Literature and Performance

Summer 2010

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Wuthering Heights in song by Kate Bush

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010


“Aladdin” by Dawn

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Aladdin I chose the animated movie Aladdin to perform for my final. In this performance you will hear the two songs from the movie.  One in which the Genie, who has just granted Aladdin his first wish to be a prince, introduces the Prince Aliabawa (Aladdin) to the town via a song.  The second scene […]

“War of the Worlds” with Ian

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

For my final performance and recording I chose to read the last monologue, apology and advertisement from Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds that aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1938. My main reason for choosing this piece was the historical effect it had on the United States once it aired. Apparently it […]

“Who’s on First” by Keara and Lindsey

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“Who’s On First” A very well-known baseball comedy act is a  humorous conversation between Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, entitled “Who’s on First”. This hilarious exchange between the peanut vendor, Sebastion Dinwiddle (Costello) and the manager of the Saint Louis Wolves, Dexter Broadhurt (Abbott) brings a whole new meaning to confusion and play on words. Keara played […]

What of the Night? (Liz’s recordings)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

For my final performance I chose to read a passage from the chapter “Watchman, What of the Night?” from Djuna Barnes’ novel Nightwood. The passage is a conversation between Dr. O’Connor and Nora, who has just arrived at the Doctor’s apartment and requested that he tell her all he knows of the night, so that […]

Maya Angelou- Phenomenal Woman

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

I was going through some poetry recordings and I found Maya Angelou reading her poem, Phenomenal Woman, the one that I read last week! Maya Angelou – Phenomenal Woman

Jabberwocky appearing everywhere!

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

I was watching the new Alice in Wonderland.. and in it Johnny Depp as the “Mad Hatter” reads Lewis Carroll’s famous poem “Jabberwocky.” Links to the excerpts follow. Until I took this class, I never knew how famous this poem was or how it could be found in many places in contemporary society. Johnny Depp […]

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe   I’m Chelsea Cayer and this is my final recording/performance of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. I chose this short-story for my recording because it is quite interesting, suspenseful and also fun to read! The narrator of the story, the killer, tries to convince the reader and himself that […]

Star Wars Hamlet Parody

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

This is pretty terrible, but it proves you can make a performance about anything.

‘The Screwtape Letters’ (Recording) – Alyssa Melton

Monday, June 14th, 2010

For my performance I have chosen to read a chapter out of the book ‘The Screwtape Letters’ by C.S. Lewis. I chose this text because I find the message to be very interesting.  The book itself shows people’s thought processes, and weaknesses.  It shows what causes a person to choose their own reality and what that reality is primarily based on. […]

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