AGENDA•Discussion: • Red Wheelbarrow submissions • Coming Attractions • Terms 19-25 • Short Plays
Editor: Ken Weisner Red Wheelbarrow firstname.lastname@example.org http:/faculty.deanza.edu/Literary Magazine weisnerken/ Poetry: up to 5 poems Fiction: 1 short story (up to 5,000 words), or up to 3 short-shorts 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 email@example.com• Attach your clean and edited text in a word document.• Leave your name and other identifying information off of your submission.
Coming Attractions• 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 (optional)• 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.
Posting: Self-AssessmentThe 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 includeeither a letter grade or points out of 200.This is due before class on Monday, March 18th. Send itelectronically.
19. Allusion: A reference to well-known people, places, or events from history, historical documents, literature, or myth, for example.20.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 actors body. Sometimes a playwright will be very explicit about both bodily and facial gestures, providing detailed instructions in the plays stage directions.19. Props: Articles or objects that appear on stage during a play. The Christmas tree in A Dolls House and Lauras collection of glass animals in The Glass Menagerie are examples.
23. Stage direction: A playwrights 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 sound effects.25. Fourth wall: The imaginary wall of the box theater setting, supposedly removed to allow the audience to see the action.
Discussion Subject•Group Work: Rules, Expectations, and Suggestions
Rules• 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.
Expectations• 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.
Suggestions• Set up an electronic collaboration system to minimize scheduling problems.• 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 something.
Get into yourGroups and work!Remember to let me know about yourmake up test before you leave.
Homework•Work on your projects.•Write your self- assessment and email it to me.•Study for your make-up test.