Tuesday, January 22, 2008

..second day with her..

..This is about the second day of tutorial..I have prepared myself by answering the worksheet in my room before coming to class. For this purpose the time spent was only half an hour and of course, i could not complete all the questions.however, it turned out to be funny because she
resumed the discussion of the unfinished part on first question. I, on the other hand, had
only answered the later questions and left that first unfinished part.
I think this time is better than the first tutorial. We were more alive.. many
of my friends participated actively,that excluded me. However, there is one misunderstanding of one particular question..about Oedipus's tragic flaw. Many of us got it wrongly, that included me. It was clarified before we leftf. some of us provided correct answer about Oedipus's flaw. That day we learnt quite a lot than the first day..

We will be seeing her again next time.

so the next best thing is..

The lecture continued. What about this time? As usual, more input was imparted by Sir Edwin, and this time I think the subject was not as difficult as the first time. At least the terms taught that day were not as strange as the first lecture. Furthermore, I have prepared myself before the class. I guess this is one effective away to add up the understanding of the lecture.

Throughout the class, I listened attentively and tried to imagine few things elaborated. The stage, the acting, and the songs are among the few things I tried to visualize. Since I have never watched a staged play, it was not easy to do so. There is one part I remember about the stage of one drama. At a scene of a war, the actors went out to act the battle at an open space and the audience had to follow them. After the scene, all of them went back into the building to resume. If only I could watch it! The elaborated and newly discovered input by Sir Edwin had strangely awakened my interest to watch a drama; I mean a real drama, not a rubbish one.  Hope one day I will be able to watch a play.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

the first tutorial

Answering tutorial is one way to explore our depth of understanding about any subject. This is what I have learnt during the first tutorial class where we were given a set of questions. At a first glance, the questions seemed to be as easy as ABC for me. I thought that those questions were just like any other literature questions that I have encountered before. That does sound boastful, indeed I was very wrong. My answers, unlike my expectation, were rather terrible. Not much of them met the requirement given by Miss Baiti. The answers need some thorough thinking before simply being put down as text. For the last half an hour, I suffered individual embarrassment silently. Why? I learnt my lesson that day. Consequently, I began to think deeply before writing any answer down. If I still got them wrong at least I did not write them hastily.

At the same time, during the first tutorial class, I might be categorized as ‘lost’ since my answers were terrible, as explained previously. This is perhaps due to my poor understanding of the drama discussed, “Oedipus Rex”. However, how could I understand the drama properly before attending its lecture and discussion in class? I mean, Sir Edwin has not given us any lecture on the drama; we were just straight away given the questions to ponder about. Is this just an excuse for the poor answers? I hope not. Hopefully I will get better understanding and produce better answers later.
As a conclusion, I know I should think thoroughly before writing any answers..think Kausar..think!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

the introduction of the subject

What a difficult yet interesting subject! This is what I have been figuring out in my mind for the first lecture of Teaching the Language of Drama. Most probably the difficulty is derived from new exposure about the history of theater that comprises western era which I am not acquainted with. Previously I never paid any great attention and interest in such matter. Perhaps this is due to no requirement for me to do so. Even though I have learnt a bit during my foundation course, I still found it difficult. The era, the names, the plays and so forth were all rather strange to me. Sometimes I thought what on earth was Dr. Edwin talking about? I could not spot any familiar things so that at least I would not feel lost in the middle of the lecture.

However, despite the difficulty that I faced, I also found that the subject is interesting. As Dr Edwin imparted the knowledge, I was waiting anxiously to hear the rest of the information about the subject. It resembles my pre-school year where I excitedly listened to the teachers teaching alphabets, numbers and to draw, which was everything new to a child. I also owe credits to Dr Edwin who, I think, is very knowledgeable with what he was lecturing on the other day. Otherwise, I would only feel bored since the subject is difficult.

     Last but not least, I hope things in the future will go smoothly for everyone of us.