Homework for April 17th, 2012

Hi Class,

I hope that you are enjoying your break. Here is a recap of the homework:

1. Get a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and bring it to class on Tuesday

2. Get a copy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol 1: The Dust Waltz by Brereton, Ketcham, Allred (ISBN: 978-1569713426).

3. Begin Essay 3, which will be due April 24th. In this 750 word essay (about 3 pages), you are to write about Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Zeffirelli’s 1968 film version of the play. Choose one or two scenes (at most) and then compare and contrast how they work in the different formats. If it is helpful, you may use Linda Cahir’s ideas from her “Plays into Film” (144-5). You may also consider comparing characters, especially if certain characters change more than you expected, or are filmed in a way that shocks your expectations.

Note: I’ve posted two clips of different balcony scenes under the menu tab titled “Film Clips.”

PLEASE NOTE: We will not have Quiz 4 on April 17th.

Have a great Spring Break,

Prof. Scanlan

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