This activity from the Commonwealth Theatre Center in Louisville, Kentucky uses drama to explore what emotions we like to share with the world and what emotions we tend to keep to ourselves, and why. Students explore the six core emotions and learn that they are all valid but we can work on how we deal with them.
The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "The Merchant of Venice" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.
This web app is a complete critical edition of MND, which can be viewed as plain text or in a mode with glosses appropriate to students just getting familiar with the play. It has a second mode for more advanced students with textual notes and explorations of mythology and classical allusions. A final mode for performers/experiential learners displays the text showing typographical indications of scansion and rhetoric. The app also includes an interactive mode for memorization drills. The text from all modes is fully printable.
The text is accompanied by a full set of features, including:
a full cast list and doubling chart,
a textual history,
a performance history,
an essay on performance challenges and opportunities,
a guide to practical scansion principles,
a resources guide connecting readers to facsimiles and study aides,
and a special section covering all the music and dance cues in the show with suggestions and examples.
The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.
The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Much Ado About Nothing" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.
Carmen must give a presentation in her Spanish 3 class for Hispanic Heritage Month, but she doesn’t speak Spanish. Is she less of a Latina, as some girls think? “No Hablo Español,” written by Rosa Estevez of Fairdale High School in Louisville, explores how language and cultural perceptions affect one’s sense of identity. It was among the seven short plays produced by the 2017 New Voices Young Playwrights Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
This series of six lectures introduces six plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. Once popular and now little-known, they can tell us a lot about what their first audiences enjoyed, aspired to and worried about - from immigrants in early modern London to the role of women in the household, from what religious changes might mean for attitudes to the dead to fantasies of easy money and social elevation. Each lecture outlines the play so there is no assumption you have already read it, then goes on to try to understand its historical context and its dramatic legacy, drawing parallels with modern film and contemporary culture as well as with Elizabethan material. The lecturer's aim with students in the room and with interested listeners on iTunes U is to broaden our understanding of the theatre Shakespeare wrote for by thinking about some non-Shakespearean drama, and to recreate some of the excitement and dramatic possibilities of the new, popular technology of Renaissance theatre.
ePub version of text The Tragedy of Richard the Third: with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the Battell at Bosworth Field by William Shakepeare, 1564-1616.
In this activity from the Commonwealth Theatre Center in Louisville, Kentucky, students select several emotions and determine what these emotions would look like in a drawing and as a selfie. To understand and express our emotions we need to learn how to properly define them.
The Great Depression had an enormous impact on theatre across the United States. Productions decreased dramatically, audiences shrank, and talented writers, performers, and directors fled the industry to find work in Hollywood. But despite adversity, the show went on. The public construction projects of the Works Progress Administration built new theaters in cities across America. The Federal Theatre Project was established to fund theatre and performances across the country providing work to unemployed artists. This influx of new artists had transformed the industry, opening theatre to new voices, themes, and audiences. This exhibition explores these Depression-era changes and their impact on American theater. This exhibition was created as part of the DPLAs Digital Curation Program by the following students as part of Professor Anthony Cocciolo's course "Projects in Digital Archives" in the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute: Kathleen Dowling, Laura Marte Piccini, and Matthew Schofield.
Students are introduced to the sound environment as an important aspect of a room or building. Several examples of acoustical engineering design for varied environments are presented. Students learn the connections between the science of sound waves and engineering design for sound environments.