This webpage has tips on integrating sources into your writing. It’s MLA 7th edition rather than 8th, but either format works. Scroll down to “Using Readings in your Writing” for help with integrating sources into your own prose paragraphs.
Both plays we read/saw this past week attempt to use performance to ask questions about reality. Take one moment from either Pirandello’s “6 Characters” or Fugard’s “Painted Rocks” and explain how you feel it captures “reality” through performance. In addition, describe how it achieves its goal. Extra points if you use one of our critical sources to support you viewpoint of what exactly is “real” on the stage–Zola, Stanislavsky, or the Worthen introduction on Modernism could all help you define what might be real on the stage. (150 words minimum, due before class on Tuesday, 9/25).
Choose any one of the approaches below and write a 150-500 word response before Tuesday, 9/11 at 3pm.
–Revolutions: Take either aesthetic or political revolutions described in the PPT notes from today’s class under Canvas Files and discuss what is revolutionary about the theme, character, or acting style of Three Sisters? (Cite a specific moment in the play that challenges conventions of its time).
–Acting Style: What is the “artistic seed” of this play (or of a specific character or scene) in your opinion?
–What’s next? What’s in store for the Three Sisters on the eve of the Russian revolution? What do you think happens to each of them next (cite specific moments in the play to support your case).
–Worldview: Does this play seem “feminist” to you? Why or why not? Cite a specific scene to support your claim.
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