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* 2004 case study: The Taming of the Shrew + Oedipus Rex This directory has no students or instructors pages; the only reflections on how to use the pages I have are in notes page (notes for myself).

A month ago (July 2002) I placed the super-counter on my Film-Forth site and now I have some idea, how people get to my pages. Most of the searches (the biggest traffic generator) are rather my subjects-related (maybe the search engines are geeting better), and most of the queries are elementary -- "comical monologues" or something like that. My advise is simple; go to the library -- there are so many books that can answer your prayers (maybe too many). I even placed the htmlgears with the links straight to Amazon (still believe that it's better, if you buy plays, not the collections of scenes or monologues). The bottom line: the Internet is not for that kind of search (very likely you will get to sites that want to sell you something). The Web is a depository of specific information; in my case -- acting, directing, drama, theory + film. And -- my writing. If you are looking for some general information, I am sure that you are wasting your time. Yes, I have reading lists and dictionaries, but those pages are not the best, you can find much better ones on the Web.

In short, if after a few clicks, you can't find what you are looking for, go for the FAQ page (each directory has it) and see what is not here!

8+ ways to navigate & 5 ways to interact:

1. index pages -- top left
2. featured links -- right
3. hyperlinks within the text
4. my narrative -- "next" (at the bottom)
5. banners and images
6. search the site engine (right)
7. htmlgears
8. popup windows

1. guestbooks
2. htmlgears
3. my forums
4. online classes
5. email

Webtextbooks? I am working on it! I will be posting the students papers and the transcripts of my lectures (before I will teach the Playscript Analysis again).

On FAQ pages I try to state what you can, and, most important, cannot find on my webpages. There are some links, but it's not by any means a depository of data. My notes for classes I teach, that's all. "Private in Public" -- I like this Method Acting motto as a discription of my webbing.

If you are in my class, MUST subscribe to DramLit List!


2003: keep in mind the vertical organization (new) -- subdirectories 215: Dramlit and 413: Playscript Analysis -- the new pages are there! * Acting I : BioMethod

* Acting II : Biomechanics

* Acting III : Method

** Stage Directions : Stagematrix

** Film Directing : Filmmaking for Actors

** Playscript Analysis : Grammar of Drama


How to use script.vtheatre.net pages? I use them for all classes; monologuesand scenes for actors, scenes -- for directors, and now -- for playwrights....


Evaluation a Show (mini-form):
Play: _________

Characters: (list ones your remember)
Secondary :

Conflict (External and Internal):

Plot: (Linear * Epic * Cyclic * Plotless)
Summarise (including the subplots)


Stylistic Features (Concept):


Dramatic Appeal:

Representative Quote: Kabuki-Style

Albee Conference, Alaska *

Small print:

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Theatre Today types *

Chekhov05: Schiele-Friendship

2005 updates: Small Chekhov Fall * "Four Farces & One Funeral" -- Chekhov.05
Chekhov's one-acts are updated -- The Bear, The Proposal (1st act -- Oh, Love!), Wedding, Tobacco (Act II -- Ah, Marriage!), but I'm still working on the "funeral" (Last Day of Anton Chekhov). mini-chekhov
I am teaching DramLit -- groups.yahoo.com/group/dramlit (subscribe) and see THR215 for subjects, topics, titles.
Spring 2006 -- Waiting for Godot, Beckett -- new pages ( see shows )

Performance Art

2005 Fall -- THR215 Dramatic Literature :

Part 1. Oedipus

Part 2. Hamlet

Part 3. Chekhov (Cherry Orchsrd) and High Modernism

Part 4. Postmodern: Beckett

Part 5. Writing

Main script.vtheatre.net & 2005 THR215 * Antiquity I * Modern Times II * High Modern (Realism) III * Postmodern (Absurdism) IV * V *
2005 Question: Theatre with Anatoly: what are your webpages for? Dramaturgue (Don Juan) or Dramaturg? See Theatre Theory and read The Possessed D page!
HOW to USE DramLit electronic GROUP:

[ see Forums, Students & Homework pages ]

* Theatre Chronology * "Art isn't easy" -- Stephen Sondheim


FAQ (help)

"Dramatic Literature" and "Playscript Analyis" have thier own directories (with subdirectories), the updates will be there (subject-pages). In 2005 I teach DramLit and therefore the 215 pages will be updated (see right table bottom).

Both classes use THEMES directory (Family, Death, Self, Generations and so on.)

Major plays are online @ PLAYS directory!

Main scripts I teach have their own directories in SHOWS!

Theatre Books are in BOOKS (acting, drama, directing and etc.)

Drama clsses use the same groups.yahoo.com/group/dramlit eGroup/List (see my calendar or Theatre UAF, what I teach/direct).

I hope I will make the pages for IS (Independent Study) for students I have in 2005...

The writing component doesn't have support webpages yet (First UAF Playwright Fest 2005-2006, more details later).

[ Do not send me your links; do to Your Links page and submit it there! Moderated, no spam! ]

No questions without search of the webpages and books first.

Use the guessbooks for comments.

See "service pages" -- students, glossary, books, appendix and etc.

Read the plays!

Thanks. Anatoly @ anatolant@yahoo.com

2004: THR215 DramLit
This is the old page (first generation) and I do not know how usefull it could be for you...

The structure of drama pages:

/ \
215 Dramlit + 413 Playscript
Of course, there are other drama related pages and directories (like PLAYS (online). Also, recommend to read SHOWS directories pages (character, plot and etc. analysis).

Are you in my (live) class or not, it rather simple: read the play (and the critical articles), read the web pages on author (Shakespeare, Chekhov and so on) and the topics, subjects discussed (realism, modernism, absurd)... and write your paper.

To make it easier, I require it do in stages: "200 words" after you read the play (each script assigned). Outline (midterm and final paper), first draft and final draft.

Post it all on the DramLit Forum -- and get the feedback from the List (dive yours to their posts).

We do one title a week; don't get behind. THR413 Playscript Analysis and THR215 Dramatic Literature are the master syllabi with the links to the updated class pages, according to the year I teach it.

Alert: the subtiles of drama classes -- "for actors and directors" (my majors). Without your own (personal) interpretation of each play we read, it's difficult for you to get "A" (you think about it as if you are to act or direct this script -- it has to be YOUR take!)

Fall 2003 (new): this time the last part of the course is writing your own scene (start at the second week of classes). Maybe not for a grade.


In the right table: evaluation of UAF shows (you must see them, free tickets, if in class) -- and write a review. REQUIRED!

... Main Stage + Winter Shorts (student-directed) ChekhovPages

Folks, I am in trouble! I am chasing my own shadow! I started my webpages to be better prepared for my classes (I'm very disorganized man). Web? Great! Much easier to find the notes, lists, tests and etc. And I thought it's better for my (live) students...

Soon I was doing everything online!

I can enter my pages from any computer in any city and print everything!

How about the people, who also enter my pages from anywhere in the world?

I forgot about this "Method Acting" principle -- "Private in Public"...

The "public" part. As if I am on stage all the time.

What about the unfinished pages? Or thoughts? Spelling? Errors? What do I have to do now? I don't have backups, I don't even print all new pages anymore! I keep writing... or typing.

Well, I had to make those FAQ pages in every directory not to feel guilty, to help you to follow the logic, yes, you, my cyber-students. Oh, no! Of course, I had no idea how many of you are out there!

FAQ is a kind of guide-page. What I have and what isn't here.

... Oh, how easy was my life before I became this beast "Webmaster"!

Too late now. I am doomed. I am finished. Done... I am the shadow of myself, running in front of me...

First, see other FAQ pages!

Subscribe to DramLit eGroup!

Get on my forums! (Select the right one for you).

Drama classes are required for acting and directing and all students end using this directory. Some analysis pages are in act.vtheatre.net and direct.vtheatre.net: monologues and scenes. Some notes are in shows.vtheatre.net!

It all depends on what do you need drama analysis for! Acting, directing, design? Theatre is a practical art, the true secret is in applications! Of course, there are the literature aspects of drama, but this zone belongs more to English departments and study of criticism.
What is the difference between screenplay and playscript?

I do not have much on screen writing -- go to Script page in Film Directing! homework As always, the secret for good grades is the homework! (new page, left)

Read the plays in advance, read them twice, take notes, post the notes on DRAMLIT eList, write your "200 words" after each title (do it on time). Present (oral) your ideas for midterm paper (write the outline), ask questions, give your feedback to others... and you will be okay.

Think... it's a special subject.

Actors, Producers, and Directors: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics [ Nature of the Work | Working Conditions | Employment | Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement | Job Outlook | Earnings | Related Occupations | Sources of Additional Information ]


See other FAQ pages (classes I teach)! If you don't understand something, don't panic, please! Maybe, I didn't put it right. Or maybe I myself do not understand it. And -- finally, a lot of stuff NOBODY understands (that's the reason why we talk about what we don't know -- to know it)! What's why we need you, my friend! Explain it! Please....


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