Monthly Archives: September 2011

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by Ali Yalgin I have been thinking about Templeton’s article. She criticizes some of the scholars for rejecting that feminism can be an issue sophisticated enough to be a major theme in A Doll’s House, and also in other pieces of art. I do not think that feminism is not important, and also despise the […]

Tech and it’s meaning within the play

by Kim Solow Last week, we went over the technical aspects of the play with the Costume Designer, Scenic Designer, Film Designer and Composer. I found the common threads that all the technical aspects tried to achieve in the world of the play were very interesting as well as their individual interpretation of the play.  […]

A reply to Jules- “How much really has changed since then?”

by Caitlin O’Neill I completely agree with your points concerning the prevalence of the stereotyped ‘perfect’ girl mold. As the Herald’s article says, “it’s our culture’s standard talking-to-little-girls icebreaker” to say that they are beautiful or precious. I think that the unfortunate truth is that beauty maintains a strong lead on intelligence in many of […]

Gestures and Energy

by Alpha Tessema Our gesture exercises in rehearsal today got me thinking about the way we channel energy for every movement we make on stage as well as our intentionality. In Stanislavski’s, An actor prepares, he states that every movement we make must have purpose. Even the act of remaining still is an action that […]

Gestures and Energy

by Alpha Tessema Our gesture exercises in rehearsal today got me thinking about the way we channel energy for every movement we make on stage as well as our intentionality. In Stanislavski’s, “An Actor Prepares”, he states that every movement we make must have purpose. Even the act of remaining still is an action that […]

Wallpaper

In Jim’s discussion about the video scape for the show, there was another mention of “the wallpaper.” Which reminds me of other mentions made over the past couple of weeks of The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The story is told as a series of journal entries in which an […]

Wrapping Art(work)

Torry mentioned the installation/environmental artist Christo (and his partner Jean-Claude) in her design presentation today. Here are a couple of video clips to give you a sense of the scale and approach of this “wrapping” work. The first is a time-lapse or “quick motion” video of their wrapping of The Reichstag in Berlin (1995). The […]

Dance Dance Otherwise We are Lost

In tonight’s class Ali mentioned a film (in 3D), with this post’s title, about the amazing Pina Bausch by the German director Wim Wenders. It was screened at the Berlin Film Festival in Feb. 2011. The following is a trailer and you can visit the film’s website for more information. Bausch’s company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, continues […]

How much really has changed since then?

When I read this article from The Sydney Morning Herald, I couldn’t help but notice how even today we put girls into this picture perfect mold. As the article points out, before girls even reach middle school, they are focused with their physical appearance and are praised every day for it. So it begs the […]

Holiest Duties

by Elena Lagon According to Emma Goldman, the degree to which Nora is devoted to her husband is almost infinite until the end of the play: “When a woman loves as Nora does, nothing else matters”. She “works hard” to “serve her husband,” yet her purpose is solely to be happy for her family, according […]