Schedule of Readings and Due Dates

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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES, READING ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMS

Class Dates

Classroom Activities

[BRING SKETCHBOOK AND
PENCIL EVERY DAY]

Reading and Watching Assignments

[READ/WATCH in order listed]

Due Dates and Exams

Thu 8.27

Review syllabus, OpenLab, OER, goals

 

 

Tue 9.1

Theaters and Theater Arts

▪   liveness, spectatorship

 

✔  Watch: Crash Course, Intro to Theatre, PBS

✔  Balme, pp. 47-54 (PDF)

 

Thu 9.3

 Acoustics and lighting

   Read: Stage Lighting, Britannica

✔   Watch: How Architecture Helped Music Evolve, TED Talks

✔   Watch: Proscenium Arch

 

Tue 9.8

Classical Greek amphitheater

▪   Background: Greek ritual and society

✔  Watch: Crash Course, Greek Theatre

✔  Wiles, Politics, pp. 48, 50-53 (PDF)

✔  Wiles, Space, pp. 91-95 (PDF)

 

Thu 9.10

Classical Greek amphitheater

▪   Epidaurus (300 B.C.)

✔  Watch: Theatre at Epidaurus, Discovery Channel

  Watch: The Greek Theatre: Evolution and Influence, Univ. of Pennsylvania

✔  Read: Weinstein, p. 22 (PDF)

Discussion board entry #1 due

Tue 9.15

Japanese Noh

▪   Staging tradition

✔  Watch: Crash Course, Noh Theatre

✔  Read: Noh Theatre, Introduction, Columbia University

 

Thu 9.17

Japanese Noh

▪   Dojoji

  Read: Noh, UNESCO (Stage Structure, Performance Techniques)

✔  Read Dojoji (the play) (PDF)

✔  Read: Nô Costume, MET Museum

Discussion board entry #2 due

Tue 9.22

 

Medieval Corpus Christi

▪   Liturgical roots

▪   Procession and plays

✔  TBA

 

Thu 9.24

London Public Theaters (1580-1640)

Popular entertainment and

 

✔  Watch: Crash Course: Shakespeare Tragedy

✔  Read: Leacroft, Bulls Bears (PDF)

✔ Read: Wofford, Intro, pp. 6-14 (PDF)

 

Tue 9.29

NO CLASS: MONDAY SCHEDULE

 

 

Thu 10.1

London Public Theaters

▪   All the world’s a stage

✔  Read: Plot Summary of Henry V, RSC

✔  Watch: Playing in the Globe, PBS

✔  Watch Acts III and IV of Henry V (mp4 in Google folder): 45:20-2:15:00.

✔  Read Acts III and IV of Shakespeare’s The Life of King Henry V (Folger Library) (PDF)

Discussion board entry #3 due

Tue 10.6

Library workshop

▪   Research, bibliography, and attribution

▪   Guest lecturer: Nora Almeida

✔  TBA

Choose theater by this date

Thu 10.8

Development of Opera

▪   Chariot and Pole system     

▪   Wagner’s Festspeilhaus

✔  Read: Giaimo, How a 17th-Century Navel Engineer Revolutionized Set Design

✔  Review: Theater Machines, Encyclopedia of Diderot, Plates 8, 18, 20, 23

✔  TBA

 

Tue 10.13

19th century USA

▪   American popular culture

▪   Burlesque, Tin Pan Alley, minstrelsy

✔  Read: McNamara, “Popular Entertainment” (Orientation, Minstrel Show, Vaudeville, Burlesque) (PDF)

✔  Read: Christy’s Minstrels and Stephen Foster, U. of Southern Florida

✔  Read: Williams, “American Minstrelsy” 

 

Thu 10.15

B’way and the Birth of Times Square

▪   History of commercial theater in NYC

✔   Read: Taylor, Inventing Times Square (read  pp. 37-40; 45-49; 120-124). 

✔  Read: Spotlight on Broadway, Broadway History (scroll through “Urban Development” and “The Great White Way”) and Theatre Architecture (scroll through “Facades” and “Design”). 

 

Tue 10.20

Harlem Renaissance

▪   Poetry, Activism, and Jazz

 

✔   Watch Harlem in the 1920s, PBS

✔  Watch: Against the Odds: Artists in the Harlem Renaissance, (stop at 19:15)

✔   Read: Scott, “Black Drama and the Harlem Renaissance”, pp. 426-429; 433-434. (PDF)

Discussion board entry #4 due

Thu 10.22

Harlem Renaissance and the Federal Theatre Project

▪   Voodoo Macbeth at the FTP

 

✔  Read: “Why the ‘Mule Bone’ Debate Goes On,” Gates Jr., NY Times

✔  Read or Listen: Smith, The Play that Electrified Harlem, Federal Theater Project, Library of Congress

Submit Act I of Research Project

Tue
10/27

Naturalism

▪   Antoine and Stanislavski

▪   Not-for-profit theatre

  Read: Not-for-profit theatre, TCG

✔  Watch: The Birth of Off-Broadway,  PBS

✔ Read Sierz, “A Concise Introduction to Realism” in Digital Theatre + (Intro, History, and Practice only, you will need to log in to library)

Submit Act II of Research Project

Thu
10/29

20th cent. avant garde

▪   Symbolism

Read: Reactions to Naturalism and Influence of Appia, Britannica

 

✔   Read: Appia, Reform Stage (PDF)

 

Tue
11.3

20th cent. avant garde 

▪   Expressionism and Brecht

 

   Read: Weinstein, pp. 24-26 (PDF)

✔  Watch: Crash Course: Brecht

✔  Read: Leach, “Bertolt Brecht, A Concise Introduction” (read only Aims and Practice). Library database: Digital Theatre +.

✔  Watch “Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges”, Digital Theatre +

 

Thu 11.5

Performative Architecture

  Kolarevic, “Towards the Performative in Architecture”, pp. 205-213 (PDF)

Discussion board entry #5 due

Tue 11.10

Performative Architecture

▪   Guest lecturer: Ting Chin

✔   TBA

 

Thu 11.12

Review for exam

 

 

 

Tue 11.17

Exam

 

 

Thu 11.19

ARC GIS workshop

▪   Guest lecturer: Anne Leonhardt

▪   Analyzing Maps/Summarizing Data

✔  TBA

 

Tue 11.24

ArcGIS workshop

▪   Guest lecturer: Anne Leonhardt

Review slides with terms

Quiz on GIS terminology

Tue 12.1

ArcGIS workshop

▪   Guest lecturer: Anne Leonhardt

✔  TBA

 

Thu 12.3

ArcGIS workshop

▪   Guest lecturer: Ting Chin

✔  TBA

 

Tue 12.8

ArcGIS workshop

▪   Guest lecturer: Ting Chin

✔  TBA

Submit Act III of Research Project

Thu 12.10

READING DAY: NO CLASSES MEET

 

 

Tue 12.15

Story Maps Presentations

OL76
Jessica/Anai
Kimberly/Cristian
Jaskinderpal/Shaina
Daniela T./Dariel
Kenneth/Ronald
Solwazi

OL80
Ngawang/Robertxander
Aaron/Aiyanna
Emilia/Nick
Jonathan/George
Christie/Mannix
Marcelo/Luke

Post links to Story Maps on OpenLab

Thu 12.17

Story Maps Presentations

OL76
Daniella A./Cinthia
Nicholas
Joshua/Kimmar
Richard/Amar
Nathaniel/Kevin
Danielley/Christina
Gabriela

OL80
Brian/Garcelle
Thomas/Jasmine
Elizabeth/Jacky
Zheng/Peter
Elijah/Salina
Sheriff/Antonios