INSTRUCTIONSRespond to the ALL of the following:QUESTION 1: What is the GENRE

INSTRUCTIONS
Respond to the ALL of the following:
QUESTION 1: What is the GENRE of this play? Explain using specific information from the play. QUESTION 2: What is the THEME(s) of the play? How does the theme(s)/meaning relate to and express current culture and values of society? QUESTION 3: Select a main CHARACTER from the play and discuss the following: What type of dramatic character is this character?
What is the importance/function of the character you have selected? How is this character important to the outcome of the play?
How would you describe this character’s personality? How do the other characters interact and respond to this character? How and why do you identify with this character? How is this character relevant to American culture today? Why?
QUESTION 4: Describe the DRAMATIC STRUCTURE of this play using the recorded performance of this play.
Describe the RISING ACTION. Identify the scene(s) of the falling action. (Screenshot required from this scene.)
Describe the EXPOSITION. How does takes place – scenes, dialogue, narration, etc. Which characters are involved? (Screenshot required from this scene.)
Describe the CLIMAX. What happens? Which characters are present. Why is this the climax? What elements are present that brings on this culminating high point? (Screenshot required from this scene.)
Format & Instructions:
In this essay, you will fully illustrate the definition of terms used by applying the term and identifying examples from the performance within the context of your essay. UNDERLINE all terms used. You must use:
More Than FIVE “TERMS TO KNOW” from Modules 2, 3, and 4
Provide specific examples of moments from the play to support your thoughts. Answer sub-questions. Use these to frame your complete response. Your analysis MUST BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Quotes from the play and/or class material sources will not be counted in the overall word count of your Play Response.
DO NOT USE OUTSIDE SOURCES. Use only class material sources. If you have citations, you must include a reference page “Works Cited”.
Use this format: 12 pt. font Times New Roman or Calibri, Double-spaced, 1″ margins
Additional points will be deducted for misspellings, lack of punctuation, using improper case use and texting acronyms, and lack of clarity in your response.
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Option #1. Examine one of the films listed under Module #3 on the M3 Gender Performances Movie Selections page and write a short (1000 words) essay focused on the following question:

Option #1. Examine one of the films listed under Module #3 on the M3 Gender Performances Movie Selections page and write a short (1000 words) essay focused on the following question: Can you identify and describe gender bias in the performance? You may use the Bechdel test or any other indicator. Select a film and describe how the actors perform as masculine, feminine or neutral gender. You might examine elements such as the portrayal of women, the number of characters who are male or female, how their relationships are shown, or the number of scenes with sex or violence. Consider whether the film passes the Bechdel Test. Option #2. Examine one of the films listed in the LGBTQ database on Kanopy in the USF Library (link on M3 movie page) or one of the films listed on the M3 Gender Performances Movie Selections page and write a short (1000 words) essay focused on the following question: How does the actor’s performance challenge essentialist ideas of fixed gender identities, heteronormativity and sexual orientation? Select a film and describe how the actors perform gender within (or beyond) the diverse LGBTQ spectrum. You might examine elements such as identity and difference; community, political engagement and social change. Consider whether the film turns away from negative stereotypes. Definition of Stereotype (Links to an external site.) Please avoid extensively summarizing the plot at the expense of analyzing the actor’s performance. You must put the word count and the option you selected on your essay under your name.