Teaching

SCRIPT ANALYSIS @ William Esper Studio
208 W 37th St (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 6:30

Doll House  OCT 9,10,11
The Lesson OCT 16,17,18
Three Sisters OCT 23, 24,25
A Streetcar Named Desire  OCT 30, 31, NOV 1
Ah! Wilderness ! NOV 6, 7, 8
Mrs. Warren’s Profession NOV 13, 14, 15
Moonstruck NOV 27,28,29
Romeo and Juliet DEC 4,5,6

Macbeth JAN 15,16,17
Death of a Salesman JAN 22, 23, 24
The Homecoming (by Harold Pinter) JAN 29, 30, 31
When Harry Met Sally FEB 5,6,7
School for Wives (Richard Wilbur translation)FEB 12, 13, 14
Good Person of Szechwan (Manheim/Willett translation) FEB 19, 20, 21
Iphigenia in Aulis (M.S. Merwin translation) FEB 26,27,28
Circle Mirror Transformation MARCH 5,6,7

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Links to some online versions :

Doll House
The Lesson
Three Sisters
A Streetcar Named Desire
Ah! Wilderness
Mrs. Warren’s Profession
Moonstruck
Romeo and Juliet

Drury Lane Theater, London, in 1808. The size of the house worked against subtle gestures and quiet voices. Stanislavsky was inspired, in part, by the emphasis on psychology in 19th century Russian paintings.
Drury Lane Theater, London, in 1808. The size of the house worked against subtle gestures and quiet voices.
Stanislavsky was inspired, in part, by the emphasis on psychology in 19th century Russian paintings.

Download assignments:

Doll House

The Lesson

Three Sisters

click to pronounce those names!

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It will work for any or all of the Five Approaches books on the University Publishing Solutions site.

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Links for individual books that relate to work in class:

Part 1: Getting to the Task

Part 2: Playing Episodes

Part 3: World of the Play

Ilya Repin's The Unexpected Return (1884)
Ilya Repin’s The Unexpected Return (1884)

From Moonstruck

RONNY: Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is and I didn’t know this either. But love don’t make things nice, it ruins everything, it breaks your heart, it makes things a mess. We’re not here to make things perfect. Snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. We are here to ruin ourselves and break our hearts and love the wrong people and die!