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message 1: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 18240 comments Mod
It's time to start thinking about fun tasks for the Summer Challenge.

The bonus theme is Entertainment: Theater (movie, drama, musical, dance)

As in past challenges, some tasks may revolve around the seasonal theme of summer. Others may reflect the bonus theme. Other tasks may have nothing to do with either of these themes, they’re just fun ideas for unique reading challenges.

Feel free to post as many ideas as you can come up with. Don't worry about repeating what another player might have already suggested. The more ideas, the better!

The moderators will draw from these ideas as well as their own to create the 5, 10, and 15 point tasks. This thread will be open for ideas until May 17. Summer tasks will begin to be posted on May 19. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!


message 2: by Trish (last edited May 03, 2018 12:47AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2696 comments Well, a couple of "memorial" tasks immediately come to mind.

1. Maybe something with the MPG Language or about literacy, in memory of Barbara Bush
2. Something with the MPG science or physics, or perhaps with the author or book initials in "A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME", for Stephen Hawking.

Read a play

Separately, read a screenplay (for example, the screenplay of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been published) or a book based on a film (e.g. Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker)

A biography of an author, playwright, composer or musician.

A book about Shakespeare or his works, for example Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard or Shakespeare: The World as Stage

Maybe a graphic novel task to celebrate ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

This might be an interesting list to base a task or two off: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-play...

As might this: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls051686144/


message 3: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2746 comments I have enjoyed the 15.3 tasks where you find titles/ author names in museums etc what about pairing dramatist and one of their works / Musical and composer film and director choreographer etc


message 4: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2746 comments retellings of classic plays / stories


message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily Whitmore | 104 comments How about a challenge every point level related to books that have been into movies. Easy idea, but there are so stinking many of them that it could be fun.


message 6: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7901 comments i think something to do with broadway musicals could be fun

ie. Les Mis - set in France
Le cage aux folles (the birdcage) - a work that has been translated or a comedy etc


message 7: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3975 comments The Tony awards will be given out in June ....
Read an Award-winning play

Also re the Tony Awards ... named for Antoinette Perry
Read a book whose author name includes either Antoinette or Perry (first or last name okay)


message 8: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2746 comments Book Concierge wrote: "The Tony awards will be given out in June ....
Read an Award-winning play

Also re the Tony Awards ... named for Antoinette Perry
Read a book whose author name includes either Antoinette or Perry ..."



just a thought plays are often short might not fit page requirements


message 9: by Julia (new)

Julia (julia103) | 1981 comments Read a book from one of these lists:
Thespians
Best Historical Romances with Actor Heroes and Heroines
Theater Themed Novels
Books that Inspired Musicals

Read a biography or autobiography of a dancer
Read a book with ballet shoes on the cover (they can be on a dancer or not)


message 10: by Zach (new)

Zach Fellows | 198 comments I thought concerts might also be applicable here. And then I though...Beatlesmania.

Read a book with a word from the Beatles discography in its title.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bea...


message 11: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 717 comments Sports are entertainment...Read a book involving a sport.


message 12: by Trish (last edited May 03, 2018 01:01AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2696 comments Marie (UK) wrote: "just a thought plays are often short might not fit page requirements "

Our lovely mods thought of that one!

"Book Formats and Page Numbers Explained 3. Only plays or books of poetry may be combined to reach the 100 page minimum."


message 13: by Julia (new)

Julia (julia103) | 1981 comments Ed wrote: "Sports are entertainment...Read a book involving a sport."

Sports are in the Fall 2018 category. See post #62 in https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
(I don't know how to link directly to a post instead of a thread):

The bonus themes for 2017-2018 have been chosen!

That's Entertainment!

Winter 2017 - Animals (zoo, circus, aquarium, safari)
Spring 2018 - Museums (natural history, art, planetarium)
Summer 2018 - Theater (movie, drama, musical, dance)
Fall 2018 - Recreation (sports, games, hikes)


message 14: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2746 comments Trish wrote: "Marie (UK) wrote: "just a thought plays are often short might not fit page requirements "

Our lovely mods thought of that one!

"Book Formats and Page Numbers Explained 3. Only plays or books of p..."


i missed that one


message 15: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 2162 comments The Musical "South Pacific", written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950.

In 1958, the musical was made into a movie: imdb.com SOUTH PACIFIC

Read a book with the title "South" or "Pacific" or with an author with the same name as the first or last name of one of the actors in the film.


message 16: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7901 comments Deedee wrote: "The Musical "South Pacific", written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950.

In 1958, the musical was made into a movie: imdb.com SOUTH PACIFIC

Read a book with the ..."


Or book title with word from a song - gonna wash that man out of my hair ;)


message 17: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 2162 comments Dee wrote: "Deedee wrote: "The Musical "South Pacific", written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950.

In 1958, the musical was made into a movie: imdb.com SOUTH PACIFIC

Read abook with the ..."

Or book title with word from a song - gonna wash that man out of my hair ;) "


Oh, good one!


message 18: by Ann A (new)

Ann A (readerann) | 952 comments State your favorite actor or actress and read a book with author initials in that actor's name.

Read a book with all letters of the title found in the types of ballroom dancing: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha cha, Swing, Jive, Samba, Mambo, Bolero, and Paso Doble.


message 19: by Pamela (new)

Pamela (pamela3265) | 981 comments PBS is sponsoring the program "The Great American Read" this summer. 100 books have been selected as the finalists and the public will be able to vote for the favorite.

Read a book from this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 20: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2746 comments Pamela wrote: "PBS is sponsoring the program "The Great American Read" this summer. 100 books have been selected as the finalists and the public will be able to vote for the favorite.

Read a book from this list..."


like the sound of that very topical


message 21: by Marie-Anne (last edited May 09, 2018 01:58PM) (new)

Marie-Anne | 703 comments Even though I like many forms of dance, ballet is my favorite. Pick from one of the many dance and/or ballet lists in GR. For example: Leaping Beauty, Tutus, Best Ballet Books Ever.

Also: from list: Mystery novels about Theatrical Performers

Also: Biographies about ballet dancers (and other performers)

Also: Books set in cities with major classical Ballet companies (http://buzz.dancechanneltv.com/list/t...), such as London, New York, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, Milan, Havana (Cuba), Victoria (Australia), Ontario (Canada).
There are similar lists for modern and neo-classical etc.


message 22: by Paula (new)

Paula S (paula_s) | 544 comments book where main character is a dancer or actor
book where title contains word SUMMER (or WINTER)
beach scene on cover
dancer or theater scene on cover
book set in theater (building) or within a theater company
lots of movies based on books are having theatrical release this year, read one of those books
some authors or books have been adapted multiple times, as movies, theater and/or musical - read one of those books (Harry Potter universe, Les Miserables, Peter Pan)


message 23: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3975 comments June 3 is Wonder Woman day ..... Book by a female author whose first and last initials are in WONDER WOMAN.

June 3 is Wonder Woman day ... book from One of these lists:
Best Female Lead Characters
Best Woman Authored Books


message 24: by Laura H (last edited May 10, 2018 09:56AM) (new)

Laura H (laurah30) | 438 comments Canada Day is July 1. Every year the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) hosts an event called Canada Reads where Canadian celebrities promote a book by a Canadian author that they think is worth reading. The result is highlighting five books to the country with an eventual winner chosen.
Book 1: Read a book that is a Canada Reads winner.
Book 2: Read a Canada Reads finalist from a different year.
Canada Reads: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/p...


message 25: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1437 comments A task for each of Drama, Movies, Musicals, and Dance where one of these words is in the title, or a synonym of it.

Or conversely, a two part task picking one of the above and completing the above, with part two being with an antonym in the title.

Power Thesaurus

1) Drama (synonym): Play, tragedy, performance, scene, etc
2) Quiet, calm, humor, comedy, etc


I also rather like Emily's idea of a book to movie task at every level, it could be fun:) Even more of a challenge would be genre based at each level: Romance 5 pt, Classic 10pt ...


message 26: by Zach (new)

Zach Fellows | 198 comments Some more ideas.

A task themed around the film Get Out. Jordan Peele won a Best Original Screenplay academy award for this film. Maybe we could read a book by an author of color.

Saskatoon, my current city of residence, made the NY Times list of 52 places to visit in 2018 mainly because of its new modern art museum the Remai Modern. This museum boasts the most comprehensive collection of linocuts made by Picasso. A bit late to the museum seasonal theme, but read a book in which all the letters in PICASSO can be found in it's title.


message 27: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 515 comments Read a micro history


message 28: by Zach (new)

Zach Fellows | 198 comments Read a book that has been turned into a movie.


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