1) Research a director, actor, playwright, THEATRE choreographer, or composer/ly

1) Research a director, actor, playwright, THEATRE choreographer, or composer/lyricist whose work we studied this semester. The only playwright you may NOT research is Shakespeare, because the topic is huge. Seems like an easy idea, right? It’s not! These papers sometimes turn out poorly because they become like encyclopedia lists rather than essays. If you do this, you must love the person (intellectually, artistically) and have something you really want to say about him or her: “Samuel Beckett’s bleak world view expressed the horrors of his time,” etc. “Ira Aldridge, the first black man to play Othello, transcended but ultimately succumbed to the racism ofthe English speaking theatre.” Why is your person important? It is a lot of men, I know. That’s theatre history for you! Below is a partial list:
SOPHOCLES
EURIPIDES (we watched the chorus from the Bacchae)
ARISTOPHANES
SAMUEL BECKETT
BERTOLT BRECHT
JULIE TAYMOR
KONSTANTIN STANISLAVSKI
ANTONIN ARTAUD
IRA ALDRIDGE
MARLON BRANDO
TONY KUSHNER
BOB FOSSE (choreographer–t.k. next week)
JEROME ROBBINS (choreographer–t.k. next week)
STEPHEN SONDHEIM
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
AUGUST WILSON

1.Find any work of visual art and analyze it as a societal critique: what are th

1.Find any work of visual art and analyze it as a societal critique: what are the metaphors, how do they operate, what do they reveal?
2.Please apply ANY idea advanced by Fromm to an ongoing or past societal issue.
3.Find any painting by Frida Kahlo that conveys one or more Frommian idea and explain the relationship.
4.Please recommend a film that wrestles with social justice, either a critique or a film that poses solutions. Provide a brief statement about HOW the film pursues/accomplishes its goal.
5.Please note any contrasts you notice between Communism as Varda depicts it in her tribute to Cuba, and American Capitalism as you experience it.
6.In the film BORN IN FLAMES, Flo Kennedy’s character, Zella Wiley, says: “All oppressed people have the right to Violence.” Please post a work of literature, music, visual art (ANY medium of expression will do) that celebrates rebellion. We will discuss your selections next week in order to deepen and broaden our discussion about the ethics of violence, as part of our ongoing query: “Is violence ever ethical, or plausibly arguable as a legitimate form of political self-defense?”
7.Dissect the strange juxtapositions of images and sounds, answering the question “What does “REPORT” mean?
reading material
The Sane Society
https://historicalunderbelly.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/erich-fromm-the-sane-society.pdf
Black boy
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.5717

Discuss some of the ways that Native Americans and African Americans have been d

Discuss some of the ways that Native Americans and African Americans have been depicted in Hollywood films throughout the history of cinema. How have Native American and African American filmmakers responded to these depictions and subverted them by reshaping visual narratives of cultural identity? Use specific filmic examples to support your analysis. Your answer should demonstrate a breadth of knowledge about Native and African American cinema as well as the dominant cinematic discourses on race and ethnicity that these self-representations challenge.
The essay for this lesson is required to be 1,000-1,500-words and clearly demonstrate your understanding of the prompt. Essays should be 5 or more paragraphs with a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA 6th format.