How Did We Get Here?

Each time I’ve taught this upper-level Latin class on the Roman playwright Plautus, there has been an option for the students to write a script and perform it, in lieu of an exam. Although the artistic production is far more work than studying for an exam, students have always opted for the performance. This year, with all of the COVID social distancing restrictions and with one student off-campus, we knew we could not do a live performance. So this was the students’ solution – to make a film, using TikTok to film segments, and having a film premiere instead of a live performance.

In the lead up to the film premiere on April 21st, I will post to the blog each day with an update as to how we got here.

Published by magistrammchugh

I am a Professor of ancient Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, and this blog is an account of the brainstorming and planning that went into the 2021 Plautus students' creation of the film, "Megan & Meghan" that premiered at 7:00 PM CST, April 21, 2021, via Zoom.

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