In the first quarter we took a peek at life in Elizabethan times and dove deep into the tragic realm of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark; Skulls, poison, ghosts, swords and madness.
Now we take a walk on the lighter side, working with Mr. Greenway’s computer applications class and providing content for their video project. So far, we’ve decided on various comedies and tragedies. Ideally, we will introduce, perform, and comment on the major/defining scenes from these plays. Click here to access all of these plays online: Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Here is the basic plan as of who’s doing what, 11/7.
Romeo and Juliet:
Commentary: Addy and Shion
Performance: Kristi and Marina
Filming: Malyanah and Kazuha
Commentary: Marina and Minori
Performance: Yuh Sarah, Yuuna, Addy, Kai, Maya
Filming: Chiaki, Angela K.
Commentary: Shion and Kristi
Performance: Risa, Jonah, Kai, Marina
Filming: Minki, Allen, Man
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Commentary: Jonah and Risa
Performing: Kai and Yunna
Filming: Angela S., Lo, Yulie and Maya
Commentary: Saya and Kristi
Performance: Addy, Minori, Shion, Jonah
Filming: Celine, Patty and Alannah
Taming of the Shrew
Commentary: Yuuna and Kai
Performing: Yuh Sarah and Saya
Filming: Eriya and Junki
For our class, the last FILMING DAY will be DECEMBER 1st. After that we move on (although there may be some “re-shoots” that week) The editing and technical side of things will be continued by the computer class after that. The goal is to show this completed project before everybody goes on winter break.
Wednesday 12/3 MND. Be through Act I
Here are the first and second parts (all are on YouTube) of the recent film version of MSD. Watch the clipsthat mostly cover Act I and respond in your Shakespeare journals to the following.
1. Comment on the casting of the main characters so far. Are the choices appropriate for the male and female leads ?
3. In what ways do these first scenes differ essentially from the original text?
Please date your entry 12/3
For Tuesday 12/9
Be through Chapter Seven (“Theater is Born”) in Shakespeare Alive . Create chapter notes (by this point you are familiar with the concept and format of chapter notes) in your journals.
We will continue with the play (Act II) in class and we will continue with the next chapters of Shakespeare Alive.
Here’s the plan until 12/17 (last day) Wednesday.
chapter 7 -notes, chapter 8-notes (do for 12/11), chapter 9-notes (do for 12/15)
We will quiz on 7-9 Shakespeare Alive, Wed. 12/17