Shakespeare

Shakespeare

Course Requirements and Materials:
Texts:  The Riverside Shakespeare

Library Resources
Shakespeare in the Classroom
Excerpts and critical analysis
Elizabeth by Alison Weir

Materials: composition notebook

Class folder – provided
Pens, pencils
Various props (TBA)
Webpage
Dropbox/turnitin.com
Common book – composition notebook
Common Book: Class journal that encompasses notes, assignments and reflections on material we cover and terminology associated with Elizabethan theatre.
–   notes and terms, reactions/observations, original pieces/writings, review of literary criticisms
–   common books will be collected and graded throughout the course.
–   should be organized, neat and free from loose papers, ripped pages, etc.
All entries need to be labeled, dated and legible to receive credit.
Group projects and performances: individual and group focus; adaptation, preparation, and presentation of material, performance accuracy based upon requirement – impromptu, reading, close readings, presentations, etc.
***There will be a project following completion of each play.
–  Projects will be graded based upon creativity, completion and adherence to criteria – each will be a total of 200 points.
Participation: reading, discussion, following directions and expression
Each student will receive a daily participation grade.
Loss of points can result from lack of participation, disruption of presentations and/or unnecessary criticism of others – (aka heckling).
****Late/missed work will be in adherence to school policy – however if a project is assigned prior to absence it will be expected on the date it is due.
The vast majority of grades for this class will come from class participation and reading, interpretation of text. This is a hands on class and I expect you to participate.