EN 313: INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA
DR. JOANNE KARPINSKI
127 CARROLL HALL
Office hours 8:30-9:15 T&Th, 1-2 PM W&F
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WRITING ASSIGNMENT ON DRAMA PERFORMANCE
Notes for September 21st: Oleanna
NOTES FOR TOP GIRLS ACTS II &III
NOTES ON "TOP GIRLS"
Galileo and the Rise of Mechanism
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.
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.
Stages of Drama
Davis and Schliefer, Literary Criticism
AUG. 29 Introduction
SEP. 5 Art
12 Top Girls
14 Top Girls
26 Night, Mother
27 Night, Mother
OCT. 3 A Raisin in the Sun FIRST SHORT PAPER DUE
5 A Raisin in the Sun
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
23 THANKSGIVING BREAK
DEC. 5 Lysistrata
12 FINAL EXAM
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