Syllabus - Syllabus English 1131: Introduction to Drama...

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Syllabus English 1131: Introduction to Drama Fall 2007 Section 01: M/W/F 10:40am-11:30am Section 02: M/W/F 11:40am-12:30pm Instructor : Dr. Elizabeth Mannion Office : Anderson 1145 (enter through door HB 1142) Office Hours : M/W/F 4pm-5pm and by appointment Email : Website: then click on “Blackboard” Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should a) contact Disability Resources and Services at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to discuss and coordinate reasonable accommodations and b) contact me privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Statement on Academic Freedom: Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The University has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy # 03.70.02) which can be accessed through the following link: ?policy_no=03.70.02 < policy_no=03.70.02> . Course Description: Most often, drama is a visual spectacle meant to be performed by actors and viewed by an audience. But this course will focus on treating drama as literature to be read and contemplated. We will, however, discuss such issues as spectacle and staging throughout the course, and view one film adaptation in its entirety (plus select scenes from others). We will also examine characters, themes, and symbols as they occur in various plays, as well as the cultural and historical setting and significance of each drama. Required Texts: Jacobs, Lee A., ed. The Bedford Introduction to Drama, 5 th ed . (Boston and New York: Bedford, 2005). Recommended Text: Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6 th ed . (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003). If you already own the 5 th edition, use that. Also note that the MLA Handbook is available in the library and in my office. Required Performance Attendance: Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim (10/25-11/4) or The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan (11/14-12/1). Both are being staged at Temple University and are free to students with ID card. You should purchase your ticket in advance, since there is no guarantee that tickets will be available day of show. Class Policies
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