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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: Fences Wrap up + Intro to Rev. Theatre

Third hour lost some time today due to the lock down drill, but we spent the majority of the hour discussing and adding notes to our Fences discussion guide before submitting it to the inbox for points. Afterwards, I quickly … 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

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: White Privilege and Revolutionary Theatre

We spent the hour discussing Fortgang’s piece on white privilege. We will save the discussion on Du Bois’ piece for Tuesday. Read Amiri Baraka‘s essay on Revolutionary Theatre for Tuesday as well.

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