English 4

April 16-20

Weekly calendar

 

Monday

tolstoy4 

 

 


 

Today. Othello 3.4-4.1.1-88.

 

Tonight. No new reading. Focus on your essay.

 

Ongoing. Friday, April 20 by 15:30. Full draft of spring final essay to turnitin assignment 4-20-18, Spring final essay DRAFT.

 

 

Tuesday

chekov5 

 

 


 

Today. Othello through Act 3.

 

Tonight. No new reading. Focus on your essay. Wednesday and Thursday, you will work on the essay in class. Tomorrow and Thursday you will work on your essay in class. Best to use your school-issued iPad to do that.
 

Ongoing. Friday, April 20 by 15:30. Full draft of spring final essay to turnitin assignment 4-20-18, Spring final essay DRAFT.

 

 

Wednesday

chinuaachebecolor2 

 

 

 

 

Today. Essay work in class. Best to use your school-issued iPad.

 

Tonight. No new reading. Focus on your essay.

 

Ongoing. Friday, April 20 by 15:30. Full draft of spring final essay to turnitin assignment 4-20-18, Spring final essay DRAFT.

 

 

Thursday

neruda5 

 

 

 

 

Today. Essay work in class. Best to use your school-issued iPad.

 

Tonight. Nothing new. Essay draft due tomorrow by 15:30.

 

Ongoing. Friday, April 20 by 15:30. Full draft of spring final essay to turnitin assignment 4-20-18, Spring final essay DRAFT.

 

 

Friday

wislawasymborska2 

 

 

 

 

Today. Field Day. No classes.

By 15:30. Full draft of spring final essay to turnitin assignment 4-20-18, Spring final essay DRAFT.

 

Tonight.

 

Ongoing.

Othello
reading links

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Scene-by-scene summary
Othello, introduction from RSC
Notebook questions from Cambridge
Shakespeare's language from RSC
Selections from The Prince
Selections from The Book of The Courtier
Playing Othello, Hugh Quarshie

 

 

Othello, a racist play?

 

 

Shakespeare's language
shared lines

 

 

OTHELLO AS TRAGEDY
by William Hazlitt

pxWilliamHazlittselfportrait11 "It has been said that tragedy purifies the affections by terror and pity. That is, it substitutes imaginary sympathy for mere selfishness. It gives us a high and permanent interest, beyond ourselves, in humanity as such. It raises the great, the remote, and the possible to an equality with the real, the little and the near. It makes man a partaker with his kind. It subdues and softens the stubbornness of his will. It teaches him that there are and have been others like himself, by showing him as in a glass what they have felt, thought, and done. It opens the chambers of the human heart. It leaves nothing indifferent to us that can affect our common nature. It excites our sensibility by exhibiting the passions wound up to the utmost pitch by the power of imagination or the temptation of circumstances; and corrects their fatal excesses in ourselves by pointing to the greater extent of sufferings and of crimes to which they have led others. Tragedy creates a balance of the affections. It makes us thoughtful spectators in the lists of life. It is the refiner of the species; a discipline of humanity. The habitual study of poetry and works of imagination is one chief part of a well-grounded education. A taste for liberal art is necessary to complete the character of a gentleman, Science alone is hard and mechanical. It exercises the understanding upon things out of ourselves, while it leaves the affections unemployed, or engrossed with our own immediate, narrow interests.—OTHELLO furnishes an illustration of these remarks. It excites our sympathy in an extraordinary degree. The moral it conveys has a closer application to the concerns of human life than that of any other of Shakespeare's plays. 'It comes directly home to the bosoms and business of men.'"

 

 

An Actor's 10 key questions

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1. Who am I?
2. Where am I?
3. When is it?
4. Where have I just come from?
5. What do I want?
6. Why do I want it?
7. Why do I want it now?
8. What will happen if I don't get it now?
9. How will I get what I want by doing what?
10. What must I overcome? (full article here)

Assignments due
read them in full

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Final essay/exam. See details here.

 

Friday, April 20 by 15:30. Full draft of spring final essay to turnitin assignment 4-20-18, Spring final essay DRAFT. This draft is 25% of the spring final essay grade. Think of this draft as the essay you would normally turn in. Think of it as a final draft.

 

Friday, May 4 by 15:30. Final draft of spring final essay to turnitin assignment 5-4-18, Spring final essay FINAL. This final draft is 75% of the spring final essay grade. The spring final essay, begin your final exam, is worth 20% of your spring semester grade.
 

 

Extra- extra-credit

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Choose a small section of Othello, no longer than three minutes in performance. Perform it for the class, complete with blocking. Let the classroom be your stage.

 

 

 

Writing documents

Grading notes
Essay editing marks, with explanations
LBH sentences crafting packet
LBH punctuation packet
Comma usage quick guide
Essay rubric, technical
Essay rubric, conceptual
Asking good questions
MLA style center

 

 

 

Shakespeare's language
prose and verse

 

 

Shakespeare's language
iambic pentameter

 

 

Shakespeare's language
exploring a soliloquy