Modern Drama, Spring 2020/Schedule

From Gerald R. Lucas
CRN 27081 engl 3900.02 tr 12:30–1:45 h-online coas-122 Spring 2020

This schedule represents the ideal outline for our study this semester. Yet, like all best-laid plans, we may not be able to keep up with our agenda. Please be flexible and try to look and read ahead whenever possible.

We will do our best to stick by this schedule, but I will inform you verbally, via an announcement, and/or a literal change to the schedule below whenever there is a deviation. Getting these updates is solely your responsibility. Therefore, this schedule is tentative and subject to change contingent upon the needs of the students and the professor, and dictated by time and other constraints which may affect the course. This schedule reflects only an overview of the assigned reading and other major course assignments. It may not indicate specific class session assignments or activities. Specific in-class assignments may not be reflected on the schedule.

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All dates with a purple background are in-class Zoom meetings (beginning 3/31) while those with a green background are online days. All online assignments will be due on Sundays at midnight, unless otherwise noted. All plays are in your class text book.

1 01/07 -
01/09 . . .
2 01/14 Class Begins • Introduction
01/16 Sign up for Wikipedia and WikiEdu[1] • Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 1 • Write a short, professional biography on your Wikipedia user page
3 01/21 August Strindberg: Miss Julie (1888)
01/23 Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 2.
4 01/28 Strindberg: Miss Julie (2)
See also: Some Notes on NaturalismSome Notes on Miss Julie
Performances: Helen Mirren (1974) • English Theatre Madrid (2018) • Janet McTeer (1987) • After Miss Julie (1995)
01/30 Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 3.
5 02/04 Henrik Ibsen: Hedda Gabler (1891)
02/06 Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 4.
6 02/11 Ibsen: Hedda Gabler (2)
See also: Notes on Ibsen (Including his notes on tragedy and a bibliography)
Performances: BBC (n.d.)
02/13 Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 5.
7 02/18 Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard (1904)
02/20 Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 6.
8 02/25 Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard (2)
See also: Notes on TOC
02/27 Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 7.
9 03/03[2] George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion (1913)
03/05 Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 8. In addition, add an entry to the annotated bibliography for Pygmalion on the article’s talk page. Follow my example.
10 03/10[3] Shaw: Pygmalion (2)
See also: Ovid’s “Pygmalion” and the alternate ending.
Performances: Peter O’Toole Film (1983) (Acts: 245)
03/12 Complete all reading and activities on WikiEdu under Week 9.
11 03/17 Spring Break (No class)
03/19
12 03/24 No Class.[4] Set up Zoom on your computer and import the meeting schedule to your calendar.[5] Create account on the Forum. You will need these first-thing next week. Virtual office hours: 3/26 10a-12p.
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03/26
13 03/31 Susan Glaspell: Trifles (1916) — Meet on Zoom.[6]
04/02 Discuss any aspect of Trifles on the class forum. WikiEdu Week 11.
14 04/07 Sophie Treadwell: Machinal (1928) — Meet on Zoom
04/09 Discuss any aspect of Machinal on the class forum. WikiEdu Week 12.
15 04/14 Treadwell: Machinal (2) — Meet on Zoom
04/16 Discuss any aspect of Machinal on the class forum. WikiEdu Week 13.
16 04/21 Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot (1953) — Meet on Zoom
04/23 Work on Wikipedia project.
17 04/28 Beckett: Godot (2) — Meet on Zoom
04/30 Final Exam due at 3p.[7] The exam will be made available here before 1p and will be due no later than 3.
18 05/05 Project Due.

Notes

  1. You must use this link which contains an access code, otherwise your will not be able to join our class.
  2. Midterm grades due. If your absences exceeded two, you received a U, or “unsatisfactory,” for your performance so far. Absences have been excessive for many of you, and that needs to be addressed. Please see me if you have questions.
  3. Drop date: last day to withdraw with a “W.”
  4. From MGA President Christopher Blake: “Based on the latest information, system leaders have made the decision that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all University System of Georgia institutions will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia.”
  5. This is a .ics that you can import to your calendar program. It contains the meeting dates, times, link, and password.
  6. Don’t forget the meeting password: 944714 if it asks you. This password should be embedded in the link.
  7. See study guide for sample questions.
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