We are gunna be looking at something a bit different today. I have to order my school books today. And I kinda thought it would be interesting too look at the books I have for this semester? Maybe? It is what is on my mind and my bank account right now.
I will be taking hopefully 18 credits this semester. If you didn't know I am a Creative Writing major and a Theatre minor, and my schedule clearly reflects that.
My classes include:
Shakespeare: I have always loved reading Shakespeare or as we lovingly call him here at Wells "Billy Shakes". Even in high school when we would read the scripts "popcorn style" I loved his work and the variety in his work. I have only had the oppurtunity to act in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" so I am excited to spend the semester studying his works in depth. I am kinda cheating for this one and am going to see if I can just use my own anthologies of the scripts and the sonnets but the books for this class are:
Special Topics in American Novel: This class is being called just Moby Dick because that is what we have decided we are going to study. This semester we will be studying Moby Dick by Herman Melville for the entirety of the semester. I found a free copy of the book last year but never have read it so I am looking forward to reading it. The copy I have is the 150 year anniversary edition though a different version is needed.
Special Topics in American Poetry: As I just said, I am not a huge fan of poetry, even more so modern poetry.... but I love the professor and he makes it more accessible for the people (me) that have a hard time analyzing the poems. So this should be a fun class. This is also one of his favorite poets, at least he mentions him a lot lol so it should be pretty great.
Intro to Stage Lighting&Design: Here is where the Theatre minor pops in. I know very basices to stage lighting from high school so when this class cropped up I knew I had to take it! I mainly know how to act (does anyone really know how to act?) so working back stage this semester has been a nice refresher.
Adv. Rhsl & Perf/Theatre: This month I am Stage Managing the show Juvie here on campus. I have never stage managed a show so this will be a learning experience for me. But I am close with most of the cast and know I can turn to people if I need help.
Internship: Lastly I will be doing an internship this semester for a small publishing company in Rochester called Starry Night Publishing. I will be helping to convert their classic literary collection to ebook format. I am really, really excited to start this. It will my first insight into the publishing industry.
A lover of words, reading and writing.