Paragraph #1: Combine answers to make complete sentences.
1. What was the title of the play? (All play titles should be in italics or underlined.)
2. Who was the playwright of the play? (Full Name)
3. When was the play written or videotaped (Check the copyright date and publishing history page at the front of the play or on the video) OR when was it performed if in person?
4. By whom (which publishing company) was this version of the play published or who produced the play (name the producer) if you watched it on video or in person?
5. How many pages are in this written version of the play OR how long did the play run if you watched it on video or in person?
6. Tell how many acts there are and what type of play it is: musical, farce, fantasy, tragedy, comedy, drama.
7. Who was the protagonist (the central character who the play was most about BUT not always the “good” guy)? What were his/her most admirable traits? What obstacles was he/she faced with? How did he/she overcome them? If a “viewed” production, tell whether the actors portrayed the protagonist character convincingly (believably). Consider the voice, diction, gestures, movements, reactions, mood, and spontaneity of the actor.
8. Who was the antagonist (the person who caused the central conflict in the play)? How did this character cause conflict for the protagonist? If a “viewed” production, tell whether the actors portrayed the protagonist character convincingly (believably). Consider the voice, diction, gestures, movements, reactions, mood, and spontaneity of the actor.
9. Write a one paragraph summary of the play’s plot. Your summary should include a little bit about all the parts of the play, including the ending. Do not just write about the first act and then write, “...and if you want to know how it ends, you’ll have to see it yourself!” Be complete.
10. Write a one-paragraph review of the play. Explain the best and worst qualities of the play and the production if it was viewed. Why did you like it or dislike it? What sort of a person would enjoy this play? You may even create a “rating” scale and give it a rating if you want.
FINALLY: For full credit, you must write a 2-3 sentence response to another student's critque.
This is due by Thursday, March 21, 2013.