Scene with green screen

If you’ve been following along with this story, one of the challenges has been to seamlessly integrate one of our actors, who is nowhere near campus this semester, while the scenes are being filmed on the Gustavus campus. Katherine shared several videos earlier, simple tips on how to use TikTok, including how to use greenContinue reading “Scene with green screen”

March 10, 2021 – St. Olaf tradition

In brainstorming with my students about how to stage their interpretation, I had to talk about St. Olaf Professor Anne Groton and her amazing traveling troupe of Roman comedic actors. As a Classics professor at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota for the past 14 years, and having attended more than just a fewContinue reading “March 10, 2021 – St. Olaf tradition”

Feb. 12, 2021 – Brainstorming

Students had read Plautus’ “Menaechmi” in English translation, and they brought to class their notes from watching the Wash. U. performance of Plautus’ “Rudens” last Saturday. The primary consideration – How to stage the play? What would the time period be? And costumes? Diction? (See “Past Performances” page in this blog for photos of myContinue reading “Feb. 12, 2021 – Brainstorming”

Feb. 6, 2021 – Wash. U. in St. Louis Symposium and Zoom Performance

Thanks to advertising on social media, I caught wind of this entertaining event focused on a late 19th century translation of Plautus’ “Rudens” by the Ladies’ Literary Society, and hosted by Washington University in St. Louis. I attended the morning Symposium, and my students were in attendance for the afternoon Zoom performance, which featured creativeContinue reading “Feb. 6, 2021 – Wash. U. in St. Louis Symposium and Zoom Performance”