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Which of the following elements is indicative of a playwright utilizing a presentational dramatic

Which of the following elements is indicative of a playwright utilizing a presentational dramatic
style?
A. one or more characters who directly address the audience
B. a realistic interior set
C. the incorporation of an imaginary “fourth wall”
D. dialogue based around the rhythms of everyday speech

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Which of the following situations is an example of an actor correctly using the method acting technique of substitution?

following techniques would best help the playwright solve this problem?
A. rewriting the other portions of the play until they lead to a natural ending
B. adding a framing device to the play so that it ends in the same place it begins
C. embracing the idea that not all stories have tidy endings and leaving the play as written
D. gathering a group of actors to read the completed portion of the play and brainstorm endings
for the play
9. A playwright has begun writing a series of loosely connected scenes that explore the theme of
greed. This play would best be served by which of the following types of dramatic structure?
A. episodic
B. climactic
C. serial
D. circularIn contrast to Method-based acting training, classical acting training is more likely to focus on:
A. understanding the psychology of a character.
B. sharpening an actor’s technical mastery of the voice and body.
C. working with the language of everyday speech.
D. removing the separation between actor and character.
13. Which of the following types of actor training would best help an ensemble learn to work together
spontaneously and intuitively?
A. Alexander Technique
B. Viewpoints
C. Method
D. Laban Movement Analysis
14. Which of the following situations is an example of an actor correctly using the Method acting
technique of substitution?
A. To fully embody a character with a rich emotional life, an actor spends several weeks
approaching everyday life situations as if he or she were the character.
B. When playing a character suffering from personal embarrassment, an actor thinks of an
embarrassing situation from his or her own life and mentally superimposes it onto the
character.
C. During each performance, an actor finds ways to incorporate the naturally occurring
characteristics of stage fright (e.g., sweaty hands, racing pulse, dry mouth) into his or her
portrayal of the character.
D. When researching the character of a corrupt politician for a play set in the 1920s, an act

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What does the Chaudhuri paper present that you can use in your writing about the arts and your involvement in theatre and dance?

What does the Chaudhuri paper present that you can use in your writing about the arts and your involvement in theatre and dance? Are there ideas you can use or could there be ideas you disagree with in Chaudhuri’s scholarship? What can a student use from this exercise to make their writing better?
You will write a 1-2 page response (around 500 words) on these readings (Reading Response). In offering your opinions and viewpoint, include two sources of research support for those opinions properly documented.
should type the reading assignment summation in simple essay form (five-paragraph theme form) – intro, body, and conclusion and around a single specific topic theme.

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The meaning of the term/phrase/concept, as it pertains to the topics covered in this course. (You should plan on writing at least a few sentences to give an adequate definition.) (1 point) c) A television OR social media example that illustrates the term/phrase/concept

For each prompt (a prompt can be a term, phrase, or concept) given below, please write:
a) The author who wrote about the term/phrase/concept. (You only have to cite ONE author for each concept, but you can definitely cite multiple authors. Citing multiple authors may help you to give a fuller definition of the prompt than only citing one. But you do not have to cite all of the authors who wrote about a particular term.) (0.5 point)
b) The meaning of the term/phrase/concept, as it pertains to the topics covered in this course. (You should plan on writing at least a few sentences to give an adequate definition.) (1 point)
c) A television OR social media example that illustrates the term/phrase/concept. (You only need to write about one example: television show OR episode, OR character, OR plotline from a TV show, OR a block of shows, OR an entire network; a social media platform OR influencer OR a hashtag OR an event or campaign on a platform.). You may give more than one example if you wish but only one is required. Anything that is a serial program (that is, consisting of multiple episodes) on broadcast TV, cable TV, or streaming platforms that you view in your domestic space, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Go, CBS All Access, etc., counts as “television.” Feature-length (90-120-minute) programs made exclusively for a streaming platform (e.g., Netflix Originals like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” or “Always Be My Maybe”) also count as “television” as they were made specifically for domestic viewing. Content (including music videos) made for YouTube or another social media site counts as social media, which you can also use for your examples. (0.5 point)
d) How the television or social media example relates to, and illustrates, the term/phrase/concept. Make sure to refer to at least one idea or argument made by the author (whom you named in part a). (You should plan on writing 1 to 2 paragraphs—6 to 12 sentences at least—to explain how your example relates to the term/phrase/concept.) (2 points)
You must format your answer according to parts a, b, c, and d, like this:
1. (term/phrase/concept)
a. (author’s name)
b. (definition of term/phrase/concept)
c. (name of an example)
d. (how the example relates to the term/phrase/concept)
Points will be deducted for poor spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation (up to 1 point). Points will also be deducted for improper formatting – proper formatting = listing out the different parts of each answer as a., b., c., d. (up to 1 point).
Each four-part response to a prompt is worth up to 4 points total.
Assignment 3 Prompts:
“creatures of a particular time/place” (Reading attached)
the “magical Native American” (http://mercurie.blogspot.com/2009/07/invisible-min…)
#NODAPL (https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a20886254/hash…)

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Write 2-page (double-spaced) papers about any one of the following critically-acclaimed television series featuring Black women leads: Lovecraft Country Small Axe Underground Railroad Pose Watchmen In Treatment

Write 2-page (double-spaced) papers about any one of the following critically-acclaimed television series featuring Black women leads:
Lovecraft Country
Small Axe
Underground Railroad
Pose
Watchmen
In Treatment
Insecure
I May Destroy You
In your paper, you must write about how the series connects with any of the concepts covered in Module 4, such as intersectionality, postfeminism, and hashtag activism by Black social media users.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Gem of The Ocean (Links to an external site.)
My Fair Lady (Links to an external site.)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Links to an external site.)
Angels in America (Links to an external site.)
The Glass Menagerie (Links to an external site.)Rubric Used: Thoroughness of response (20) Clarity of opinions (20) Wording, grammar, punctuation, and spelling (10)
Let’s begin by watching a performance. You will be a part of the most important group in the world of theatre – the audience.
In this Module 1 is a page entitled ” Video Links.” Watch several clips then select your favorite to complete the “Initial Audience Response Sheet” and submit it as an attachment. Do your best to answer the questions completely and thoroughly, and remember to back up your opinions!
Don’t forget that play names should be italicized. Ex: The Importance of Being Earnest Do not send me an email attachment. I will not grade items sent to email. INTRO TO DRAMA – INITIAL AUDIENCE RESPONSE SHORT PAPER
RESPONDING TO A PERFORMANCE Student Name: Title of Scene/Clip Viewed: Discuss the story that you saw. What happened? Could you follow the basic story? Did the performers make what was happening clear to the audience? What was your basic reaction the piece? Funny? Sad? Emotional? Etc? What was the main conflict? Was it resolved? Did the performers create believable characters? Were they convincing in their portrayal? What did you expect? Was the result less than you expected? Better? Discuss each character and make some assessment of his/her performance. Did you notice anything in particular about the environment of the scene? The scenery? Lighting? Sound? Costumes? Would you like to see this entire play? Why or why not? What is the major element that causes you to feel the way that you do?

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These reaction report papers should present your viewpoint and cite research to support your argument or point of view.

may view one theatrical production via recorded media or as virtual productions in order to write an Observation Essay. There are many choices to be viewed with a little research toward finding titles and productions that represent your interests and viewpoint. These papers should be AT LEAST three (3) pages and not over four (4) pages and each should include a Works Cited page with a minimum of two sources. These reaction report papers should present your viewpoint and cite research to support your argument or point of view. Generally, they should not exceed around 1500 words and are to be written in MLA format. Observations are NOT reviews, they represent your personal perspective, life experience, and developing voice. You are writing “your observations” and the content should be your personal reaction to the theatre production you attended or viewed supported by appropriate sources. Your personal observation is more important for class than what the reviewers have published. Your personal response to the theatre production and the aesthetic method in which you support your response is what determines your grade. You are not writing to match or adopt your perception of what the course instructor might like or dislike. Present your opinions and support them with documentation and/or the observations of others. Papers include researching and analyzing the author’s themes, researching critical writings about the play, play reviews of productions of the play/novel, and descriptions of how the play/novel might be visualized including casting, costuming, makeup, set design, reading a selection from the play, and any other creative endeavor you might include.

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Magic Realism

Each of you is assigned a section of Chapter 9 in our book. (Look in Week 3 Module for a Page Theatre History Assigned Section) This is NOT a group project. For your assigned section, create a summary in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. Make sure to hit all the high points of the reading WITHOUT quoting from the book. Research your topic on the internet or library and add as needed. Make your PowerPoint slideshow colorful, original, and fun. These should be relatively short presentations, too…no need to have more than a handful of slides. (5-7)
VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT use white lettering. I know that this limits your choices in background sometimes. Also, include pictures in the powerpoint. This is educational just for us.
Make sure to include your TITLE of your chapter section.
My Section is Magic Realism, I will include screenshots of the text.

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MLA format. Write about the two plays I will provide to you below. Make it detailed.

MLA format. Write about the two plays I will provide to you below. Make it detailed.
This is what my professor provided us with as far as what is needed for the assignment.
2 pages for each review (4pages total)
Plays: 1. Antigone 2. King Lear
“I DO NOT want a synopsis – do not tell me what the play is about. I want your specific criticism, what did you think about the play, be specific, you are to cite the names of the actors, director, producer, designer… tell me about whatever you liked and disliked. Talk about the design (lighting, sound), or production value, the writer (did his/her theme connect to you), the director’s concept (did his/her tone drive the central theme, what did you not like, why, and how would you have done it… I want everything we learned in class and from Cohen’s book. The last paragraph should be as if you’re a New York Times critic, is the show worth my time and money, highlight the good points and the bad….there are a bunch, browse through them until you find one you like, remember it has to be a play PRODUCTION.”

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Pick an “exhibit” from The Colored Museum, and explain how Wolfe is using satire in that scene. What elements of Black life does he make us laugh at or consider? What is social criticism he is making through the humor or pathos?]

Reply to the following two paragraphs. Please write at least 100 words in response, and use your responses to engage your classmates’ ideas beyond saying just what you liked. If you liked an interpretation, please say why you liked it or how it changed your way of seeing the play. Reply one paragraph per picture.
[The subject of the two pictures above:
Satire in The Colored Museum
Pick an “exhibit” from The Colored Museum, and explain how Wolfe is using satire in that scene. What elements of Black life does he make us laugh at or consider? What is social criticism he is making through the humor or pathos?]