[arcadia_group] Re: today's brainstorms

  • From: Thomas Barrows <tbarro1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: arcadia_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 18:23:43 -0400

Nice organization of our ideas! I havent been able to find a video yet of
arcadia but i'll still keep my eye out.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Christopher Jones <
cjones20@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> *poster*:
>  -we have a house split into two (half modern, half old timey) and themes
> listed, explained, and somehow connected to each other
> *presentation*:
> -treasure hunt in the library or somewhere in CA where people find objects
> related to themes in the play
> -jeopardy/some sort of quiz
> -flying in tom stoppard (and having him pay our student loans)
> -video quiz :  ill try to explain it better with written words- my idea was
> that we could create a video where we show certain scenes from the play and
> at some point during or at the end of the short scene there is a freeze
> frame and several questions pop up (A, B, C, D) and there are a few moments
> the class can guess the right answer.  the questions will ask what they
> think might happen next or what led to this moment, the the video will
> resume showing the answer play out.  it could be funny or whatever and
> engages the class.  interspersed can be further discussions of the themes
> being shown.
> -infomercial:  someone starts out asking people silly questions regarding
> the themes of the play ("do you like time?"  "ever faced a math problem?"
> "know an adolescent girl sexualized far too young?" etc.),  each acted out
> by a brief and exaggerated snippet of the play.  and of course the solution
> to all of these questions is the play, itself.  then there's the naive host
> of the show asking the "expert" all sorts of questions like, "well how does
> it work?" "all that in just two acts? impossible!"  we can have
> plants/volunteers in the audience who come up for demonstrations and what
> not.
> all of my ideas seem to be performance oriented.  we can go a completely
> different direction.  i just wanted to copy out what we brainstormed so far
> to add on to or change.
> -chris

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