Saturday, March 10, 2012

Extra Credit Project

For your extra credit project, you need to make a review of a Philippine or foreign movie that has garnered critical acclaim or recognition from a film body.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Enlgish 15 and 17 Students

You are no longer allowed to enter the CAS office, so please leave your CDs with the CAS secretary. Also, do not forget to inform me through text or email that the secretary has received your project.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Final Exam Coverage

English 17 Class 7:30-9:00

Please study the following:

English 15 Classes 10:30-12:00 and 4:30-6:00

Please study Notes on What is Philippine Drama? and your assigned play.

Exam Coverage for My English 15 Class 3:00-4:30

Literature and Society
  1. In a point of fact he is really a decadent aesthete who stubbornly confuses literature with painting and refuses to place words in the employ of man and civilization.
  2. Daily exposed to the headlines of the newspapers, his Olympian superiority or indifference yields slowly to persistent hammering of the facts of his own experience and of contemporary history. 
  3. He is no longer a florist, scissors in hand gathering lovely blossom; he has become a tiller of the soil, spade in hand, digging into the roots of things and planting seeds.
  4. Having traveled the weary road from the Ivory Tower to jail, he had learned that the only true basis of lasting beauty in literature is—power.
  5. For a sensitive spirit is easily prone to cynicism and misanthropy unless it is reinforced by the steel of undeviating principle.
  6. This universal fear of insecurity, chaos, and war . . . This fear has driven them into fashioning a comfortable philosophy of escape through repulsive realities of the contemporary scene.
  7. The highest form of art is that which springs from the wells of man’s deepest urges and longings—his love of his own kind and his longing to be free.
  8. For deliberate isolation from the rest of the world and complete indifference to the fortunes of mankind on the part of the artists can only mean one thing: that he is incapable of profound thought and deep feeling and is therefore, to that extent, incapable also of great art.
  9. But the development of man’s emotional, intellectual and spiritual qualities is impossible save his heart, mind and soul are enriched by fruitful contact with others.
  10. Propaganda is written with the definite object of influencing people to believe or to do something.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Notes on Asian Drama

Drama is one of the oldest forms of literature. Like poetry, it predates literacy (and many of the earliest forms are in verse). Dramatic traditions different from western drama developed in non-European ancient civilizations and societies. 

Notes on Western Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action" (Classical Greek, drama), which is derived from "to do", "to act" (Classical Gree, draƍ).

The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy. They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia and Melpomene. Thalia was the Muse of comedy (the laughing face), while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy (the weeping face).

Notes on What is Philippine Drama?

To identify what Philippine Drama is, one must first define drama and understand the “Philippine-ness” of these dramatic forms.