Shakespeare, Body & Soul
TESC spring quarter 2004, Mondays
& Wednesdays 6 to 9:30 p.m.PLUS theatre field trip Sunday April
Faculty: Marla Beth Elliott
Stories: Remember and write a story from your own experience that is keyed by the text, interpreting Shakespeare by means of your own life. Each story should be about three pages long.
Autobiography of your Midsummer
character: write three pages describing your character in A Midsummer
Night's Dream in the first person (e.g., "My name is Mustardseed
Respond to the following questions: Who am I? What do I want? What do
I do to get what I want? Other useful questions may be: What do I stand
for? Am I who I want to be? If not, why not? What do I believe I evoke/provoke
in others? How do I make my way in the world? Seek active verbs--things
you can do--in responding to these questions. You may imaginatively invent
any information you need that is not provided in the text, but all such
invention must be consistent with the text. Be sure to speak of your character
as he/she would speak of him/herself, not as others would.