• Red Wheelbarrow submissions
• Coming Attractions
• Terms 19-25
• Short Plays
Editor: Ken Weisner
Poetry: up to 5 poems
Fiction: 1 short story (up to 5,000 words), or up to 3
Plays: 1 dramatic piece up to 5,000 words
Creative Nonfiction: 1 piece up to 5,000 words
Comics: 1 brief graphic story
How to submit your work
• Send an email with your name
and the title(s) of your work to
• Attach your clean and edited
text in a word document.
• Leave your name and other
identifying information off of
• Class 19: Monday, March 18
• Due: Self-Assessment of homework posts (electronic via email).
• Make-up or Retake of Terms Test (optional)
• Class 20: Wednesday, March 20
• Terms: Test #3 Drama
• Writers' Workshop: Drama Project #4
• Class 21: Monday, March 25
• Due: Project #4 Drama
• Due: Revision of Project #1, #2, or #3 (optional)
• Begin play readings/performances.
• Class 22: Friday, March 29 11:30-1:30
• Due: Portfolio (Electronic in one file; Please save as last name only).
• Due: Submission to Red Wheelbarrow (please copy me on your submission)
• Finish play readings/performances
Make-up or Re-take of Terms Test
• Please let me know today which test you
will need, so I can bring enough copies.
• If you don’t know which test you want
or need to make up or retake, please ask
me during class today.
The blogging post points (200) require self-assessment.
Consider three aspects of your posts:
• First, how many of the posts did you make?
• Second, what was the quality of your response?
• Third, how timely were your submissions?
Write a brief argument for your grade. You must include
either a letter grade or points out of 200.
This is due before class on Monday, March 18th. Send it
19. Allusion: A reference to well-known people, places, or events
from history, historical documents, literature, or myth, for
20. Motive: A reason for a character’s thoughts or actions.
21. Gesture: The physical movement of a character during a play.
Gesture is used to reveal character, and may include facial
expressions as well as movements of other parts of an actor's
body. Sometimes a playwright will be very explicit about both
bodily and facial gestures, providing detailed instructions in the
play's stage directions.
19. Props: Articles or objects that appear on stage during a play. The
Christmas tree in A Doll's House and Laura's collection of glass
animals in The Glass Menagerie are examples.
23. Stage direction: A playwright's descriptive or interpretive
comments that provide readers (and actors) with information
about the dialogue, setting, and action of a play. Modern
playwrights, including Ibsen, Shaw, Miller, and Williams tend
to include substantial stage directions, while earlier
playwrights typically used them more sparsely, implicitly, or
not at all.
24. Staging: The spectacle a play presents in performance,
including the position of actors on stage, the scenic
background, the props and costumes, and the lighting and
25. Fourth wall: The imaginary wall of the box theater setting,
supposedly removed to allow the audience to see the action.
•Group Work: Rules, Expectations, and
• Everyone must contribute to the writing, though
everyone might not contribute equally.
• Everyone must play some part in the creation,
production, design, or delivery of the presentation.
• Everyone must be in class on both presentation days to
get full credit for the project.
• All presentations are due on Monday, March 25th. I must
have a copy before class begins. We will use a lottery to
choose the order of performances/productions.
• All students will participate enthusiastically.
• Group members will establish realistic goals that
work for everyone.
• Group members will keep their agreements about
what they will accomplish in a given time.
• Group members will see me immediately if someone
in the group needs “encouragement” to manage a
share of the work.
• Set up an electronic collaboration system to minimize
• Appoint a note-taker within your group.
• Assign different members leadership jobs in different aspects of
the project: planning, coordinating, research, IT skills, writing
skills, presentation skills.
• Make a plan that assures your project is ready on time.
• Check video or computer needs ahead of time.
• Let me know well ahead of time if you need me to help you do
Get into your
Groups and work!
Remember to let me
know about your
make up test before
•Work on your projects.
•Write your selfassessment and email it
•Study for your make-up