Phyllis W. Seawright
Assistant Professor, Theatre, Communication
IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT OUR NEW TEXTBOOK EDITION
In the Fall of 2016, our new Introduction to Theater textbook, the 9th edition of Theatre: The Lively Art by Wilson and Goldfarb, has an online access code that must be purchased at our MC bookstore. This access code will allow you to take any quizzes or tests online within the textbook website. You will have three textbook options when you purchase that access code from our bookstore: 1) a printed paperback text; 2) an online e-book; 3) or a looseleaf color copy of the text. When you purchase the access code, you will have access to the e-book regardless of any paper option you prefer to use. You will be able to use the access code from a desktop computer or a laptop computer.
Because the 8th edition was no longer available in enough copies to supply our students, we have moved to this 9th edition, the Smartbook. The new features of the interactive study guides and links to many other resources will make the learning experience more relevant, and dare I say it, FUN. I like plenty of bells and whistles when I am surfing the internet or my favorite websites. I've only begun to tap into the features of our new e-book, and I really do like it. I will have my paper copy to use in class, but you are welcome to use any of the formats available in class.
My traditional face-to-face classes will continue to be based on attendance and in-class assignments and activities. My online students will find even more resources at their fingertips. My required performance assignments will continue to be 2 monologues prepared by each student, face-to-face or online. My traditional students will have a requirement to attend a live play of my choice. So while our method of reading and studying will change, much will remain the same.
I'll be sending more information out to my registered students before the semester begins. When you receive an email from me, it will come from the Moodle page Quickmail.
Until then, try to catch some of the biggest live theatrical performances on the planet, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics from Rio de Janeiro!!! (if you have to catch it in snippets after the broadcast, that'll be fine too.)
Theatre is not just a major within the Department of Communication; theatre is a part of life. Theatre is always about telling a story, whether our story or someone else's story. We want that story to speak an eternal truth about life. And for us here at MC, that life is to be lived Coram Deo, before the face of God.
B.A. in English, Mississippi College
M.A. in English, Baylor University
Ph.D. in Theatre, Florida State University
THE 125 A - Introduction to Theater
11:00-11:50, Aven 109
THE 125 B - Introduction to Theater
9:25-10:40, Aven 109
THE 125 C - Introduction to Theater
12:00-1:15, Aven 109
THE125 EO2 - Introduction to Theater
October 17-December 12, online
THE 350 - Acting One
12:00-1:15, Aven Little Theater