pick a topic
The course presentation is a more formal research essay on a specific theatre topic studied or prominent in the field. The presentation should be on one of the theatrical topics listed belowâ€¦or elect to pick a topic of your own (with approval by the instructor).
- Early Theatre: The Greek City Dionysia Festival
- Japanese Kabuki Theatre
- Christopher Marlowe: The Other Elizabethan Playwright
- Lord Chamberlain’s Men
- Londonâ€™s Historic Drury Lane Theatre
- Tennessee Williams and Society’s Outcasts
- American Musicals by Stephen Sondheim
- Theatre in Prisons
- The Tony Awards
- Stage Musicals on Film
Areas that could be covered by this presentation include (but are not limited by) — a general history of the period, event, playwright, etc.; staging and production conventions, if applicable; plays and/or other related productions produced; audience responses to or involvement in theatre.
Unlike other assignments in this course, the presentation is not necessarily a normal written essay (though an enhanced written research report would be acceptable 6-8 pages). Think originality and creativityâ€¦that is, graphics, charts, Powerpoint/Prezi programs, audio or visual presentations, etc. are all accepted and encouraged. Your presentation is due by the last day of classes (Fri Dec 11), though early submissions are encouraged and will be accepted. This presentation is graded according to the Presentation Rubric.