Since we did not have much time and starling different schedules, we did most of our correspondence and planning via e-mail. I took a firm role in organizing and would like to think that I played a role in leadership, as well. I made sure that we stayed in constant contact over the past week on our assignment. I ensured that the topics we thought were most important were covered by someone and that everyone was pulling their weight. We all maintained a good sense of teamwork while also doing work individually. Luckily for us, all of our themes and ideas intermingled in some way so we were able to act as a support system. For the actual presentation, I helped pick out two clips that we would use. I also organized the structure of the presentation, timing, order, ect, prep work, if you will.
One of the requirements of the assignment was to create a class activity. I wanted to make sure there was a little something extra, besides our discussion, to add to our presentation and the class's participation. Although a bit immature and certainly lacking scholarly appeal, I thought the "Who would you rather do" game would be a great tie in of pop culture, the play, and the real personality battle of Stanley vs. Mitch, which is a major and thought provoking theme. It seemed to be a great way of illustrating the theme among the students as to what sort of personality they prefer in a partner and really give a sense as to why this brute of a leading man works so well. We were only so lucky as to get the opportunity to be able to "act out" a scene in the play. I think it was utterly essential in the remembrance of the reenactment that Blanche be played by a boy. Perhaps the gender-neutrality was not quite represented as I would have liked, nor did it add depth to the character of Blanche, also as I would have liked to be illustrated, but nevertheless it was certainly entertaining.
I am thrilled that I was able to be a part of the A Streetcar Named Desire group and presenting was an immense amount of fun! At the same time, I am thrilled I do not have to prepare for it any longer!