Web syllabus: http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/m/morillo/public/206.htm
Tompkins 249; 515-4107
Office Hours= M, W, F 2:45-3:45; T 1-2pm, and by appointment
email = firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Requirements and Grading:
Quizzes, in-class writing, preparation for and participation in class =15%
Attendance = 10%.
Midterm = 15%
One 5-page critical, argumentative paper = 15%
One creative research project = 20%
Final Exam = 25%
Percentages are figured via a percentage of a 12-pt. scale in which
an A+ =12 and
an F=0 points. For example, a B+ on attendance would net you 9 x .10 or .9 points.
I then add up the percentage points for each required category to determine your grade.
Participation includes your grades on periodic quizzes, and coming
to class prepared, having
done the readings and being able to talk and/or write about them intelligently.
You must complete all the required work to pass the class. I will grade plus/minus.
Attendance: You are allowed 3 absences. If you are absent, unexcused,
more than 3 times over
the course of the semester, your absences will count progressively against your final grade, as a
significant part --10%--of your final grade. I will exercise the drop policy. If you do not show up for the first two classes I can drop you from the class.
Plagiarism: Anyone convicted will receive an F for the paper,
or the course at my discretion.
And yes, I have caught people in the past--just this spring, in fact, so don't be my latest catch.
Late Papers: Papers or projects received ONE class session late
will be accepted but docked a full grade.
No late papers or projects accepted after one class session late.
Disabilities: Reasonable accommodations will be made for students
with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations,
students must register with Disability Services for Students at 1900 Student
Health Center, Campus
Box 7509, 515-7653. http://www.ncsu.edu/dss/
Academic Integrity Assumption
Universities are unique communities committed to creating and transmitting knowledge. They depend on freedom - individuals' freedom to explore ideas and to explore and further their own capabilities. Those freedoms depend on the good will and responsible behavior of all the members of the community, who must treat each other with tolerance and respect. They must allow each other to develop the full range of their capabilities and take full advantage of the institution's resources.
Required Print Texts--available now in the NCSU bookstore. Also check Adam's and Packbackers
Buy both at the start of the semester even though we read one later. Before mid semester the bookstores return unsold books!
Stages of Drama: Classical to Contemporary Theater. Carl H. Klaus, Miriam Gilbert, and Bradford S. Field, Jr., eds. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2003. Be sure to get the 5th edition.
Mamet, David. Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama. New York: Vintage Books, 2000.
Online Oxford English Dictionary
. How to Use the Oxford English Dictionary Online (Morillo)
W 8/20 Introduction
F 8/22 "Classical Theater" (13-20); Sophocles (biography 49-51)
M 8/25 Oedipus Rex (52-70)
W 8/27 Oedipus; Aristotle, "On the Nature and Elements of Tragedy," (1656-1662) in Stages of Drama
F 8/29 Oedipus; Aristotle
M 9/1 Labor Day, no class
W 9/3 Euripides (bio.77-79), The Bacchae (80-100)
F 9/95 The Bacchae
M 9/8 The Bacchae
W 9/10 "Renaissance English Theater" (205-210); Shakespeare (bio. 247-252), The Tragedy of Othello (290-332)
F 9/12 Othello
M 9/15 Othello
W 9/17 Othello
F 9/19 Othello Paper due
M 9/22 "Neoclassical Theater"(399-402); Moliere
(bio. 403-405), The Misanthrope (406-426)
W 9/24 The Misanthrope
F 9/26 The Misanthrope
M 9/29 Sheridan (bio. 477-479), The School
W 10/1 The School for Scandal; Goldsmith, "A Comparison Between Sentimental and Laughing Comedy" (1664-6)
F 103 The School for Scandal
M 10/6 Sheridan, The School for Scandal
W 10/8 Midterm Exam
F 10/10 Fall Break, no class
M 10/13 "Modern Theater" (521-528); Ibsen
(bio.547-549), A Doll's House (550-579)
W 10/15 A Doll's House; Shaw, "The Technical Novelty in Ibsen's Plays" (1673-1678)
F 10/17 A Doll's House
M 10/20 Wilde (bio.613-616), The
Importance of Being Earnest (617-641)
W 10/22 The Importance of Being Earnest
F 10/24 The Importance of Being Earnest
M 10/27 Miller (bio. 865-867);
of a Salesman (868-905)
W 10/29 Death of a Salesman; Miller, "Tragedy and the Common Man" (1690-1692)
F 10/31 Death of a Salesman
M 11/3 Brecht (bio.
833-835), Galileo; Brecht, "Theatre for Pleasure or
Theatre for Instruction" (1683-1686)
W 11/5 Galileo
F 11/7 Galileo
M 11/10 "Contemporary Theater" (961-966); Mamet
W 11/12 Oleanna
F 11/14 Oleanna
M 11/17 Vogel (bio. (1589-1591), How I Learned
to Drive (1592-1613)
W 11/19 How I Learned to Drive
F 11/21 How I Learned to Drive
M 11/24 Project due
W 11/26 No class, Thanksgiving
F 11/28 No class, Thanksgiving
M 12/1 Norman, "Ten Golden Rules for Playwrights"
(1696-1697); Mamet, Three Uses of the Knife (paperback, not
in Stages of Drama)
M 12/8 FINAL EXAM. 1pm - 4pm
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