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ANNA SPROULE

HOMETOWN:
Trenton, ME                   
HIGH SCHOOL:
Phillips Exeter Academy     
MAJOR:
Russian Language and Literature and Theater
STUDY
ABROAD:
Moscow, Russia             
THESIS:

I am working on a literary, cultural, and theatrical analysis of Masterand Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov. I hope to work largely with the novel in translation, but also to select a small section from the original Russian to analyze, translate into English, and possibly adapt for the stage.

FAVORITE CLASS:
My favorite class was “Theater of Anton Chekhov: Research, Analysis, and Performance” taught by Professor Yuri Kordonsky. This is the course that brought everything together for me and has helped me realize, define, and specify my direction of academic interest at Wesleyan and beyond.
CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES: 
My largest extracurricular activity is Notably Sharp, the co-ed a cappella group I co-founded in the spring of my freshman year. I also work as a course assistant for the Russian department, and have acted in some of the theater department’s faculty-directed shows.
OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
I’ve spent my recent summers at home in Maine, teaching at an arts camp by day and waiting tables at a high-end lobster pound by night.
FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
The many hours I have spent working with Notably Sharp have produced the most incredible and rewarding experiences. We had no idea when we started this group that we would end up succeeding massively. This project introduced me to some of my closest friends, and helped me connect with fellow musicians and make professional connections. I’ve also created wonderful memories, and learned invaluable lessons about music, management, and people skills. This one simple idea truly defined my Wesleyan experience.     
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

As of right now, I’m planning on going straight into an MFA program before entering the world of professional theater. I’ve also considered going back to school to get my MA in Russian Literature, and can see myself teaching at either the secondary school or collegiate level.

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