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To help you develop a deeper appreciation of theatre, you will write an informative paper. This research paper will give you an opportunity to study the history of theatre outside of the textbook and explore a topic that is interesting to you.
Please review the instructions below carefully to learn what is required for a successful assignment.
Begin by choosing one of the theatre history topics listed below.
Next, delve into the time and place in which it was developed and research its origin, key features, facts, and characteristics (if applicable).
Organize your findings into a paper using MLA format.
Use reliable, academic sources from the MDC Links to an external site.Learning Resources databasesLinks to an external site..
At the end of your report, include visuals related to the topic (playwrights, theatres, costumes, geography, performances, etc…)
SAVE your document as a .PDF file (In Word, click the “File” tab and click “Save As”. Select “PDF” from the Save as drop-down list.)
UPLOAD and SUBMIT your .pdf file
THEATRE HISTORY TOPICS
Please choose one of the following topics as the focus of your paper:
Japanese Kabuki Theatre
Japanese Noh Theatre
Mystery, Miracle, or Morality Plays
Theatre of the Absurd
Theatre of the Oppressed
Rock Musicals and Rock Operas
GUIDED RESEARCH QUESTIONS
Below are a few questions to help guide your research once you’ve chosen a topic:
What role did theatre play in society?
What political/historical events happened that affected the arts?
What were some famous playwrights and what makes them so well known?
What were known and still performed plays from the time?
The length requirement of this paper is 700 words. Please be advised that writing tutors are available on Miami Dade College campuses and virtually.
GIVE yourself time to plan, write, revise, and edit your writing.
FORMULATE a thesis statement that communicates the main idea or purpose of your paper.
CREATE an outline to organize your ideas.
SUPPORT ideas using examples and details.
USE transitional devices and proofread for spelling and grammar errors.
CITE all sources using MLA style
Consult the Purdue OWL websiteLinks to an external site. for MLA format guidelines
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