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So Much Drama! Let's Read Plays (Theater Book Club)

Each week we will discuss a different play, examining them as literature and as part of theater.
Brian Thomas M.Ed.
14 total reviews for this teacher
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40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
13-18
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner

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Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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I have a B.A. in Literature (and credential to teach high school English) and have taught many English classes as part of the faculty at a community college. I am also a huge theater nerd and have been to hundreds of plays both on and off Broadway.
Students will need to accrue each play. All of them are available in inexpensive acting editions and many are available digitally. I will list the plays we will be reading well in advance, so you can order them in batches if you would like.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Many of the plays we will read will have adult themes. Many contemporary plays wrestler with things like race, gender and class. Some may involve sexual situations and other adult themes.
I will try to avoid anything gratuitous.
To read a synopsis of each play we will read go to: https://stageagent.com and search by title.
Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays by David Ball
David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing - class notes

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Brian Thomas M.Ed.
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14 total reviews
27 completed classes

About Me

I love the learning process and making it exciting for everyone. I don’t think traditional public schools are a good fit for a lot of children- for a variety of reasons - and am excited to be part of an alternative. 

I have taught people of all... 
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