- To explore and discover greater information about your fellow Introduction to Theatre Online Community.
- To engage in online group discussion board sessions
- To use dramaturgical resources to assist in providing informed commentary with your colleagues.
- To define “dramaturgy” and explore a dramaturgical resource.
- To gain a foundation in analyzing, reading, interpreting, and discussing theatre text
- To greater explore the Background and Expectations of the Audience.
To build community in an online class, it can be a valuable experience to digitally interact with your fellow classmates to discover more about their goals, hobbies, and background. This Interactive Activity will give you the opportunity to view a video sample of the students taking this INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE journey with you.
Take a moment to watch the Introduction Videos of your classmates embedded below. Next, take a short quiz pairing each submission with the appropriate person.
Note: Please use your mouse to scroll through all video submissions.
What is a dramaturge?
Visit the links below to discover a more detailed description of a dramaturge. Please explore the websites by watching the embedded video and reading the content.
Definition of dramaturgy: the art or technique of dramatic composition and theatrical representation
“Dramaturgy.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Aug. 2017.
TDF Theatre dictionary http://dictionary.tdf.org/dramaturg/
What is Dramaturgy? (LMGA) http://www.lmda.org/tags/what-dramaturgy
Link to the COMMON ENEMY Dramaturgical Guide. https://theatre.atavist.com/triadstagecommonenemy
Via the web booklet/ dramaturgical guide, please read:
- Uncommon Enemy Mix-up
- Thoughts on Common Enemy from the playwright and director
Tip: To navigate through the digital booklet, please click the icon with three horizontal lines located in the upper left corner of your screen.
Please read-through your fellow classmates’ COMMON ENEMY First Impression Commentary via Blackboard’s Discussion Board feature. After perusing the digital booklet, please respond to four of your classmates post in 150 - 200 words. If questions or commentary is presented in which you have an informed thought or conclusion, please share. The Discussion Board forum is a space to facilitate asynchronous peer-to-peer conversation. In addition to your informed experiences and valued perspectives, please use evidence from the dramaturgical guide to support your conclusions.
To provide informed commentary, you may find it valuable to:
- Answer questions your classmates may have posed.
- Support and Affirm your classmates’ perspective using evidence from the Dramaturgical Guide
- Validate your viewpoint by posting links to articles, videos, or book passages to support your conclusions
- Offer an Alternative Perspective (using information from your experiences/vantage point, and the Dramaturgical Guide to support your conclusions).
- Provide Dramaturgical Feedback using additional external resources (books, webpages, magazines, newspaper articles, etc.)
Common Enemy, the characters references a plethora of texts (An Enemy of the People, Life of Galileo, and Teaching to Transgress) in their dialogue. The texts referenced helps to provide greater insight into the characters’ education, thought-processes, and moral codes.
As an alternative to reading the book, please view the analecta of bell hooks’ Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. After viewing the analecta, in 250 - 500 words, please include:
In Preston Lane’s play entitled
1. What new information did you discover about bell hooks and Patrick Lee?
2. How did the new information inform your understanding of the given circumstances of the play?
3. What new discoveries did you make? If applicable, what previous information did the analecta validate?
4. Why is bell hook’s name first and last initial lowercased?
If you experience difficulty clicking the link above, please copy and paste the link directly into your browser: https://padlet.com/directorizlar1/lduwwbgj6bdl
Just for Fun!
To become more informed about the one of the works which inspired COMMON ENEMY, read AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE and take the quiz below! ...Or, to mimic the underprepared student, (and subsequently to learn what it is like for the student(s) in the play who did not complete their homework) take the quiz below before reading the play!
1. First, read Henrik Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.
2. Next, click to take a Pop Quiz of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. You can also copy and paste the link below directly into your browser.
Answer attempts and responses are anonymous. Enjoy!
The Reading Quiz will cover pgs. 27-43 from “The Background and Expectations of the Audience.”
Additionally, the quiz will cover Preston Lane’s viewpoints of COMMON ENEMY. Note: Please read Preston Lane’s thoughts on COMMON ENEMY (found in the COMMON ENEMY digital booklet) before taking the quiz.
Note: The Reading Quiz link if available via Blackboard.
Thank you for submitting your video links in Module 2!
Please post your questions and commentary concerning the content in Module 2 using the link below. The answers will be provided in Module 4!
- As a kind reminder, in future video assignments, please remember to use a front-facing light source and an external mic. Note: Computer microphones typically are not optimal for the assignments we will complete this semester.
- As the assignment modules build on one another weekly, please remember to complete course work by the stated due date(s).
After completing the assignments in Module 3, please complete the brief Exit Survey. All responses are anonymous, yet aid the instructor in developing engaging content that services the course objectives. Thank you for taking the time to complete!
1. Please complete the Exit Slip for Module 3.
If you have difficulty accessing the link, please copy and paste the link below directly into your browser.