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
Editor: Ken Weisner
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:
• Due: Self-Assessment of homework posts (electronic via email).
• Terms: Test #3 Drama
• Groups work on plays
• Class 20:
• Make-up or Retake of Terms Test (optional)
• Writers' Workshop: Drama Project #4
• Class 21:
• Due: Project #4 Drama
• Begin play readings/performances.
• Class 22:
• 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
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 homework grade. You
must include either a letter grade or points out of 200.
This is due before class 19. You may send it in an email.
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from history, historical documents, literature, or myth, for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