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The following is the requirements about the play response. According to the requirements to write.
Play Response – The Cripple of Inishmaan – MINIMUM – 3 pages – The Play Response is an informal response to the production.
Any papers being turned in that do not contain the MINIMUM page requirements will be handed back with a score of zero. You will not be given a chance to make these up.
Besides the minimum CI page requirements, all written assignments must also follow these guidelines:
- A cover page with Name, Date, Class Name and Class Section
- 3 FULL pages not counting title pages
- Typed, double spaced with a 12 pt. Times New Roman font
- One inch margins all around
- Carefully proofread with correct grammar/sentence structure
- A separate typed bibliography, if needed.
- File Upload format: First initial, Last name, Name of the assignment
The PLAY RESPONSE
- Can use first person (ex.-“I,” “Me”)
- Can be more informal and conversational language
- Can use contractions
Here are things you should include in the play response. Use them as thinking and talking points and not an outline for your response.
- Provide an introduction paragraph; set up the tone and prelude content for your paper!
- Tell me about the theatre. Proscenium, Thrust, Arena? Nice? Dumpy?
- (PLOT) Give a very brief description of the plot. ONE paragraph please!
- (CHARACTERS) Discuss the main characters and the actors and how well you thought they did in the show. Do not forget to use their real names when referencing the characters. Remember characters don’t do the show, actors do.
- (THEME) Briefly touch on major theme(s) of the play (remember, message or duality!)
- (LANGUAGE) Did they use dialects? Long/short sentences? Narrators/exposition?
- (MUSIC) Was there music used in the show: before, after, during? To what effect? Any sound effects? Any sound reinforcement (i.e. mikes)?
- (SPECTACLE) Discuss lighting, costumes, sound, & set—how can you fold these together if they don’t merit a paragraph all to themselves? How well did these elements support the script and the actors on stage?
- Discuss directing. How was the blocking, tempo, rhythm, and unity of elements? Was it true to the playwright’s intentions? If not, why not, and was that choice effective?
- A conclusion that ties the preceding paragraphs together and summarizes your feelings o the production which has been previously SUPPORTED through varied and exciting examples throughout all elements!
A Few Tips…
*Avoid “potpourri” paragraphs: remember, (Transition) thesis, content, conclusion
*Remain consistent: Either past or present tense, NOT both!
*Be careful about using character names where appropriate and actor’s names where appropriate
*Avoid “Very Good/Great Job” in any form (they are overused and vague; grab a thesaurus!)
*The word “act” is only capitalized if it specific: “each act provided this..” & “Act I is shorter..