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"The purpose of theater, like magic, like religion…is to inspire cleansing awe.” David Mamet We will read a different pay each week – from very old to contemporary – and wrestle with questions like: What makes good drama? What does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? I really do belive some of the very best, and under-read, literature comes from the theater. I would love to talk about some of the highlights with you! Plays often ask more questions than...
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
Brian Thomas M.Ed.
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🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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27 completed classes
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...