Mr. Met

Mr. Met
email: mrstelzner@gmail.com OR jeremy.stelzner@mcpsmd.net

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A little Hamlet love


I saw this the other day and remembered how much I enjoyed the doc.  Gives a lot of context of what the play means to actors, directors and those who make a living in the theater.  It's a hard text but there is something to be said for struggling through it just as millions of other students from all over the world have before.  If you have some time, give this short film a watch--

Stelzner




Thursday, February 21, 2019

Chief White Halfoat

When reviewing the quote regarding race on page 44 check out this sketch from SNL from a few years back and consider the connection and what Heller might be getting at here.  Keep in mind that the newspaper headlines that are being held up WERE ACTUALLY PRINTED IN NEW YORK CITY!


Friday, February 15, 2019

Adaptation Projects

Polonius Says- Hamlet I, iii 640x480 from Jeremy Stelzner on Vimeo


Above you will find a particularly strong adaptation from a few years back.  This particular group wanted to adapt I, iii where Polonius is giving advice to his children.  They decide to shift Polonius to a mob boss 'type' but kept Ophelia as a boy dressed as a girl just as she would have been on the Elizabethan stage.  The project was completed by a group of four with one member serving as the director.  All students helped with editing.  I will continue to post some examples over the next week or so to get the inspiration flowing.  Remember you can work with anyone in any of my honors classes on this project!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stelzner


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Missed Classes

Once again, if you miss class for one reason or another please be sure to email or swing by to see me when you get back to Blair to get the material that you missed while you were gone.  As always the key to being successful is to communicate.

Let me know if you have any questions- keep working on those long term creative assignments and let me know if you need anything

Enjoy the long weekend

Stelzner