Any topic (writer’s choice)

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Any topic (writer’s choice)

* The essay needs to be expanded on to reach a 10 page total.*

General formatting: 1 inch margins, Times New Roman size 12 font, full pages no space for name or other extraneous details NO COVER PAGE.

This paper focuses on one page for each of the 5 following subjects

1. Oedipus the King [pages 53-92]
2. Everyman and
3. Tartuffe 226-258) / in comparison to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
4. Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, video presentation with Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Charlton Heston, et al.
5. Hamilton, audio presentation

Each single page section has 3 prompts:

1) the intention of the author
2) the intention of the director
3) how you feel the production is or is not relevant to 2020.

For part 1, you will be expected to provide evidence for your arguments cited directly from the play texts, and from whatever scholarship you can find on other plays written by the author or written about the author. For Part 2, you will be expected to provide evidence directly from the films or plays, citing specific images of acting style, costumes, set, etc. Part 3 is open to interpretation.