2008 : online class materials * 2009 : beta.vtheatre.net
Instructions for cyber-students?
After 2009 ?
"Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach." --Albert Einstein
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does this note belongs here or to the Instructors page? But maybe this message can help you understand, why I made my webpages (and so many of them).
Simple. I rather spend an extra minute trying monologue or scene in class, instead of "lecturing" (the same with drama analysis). Of course, I can send them to the textbook... but here are the (American) educational problems:
First, the HS level of education. They come to college without the basic knowledge of art, literature, history... And the first month is the downfall through the floors, which they were supposed to have... Did you read Shakespeare? What did you read? How well do you know "Hamlet" (for example)? We have to start somewhere? The basics, like Aristotle and the structure of the dramatic (all claases require it).
Second, the lack of the structured knowledge: everything in pieces, not connected. "Why" -- never was asked. Perhaps, because the "reasoning" (analytical) skills are not developed. How Aristle's Poetics is connected to the scene study and so on. How to apply what you know -- theatre is the practitioner's zone. Art is something you have to do yourself.
Also, the difference in terminology... One knows this, another - that. In order for us to work we have to have this common vocabulary, friends. How else can we understand each other?
So, I try to push all those shortcoming out of the classroom. For instance, THR470 Film Directing. This is the first course in filmmaking (how many prerequisites do I have to put in?); so I organised my pages in such a way that if you don't know or don't understand the term, you can go down the path of missing knowledge. Check the Playscript Analysis texts (or if this is too advance for you, down to Dramatic Literature and even to THR200X Aesthetics).
This is the reason, why so many pages were born....
Folks, the hypermedia learning theory is based on dialogic enviroment, i.e. gives you the leading role. You have to be "hyper-active" -- to do the work. First, inquiry -- knowing what you need. Second -- analysis, understanding what you get and ability to integrate it into your existing knowledge. In short, learning on and through internet and web is not easier! The access -- yes, but the rest requires more work than your live classes! (Advising -- use it in addition, use it with the good books next to your computer!)
"Learner-control interactivity" -- they say. Great! As long as you know how to control it! What's why this term "surfing" exists -- God only knows, where you end, while searching...
It will take another ten-twenty years before the technology and content could find each other and the Internet really will be "smart" enough for the "smart" users...
Film Directing * flickr.com/groups/stage *
After 2009 : classes.vtheatre.net
Be prepare to answer, if asked:
[ selection of monologue should be appropriate to the ability, age, and sex ]
** Write the character analysis in your Actor's Journal (before -- and after your auditions)!
NBEvaluation a Show (mini-form):
Characters: (list ones your remember)
Conflict (External and Internal):
Plot: (Linear * Epic * Cyclic * Plotless)
Stylistic Features (Concept):
Live Students! Please go to: http://classes.uaf.edu + Log in to Blackboard, choose "THR 190 / Auditions and Portfolio Review" and complete the online Outcomes Assessment form under the "Assignment" tab.
Method: Mono, Monologues I, Monologues II
Biomechanics: Mono I, Mono II
Acting One: Monologue, Mono I, Mono II
Also, Students pages (script analysis, as sample) are in every class directory. Plus, the old FAQ pages!
Film: Filmmaking and Analysis
Drama: Dramatic Literature and Playscript Analysis
Theory (or at least some theory in each course)
This page is for students, who use my webpages. Especially, you, the cyber-students. I try to collect all the pages and links on one page to make your and my live easier. Watch the right table: eClass, online, Classes pages. I hope, I can keep them updated.
To see what I tech this semester, go to Theatre UAF official website; that's how you will know, which directory is most active.
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2005 * After so many years of webbing I cannot change the nature of my webpages -- they are what they were from the start; notes, thoughts, points I make for myself for classes and productions. Do they have an independent existence? Maybe, somewhere in the future...
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Actingland.com - Acting resources, career guides, and casting information
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