[arcadia_group] Re: The game plan- READ

  • From: Christopher Jones <cjones20@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: arcadia_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:55:00 -0400

Hey guys,

I feel the same as Dan.  I'm nout counting us out yet.  I also have time to
meet tomorrow after class.  And any other time the group would like to get
together.  My afternoons are entirely flexible.

I think this script is a great step in the right direction.  In fact, I was
just going to sit down tonight and do something similar, but now we have a
base to add to.

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 8:33 PM, Daniel Sincell <dsince1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> All;
> Dan here.  Lets not get too negative yet about things, we still have some
> time and I am confident about our abilities.  I feel strongly about us
> meeting at least once to actually rehearse whatever we are presenting, but
> it does need to happen soon.  I agree about at least some sort of PowerPoint
> display (even though it carries painful memories of lectures past...)
> Regarding the table idea, the original intent was to have items mentioned in
> the play that correlated to the infomercial, and while I have no problem
> using the books (actually ties in nicely with the underlying intellectualism
> I feel the play conveys), this is something we need to act upon if we are to
> have any success in using it.
> I am including my "script" for an infomercial to give you guys my idea of
> how it would go.  Clearly, I am not an English or EMF major, so feel free to
> critique, scrutinize, edit, whatever, its more an attempt at presenting my
> idea rather than be an absolute.  Also, Rotkovitz is almost certainly going
> to ask about the title and its meanings.  I found this on Wikipedia and
> think it is probably the best I've found.
> The name Arcadia references a memento mori (reminder of mortality) "Et in
> Arcadia Ego," the most widely accepted translation being: "I, too, am in
> Arcadia," spoken by Death.  Stoppard applies it to his play as a dichotomy,
> death and life.  In that vein, the play is made up of multiple dichotomies:
> chaos and order, past and present, truth and fiction, Classicism and
> Romanticism (evidenced by the garden transformation), relationships and
> isolationism (Hannah's take on romance) and probably more that I cannot
> detect.
> I do not have my class that usually follows Script Analysis tomorrow, so am
> availabl

Christopher W. Jones
Towson University '09
Dartmouth College '08

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