|Week||Date||Class or performance||Due||Link|
|*1/6||Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet (1968)||Outlines of film criticism on Zeffirelli film|
|1/7||Romeo and Juliet||read "Shakespeare, an overview" (pp. vii-lxi) and Romeo and Juliet Acts 1 and 2|
|II||1/12||Romeo and Juliet||
attend "Shakespeare in Love" (playing at the Fremont or Mission theatre in SLO)
read Romeo and Juliet complete; quiz #1
|SM's "Shakespeare in Love" page|
|*1/13||Luhrmann Romeo and Juliet (1996)|
|1/14||Romeo and Juliet Act 3 scene 2 performed live||read Goldman 160-170|
|III||1/19||A Midsummer Night's Dream||paper #1, A Midsummer Night's Dream Acts 1 and 2|
|*1/20||BBC A Midsummer Night's Dream(1981)|
|1/21||A Midsummer Night's Dream||A Midsummer Night's Dream complete; quiz #2|
|IV||1/26||A Midsummer Night's Dream||read Kermode 121-128 and Bamber 129-131|
|*1/27||Reinhardt A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)|
|1/28||A Midsummer Night's Dream performance of Act V Scene 1||Possible paper topics|
|V||2/2||Henry IV Part 1||paper #2; read Henry IV Part 1, Acts 1 and 2||
|*2/3||BBC I Henry IV (1979)|
|2/4||Henry IV Part 1||read Henry IV Part 1 complete, quiz #3||
|VI||2/9||Henry IV Part 1||read Mack (pp. lxiii-lxxv)|
|*2/10||Welles' Chimes at Midnight|
|2/11||Henry IV Part 1 performance of Act 5 Scene 4|
|VII||2/16||Macbeth||paper #3, read MacbethActs 1 and 2||Macbeth movie [15 second, 1.5 MB download]|
|2/18||Macbeth||read Macbeth complete, quiz #4|
|VIII||2/23||Macbeth||read McCarthy 157-167 and Sinfield 180-186|
|2/25||Macbeth performance of Act 3 Scene 5|
|**2/26||Theatre Party: Romeo and Juliet in the Cal Poly Theatre 8:00 p.m.|
|IX||3/2||The Winter's Tale||
paper #4, read The Winter's TaleActs 1 and 2
|*3/3||BBC The Winter's Tale (1980)|
|3/4||The Winter's Tale||read The Winter's Tale complete, quiz #5|
|X||3/9||The Winter's Tale||read Orgel 1-79||Outline of Orgel introduction|
|*3/10||510 players' The Winter's Tale (1995)||Shakespeare at Swanton|
|3/11||The Winter's Tale performance of Act 5 Scene 3|
|3/15||paper #5 due, along with submission to Shakespeare Boiled Down||Endterm business and final exam prep|
* Indicates scheduled screening of a specified video performance of the play on Wednesdays at 4:00 and at 7:00 p.m. in Room 202 of the Library. These videos are available for individual viewing at the Learning Resources Center on the second floor of Kennedy library at all other times. Zeffirelli and Luhrmann Romeo and Juliet and Polanski Macbeth are also available for rent at local video outlets.
** Indicates required attendance at evening live performance. Tickets to be sold in class at a discount.
Watching the video version of the play will help you make these identifications, but most of the video performances cut large portions out of the script. The quiz tests your reading comprehension. If you have trouble understanding Shakespeare's English or following what's going on in the plot, it is very helpful to read along while you watch the complete-text BBC video versions available in the library.
"Theatre and Film Vocabulary"
Part two consists of a one-hour essay on a theme that appears in all the plays studied. A preparation sheet listing several possible options for the topic will be distributed during the last week of class.
Every student participates in one of the scenes performed in class, either as actor, director or technician. This participation is not graded. Casting takes place two weeks before performance. Preparation for these scenes includes memorization of lines, blocking, rehearsal and costuming. They can be performed in the classroom or anywhere else on campus. They will be videotaped and placed on reserve in the library.