Altman, Joel B.
||TTh 2-3:30 in 200 Wheeler, plus rehearsals TTh 3:30-5 (also in 200 Wheeler)||200 Wheeler||
"Detailed study and presentation of a single Shakespeare play--this semester the witty, wistful, clownish, and musical romantic comedy of country copulatives As You Like It, to be crafted into a full-scale public production for performance in late April. Members of the class will participate in a variety of capacities--as actors, extras, musicians, costume designers, prop builders, stage-hands, publicists, etc. After auditions, meetings will be devoted to close readings and discussions of the text--line by line and scene by scene--and intense rehearsals, indoors and out. If you enroll in this class, you must be willing to join whole-heartedly in both its academic and theatrical activities, understanding that not everyone can play a lead role. There are lots of interesting parts, and much enjoyable work whatever your function in the production.
Each student will submit an academic paper, 5-8 pages in length, on an aspect of the play or on the production process. Faithful attendance and participation are mandatory, as is cooperative support of everyone in the company.
NOTE: Because this course concentrates on one play only, it will not satisfy the Shakespeare requirement for English majors. "