Theater Art101 Critical Thinking essay
Essay Brainstorming/Thesis and Prompt plan – DUE: No later than Sunday, January 26, 2020 by 11:55 PM sent through assignments. DO NOT send assignment through an e-mail. Note: This is only the brainstorm. The assignment for the actual paper will be due at a later date: Critical Paper completed and turned in through CANVAS ASSIGNMENT LINK Due: No later than Thursday, February 6, 2020 by 11:55 PM. (NOTE: This is the last day of the WINTER SESSION CLASS) DIRECTIONS: Choose one of the following prompts and craft a 3 – 5 page, double-spaced, essay in MLA (Modern Language Association) Format. 1. Discuss the various themes that Sullivan uses in the play Inspecting Carol By Daniel Sullivan and how these ideas reflect the social, political, and economic ideals of the year/time period it was written (why is this play relevant now?) Explore why you might think this play would be timeless and why it is so widely produced or popular. 2. Create a directorial concept and production plan this play, illustrating why you make the choices you did. (Note: This can include visuals to back up your descriptions, but the 3 – 5 page written portion in addition to these is still a requirement.) You may choose to focus on particular aspects of the production process (such as lighting, sound, properties, costumes – or a combination of these). 3. Create your own prompt – although challenging – if you have another idea that you would like to explore related to Inspecting Carol By Daniel Sullivan, create your thesis. It must be on the play and it must be your own ideas. You can get creative here – perhaps a commentary on Theatre in general (since this is essentially a “play within a play” or the use of theatrical convention or a compare/contrast to a traditional holiday show). WAYS TO BE SUCCESSFUL FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT: • Follow directions: Be succinct with your writing and follow the 3-5 page rule. This does not mean you should go more than 5 or less than 3. If you have pictures or a works cited page per MLA Format, that is not included in these parameters.