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1 .<-NARRATOR:->Listen to part of a conversation between a student and his theater professor.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Hi, Professor Davis. Sorry I missed class yesterday. I was just getting over a cold.
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->That's alright, Andrew. Feeling better now?
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Oh, yeah. Fine. Um, I had a question, though. For the midterm, um, how much do we need to know, like, about the different acting styles?
2 .Since the last few chapters have been on writing our own material—scripts and stuff—well, will the exam be about that, or about stuff from the earlier chapters? Like um—
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->[interrupting] Oh! Andrew, before I forget—and, uh I will get to your question, but-now don't leave without taking the tickets for tomorrow's field trip.
2 .I have a last-minute meeting, so I can't make it after all.
3 .But since you helped organize the trip, I'll let you hand out the tickets... I've got everything you need right here.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Sure, no problem.
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->And... uh, you don't need directions to the theater—you've been there before, right?
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Yup.
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->Good.[pause, remembering] Oh! Oh, also... please remind everyone about the reception afterward—it'll be an opportunity to ask Alan Altman about his acting in the play—which, uh, we can discuss in class next week.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->OK, I'll tell them. It's really something!—I mean, I know our acting professors must be in plays all the time, but it isn't every day you get to see one right here in town.
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->[contradicting] Oh, you might be surprised. There's a calendar on the main bulletin board listing all the local productions that faculty are involved in.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Well, it seems like Professor Altman's a really popular actor. I just read his bio in the local paper.
2 .I know the critics, uh, always praise him, but I had no idea he was such a commercial success too!
3 .And—and—it said he just won an award last year!—[trying to remember] for,... uh, playwriting, wasn't it?
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->Well, there is a general playwriting category, but actually, his award was for script adaptation—he adapted a novel into a play.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->[doesn’t understand the term] Script adaptation...?
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->Oh, it's a very specialized skill—writing a play based on some other written work—novels, short stories...
2 .Now we've been studying original plays, which are pretty much based on the writer's imagination. But think about adapting a script...
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->[considering the concept] Yeah... seems like it might be easier, like to start with something that's already written.
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->[disabusing him of his notion] Well, actually... Think about it: transferring that material to a whole different genre. From narration to live dialogue.
2 .Imagination is a part of it, sure, but it also requires a lot of technical knowledge—about theater production... acting... and so on.
3 .So Professor Altman, for example: he took a novel and made it into a play, dealing with all the different conventions that plays have—you know, like limitations of scene changes... and, uh...—well, it'd be a good thing to ask him about at the reception tomorrow.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Yeah, sounds like an interesting topic.
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->Oh—and before I forget—the packet with the tickets has a list of the students' addresses.
2 .Since the van is picking you up first, you can direct the driver to the other students' dorms.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Sure, that was the plan.
1 .<-FEMALE PROFESSOR:->OK; good. Now, about the midterm...