Bowie State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts Introduction to Theatre (Theatre, Culture & Society) INTRO THEA 105-555. Spring 2019. RESPONSE PAPER 012419 STAGE ONE: Thesis Statement and six quotes from the plays: DUE Sunday, February 17 (10 points) STAGE TWO: Outline: DUE Sunday, February 24 via Blackboard. (20 points) First draft: DUE Sunday, March 3rd via Blackboard (40 points) STAGE FOUR: The final draft of the paper will be DUE on Sunday, March 10th via Blackboard. (30 points) You have been studying plays that address power and the struggles between those who are oppressed and their oppressors. Below is the prompt for your response paper which will be completed in 4 assignments. Please review the prompt carefully as well as required tasks for each step of this assignments. As always, you are VERY welcome to submit homework early to Professor Velasco. If received at least 48 hours before it is due, you will be given notes and feedback to improve your work without penalty.No credit is given for assignments submitted late. Thank you.
RESPONSE PAPER PROMPT The imbalance of power is often a source of conflict. While separated by 2400 years, Sophocles’ Oedipus and Hands Up by Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Idris Goodwin, Nambi Kelley, NSangou Njikam, Dennis Allen II, Eric Holmes are examples of plays that examine how power impacts a community, particularly depending on who holds the power. Using the text of the plays to support your arguments, discuss the following (make certain to respond to EACH question below, but write in essay form): 1. How have the people governing and wielding power in Ancient Greece and the United States created crises for the people of their communities? 2. What do the people of Thebes and the people of the United States have in common? 2 3. How do those oppressed by those in power take action? 4. As evident from the characters’ actions in the plays, what do their actions achieve, and do you consider them successful? Why or why not? STAGE ONE: Thesis Statement and six quotes from the plays: Due Sunday, February 17th (10 points) – You must write your opening thesis statement (paragraph), stating your overall argument as you analyze these two plays. MAKE CERTAIN YOU MENTION THE TWO PLAYS YOU ARE ANALYZING. You will also list 6 quotes – 3 from each play – which you intend to use to make your point. STAGE TWO: Outline: Due Sunday, February 24th via Blackboard. (20 points) – MAKE CERTAIN YOUR OUTLINE INCLUDES THE SIX QUOTES YOU WILL HAVE IN YOUR PAPER! STAGE THREE: First draft: Due Sunday, March 3rd via Blackboard (40 points) – Remember that your paper must be a minimum of 3 FULL pages and no more than 5 full pages. Pages must be double space, using 12 Times New Roman font and one inch margins. You may not deviate from this form. Make certain that your paper is free of writing errors, carefully employing proper spelling, capitalization, sentence structure and use of academic language. No slang or conversational language. Write as you write, don’t write as you speak. STAGE FOUR: The final draft of the paper will be due on Sunday, March 10th via Blackboard. (30 points) – Again, make certain to follow proper formatting and writing mechanics. Your paper must be at least 3 FULL pages in length and no more than 5 full pages.
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