Paper 2: SHAKESPEARE and Design Elements Purpose: to evaluate your ability to vi

Paper 2: SHAKESPEARE and Design Elements
Purpose: to evaluate your ability to view a show and critically analyze it’s DESIGN elements and how they add to or distract from the production.
Objective: View the Globe Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet attached here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFBWXRqa7Gs
(Links to an external site.)
Criteria For Grading: Clear written discussion on elements of design (set, costumes, lights, sound, and props) with references to specifics from the production assigned for viewing.
Task for this assignment:
Review the design elements chapters in your textbook.
View the play attached above (note, only this production is acceptable. If you write about another you will not receive credit).
Write a response to the prompt that illustrates the purpose of for this assignment as stated above.
PROMPT: Aristotle talks about “spectacle” being an element of all drama. If we interpret spectacle as the various design elements today, how successful is this Globe Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet? Give specific examples to support your assertions.
Please take note:
Length: open and up to you. It should be as long as you need it to be to answer the prompt.
Your paper can only be on this particular production and must make specific referencesto it’s entirety (not just the first scene).
You must have an intro paragraph with a clear thesis statement, WHICH NEEDS TO BE UNDERLINED.
You should show an understanding of the elements of design you are discussing which includes the purpose of the designers themselves.
You must site specific moments of the play supporting your statements. ( “it had awesome make-up” type comments would not earn you points.
You should state not just what you see and what you liked or didn’t like, but also your opinions on why you think they did things the way they did them – what you would have done differently and why – etc.
Improve your grade by using terms introduced in your text.
Be sure of your thoughts. Avoid phrases like “I guess” or “maybe they…”
Use your own words.
RUBRIC Thoughts: There is no formal rubric for this paper. But, TO GET AN A, show me you clearly saw the production AND have a strong understanding of the role of each designer while commenting on their work.
RE-Writes are at the discretion of the instructor.

Directions. Read Exiled to Freedom download and watch Dream Interrupted (Links

Directions. Read Exiled to Freedom
download
and watch Dream Interrupted
(Links to an external site.)
, then research a professional American or European theatre production that has been censored. In a detailed 1000-words essay write about the production you researched. Your essay should serve as a comparative study between the two censorship. Here are some suggestions:
Write a short synopsis of the play you chose to research.
Write about the reasons for which this play was censored, and whether you think the censor was justified.
Talk about the similarities and differences between the two sensors; Midsummer Vs. your researched play.
Talk about if and how censor affected the people working on either production and compare the effect of censor on each group of artists personally, professionally, and socio-culturally.
Talk about which one of the two sensors in your opinion is more severe, and why?
Write about what your own personal views are about censorship? Do you think censorship is justified? When? How? And why?

Directions. Read Exiled to Freedom download and watch Dream Interrupted (Links

Directions. Read Exiled to Freedom
download
and watch Dream Interrupted
(Links to an external site.)
, then research a professional American or European theatre production that has been censored. In a detailed 1000-words essay write about the production you researched. Your essay should serve as a comparative study between the two censorship. Here are some suggestions:
Write a short synopsis of the play you chose to research.
Write about the reasons for which this play was censored, and whether you think the censor was justified.
Talk about the similarities and differences between the two sensors; Midsummer Vs. your researched play.
Talk about if and how censor affected the people working on either production and compare the effect of censor on each group of artists personally, professionally, and socio-culturally.
Talk about which one of the two sensors in your opinion is more severe, and why?
Write about what your own personal views are about censorship? Do you think censorship is justified? When? How? And why?

Directions. Read Exiled to Freedom download and watch Dream Interrupted (Links

Directions. Read Exiled to Freedom
download
and watch Dream Interrupted
(Links to an external site.)
, then research a professional American or European theatre production that has been censored. In a detailed 1000-words essay write about the production you researched. Your essay should serve as a comparative study between the two censorship. Here are some suggestions:
Write a short synopsis of the play you chose to research.
Write about the reasons for which this play was censored, and whether you think the censor was justified.
Talk about the similarities and differences between the two sensors; Midsummer Vs. your researched play.
Talk about if and how censor affected the people working on either production and compare the effect of censor on each group of artists personally, professionally, and socio-culturally.
Talk about which one of the two sensors in your opinion is more severe, and why?
Write about what your own personal views are about censorship? Do you think censorship is justified? When? How? And why?

Write a two-page critique of the performance. As a guide you can refer to the fo

Write a two-page critique of the performance. As a guide you can refer to the following categories we explored throughout the course: Muthos – Plot Dainoia – Intention/Objectives Ethos – Character Eikos – Decision making Metabasis – Change/Transformations/Reversals Opsis – Visuality Melos – Music/Rhythm Lexis – Words/Vocal delivery Ekphrasis – Imagery Catharsis – Emotions Reception Mode Adaptation Culture Politics You are not required to use these categories and it is suggested you focus on one of two aspects of the performance you found interesting or distinctive. Please name the theatre company/theatre, writer/translator, director and any particular actors you comment on. (These details can be found here https://www.aquilatheatre.com/ – scroll down). Asynchronous students Please try to watch the live performance if you possibly can. This performance is not being recorded If this is impossible then please choose a recorded performance of a theatrical work that you have either viewed this semester or will watch for this report. You may choose from one of these or find your own: Aeschylus Eumenides (Translated by Tony Harrison, National Theatre. Dir. Peter Hall, 1983) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xagHZoNS6DQ The Gospel at Colonus (Adapted by Lee Breuer and Bob Telson, American Music Theater Festival, 1985) Dir. Kirk Browning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyQP_zrD2U

Paper 2: SHAKESPEARE and Design Elements Purpose: to evaluate your ability to vi

Paper 2: SHAKESPEARE and Design Elements
Purpose: to evaluate your ability to view a show and critically analyze it’s DESIGN elements and how they add to or distract from the production.
Objective: View the Globe Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet attached here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFBWXRqa7Gs
(Links to an external site.)
Criteria For Grading: Clear written discussion on elements of design (set, costumes, lights, sound, and props) with references to specifics from the production assigned for viewing.
Task for this assignment:
Review the design elements chapters in your textbook.
View the play attached above (note, only this production is acceptable. If you write about another you will not receive credit).
Write a response to the prompt that illustrates the purpose of for this assignment as stated above.
PROMPT: Aristotle talks about “spectacle” being an element of all drama. If we interpret spectacle as the various design elements today, how successful is this Globe Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet? Give specific examples to support your assertions.
Please take note:
Length: open and up to you. It should be as long as you need it to be to answer the prompt.
Your paper can only be on this particular production and must make specific referencesto it’s entirety (not just the first scene).
You must have an intro paragraph with a clear thesis statement, WHICH NEEDS TO BE UNDERLINED.
You should show an understanding of the elements of design you are discussing which includes the purpose of the designers themselves.
You must site specific moments of the play supporting your statements. ( “it had awesome make-up” type comments would not earn you points.
You should state not just what you see and what you liked or didn’t like, but also your opinions on why you think they did things the way they did them – what you would have done differently and why – etc.
Improve your grade by using terms introduced in your text.
Be sure of your thoughts. Avoid phrases like “I guess” or “maybe they…”
Use your own words.
RUBRIC Thoughts: There is no formal rubric for this paper. But, TO GET AN A, show me you clearly saw the production AND have a strong understanding of the role of each designer while commenting on their work.
RE-Writes are at the discretion of the instructor.

This week we read our first play, Manahatta, and discussed the musical Hamilton.

This week we read our first play, Manahatta, and discussed the musical Hamilton. Both of these scripts raise important questions about “authenticity” and representation at at least two levels: the level of production (ie casting in Hamilton) and at the level of narrative (in the story told) like the questions about different Snake family members’ Native identities in Manahatta. Using specific examples (lines, actions, plot points, actors’ details, etc) discuss how authenticity of identity functions or doesn’t function at the level of either production or narrative.

Here is the link to access Wannsee; https://youtu.be/FZqsfgCZP-k Here is a brief

Here is the link to access Wannsee;

Here is a brief synopsis of the play:
Rehearsing the Wannsee Conference follows a college professor and six students of color rehearse a play about the Wannsee Conference. The Conference was a gathering of top Nazi leaders who met in 1942 to plan the Final Solution: How to eliminate eleven million Jews in Europe. As the students rehearse, playing German Nazis and Jews, they question their own feelings about an event that took place 75 years ago: Why should they care? By examining these past events the students’ resentments and biases come to the surface. As they delve deeper inside the play and the characters, their understanding and empathy also deepen.

I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ would like the paper to focus on the impact of Covid-19 in

I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ would like the paper to focus on the impact of Covid-19 in terms of incorporating online programing for productions and virtual reality to connect to an digital audience and how organizations tried to stay relevant to their audience. Introduction – half to 3/4 of a page explaining your subject and what you intend to prove (5%) Abstract – approximately one to 2 paragraphs explaining how you intend (for the draft) or how you did (for the final paper) carry out your research. Ex. Did you interview arts professionals? Did you do investigative research? Etc. (10%) Analysis – 7-12 pages discussing how you did your exploration, your findi‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ngs, things that surprised you, things that may be emerging as ‘new normal’, and any other interesting tidbits that you gleaned from your journey. This will serve as the main ‘guts’ of the paper. (50%) Conclusion – a 2-3 paragraph summary that outlines the final outcome and suppositions that can be drawn from your total analysis. (15%) Literature Review/Citations – a summary of the sources you secured to complete this work. I am okay with either footnotes or endnotes, but do want to see this compilation – Literature Review is sometimes referred to as a bibliography, so don’t panic if you’ve never heard of Literature Review before. (10%‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍)