Essay Prompt: Camilo, in Act 1, Scene 2, observes, To do this deed, / Promotion follows. If I could find
example/ Of thousands that had struck anointed kings/ And flourished after, I’d not do it.…* (1.2.355
358). This statement provides striking insight into the nature of power, authority, and government in
The Winter’s Tale. Answer the following questions in your essey.
How does the play define the relationship between a king and his subjects- what rights or
prerogatives do kings and subjects, respectively, possess, and what are their mutual
How does the play challenge hegemonic authority and hierarchical social relationships (e.g.
class distinctions, gender distinctions, etc.) through its depiction of the ways in which the
“powers-that-be’ treat its people, particularly women, and ultimately justifies its power over
How do individuals resist authority and to what extent does the play’s conclusion either
difirm or undermine their resistance?
* Thesis: Clearly-stated central thesis statement that is directly relevant both to the literan
work and to the essay prompt. The body of the argument must support your thesis
* Claims, Evidence, and Analysis: Any claims you make in your essay must: (1) be supported
by textual evidence from the literary work, and that evidence in turn, sustained by critical
analysis; (2) must be directly relevant to the thesis statement. Give at least five forms of
textual evidence from the work in questio
View the film-GIRL, INTERRUPTED (1999) & PLEASE TAKE NOTES FOR YOUR ANSWERS TO THE FIVE QUESTIONS/STATEMENTS BELOW. THESE QUESTIONS ARE PART OF THE GROUP FILM CRITIQUE PART #2 NOTE:All members of the group including the group leader, are to ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS INDIVIDUALLY.
1. Do you believe that this film has lessons within the storyline that could positively influence society or mankind? Give three of more specific examples from the film.
2. What do you think of the film? Do you like it or dislike it and why? Give three or more specific examples from the film.
3. Did the film meet the first criteria of a successful drama film:”Did the film allow you to suspend disbelief (was the film realistic)?” Give three or more specific examples from the film and state how you think the film was or was not realistic.
4. Did the film meet the second criteria of a successful drama film:”Did the film portray realistic characters in realistic settings, with realistic situations of heightened life (heightened life are things that do not happen every day)? Give three or more specific examples from the film of this critera.
5. Did the film meet the third criteria of a successful drama film:”Did the film have plots with extreme emotion and conflict that audiences can associate with?” Give three or more specific examples from the film of this emotion and conflict, and why you can associate such.
Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American psychological drama film directed by James Mangold and starring Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Moss, Angela Bettis, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jared Leto. Based on Susanna Kaysen’s memoir of the same name, the film follows a young woman who, after a suicide attempt, spends 18 months at a psychiatric hospital between 1967 and 1968.
Girl, Interrupted began as a limited release on December 21, 1999, with a wide expansion on January 14, 2000. The film received mixed reviews from critics, though the performances of Ryder and Jolie received widespread critical acclaim and it has received more positive appreciation in subsequent years. Jolie won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
THIS IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE DRAMA DISCUSSED IN CLASS:
https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/14347/pg14347.html. (MISS JULIA}
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M A. Choose a Theatrical Production to Watch:
Play, Musical or Spectacle (it must a piece of theatre: either live, or a recording of a live staged production. Not a “film version” of a musical or play).
I strongly suggest you consider LMC’s production of Sweeney Todd, to which you’re entitled a free ticket as an LMC student! Follow this link to claim your free ticket (select “student” as your ticket type after selecting your seat and it will be free).
South Bend Civic Theatre is producing A Little Night Music, which might be another great in-person option
Remember that Digital Theatre Plus (linked here at the top left) has many free staged musicals and plays to choose from!
Must be something you haven’t seen before.
Watching Time: typically 1hr 30mins — 2hr 30mins
1) Introduce your readers to the Production you watched.
Title & Author
Plot & Major Characters
Note the plot points: Exposition/Stasis/Setting the Scene; Rising Action; Climax; Denouement
Note the protagonist/hero & antagonist. Sometimes a single person; sometimes a group or force.
Production date of the version you watched & Original production date (if different).
Any significant/interesting facts about this production
If available, include the link or tell us what platform you watched it on (Netflix, HBO, Disney+, BroadwayHD, DVD)
2) Offer your initial impressions of the production using the Critical Response Protocol.
What do you notice? Describe without judgement. I notice that…
What does it remind you of? Describe memory, experience, story, etc
How do you feel? Describe emotions in 1 or 2 words
What questions does it raise? I wonder…
3) Speculate about the Production’s Intended Purpose in Society
1. What does the work help you understand? What you think the production was trying to do? ie., Entertain, Challenge, Promote, Question, Justify, Inspire, Educate, Provoke, Self-Criticism, Convert, etc.
2. What was it about the production that led you to believe this is so?
e.g., The show was meant to entertain. This was obvious through the use of humor and low stakes scenarios such as the parent and child changing bodies due to a magic spell. When originally written in 1980s, the playwright likely wanted to entertain audiences because they were dealing with the fallout of financial recession.
or, e.g., The show was meant to warn the audience. I say that because of the way the author had multiple characters talk about the dangers or heroine addiction, even when it didn’t push the plot forward. It seemed the playwright really wanted to get this message across.
4) Respond to the Theatrical Elements
Select four (4) of the following theatrical elements. Give an example of the effectiveness (or lack thereof) for those four elements. Be specific and highly descriptive. Remember, your readers probably haven’t seen this show. Transport them there. Let them “see” what you saw.
A) Use the Critical Response Protocol (Notice — Remember — Feel — Wonder).
B) Then, answer: “How did these heighten or complement the theme? How did they help tell the story?”:
Wrap up with a few sentences on…
A) whether you’d like to work on a show like this one and if so, in what capacity. If you said no, what would need to be different about the show for you to be interested in contributing your energies and skills to the production?
B) Would you recommend this production to one of your classmates? Why? Why not?
Target Word count: 800-1200 words
Response Time: 40mins – 1hr
(This film is available on Kanopy)
Robert Altman was a Hollywood giant as a director. Despite being nominated for Best Director five times, his only Oscar is an Academy Honorary Award that recognizes his entire body of work. Of his many classic films like M*A*S*H, GOSFORD PARK, and THE LONG GOODBYE, my favorite has always been THE PLAYER.
Released in 1992, THE PLAYER is an inside-the-film-business thriller with a bit of a comic twist to it. It received Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Content Warning: this film has adult themes and language, brief violence, and brief nudity/sensuality.
Please respond to ONE of the following prompts. As you consider these questions, please only relate those elements of the plot that are essential for making your points. Instead, focus on those elements of Cinematic Language that support your points.
1)Our focus in Chapter 6 is on Cinematography. After reading Chapter Six, which of the aspects of Cinematography most stand out in this film? Why? Explore a sequence a sequence of at least one minute in length and provide specific, timestamped examples of Shot Type, Movement, Camera Angle, and Focus.
2) Chapter 5 focuses on Mise-en-Scene. Which of those elements were most striking in your viewing of the film? Explore a sequence of at least one minute in length and identify specific, timestamped examples of Design, Kenesis, Composition, and Lighting.
BE SURE TO ANSWER ALL ELEMENTS OF THE PROMPT YOU CHOOSE.
Discussion Questions should be written with proper grammar and spelling and should reflect a depth of thought appropriate for a college course. I encourage you to compose your thoughts in a Word document and then to paste that response into eCampus. (Do NOT upload as an attachment!)
As always, half the grade comes from responding to another student’s answer. Only one response is required, but the more of a discussion it becomes, the more useful and interesting this exercise will be.
I have written more than half of the paper already, including citations and resources… But I need it shaped up to look and sound better for my master’s degree thesis paper for graduation. There are a few interviews that are part of the paper and need to be presented correctly as well.
The final paper *can* have realism! Since you’re creating two sets, the question is how the same space could be used for both Machinal (expressionism) and Trifles (realism). But the set itself doesn’t have to be the exactly same. Just the basic structure/space is the same.
The problem with your paper is the section on Trifles–you seemed to be referring to the real event that inspired the play, not to the play written by Susan Glaspell, which takes place solely in the farmhouse kitchen.
I have to redo the part for trifle. It must be on the play not the actual event that happen.
This week’s discussion will focus on the story of Antigone originally written by Greek playwright Sophocles. Please read the play Burial at Thebes, an adaptation by Seamus Heaney. After reading the play and watching the powerpoint presentation on Festival Theatre and reading the corresponding Chapter Festival Theatre pages 59-77 in your textbook, please post a discussion comment here. Much to discuss. Antigone vs. Creon, Ismene vs. Antigone, Hamon and Antigone, Creon and Jocasta – the play is composed of many pairs and the relationship between these pairs forms the interlocking dramatic networks of the play. What does writer and philosopher Albert Camus mean when he writes that, “Antigone is right. But Creon is not wrong”?
Do you agree with Antigone? Did you feel aligned with her and her decision to bury her brother, or did you feel more for Creon and his difficult choices as the head of state? What do you make of the fact that women in Greek society were essentially powerless and denied access to public life, and yet in this play, we encounter a central female character who is strong, forceful, and poses some of the play’s most challenging questions? Please discuss your responses to the play. Also, please find and attach an image from our current media/news/events that you feel represents some of the themes or conflicts in the play. Action items:
Post a discussion response
Attach an image
Please see the example of the Given Circumstances Blueprint for “Winter Games” in the file. Then, please fill the Given Circumstances Blueprint for “M. butterfly (1988)” by David Henry Hwang in the same way as the example. The “M. butterfly” script is on the internet, so please search and read it.
Please watch a live theatrical performance on one of the links I’ve provided to view a recorded live theatrical performance to write your 3rd review. Again, continue to add to the review those things we have covered in class (Lighting, Scenery, Music, Sound, Costumes, Acting, Directing, etc)