Schedule of Readings & Due Dates

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Class Dates Classroom Activities Reading and Watching Assignments

[READ/WATCH in order listed]

Due Dates and Exams
Tue 2.2 Review syllabus, OpenLab, OER, goals
Thu 2.4 Theaters and Performance

Liveness, spectatorship, signs and phenomena

Tue 2.9 Classical Greece

Ritual, drama, and society

Thu 2.11 Hellenistic Greece

Epidaurus

Staging: Antigone

  • Watch: Theatre at Epidaurus, Discovery Channel
  • Read: Weinstein, p. 22
  • Watch: Antigone (log into college library, go to Resources/Theatre/Audiovisual and click on Digital +, search for Antigone, choose BBC production)
Antigone on OpenLab

Discussion board entry #1 due

Tue 2.16 Japanese Noh

Shinto, Buddhism, and feudalism

Thu 2.18 Japanese Noh

Staging: Dojoji

Korozuka on OpenLab
Tue 2.23 Shadow Puppetry

Indonesian Wayang: tradition, colonialism, and the archive

Discussion board entry #2 due
Thu 2.25 Medieval European Theatre

Liturgy and procession in Gothic churches

  • Brockett, “Medieval Scenic Design” (pp. 30-33) and “The Audience of Faith” (pp. 56-58)
Tue 3.2 London Public Theaters (1580-1640)

Commercial theatre

Thu 3.4 London Public Theaters

“All the world’s a stage”: Metatheatricality

Henry V on OpenLab

Discussion board entry #3 due

Tue 3.9 Library workshop

Research, bibliography and attribution

Choose research subject by this date
Thu 3.11 Acoustics and lighting

Fire to LED

Tue 3.16 Performative Architecture

Guest lecturer: Ting Chin

Thu 3.18 Development of Opera

Perspective scenery

Chariot and Pole system

Bayreuth Festspielhaus

Chariot and Pole on OpenLab
Tue 3.23 19th century USA

American popular culture

Burlesque, minstrelsy, vaudeville

Popular Entertainment on OpenLab
Thu 3.25 B’way and the Birth of Times Square

Longacre Square, Tin Pan Alley, the Syndicate, and the Great White Way

Discussion board entry #4 due
3.27 – 4.4 SPRING BREAK March 30: Submit Act I of Research Project: Site Report
Tue

4.6

Naturalism

Ibsen, Antoine, and Stanislavsky

Little Theatre Movement

  • Read: Sierz, Naturalism in Digital Theatre+ (History and Theory) [Go to Digital Theatre + database in college library, search for “Sierz Naturalism”]
  • Watch: Doll’s House in Digital Theatre + (first 30 min. and final 20 min only) [Go to Digital Theatre + database in college library, search for “Doll’s House Cracknell”]
Realism on OpenLab
Thu

4.8

Harlem Renaissance

Poetry, Activism, and the Stage

NYPL Digital Collection on OpenLab
Tue 4.13 Federal Theatre Project and Non-Profit Theatre

Voodoo Macbeth

Little Theatre Movement in the U.S. and Off-Broadway

FTP on OpenLab
Thu 4.15 20th cent. avant garde

Symbolism: Appia and Craig

Sun 4.18   Submit Act II of Research Project
Tue 4.20 20th cent. avant garde

Expressionism and Brecht

Thu 4.22 Review for exam Discussion board entry #5 due by start of class
Tue 4.27 Exam FINAL EXAM
Thu 4.29 ARC GIS workshop

Guest lecturer: Anne Leonhardt

Analyzing Maps/Summarizing Data

  • TBA
Tue 5.4 ArcGIS workshop

Guest lecturer: Anne Leonhardt

Thu 5.6 ArcGIS workshop

Guest lecturer: Anne Leonhardt

  • TBA
Tue 5.11 ArcGIS workshop

Guest lecturer: Ting Chin

  • TBA
Thu 5.13 ArcGIS workshop

Guest lecturer: Ting Chin

Submit Act III of Research Project
Tue 5.18 READING DAY: NO CLASSES MEET
Thu 5.20 Story Maps Presentations Act IV presentations

Post links to Story Maps on OpenLab

Tue 5.25 Story Maps Presentations Act IV presentations