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Homework Help

Write a 10 pages, MLA style, research paper which addresses a specific question related to the social, cultural political, and/or historical context, production history, or production challenges of the play: Medea, Euripides.

You must use a minimum of 6 different sources.

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En
g
l
i
sh/The
a
t
r
e
a
nd
D
rama 120, Se
c
t
i
ons 317 & 322
TA:
B
e
n
F
le
e
r
P
rodu
c
t
i
on
Elements
Ess
a
y
#1
Due on
Monday, October 3
rd
at the beginning of discussion.
Essay
L
e
n
g
th
:
750
w
o
rds
P
rodu
c
t
i
on
:
Laughter on the 23
rd
Floor
at the Bartell Theatre
P
rodu
c
t
i
on
Elem
e
nt
:
Costumes
Assi
g
nment
Objective
:
Y
o
ur
a
s
s
i
g
n
m
e
nt is to write
a
n analytical essay
f
o
c
using
on
how the
costume design
choic
e
s made
in
Laughter on the 23
rd
Floor
cr
e
a
ted
m
ea
ning
f
o
r
y
ou
while
viewing
th
e
p
r
odu
c
tion.
Assignment Recommendations
and Tips
:
*
K
ee
p in
mi
n
d that a
mere
sum
ma
r
y
o
f
wh
a
t
y
ou witness
e
d wh
i
le
watching the
production
is
N
O
T
the
g
o
a
l
o
f this
p
a
p
er
.
Y
our efforts should
instead
be three
fold
: f
i
r
st,
t
o obje
c
t
i
v
e
l
y
d
e
s
c
ribe
w
h
a
t
y
ou s
a
w,
th
e
n to dis
c
uss
your subjective
b
e
li
e
fs
regarding
w
h
a
t
you believe what
y
ou s
a
w
m
ea
nt,
a
n
d
f
i
n
a
l
l
y
,
t
o
e
x
p
re
s
s
subjective
op
i
n
i
o
n
s
ov
e
r
wh
e
t
h
e
r
o
r
no
t
y
o
u
f
ee
l
t
h
e
p
r
odu
c
ti
o
n
b
e
n
ef
itt
e
d
fr
o
m
what you saw
.
*
Since this assignment has a
7
50
wo
r
d length requirement, know
that
y
o
u
are
not
e
x
p
ec
t
e
d
to dis
c
u
s
s
ev
e
r
y
aspect
of
the
production’s costumes
.
P
ick spe
c
i
f
ic
elements of its costume design
th
a
t r
ea
l
l
y
stood
out
to
y
ou to
w
r
i
t
e
a
bout
the ones that had some sort of emotional
or intellectual impact.
*
Support your argument with
detailed
descriptions of how costume
s were
used in the play. Make your
language as specific and vivid as possible. “I though
t
Jack’s suit look
ed
cool,” does
n
o
t
really
tell your
reader
anything
about the production. “Jack’s sleek, genteel suit made
out
of
fine green and violet fabric
ga
ve
him an air of sophistication, showing us that this was a man of great taste
and high class
, and it
provided him with the appearance
of
being
confident
and
well
composed
however,
his magenta bow
tie
and
silver
cufflinks wer
e
costume pieces
that he often fiddled with during tense moments
in
the
action of
the
drama, and
, in my opinion,
these
afforded
the actor playing the character
in this production
with a
cleverly nuanced means
of revealing that
,
beneath
his veneer of self
a
ssurance, Jack actually
struggled
with
a rather substantial
degree
of
insecurity
,” tells your reader
a great deal
more
.
*This is an academic paper. That means certain things are expected from your essay. It needs to have a
clear
thesis
(a central argument) expressed by a coherent and comprehensive thesis statement.
Your
e
ss
a
y
needs to
h
a
v
e
a
n
in
t
rodu
c
to
r
y
p
a
rag
ra
ph
containing
your
thesis
statement
, so that your reader
can
obtain
an idea of what you are going to be writing about
.
Finally, your essay
needs to
have a
concluding paragraph
, one that
not only summarizes your argument, but also states the point of that
argument
, as well as
illustrates its significance to your understanding of the production and the impact
that its
costumes had on it.
*It’s perfectly acceptable to jot down notes on the night
that
you see the play to help you write your
essay at a later date
however, wait until intermission or after the production has concluded to do so.
DO NOT TAKE NOTES DURING THE PLAY! IT IS ONE OF THE RUDEST, MOST
DISTRACTING THINGS YOU CAN DO IN A THEATRE. Plu
s, you will miss
out on
important things
happening
in the performance if you try to take notes during the show.
*
Y
o
ur
e
mphasis should be on
the qu
a
li
t
y
of
y
o
u
r
a
n
a
l
y
sis
and the means by which you support that
analysis with evidence (examples from the production)
, not on t
h
e
qu
a
n
t
i
t
y
of
things
sur
v
e
y
e
d wi
t
hin
your essay
.
*
Reread your essay once you have completed it.
Maybe read it to yourself out
loud. Seek out the places
where you can make your word choices, your descriptions, or your claims more insightful, clear, or
specific.
Check your paper
for spelling and grammatical errors, and c
heck to make sure you
have
followed
all
of
th
e formatting gui
delines for the
paper
. F
ormatting guidelines for writing assignments
are located i
n y
our discussion section syllabus.
*
I
f
y
ou find th
a
t
y
ou
ca
n
n
ot de
c
ide on wh
a
t
a
sp
ec
ts
of
the
production
s costumes
y
o
u
w
a
nt to w
r
ite
about, don’t p
a
nic!
You
ca
n
alw
a
y
s
re
f
e
r to the
i
n
fo
r
mation
c
ontain
e
d within the
Guide to
B
a
sic
E
l
e
ments of T
h
e
a
t
r
e
P
rodu
c
t
io
n
h
a
ndout
posted on
t
he
c
lass w
e
bs
i
te
a
t
L
ear
n@U
W
f
o
r id
ea
s.
*For general tips on how to develop a thesis statement, go here:
*For general tips on how to write an introduction to an essay, go here:
*For general tips on how to write a conclusion to an essay, go here:
Conclusions.html
*
Note that you must limit your analysis of
Laughter on the 23
rd
Floor
to the production
element of costumes, otherwise your essay will not be accepted.
Grading
:
Your
essay will be graded based upon four criteria. These are content, thesis, style, and format.
There are
a total of
80 points possible on this assignment.
Content
Your
essay provides vividly described examples of the use of costume
in the play.
For each
e
xample, your essay analyzes how it supports your thesis
.
Content counts for 70% of your grade (56
points).
Thesis
Your
essay offers
your
reader a clear thesis that articulates a specific and supportable point of
view about the produ
ction.
Thesis counts for 10% of your grade (8 points).
Style
Your
essay displays good organization and paragraph structure, careful and varied word choice,
correct spelling,
and correct grammar.
Style counts for 15% of your grade (12 points).
Format
Your
paper
adheres to the formatting instructions outlined in your discussion section syllabus
.
Format counts for 5% of your grade (4 points).
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