Students read three
plays. In addition to assigned critical essays, each student prepares
for the writing of a research paper
on a historical topic by duplicating and presenting an archive of
sample research materials they have discovered.
Grad student comments
reports on a scene from one film version of the play. The report
contains film clips which are analyzed with techniques modelled
by the instructor's early lectures and by the assigned film critiques.
Keywords for performance analysis
Grad student comments on viewing:
last three weeks, while students write their research papers, class
time [and more] is devoted to rehearsals of a full production of
a complete play directed by the instructor which is presented to
the public during a three night run at the end of the quarter.
The last two
of these "English 510 Players" productions were chosen partly because
no film alternative could be found for comparison to the BBC version.
production is amateur and the filming is crude, generations of students
have enjoyed and interpreted videotaped versions of these student
reflections on performance (1990)
student reviews of graduate student performance