Anatoly after UAF:

2009 for

Teaching? Apprenticeship!

School and/or Academe

[ Film Program ]

Theatre-Studio [Credo or Manifesto]


Theatre * Teaching * 2007 * UAF
* Use to link to Virtual Theatre pages!

"...let us save what remains: not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, but by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident." Jefferson, Thomas. [1791] 1984. Thomas Jefferson to Ebenezer Hazard, Philadelphia, February 18, 1791. In Thomas Jefferson: Writings: Autobiography, Notes on the State of Virginia, Public and Private Papers, Addresses, Letters, edited by Merrill D. Peterson. New York: Library of America


Featured Pages: Classes Directory @ Film-North *

Both Theatre w/Anatoly and Ant Theatre are instructional websites. Mostly.

Virtual Theatre is more a research site. * This (new) page and Service Directory is my latest attempt to organize my portfolio online.

Anatoly UAF pages




Service [page] and Research directory


I can't believe it! After so many years of webbing I still can't find the layout for my pages, which will make me feel comfortable! I am redoing the templates even now!
* Acting I : BioMethod

* Acting II : Biomechanics

* Acting III : Method

** Stage Directions : Stagematrix

** Film Directing : Filmmaking for Actors

** Playscript Analysis : Grammar of Drama

Focus {*} THEATRE ... Director's Mind, Directions and Actor's choices : I have pages/chapters on DIRECTOR in Acting 1, 2, 3, Total Actor! * virtual theatre with anatoly = your opinion?

Theatre on the Web:

Theatre Arta links

Anatoly UAF


Teaching Theatre

Web Aim: independent learning, self taught, self-learning, alternative (keywords). Educate yourself! You are your teacher! Read!
I have a page on teaching film and this page is about teaching theatre.

For other instructors and administrators.

I teach Acting, Directing and Theory.

I direct and this is teaching too (Shows).

I teach full-time since 1986, but my Virginia years (Hollins College) are before the Web Era and not online.

Russian-American Theatre Project (1992-1994) was also about teaching with the idea of mixing American students with Russian professional actors in productions.

How do I teach Theatre?

As you can see, I use Internet/Web, requiring all my students to know computers. Outside of the rehearsal time most of the exchanges are done on several Forums I have.

The class pages are hyperlinked, but recently I organized them into webTextbooks for cyber students of theatre. Of course, they are based on the actual courses I taught and my methods.

From Anatoly XXI

I teach. I teach since I came to USA in 1980, although it wasn't in my mind when I defected. I like to teach. I like college theatre environment. After over two decades of working in academia conditions, I know why I do like it.


Freedom from commercial requirements (for years I direct only the great plays). In my classes I deal only with the masterpieces -- and the subjects I love. The books on theatre I read, I would be reading even without teaching theatre.

I like students. They are young. Very young. This is how I know the country and the future of the culture. Consider it learning, consider it a research!

Sometimes I miss working with professional actors, but, I guess, not so much. If I would be missing it really bad, I could find the time to do it.

If not for my academia schedule, I won't be able to do so much web-work, which is also directly related to my "employment" -- teaching. I still wonder how did it happened that the new medium (web and internet) come about, while I was teaching! Oh, yes, you can find the moments, when I complain about me-webmaster, who takes too much time away from me-writer, but it's my preferences -- I developing the "working space" (web) for my interests and thoughts.

In short, I feel that I am teaching myself every day, day after day, year after year! I learn -- what could be better than that?

As you can guess, I advocate your own personal life-long learning process. Without you at the start and the end of the studying, everything is useless. You must learn how to teach yourself. And this is why my pages are public and still are free.

And yes, I would like to help the homeschooling folks. The twelve years of the public education in America is a disaster! Sooner or later this system will take country down... Web and Internet -- this is my last hope.


service page

@2000-2006 thr w/anatoly * Next: Methods *

I do not have "teaching" directory, because most of my instructional pages are for classes I teach. In my courses directories I have "students" and "instructors" -- close to "guides," "help" and "faq" (service) pages. This is the most recent addition to my webpages, since I am no longer the only one, who is using them.

Do not expect any well organized "how-to" guidelines (I wish).


[ from service page ] "The University of Phoenix has become successful, in part, by having content experts develop online courses, and then training other adjunct professors to teach them." (

[ The Arizona college is paying $1,000 for two-credit courses and $1,500 for three-credit courses per semester. That is compared to the $10,000 that the Community College of Denver spent to develop each course. ]

"It cuts to the heart of what a faculty member is," Mr. Wagner says. "When an institution of higher education hires a faculty member, the faculty member is supposed to teach, participate in university affairs in some way as a form of service, and participate in scholarship."

* Last month, the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education received a $1.5-million grant to create its online repository to help colleges looking for ready-to-deliver online course content find institutions willing to provide it.

* textbooks, as currently produced, have already undergone a process of quality control. But what happens in the case of "outsourced" materials that are not created by recognized faculty, reviewed by outside bodies such as publishers or peer review bodies, affiliated with established institutions, or otherwise subject to some means of external evaluation that involves real standards and controls?

If the purpose for copying does not fall into the categories of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, it is not a fair use.

Teaching Criteria:

A. the relevance, breadth, and quality of course content;
B. the currency of the course;
C. curricular development and innovation;
D. integration of communications technologies;
E. student assessment of teaching performance;
F. peer assessment of teaching performance; and
G. advising quality including communication of accurate information, assistance with student goal setting, appropriate and timely referral of students, and availability to students.