Unit Theme: Love and Hate
Week 6 Focus: Drama
My Week 6 Rundown
Before you begin this week’s reading, review the discussion prompts for this week’s G+ Conversations. The following texts will serve as the basis for this week’s discussion:
- (Video) Animated CliffsNotes version of Othello posted by Gio Alvarez (on YouTube). BTW: No, this doesn’t count as reading the play. 😉
- (Video) General Othello’s speak read by James Earl Jones at the White House Poetry Jam (2009) (on YouTube).
- (Video) A prologue to Othello posted by The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company (on YouTube). This isn’t part of the original play, but does provide a nice frame for it.
- (Video) Othello, (the Webseries), presented by Ready Set Go Theatre Company (on YouTube).
- Record two entries in your Reading Notebook.
- Search the internet for an online resource that supplements one of the texts from this week’s reading (see my list of supplemental texts for examples of what you might find). Once you’ve found your resource, paste a link in this shared Google spreadsheet. Be sure to fill in all the information asked for in the sheet.
- Review the Midterm Composition guidelines.
- By Thursday: Using #amreading, post a picture of the book you’re reading for your book review. With the picture, include a comment about your first impression of the book. By Sunday: Reply to three of your peers’ tweets, responding to what they’ve said about the book. You can find your classmates on Twitter via the list on the flipside of this link.
- Initial post by Thursday, three responses by Sunday: Participate in the Shakespeare’s Source Material G+ Conversation.
- Initial post by Thursday, three responses by Sunday: Participate in the Of Marriage and Wiving and Othello G+ Conversation.
*Unless otherwise noted, assignments are due by midnight of the date posted.