Write a theatre history: “A History of _____”. You fill in the blank, developing
Write a theatre history: "A History of _____”. You fill in the blank, developing a topic out of our syllabus. You might focus on: a literary category we have been studying, e.g. melodrama, epic theatre, protest theatre, tragedy, etc. a political or social theme, e.g. war, race, poverty, marriage, virtue, the middle class, abortion, etc. a structural part of a play, e.g. character, episodic plots, the fourth wall, allegory a playwright, reading more works by an author you have liked What distinguishes a theatre history from a literary essay is that a theatre history not only develops literary readings of the plays, but also develops a discussion of the practice of theatre It places the texts in a practical context, by relating its ideas and readings to the way theatre shows up in the material, practical world. That is, to the way it shows up in history. To consider theatre in practice is to consider such elements as: actors and acting playing space production history actual performance Your theatre history must: discuss at least 2 plays - at least 1 from our syllabus; you must not significantly handle the same play you worked on in your first paper [see attachment] discuss at least one performance - a live performance you have attended, or a recorded version of the play. For recordings, see Copley catalog, the Copley databases Digital Theatre + and Drama Online, Youtube. [see attachment] It may use elements from your short essays, e.g. the production history Your theatre history is just one of many possible histories, which means it does not need to be comprehensive, and does not need to report every fact. Look to be specific in your research and analysis, rather than taking up lots of space with uninteresting generalities. Look to develop an original central argument about vour topic - to be analytical, as you would in a literary paper. Because this is longer than the first paper, and because it is meant to be a history rather than a literary argument, your paper can have subsections It can tend more to the episodic, rather than forming an argument with an Aristotelian beginning, middle, and end. I would like the topic to be "A History of Marriage Equality". One play is Macbeth. https://gcseenglishwithmisshuttlestone.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/macbeth-grade-9-example-response/ You can look through the syllabus and decide which other two plays (or one play) fit the theme. Attached are the syllabus, first paper, and short essays I wrote. I can send you the instructions to them if needed.

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