American Literature: We are a little behind, so we will be watching A Streetcar Named Desire on Monday and Wednesday and then moving to Day One of Poetry Island Survivor, as planned, on Friday, the 25th—mood music. Remember, you will be presenting a selection of your poet’s poetry with background music that sets the tone for the work you are reading, so be prepared! Long-range reminder: keep on top of the final poetry presentations due in lieu of a final exam [see pages 8 and 9 of the syllabus].
Poetry and Nonfiction: We will be watching the Ted Koppel interviews with Morrie Schwartz before watching a film version of Tuesdays with Morrie. You need to make certain that you have your poetry notebooks up to date as these will be collected for a grade on Friday, June 1st! Don’t forget: this is an A week, so you will need to bring in 15 copies of your three poems to share with the class on Friday!
Shakespeare’s Tragedies: We should finish reading Hamlet by Wednesday, and if so, we will start watching the film on Friday. Don’t forget that we are headed to The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton on Thursday to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream! We need to leave by 6:00 AM as this is AT LEAST a four-hour drive, and the play starts at 10:30. The tickets for the play are paid for, but you will need to bring money for lunch at The Baja Bean http://www.bajabean.com/ and any drinks or snacks you want when we stop for gas. Reminder: your final projects MUST be presented on Monday, June 4th or earlier!
The Word: We will finish watching The Song of Bernadette and then move from 19th century France to the future as we begin watching The Matrix trilogy. You will be amazed at the Biblical references in these three films!
World Literature: We will be reading Chapter 4, “Evening Faces” from The Tale of Genji this week. Don’t forget that your final projects are due on Wednesday, June 6th, or earlier! There will not be an opportunity to make this up if you are not ready when it is due, so be prepared!
We are down to the last three weeks of school, so stay focused and on track. There are projects and other assignments for so many classes that it is easy to forget one--make sure you know what is due when, complete it on time, and TURN IT IN/PRESENT IT ON TIME!!!!
T. Barb :)