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Costumes as Dramatic Agents in Plays from the Spanish Golden Age


Preliminary work:



1. Choose a play for focused work. React and respond.

Once you've read the work(s), please respond with your points of pleasure (what tweaked your interest?) and points of puzzlement (what gave you cause to pause?, something obscure?, confusing?, etc) for each piece. Please respond via the "tab" at the top right of the page labeled discussion posts with an icon that has two comment bubbles. We've set up pages for each individual work so please place your comments on the appropriate page. The DISCUSSION TAB is at the top right, next to the EDIT button.

2. Analyze costume's contributions to the play's dramaturgy and investigate the role of costume in the production history of the play. Post your analysis on the play's team page

OR

3. Research costuming's role in performance and reception of your target play. Post your research on the play's team page.



Road map to Baltimore

First leg: Read and respond. Deadline = week of August 18-25

  • Take a look at the 3 target plays. Read 1, 2, or all 3, in Spanish or (when available) in English translation. Once you've read the works, please respond with your points of pleasure (what tweaked your interest?) and points of puzzlement (what gave you cause to pause?, something obscure?, confusing?, etc) for each piece. Please respond via the "tab" at the top right of the page labeled discussion posts with an icon that has two comment bubbles. We've set up pages for each individual work so please place your comments on the appropriate page.

Second leg: Choose. Think, analyze, research, post. Deadline = October 1
  • Choose the team(s) of which you'd like to be a member. (You can work on more than one if you wish.) Choose the mode of your engagement with the play: analysis or research. We hope that team members will post frequently so that one member's analysis will influence another's research, and vice versa. Ask questions. Comment on one another's contributions. This stage will be wonderfully messy.

Third leg: Take a position, report/write. Deadline November 10
  • Now that the teams have had a chance to read and digest the preliminary analyses and research results, team members will work individually on a report of research or an analytical position. "Papers" will be posted on the wiki.

Final leg: Read and prepare. Deadline = Nov. 20-23.
  • All team members will read the work of others on their own team and will prepare to discuss in Baltimore. Other session members can respond, ask questions, etc.



Conveners:

Ben Gunter, Theater with a Mission, Melissa Figueroa, Binghamton University, Susan Paun de García, Denison University


Participants:

Lara Beene, Utah Valley University

Marissa Bejar, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Karen Berman, Georgia College

Jordan Cohen, City University of New York, Graduate Center

Deborah Dougherty, Alma College

Jay Eckard, University of Washington

Harley Erdman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ronna Feit, State University of New York

Pamela Thielman, City University of New York, Graduate Center

Sharon Voros, United States Naval Academy


Silent Partner (committed to another working session, but working expertly behind the seams with this session online):

Judith Caballero, Millsaps College


This working session builds teams to collaborate on researching, and translating selected scripts, archival resources, and documents.
Details on team topics (including position papers) will emerge as the session’s work proceeds.

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