Set Design: The Next Steps
We spent about half the class this week sharing student ideas on set design concepts and discussing how to bring all ideas together into an overall concept. I think we have a great "big picture" plan for the village layout, and now need to start hammering out the details for the individual components. I would like each team or individual responsible for an assigned element to prepare the following:
Remember, we are looking to use everyday, inexpensive materials (large cardboard boxes are fantastic!) to create light, easy to carry and assemble pieces. Students had some fantastic ideas this week - keep the creativity flowing!
Oh What Fun - the Monologues!
When I polled the class this week I was not at all surprised to learn that the monologue readings are everyones favorite class activity. We certainly never lack for volunteer readers! This week we discussed the three monologues assigned for homework, which ranged in mood from poignant and melancholy to silly and humorous. What a great collection of medieval characters and themes we have available for student performances!
I have asked students to provide me with their top two or three monologue (or dialogue) preferences. I will hope to assign everyone to at least one of their top picks in the next few weeks.
Next week we will begin class with work on monologue performance techniques. See you then!