Thursday, December 22, 2011

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: January Sign-up Post

January 2012

How the sign-up works.

  • I won’t be having any of those link-up gadgets. Instead, just state your interest in the comments section of this post.
  • If you are a blogger and you get ready a sign-up post, please add your link to the comments section.
  • If you are not a blogger, don’t worry. Just state your interest ‘s all.
I’m looking at making a master list of participants along with links from bloggers on each play’s sign-up post — just so that all this info isn’t lost among all the discussions and comments.
How the read-along schedule works. You are welcome to begin reading the play any time you like. However, on this blog, the read-along posts that follow each act in the play will be found on the following dates:
  • 15 January 2012 — Act I
  • 18 January 2012 — Act II
  • 21 January 2012 — Act III
  • 24 January 2012 — Act IV
  • 27 January 2012 — Act V
  • 30 January 2012 — Summary of Discussions/Wrap-up Post
How the discussion works. The first five discussion posts will contain brief summaries of the corresponding act followed by questions to provoke discussion. The sixth and final post will be a summary of the discussions we’ve had in the previous posts, mapping out various subjects like characterisation, themes, symbols and motifs — anything that comes up during the course of the discussions.
  • If you are a blogger and would like to make separate posts on your blogs answering the discussion questions, please add your links to the corresponding posts in the comments section.
  • You do not have to be a blogger to participate in the discussions.
  • Even if you are not able to finish reading the play within the assigned month, you are welcome to join in on the discussions at any time. There is NO time limit for discussions.
Now that we are done with the instructions, let’s get out our copies of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and get ready for a surreal world of love and adventure!
For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.