EN 313: INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA

T-TH 9:25-10:50PM

DR. JOANNE KARPINSKI

127 CARROLL HALL

303-458-4923

jkarpins@regis.edu

Office hours 8:30-9:15 T&Th, 1-2 PM W&F

or by appointment

Home: 303-938-8195 before 10 pm


Assignments
WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON DRAMA PERFORMANCE


Handouts
Notes for September 21st: Oleanna
NOTES FOR TOP GIRLS ACTS II &III
NOTES ON "TOP GIRLS"
Galileo and the Rise of Mechanism
you may omit from NOTE 2 through "Galileo's Recantation"
"Godot" Background


PURPOSE OF COURSE To learn how to read and witness a play with pleasure and with appreciation of the variety of techniques employed in dramatic construction.

Requirements:

            1. Regular class participation and completion of in-class writing assignments, including  discussion questions prepared in advance of class meeting (20% of your grade). If you will be absent due to athletics or other approved activities, hand in such assignments before departure, not after return.

            2. performance analysis (20%)

            3. midterm and final exam (each 20% of grade)

            4. 1 short analytical paper (20% of grade)

            5. academic honesty
                a.   full citation of research, including not only direct quotes but also the indirect use of ANY intellectual property, including downloads from the Internet
                b. independently conceived and executed work, unless a cooperative project is specifically assigned or approved.

Assignments which fail these criteria will receive no credit.


Attendance policy: I do not officially deduct credit for absences, but you should be aware that missing more than 4 classes (20% of the semester) will make it impossible to earn an A, and will generally pull down your total credit. Late assignments lose one letter grade for each day late. If you will be absent, hand the assignment in early, send it to class with a friend (NOT your only copy!) or consult with me.


Disability policy: Students with documented disabilities should meet with me and Dr. Oyler early in the semester to discuss appropriate accommodations.


Text

Stages of Drama

Davis and Schliefer, Literary Criticism


SCHEDULE

AUG. 29 Introduction
          31
SEP.  5 Art
  
       7 Art
          12 Top Girls
  
       14 Top Girls
          19 Oleanna

          21 Oleanna
          26
‘Night, Mother
          27 ‘Night, Mother
OCT. 3 A Raisin in the Sun FIRST SHORT PAPER DUE
          5 A Raisin in the Sun
          10 Galileo
          12 Galileo
          17 Six Characters in Search of an Author
          19 MIDTERM EXAM
          24. MID-SEMESTER BREAK
          26 6 Characters
          31 Cherry Orchard
NOV.2 Cherry Orchard
          7 The Rover

          9 The Rover
          14 Twelfth Night SECOND SHORT PAPER DUE
          16 Twelfth Night
          21 Everyman
          23 THANKSGIVING BREAK
          28 Antigone
          30 Antigone
DEC. 5 Lysistrata
          7 Lysistrata
          12 FINAL EXAM

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