You will have the choice of a take-home or a sit-down; I will prepare both.

The scheduled exam is Monday April 23, 2007 at 9:00AM in WC31. You can bring in one 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper, written or printed on one side.

The take-home will be handed out last class and will be due by the start of the scheduled exam. In other words, if you don’t have a paper in hand by 9am on the 23rd, come in and make yourself comfortable!

The take-home will be one essay question that draws in a number of plays; the scheduled exam will have more questions but the focus will be on essay questions. Both will offer a considerable degree of choice.

I would appreciate a tentative indication of your plans, though you retain the option until the 23rd.

Published in: on March 30, 2007 at 9:03 pm  Comments (19)  


Just had an email from one of you wondering about the possibility of extensions. I am willing to extend a blanket extension of one week, and more if particular individuals need it. But I don’t want any of you to get into a bind at the end of term, so try to keep that in mind.

Published in: on March 27, 2007 at 11:31 pm  Comments (3)  

Anyone have nothing to do for three nights

and interested in being a stage hand? The other one-act play that is on with No Exit needs two people for simple but essential tasks. Let me know!

Published in: on March 13, 2007 at 4:11 pm  Comments (4)  

Opportunity to acquire culture and extra marks

As many of you will know, our own Emily D. will be performing this week in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. And next week — will the thrills never stop?!? — Drs. Bell, Goud, and I will appear, along with Tim Turnell, in Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit. Go and see both plays. That is the culture part.

Here is the marks part: mere attendance at the play will garner you 1 per cent added to your final grade for the course (2 plays = 2%). A short review of a paragraph or so, posted to your blog, will garner you an extra point, for a total of two per cent (two plays = 4 %).

It’s win-win.

Published in: on March 12, 2007 at 6:55 pm  Comments (9)  


are in the Hum. and Lang. office ready to be picked up. Marks are posted. If yours is missing and you handed it in, let me know via email a.s.a.p., preferably with a copy attached.

Have a good and productive break!

Published in: on March 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Mea culpa!

Just discovered that I had not linked to Lydia’s blog. So sorry Lydia! It is now in the sidebar, and I hope you will all go over there and comment until your fingers fall off. Or at least until they get a little sore.

Published in: on February 23, 2007 at 11:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Class cancellation

Class is cancelled today due to the weather. Today’s presentation will be heard next week, we will discuss both plays then as well as on-line, and thesis statements can be handed in tomorrow (though don’t come to campus specially), or electronically.

Stay safe and warm.

Published in: on February 15, 2007 at 7:52 am  Leave a Comment  

Dramatic readings

Maren and Jay are getting together to read Oroonoko on Monday at 7pm in WCL (2nd floor), and they are hoping that others of you will join them.

(Please note: there is to be no disemboweling on uni property.)

Published in: on February 2, 2007 at 3:50 pm  Comments (1)  

Presentations; blogs

Most of you have signed up for presentations; please check the schedule to make sure I have got you listed when and where you expect.

Most of you are also set up with blogs; could the rest of you get me your web addresses a.s.a.p.? If you are having difficulties, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Published in: on January 18, 2007 at 4:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Get ’em while they’re hot

You can sign up for presentations any time; one group two groups already has have. Just drop me a line via email or in the comments with all your names and the preferred date and play.

Published in: on January 13, 2007 at 2:20 pm  Comments (3)