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Listen to anna in the tropics, starring jimmy smits for free!

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION:
For this assignment, you will apply your knowledge and understanding of the seven components of a play.
Begin by reading How to Read a Play Download How to Read a Play.
Next, read the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Anna in the Tropics, by Nilo Cruz.
It should take approximately 1 hour to read the play.
Helpful Hint: Listening to a performance of the play as you take notes can be very helpful. Listen to Anna in the Tropics, starring Jimmy Smits for free! (Links to an external site.)
PLEASE NOTE: This play will be included in future graded assignments.
DOWNLOAD & COMPLETE the M2L1_Analysis_Reading_Handout.docx Download M2L1_Analysis_Reading_Handout.docx as you read the scriipt.
SAVE your document as a .PDF file (In Word, click the “File” tab and click “Save As”. Select “PDF” from the Save as drop-down list.)
SUBMIT your completed Analysis Handout to this assignment.

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Submit your completed analysis handout to this assignment.

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION:
For this assignment, you will apply your knowledge and understanding of the seven components of a play.
WATCH the BBC performance of Oedipus the King on Digital Theatre+. The production is 2 hours and 3 minutes.
First log in at least once from here:
https://libraryguides.mdc.edu/DigitalTheatrePlus (Links to an external site.)
or from the A-Z list: https://libraryguides.mdc.edu/az.php?q=Digital%20Theatre (Links to an external site.)
Once logged in from these links, search for the video manually (Oedipus, the King BBC) or click on the link.
https://edu.digitaltheatreplus.com/content/productions/oedipus-the-king-bbc-studios (Links to an external site.)
DOWNLOAD & COMPLETE the M1L3_Analysis_Handout.docx Download M1L3_Analysis_Handout.docxas you watch the performance.
SAVE your assignment as .PDF file.
SUBMIT your completed Analysis Handout to this assignment.

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Read the m2.2 lesson

COMPLETED the M2.2 reading assignment
READ the M2.2 lesson
DEFINED the M2.2 terminology in your notes
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION:
Write an original scene that involves two characters using the format below.
Start the scene with the line: “That’s not fair.”
Setting: Think of a place and write down the first thing that comes to your mind. This is where your scene will take place.
Conflict: Think of an object and write down the first thing that comes to your mind. Your conflict will be centered around that object.
Characters:
Choose one of the following relationships:
husband and wife
siblings (brother/sister; sisters; brothers)
best friends
enemies
Choose a name for each and briefly describe their personalities in 2-3 sentences.
Helpful Hint: Refer to page 33 in the textbook and your copy of Anna in the Tropics to see how to format the character lines.
REQUIREMENTS
Your scene must be at least 1 page.
There must be two characters.
Each character should have a minimum of 10 lines.
EMBED the text of your assignment. Click on the “Write Submission” link and type your text directly into the space provided OR SAVE your document as a .PDF file (In Word, click the “File” tab and click “Save As”. Select “PDF” from the Save as drop-down list.)
Please note: The Scene assignment is valued at 30 points toward your final grade.

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1.first you have to read backwards and forwards by ball.

1.First you have to read Backwards and Forwards by Ball.
2. Read the play Death and the King’s Horseman by Soyinka. I have attaching both readings.
3. Using Ball’s method in Backwards and Forwards, please describe the “triggers” and “heaps” that make up the central action of Death and the King’s Horseman. Make sure your chain is equally precise backwards as well as forwards. Format this analysis however you like, but it should be
Clear to read
Require no further explanation that isn’t on the page.
No word count.
Note: this will be graded complete/incomplete based on whether I feel you’ve met the terms of the assignment. And trust me, it’ll be useful for our discussion in class.
*I am sending examples of Trigger and heaps but from another play (Antigone) so you have an idea how the assignment is done. But for the best development of this is to read the method Backwards and Forwards (Ball) as the professor has ordered.

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Under that heading, propose four general statements indicative of your personal taste in movies.

Part 1: View a feature film made between 1940 – 1970 you have not seen before (or will see later in this class) by a great director. Many directors were active both before and after 1970 so make sure you see a pre-1970 FEATURE fiction film.
Suggestion: American directors such as Frank Capra, George Cukor, John Ford, George Stevens, Preston Sturges, Billy Wilder, or William Wyler. Foreign directors such as Ingmar Bergman (Swedish), Luis Buñuel (Spanish), Claude Chabrol (French), Federico Fellini (Italian), Akira Kurosawa (Japanese), Lina Wertmuller (German) or the British team known as “The Archers” made up of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. For other possibilities, try: http://www.filmsite.org/directors.html Comment on the specific film you saw in terms of its genre and the quality of the film itself. Pay attention to the camerawork (cinematography) the editing (montage) and the sound (including music). What did you like and what did you dislike? Why do you like the things you like, and why do you dislike the things you dislike? Finally, is the film successful in creating a work of fiction using the craft of filmmaking and considering when it was made? (Note: This is not the same question as whether or not you liked it. It is entirely possible to like a film that you are aware is not very good.)
Part 2: Draw some general conclusions about the work of the director and one of the main actors or actresses. For example let us say you watched the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. Did you like David Lean as a filmmaker? Explain your answer. Did you like Peter O’Toole in the role of Larwrence? Why, or why not?
End with your overall impression of the film, including how you see it as an example of the its genre and time period.
PARTS ONE AND TWO SHOULD BE PRESENTED AS A SINGLE ESSAY!
Part 3: On a separate page, insert the heading “My Criteria for Quality in Film.” Under that heading, propose four general statements indicative of your personal taste in movies. These statements should be numbered (1) through (4), and they should be written as complete sentences or a short paragraph. For example, if you commented in your essay that you liked the acting because it was realistic and you liked the scriipt because it had a happy ending, you could propose these two statements as criteria for quality: “(1) Excellent movies feature realistic acting. (2) A movie is more likely to be good if it ends happily.” Think about and then explain what words such as good, excellent, and effective actually mean.

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The review is based on Rent only. Instructions are on the document ; will be che

The review is based on Rent only.
Instructions are on the document ; will be checked via turn it in and safeassign

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After viewing the short film “Our Time Is Up,” by robpearlstein https://youtu

After viewing the short film “Our Time Is Up,” by robpearlstein
https://youtu.be/OsnzGqIWXDE , review the five components of the Plot Structure Diagram. Identify each component in the film, and explain how your choice fits the descriiption/function of each component. For example, identify the events of the film that comprise the Exposition, and explain how the events you have identified serve the function of the Exposition. Then do the following for the inciting event, rising action, climax, and falling action. You may do a short paragraph for each of the five plot structure components. It is STRONGLY recommended that you write about each of the components IN ORDER (for example, start with the exposition rather than the climax).
As you write, keep the following points in mind:
The exposition introduces us to the NORMAL WORLD of the main character
The Inciting Moment or Inciting Event is the moment at which nothing will ever be the same for the protagonist. It is a SINGLE EVENT that forever changes the protagonist’s life. This usually occurs fairly early on in the plot
The Rising action takes most of the time in the plot. This is the portion where events get increasingly complicated, and the audience still has questions about what will happen.
The Climax happens near the END of the plot. It is usually a single event or a very short sequence of events where the tension in the plot reaches its highest point and then releases. At this point, most of the audience’s questions about if events of the plot will turn out happily or unhappily will be answered.
The Falling Action is usually the last little bit of the plot where any final loose ends get tied up. Since the tension is pretty much gone from the plot by this time, this is more about tidying up any small, less vital questions in the plot.
The events of a plot are distinct (meaning one event in the film CAN NOT serve the purpose of more than one component of the plot). In other words, one event can’t be BOTH the inciting event AND the climax, for example.
The components of the plot will take place in order, so for example, the rising action will happen after the exposition and inciting event, not before.