Assignment #4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream skits (English)

This is a link to the script for our play

Summary of the assignment and learning objectives:  

After we had read “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, we got into group of four people, and chose one scene from the play. We then had to write a script and put on that part of the play, either live or you could video your play to show to the class. When writing the script, we had to change the language to make it modern English and add a modern twist. My group was putting on a scene in act three, and our twist was that all the mechanicals were part of a band, not an acting group.  

Criteria:  

I respond to the work or ideas of my peers in a way that is compassionate and productive (3)  

While we had to time to write the script in class, we still had to do a lot of the writing at home on a shared Word document. This was challenging because we all wanted to input our ideas but also did not want to delete what others had already written. Therefore, we would sometimes slightly change certain lines here or there, but we were compassionate and would typically just build off of the ideas others had put on the document, instead of trying to change them. We then met up the next day in class and went over the script. Because we included everyone’s thoughts and did not try to change the writing, we ended up being more productive than if we had argued, and we were compassionate because we were including everyone’s ideas.  

I constructively build upon or synthesize the ideas of my peers (4)  

Before creating the script for our play, we had to first come up with a modern twist for our scene. We all had ideas, and we worked together to merge and work off of ideas of the others in the group. For example, I would have one idea, and then another group member would build off that idea. We would then take that new idea and think of ways to come up with other ideas or expand our concept based on that idea. We did this until we found a concept we all agreed on, and then we started writing the script.  

 

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