You will need to briefly summarize (5-7 sentences) the play you choose in your essay
Choose from the list of plays Iâ€™ve provided.
You are required to incorporate
at least 5
sources into this
assignment in order to lend critical weight to your argument; 3 of your sources must be
scholarly; the other 2 can be credible. Research should be used to help establish the
significance of your argument. Use research to enhance your analysis of the
issues. Remember: This is not a book report. Instead, your research should be used to
advance your argument about a play you choose.
Your audience is your academic peers and your instructor
Your purpose is to advance a new argument about a play.
For your essay to be successful, the conclusions you draw must reflect an
understanding of the play that explains the context in which it operates and extends
beyond the obvious.
After you choose and read a play, start by answering some of the questions from the
worksheet I gave you.
Be sure to read a working draft of your essay aloud to a peer to get a stronger
impression of its impact.
I highly recommend you select a topic and play that you have some sort of personal
investment in. If you do, you will write better.
Read of a summary of every play before you dive into one and read the whole thing.