Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year's Resolutions: Ten Professional Goals

  1. Produce a working draft of book on Restoration playwrights by the end of the year
  2. Finish article on performance theory and Restoration drama for Literature Compass by April
  3. Write and submit another article (Noel Coward? Canonization and the theatrical repertoire?)
  4. Learn more about David Mamet's "practical aesthetics" for Fundamentals of Acting 1
  5. Deliver papers at two professional conferences, perhaps ASTR and ASECS
  6. Master one new classroom technique
  7. Improve Keynote lectures (mantra: more image, less text)
  8. Begin researching and thinking about possible future course in dramaturgy 
  9. Develop a better sense of humor about the foibles of students
  10. Acquire Zen-like detachment about colleagues (think Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius)

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