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Honors 11: Existentialism in Dutchman

Existentialism handouts: Terms and JPS terms. We used these to identify existentialist moments with this handout in Dutchman by Baraka. Here are 3rd, 5th, and 6th hour‘s charts of the best selected evidence and subsequent, applicable tenets. Here’s the full … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Dutchman and Existentialism

We completed the questions handed out yesterday and went over them as a class. I checked them in for completion points but did not collect. Tomorrow, we will work in small groups with this handout to identify any existentialist threads … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Dutchman by Amiri Baraka

We started the day by debriefing your conversations regarding Amiri Baraka’s “The Revolutionary Theater” before we took a quick quiz on the play Dutchman read for today. Afterwards, we watched Baraka read his poem “Why is we American?” and listened … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Baraka’s “The Revolutionary Theater” and Dutchman

You spent time in small groups today discussing and taking some notes on Baraka’s essay, “The Revolutionary Theater” using these questions as a guide. We will debrief tomorrow before discussing his short, two-scene play you began in class and finished … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Review for Final

We played a review game in teams today. I will let you know tomorrow who won. Here are the questions and answers. You will have the hour tomorrow to review on your own and ask me questions. Our final is … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Wrap up of Dutchman and Semester Debrief

We first watched a quick video in which Amiri contextualizes Dutchman. We then went over the existential connections we made yesterday during our viewing of the play turned short film. Here’s 1st hour’s class notes and 2nd hour’s. Afterwards, I … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Dutchman and Existentialism

We watched the 1967 version of Dutchman today with this chart in order to try to uncover any existential moments in order to further our knowledge of the play but also remind ourselves of existentialist tenets/ideas. Attached are the existentialism … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Dutchman Discussion

We spent the day discussing our questions from yesterday, looking closely into Lula and Clay, and delving into Amiri’s purpose in writing his play this way. We will watch clips tomorrow and discuss any existential moments we can identify.

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Honors 11: Dutchman

We first took a quick quiz on Dutchman. Hopefully, it was easy since you read. We then watched Amiri Baraka in 2010 at Def Jam reading his poem, “Why is we Americans?” We talked briefly about Amiri’s message/purpose and the … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Intro to the Race and Class in American Theatre Unit

We first went through the calendar for the Race/Class unit in American theater with Fences/Dutchman. We read through the opening introduction so as to fully understand what we are trying to do with this unit. We then got into small … Continue reading

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