Thursday, November 21, 2019

Workshop: Day 2; The Lion in Winter; Picasso at the Lapin Agile

This morning, please continue/complete your workshops. When you are done, please do 1 of 3 tasks:
1. Work on your Historical Play Project (see below)
2. Read your chosen play and complete your play analysis (you may read with other students who chose the same play!)
3. Revise your workshopped play as draft 2 (this goes in your portfolio!)
Group 1:
  • Tali
  • Valerie
  • A'layza 
  • Makenna
  • Melinda
  • Madison
  • Wesley
Group 2: 
  • Lesana
  • Aalaysia
  • Keniah
  • Farhan
  • Degraj
  • Tia
  • Liz
  • Javant
1. Choose at least 1 of your 2 scripts and read the plays together. 
2. Actually read them out loud, please! 
3. The playwright should NOT read a part but listen to others read their work out loud. This is important. The playwright needs to hear his/her words in the mouth of other people. 
4. The playwright should complete the workshop form (handout). 
5. The other students in the workshop (even the ones reading out loud) should mark mistakes and/or problems with the script's formatting and content as they read (see handout rubric for details!); these marked-up scripts should go back to the playwright.
6. Discuss the play with your peers. What are its strengths & weaknesses? (see rubric)
7. The playwright should complete and turn in a workshop form (handout). 
8. Workshops may be carried over to our next class if needed.

Use the handout/rubric to help you give advice to your peers regarding their plays. Students whose plays are workshopped should complete a workshop form (see handout). You may revise your play draft(s) for your final portfolio, due in January.

At around 8:30, you will have the option of continuing your workshop or begin reading one of two "historical plays":

Choose one:
1. The Lion in Winter by James Goldman; (clip)
2. Picasso at the Lapine Agile by Steve Martin, (clip)

Read the play and complete a play analysis for it. Due Monday, Nov. 25.

HOMEWORK: Work on your play projects or revisions (not due yet). Read your chosen play. Complete a play analysis for Monday, Nov. 25.

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