RESEARCH PAPER: (100 points, 19% OF GRADE)
You will write one research-based paper devoted to the topic “A Playwright’s Voice.” Specifically, you are going to examine a play, analyzing its dramatic structure, cultural context, past productions, and discuss its significance to the theatre cannon. You must present your ideas as a whole and discuss how one area impacts the other in the course of your discussion. Research papers are 8-10 pages plus a citation page.
Before you begin, you must identify a play from your Norton Anthology text that interests you. Your paper will transmit information in an interesting manner with the purpose of giving the reader a sense of place, time, cause and effect, impact, significance of your person (playwright), writing style, idea, or event. Be sure to discuss the IMPACT the play/playwright had on individuals, communities, the nation, and/or the world. How far reaching was this work? Is it still important today? Why?
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MLA citations for 5 sources AND 10 quotes
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The library session (and this guide) will prepare you to assemble research to successfully complete the assignment.
How far reaching was this work?Where/when was it performed?
Significance to Theatre Cannon
Is the play still important today? Why?
What impact did the play/playwright have on: