Archive for March, 2009

Final Exam

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 | assignments, First Essay, ProfNotes | No Comments

The final exam question sheet is available for download on the website. Scroll down the Assignments page to find a link. We have also included a series of instructions on the website itself based on today’s discussion. Please familiarize yourself with these instructions. Good luck! We look forward to reading them!

Anita Majumdar visit

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Events | No Comments

Hello all,
This is to invite you all and students in your classes to the visit of Anita Majumdar this Thursday at 1:00 pm (either in the Rot or 106).

Anita Majumdar is the playwright actor of Fish Eyes, and The Misfit, the first two plays in her trilogy. In The Misfit she employs Kathak dance to address issues of marriage, domestic abuse and personal female bearing in society. Come and find out how Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Jem and the Holograms find themselves conscripted into a hybrid culture in this refreshing insightful theatre.

For more information… just ask Natalie Rewa or see the posters.

Scenography Exhibit

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Events, ProfNotes | No Comments

Hello all,
This is to let you and any class that you teach know that on Tuesday, March 31, from 3:30 -4:30 there will be a scenography exhibit in the Rot. The exhibit is an exploration of scenographic interaction, developed out of Pamela Howard’s observation that scenography begins from the actor and proceeds outwards.. so the members of the Scenography and Its History class have set up several interactive exhibits for you to experience. The briefness is meant to overlap classes in our departmental schedule. The exhibits are joyful … so if you have a moment… come engage with us.

With a warm invitation.
Natalie Rewa


Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 | lecture material | No Comments

The outline and powerpoint (one file) for today’s discussion is now on the Schedule page (under the title of today’s lecture). Cheers

2009 Dunning Trust Lecture

Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Events | No Comments

What: “After the Humanities,” by Marjorie Garber (Harvard University)
When: Thursday March 19, 5:30pm
Where: Ellis Auditorium
Sponsored by the departments of Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies, Drama, and Film & Media
See Poster for more detail

Assignment 2 now posted on the website

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 | assignments, ProfNotes, Second Essay | No Comments

The second assignment for the course has now been uploaded to the website. You will find a link to it on the Assignments page. Please note that the due date has been moved later by one week – It is now due Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at the beginning of class. John will go over the assignment details in class on Tuesday, and Natalie will be handing back the Almereyda-Hamlet assignments. See you soon!

Inquiry at Queen’s

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 | Events | No Comments

An impressive number of drama students are presenting papers at this year’s Inquiry at Queen’s. Please come out to Stauffer library this Thursday and Friday to support them! If you are thinking about going to graduate school, this event will give you an idea of the kind of work one can do. Check out for full details.

Johanna Lawrie
Playing With Time: An Analysis of Time and Space in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Thursday 5th 11:40-12:40

Adam Wray
Healing the Civic Body: Darren O’Donnell’s Social Acupuncture
Thursday 5th 1:30-3:30 (Adam is first on this panel) + Performance/Experiment “Share this Soapbox” at 1pm

Ashley Williamson
Audience Expectations of Autobiographical Performance
Thursday 5th 3:45-4:45 (Ashley is first on this panel)

Sacha Atherley, Justine Labute, Caitlin Stanley, Beth Turcon & Ashley Peoples
Friday 6th 1-2:30 (They are first on this panel)