Campus Topics is a colloquium devoted to a major campus event. Participants meet approximately seven times through the semester to discuss materials related to the event and they complete a project, which may involve preparing the campus for the event, participating in it, or reflecting on its impact.
Fall Semester informationDeborah Geis
191A: Tps: Midsummer Night's Dream
Work with the Actors from the London Stage and faculty members from English and Communication/Theatre (Debby Geis, Ron Dye, Amity Reading, Caroline Good, Andrea Sununu, and others) in this 0.25 credit course. We will study this most magical of Shakespeare's plays from both literary and theatrical points of view, culminating in the AFTLS residency during the first week of November (the course ends the week after that). Students will be expected to attend the weekly class session and the AFTLS performance of the play, and to complete a final paper and scene presentation.
191B: Tps:Collaborative New Play Workshop
In this course students will work collaboratively with other artists, including actors, visual artists and musicians to conceive a production and rehearse a new play written by Mary Field Chair in English visiting writer Heather MacDonald. The focus in the course will be on collaboratively creating a production concept and rehearsing the play, rather than on creating a finished, polished performance.
This theatre workshop is open to theatre artists of any kind, including not only actors, designers and technicians but also dancers, musicians and visual artists. Although knowledge of and experience in theatre or other arts will be helpful in this course, no experience is necessary. Enrollment in the course is limited.
Class meets for only eight weeks on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:30 for the second half of the semester, beginning on Oct. 21 and ending on Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 25.)