1) Put the following information in the upper left-hand corner of the first page
Theatre Class [for example, THEA241-010]
2) Give your RP an interesting title. This is the place to be most creative in an attempt to draw the reader into your text.
3) You will respond according to the following template, numbering both sections:
Section 1. Summarize your personal and general experience with the reading, readings, performance, or concept involved in your chosen question (How did it make you feel? Did you agree or disagree with its ideas, characters, styles, or qualities? Did it resonate with anything in your personal life? Was it difficult or easy to experience and why?). Feel free to use an informal writing style and first person. [4 meaty but concise sentences]
Section 2. Provide an argument (i.e. convince the reader of your answer) in response to your selected question in one paragraph using the following organization. Please use this format or you will not receive credit for the assignment:
Thesis sentence —the “thesis statement” of your paragraph or what you intend to prove, including all of the pertinent information that may be involved in answering the question (like the play or performance involved, your key terms, and your assertion regarding the question).
Lead-in sentence(s) —one or two sentences that establishes the context for the evidence you provide.
Evidence sentence(s) —the specific example or examples from the class experience that best helps you answer the question.
Analysis and Conclusion —this is the longest part of the paragraph, explaining what the evidence means and how it applies to your assertion and other aspects of the question.
Use a formal writing style, and do your best to avoid first person. [1 paragraph—10-12 meaty but concise sentences]
4) You have only a small amount of space to make a lot of mistakes. Be careful.
* Every time you use the title of a play, like The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, it should be italicized, or underlined.
* Watch your grammar and punctuation. There is practically no difference between form and meaning.
* Use action verbs (avoid is, was, were, am) and specific nouns (avoid that, them, those, there)
* Vary sentence structure and length.
* Avoid exclamation marks in section 2 at all cost.
* Make your margins 1 inch on all sides and double space your text. The example below is not double spaced to save space here. Your paper should be double spaced.
5) You will submit your RP as a Word or PDF attachment on Sakai on or before the due date and time before the assignment closes. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR PAPER FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE.
We will be unable to open it.
Choose one of the following questions:
Question 1— "The World is in a State o' Chassis"?? Using Aristotle's unities of time, place, and action, explain how the REP’s production of The Patsy exemplified or did NOT exemplify the Aristotelian unities. Support your argument with specific staging choices from the REP's production.
Question 2—It’s all Greek to Me: Choose a concept discussed or presented in class regarding Greek theatre and, explaining its context, show how that concept still holds true for theatre or entertainment today.
Question 3—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Choose a concept discussed or presented in class regarding Roman theatre and, explaining its context, show how that concept still holds true for theatre or entertainment today.
Question 4—Shake my Spear?: Choose a concept discussed or presented in class regarding Renaissance theatre or commedia dell’arte and, explaining its context, show how that concept still holds true for theatre or entertainment today.
Question 5—I Said A Change Will Do You Good: Choosing a concept discussed or presented in class from antiquity (Greeks and Romans) through the Renaissance, show how that concept has been rejected by modern entertainment and explain why that rejection is a good thing.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||10/14/2015 12:00 am