Play Suggestions:A Midsummer Night’s DreamRomeo and JulietAs You Like ItTaming of the ShrewThe TempestMuch Ado About NothingThe Comedy of ErrorsMacbethKing Lear
Write an analysis of the play that you viewed. Include at least one quote from the play in your essay. In your essay, address the following:Identify the performance that you have selected.Describe the staging, lighting, costumes, and characters of the performance. How do these match or revise the written version of the play? You do not need to read the entire play, but you should skim the text.What type of mood and tone does the performance create? How?What parts of the play are easier to understand through performance? What are some details that stood out through performance?What are your feelings about this performance? What did you take away from viewing it?
Watch the original version and the adapted version. In your essay, address the following:How is the adaptation the same as the original? Discuss plot, characters, theme, conflict, language, etc.How does the adaptation differ from the original? Discuss setting, time period, characters, plot, language, etc.Does the original story translate well in the adaptation? Why or why not? Did the adaptation work in a different setting, time period, etc. Why or why not?Why do you think Shakespeare’s plays are adapted so often?
Writing Requirements (APA format)Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)1-inch marginsDouble spaced12-point Times New Roman fontTitle pageReferences page- 1 primary source (written version of selected play)
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