Ch. 2 & 3)

Write Review Analysis Paper                                  


Week 3

9/17   M     

Due:          

In process Review Analysis Paper

Class:          

Talk about your first full week of college!

Time Management in college (time management skills 1)

Discuss Review Analysis Papers

Home:     

Finish Review Analysis Paper

Read Ferguson Ch. 2 & 3

               

9/19  W    See The Niceties at the Huntington Theatre Company Calderwood Pavilion7:30 PM MAP     

Due:          

Review Analysis Paper     

Ferguson Ch. 2&3 Read, HAVE CHARLIE CARD!

Class:          

Discuss Ferguson Ch. 2&3

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

The Performance Review Paper

Talk about going to the Huntington Theatre Co.

Home:     

Performance Review Paper for The Niceties


Week 4

9/24     M

Due:          

DRAFT Performance Review for The Niceties

Class:          

Discuss the production of The Niceties

Home:     

Read script of The Tragic Ecstacy Of Girlhood

FINAL Performance Review for The Niceties


Tuesday, September 25th: Last day to drop without a grade of “W”


9/26     W

Due:          

Final Performance Review Paper for The Niceties

The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood  read

Class:          

Discuss The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood  script—reactions.

The World of the Play Paper

Discuss Department Faculty Advisor Meetings (campus wide resources 2)

Home:     

Read Ferguson Ch. 4

DRAFT The World of the Play Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood


Week 5

10/1     M

Due:          

DRAFT The World of the Play Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood

Discuss Ferguson Ch. 4

Class:          

Discuss The World of the Play Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood

Home:

FINISH The World of the Play Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood

Start reading Loss of Breath

          

10/3     W   Guest: Kate Snodgrass (interdisciplinary connections 3)

Due:     

FINISHED The World of the Play Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood                

Class:

Assign Reflective Paper: "What I Have Learned About How I Learn"

Guest: Kate Snodgrass, Artisitic Director of Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Home:

Reflective Paper: "What I Have Learned About How I Learn" (active learning techniques2)     

Email to me the name, office, email, and phone# of your dept. advisor.

Week 6

10/8          Columbus DAY  SCHOOL CLOSED


10/10   W    See The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood  at Boston Playwrights Theatre 8:00 PM

On the Green Line, take the B (Boston College) train west, away from downtown. Travel three stops

past the BU Central stop to Pleasant Street. Walk past the Agganis Arena.


Due:          

Email with the name, office, email, and phone# of your dept. advisor.

Reflective Paper: "What I Have Learned About How I Learn"

Class:

OVERVIEW: Advising, selecting courses, registration, etc.

Talk about going to the play. Discuss expectations.     

The Performance Analysis Paper

How We Learn  (active learning techniques 1)     

Proof-reading your work (active learning techniques 3)

Home:     

Write DRAFT of The Production Analysis Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood


Week 7

10/15   M

Due:

DRAFT The Performance Analysis Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood

Class:

"Thirty Circles" exercise: Idea flow and group work. (active learning techniques4)

Academic Integrity 1: Policy  http://www.suffolk.edu/studenthandbook/19863.php          

Home:

FINAL  Performance Analysis Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood


10/17   W     Guest: Cailyn Kelley visits from the Undergratuate Advising Center

Due:

FINAL  Performance Analysis Paper for The Tragic Ecstasy Of Girlhood

Class:

Presentation about advising with guest Cailyn Kelly

Home:     

Re-Read Loss of Breath and prepare for discussion.


Week 8

10/22   M

Class:

Discuss script of Loss of Breath     

The Scene Breakdown (active learning techniques5)

Home:     

Begin a Scene Breakdown for Loss of Breath


Week 9

10/24   W          

Due:     

Rough Scene Breakdown for Loss of Breath               

Class:

Meet in Sawyer 134 for a demo of data mapping with Prof. Zinoviev. (20 min.)

Return to class room to discuss Rough Scene Breakdown for Loss of Breath

Discuss Ferguson Ch. 5

Home:

Final Scene Breakdown for Loss of Breath

Read Ferguson Ch.5 & 6  


Week 10  

10/29   M          

Due:

Final Scene Breakdown for Loss of Breath                    

Ferguson Ch. 6 read

Class:          

Discuss Ferguson Ch. 6     

The Character Analysis Paper

Home:     

Read Winter People


Friday, November 2nd: Last day to drop a Fall Course w/o a grade of “F”


10/31   W

Due:          

Discuss Winter People          

Class:          

Discuss Character Analysis of Winter People          

Home:     

Rough Character Analysis of Winter People

                    

Week 11     

11/5   M           

Due:          

Rough Character Analysis of Winter People

Class:

Discuss Character Analysis of Winter People and the difference between initial interpretations of characters

and in production.

Home:     

Final Character Analysis of Winter People


11/7  W          

Due:

Final Character Analysis of Winter People

Class:          

Motifs, Themes, Symbols, Metaphors, and Imagery. Handout.

Home:      

List of themes and imagery for Winter People     


Week 12

11/12   M         VETERAN'S DAY: NO CLASS     


11/14   W         See Loss of Breath at the Modern Theatre, 7:30PM

Due:          

List of themes and imagery for Winter People

Class:

Discuss list of themes and imagery for Winter People     

Talk about going to the play     

Home:     

Rough Performance Analysis of Loss of Breath          


Week 13

11/19     M          

Due:          

Rough Performance Analysis Paper for Loss of Breath

Class:          

Discuss Production of Loss of Breath and Performance Analysis Papers

Discuss the final project

Home:

Final Performance Analysis for Loss of Breath

Revise Theme and Motif paper


11/21                         THANKSGIVING  HOLIDAY School Closed

                                       

Week 14

11/26  M

Due:

Final Performance Analysis for Loss of Breath     

Class:          

Discuss Final Project

Home:     

Work on Final Projects


11/28   W          

Due:

Revised Theme and Motif paper

Class:          

Discuss final exams week

Questions about final projects

Home:     

Final projects

  

Week 15

12/3   M

Class:          

Work on final projects in class.


12/5   W     See Winter People at the Boston Playwright's Theatre at 7:30PM     

Class:          

Talk about going to the play

Review the Production Analysis

Course evaluation.

Home: Production Analysis of Winter People


12/19     M

Due:  

Rough Production Analysis of Winter People

Be prepared to read excepts of your production analyses in class.

Class:          

Discuss production of Winter People

Home:

Work on Final Projects


Final Exam: Tuesday, December 18, 11:00AM - 1:30PM, 73T Rm 5035


Important Dates:


Monday, September 3rd          Labor Day Holiday-University Closed

Wednesday, September 5th     Day classes begin

Tuesday, September 11th             Last day to Add/Register (including waitlists)

Tuesday, September 25th             Last day to drop without a grade of “W”

Monday, October 8th                  October Break Day- University Closed

Friday, November 2nd           Last day to drop a Fall Course w/o a grade of “F”                              

Monday, October 22 -

Friday, November 2                  Advising          

November 5th to 9th                   Registration

Monday, November 12th             Veteran's Day Holiday-University Closed

November 21st to 23rd          Thanksgiving Break- University Closed

Monday, December 10th             Last day of Fall Classes

December 11th to 18th           Finals and Portfolio week