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Honors 11: Fences Discussion + August Wilson

We first began the hour by watching this 1988 PBS interview with August Wilson (feel free to finish watching). We discussed its connection to the play and the ways in which it was interesting. We then watched a clip of … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Counselor College Application Presentations

I took attendance today and gave you this discussion guide for Act I of Fences to complete for tomorrow before we headed up to the lab for the presentations. For homework, you must also finish reading the play. As we … Continue reading

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Honors 11: The Case for Reparations cont. + Act I of Fences

We wrapped up our conversation of Coates’ “The Case for Reparations,” and transitioned into the ways in which Coates’ argument plays out in Act I of Fences. We debriefed briefly on the Maxsons, specifically Troy, and Act I of the play … Continue reading

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Honors 11: The Case for Reparations

We first had to take our third and final MAZE test today. Thanks for playing the game. First hour had to discuss Alcoff’s “In Arizona, Censoring Questions About Race” that second hour discussed yesterday. You put some important questions Alcoff … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Conversations cont./ Intro to AA Theater/August Wilson/Fences

We finished our conversation regarding the four pieces we’ve read/watched by today (McIntosh, Fortgang, Du Bois, and Stevenson) regarding our homework from yesterday. Second hour, since they had begun the conversation yesterday, was able to read this 2012 Alcoff piece … 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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Honors 11: Fences Discussion + Play Clips

We watched several clips today from several different versions of Fences being performed before and after finishing our conversation about the characters, symbols, themes, etc. in the play. We first looked at Denzel’s thoughts on the play and his performance, … Continue reading

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