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TPS 1107: Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance
2nd Required Performance Response (Global Perspectives) & Assessment
100 points total
Paper Guidelines & Rubric
Overview
To compose a thoughtful, detailed essay responding to the 2nd required performance, focusing on the
aesthetic choices from different areas of production. Read this document carefully. There are several
questions that must be answered fully for submission. You will submit your essay as one document (one
file) to the 2nd Required Performance Paper in the D2L Dropbox. Check D2L and your course syllabus for
due dates and procedures. The essay will be about 750-1000 words; about 2.5-4 pages.
As an assessment of the 2nd Required Performance and the semester material you will write a critical
essay in MLA style format that asks you to analyze various aspects of the required live event, analyze
your experience at these live events, discuss and demonstrate your cumulative understanding in
connection to course concepts and plays that were read.
Refer to your program and any topic or prep lessons/lectures when writing your essays. Include and
refer appropriately to the play, the playwright, the director, actors and other artists involved. Part of
the introduction to the essay should give overall context to the play, title, playwright, characters, and
any actors or artists that you will be discussing.
The essay is being submitted to the D2L Dropbox-Assignment tool; academic writing standards apply. A
plagiarism checker is used for this submission. Make sure to cite sources appropriately in MLA format.
See MLA “Cheat Sheet” in the “written response” resource module if you need a refresher on how to
cite outside sources. If you do use and need citations, put them at the end of the essay. Submit your
essay as one document (one file) containing your best possible written work (proofed) to the D2L
Dropbox. Make sure that you have made all the necessary edits and corrections before submitting.
Remember, you can earn an additional 5 points extra credit if you have your essays reviewed by the KSU
Writing Center and provide documentation. Typically, they will email your professor with the
documentation.
Also note: This assignment is NOT collaborative. Your responses must come from you, and you alone. If
you use secondary sources you must cite them properly, and make no attempt to imply that information
from said sources are your words, thoughts or ideas. Violations of this mandate will be considered
academic fraud and will be prosecuted to the highest degree.
Learning Objectives:
• Examine world of the play and the characters from the 2nd Required Performance within their
respective cultural circumstances and contexts.
• Describe in concrete detail at least one specific moment from each play or performance.
• Connect aspects of these characters’ journeys with aspects of your own life experience and
perspectives.
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Due Date
See Brightspace D2L Calendar
Guidelines
• You will need access to the internet.
• You will need access to the course and assignment dropbox through D2L.
• You will need to be familiar with basic MLA formatting.
• You will do this assignment on your own; it is not collaborative.
• You will share your experience(s), descriptions and explanations from having attended the KSU
production.
• You will submit your proof of attendance (ticket & program) to another coordinating D2L
dropbox.
Steps
Part 1
1. Read, watch and study the materials, links and resources found in the production prep module.
2. Note the director’s (Rick Lombardo) comments regarding his production concept in relation to the
big themes that the play and this production are examining.
3. Visit the KSU As You Like It production and dramaturgical website (found in D2L). Consider the notes
and information on the production in relation to the big themes that the play and this production
are investigating.
Part 2
1. Go see As You Like It, March 20-25, 2018, Kennesaw State University, Stillwell Theater.
2. Save your ticket and program to submit as proof
Part 3
1. Turn in the following items to the appropriate dropbox in D2L by due date (see in D2L calendar):
a. For proof: submit a copy/scan (PDF or JPEG) of your ticket stub (the actual ticket; not just
your order confirmation) and program (cover & inside 1st page that has: title, playwright,
director, etc.) to the appropriate & corresponding “proof” link in the D2L DropboxAssignments
tool.
b. Submit your essays as one document (one file) to the 2nd Required Performance Paper in the
D2L Dropbox.
i. Check D2L and your course syllabus for due dates and procedures.
ii. The essay will be about 750-1000 words; about 2.5-4 pages.
iii. Submit your essay response to the corresponding D2L assignment dropbox as an MS
Word or PDF attachment.
iv. Include your last name in the document name:
“1107Heathers_Response_Smith.docx”
Essay Questions
Consider this quote when addressing the essay prompt questions:
“[T]raveling to some one’s world is a way of identifying with them … because by traveling to their
“world” we can understand what it is to be them and what it is to be ourselves in their eyes.” -Feminist
Philosopher Maria Lugones quoted in Critical Ethnography: Method, Ethics, and Performance D. Soyini
Madison. As we have discussed throughout this semester, theatre and performance can offer us a
vehicle to “world travel” and identify with others whose lives and worldviews may look very different
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from our own or quite similar. Using this metaphor of world travel, use the following questions to assess
the “world” of the 2nd Required Performance.
Consider, validate and respond to each (all) of the following questions in your paper:
1. In the video interview in the lecture/lesson and KSU production website, Director Rick Lombardo
speaks about a handful of themes that he is choosing to highlight in his concept for this production,
specifically what the Forest of Arden has to offer:
a. Love: romantic, parental, child to parent, etc.
b. Transformation
c. Leaving or giving up power
d. Simpler lifestyle
e. Community or reconnecting
f. Nature (and its affects)
g. Discovery or self-discovery
2. Pick one of those themes (or another that you found central in the play) and analyze TWO separate
areas of production and the aesthetic choices made by the respective artists from each area—that
helped you experience that idea through your senses.
i. Directing (stage pictures, blocking, entrances & exits)
ii. Choreography (heightened and often stylized expressive movement)
iii. Visual Design (Costume/Makeup, Scenic Design, Lighting)
iv. Sound/Music (all that we hear)
3. Choose one character in the play with whom you could empathize on some level (or-choose one
that you struggle to connect with—either works!).
a. Describe one moment in the play that stood out to you as a turning point for that character
(i.e. a moment when you saw her/him make a choice under pressure or experience a change
in fortune).
i. What is her/his deepest need or goal in that moment? What got in the way? What
choices does s/he make? What are the consequences? What was at stake?
ii. How did the actor playing that character help to convey that moment of change?
(Think about their physical, vocal choices; believability; presence, gestures.)
iii. Make sure in your response to distinguish clearly between the CHARACTER and the
ACTOR.
4. Choose something that you could steal and add to your final exam project. Describe one
aesthetic/artistic choice made in this play/production that you could “steal” – to apply to your final
exam project. Be specific and explain how specifically you will incorporate this idea into your final
performance/artistic choices/video narrative.
Hints for Success:
1. Please number each essay and follow guidelines carefully but answer the prompts in full complete
sentences and paragraphs.
2. Be sure to correctly name the artists involved whose work you analyze in each essay. Use your
program to verify spelling and role.
3. Support all claims with concrete examples that you observed from the performance. Describe &
explain in detail those moments that you choose to highlight.
4. I encourage you to use “I statements” and to discuss your response (and that of others around you).
But – stay on task! Keep your focus on the event.
5. Go deep, not wide. (Ask – “So what?” What is the significance/meaning that you interpreted based
on what you witnessed?) Make meaning.
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6. Italicize play titles. The first time you mention the play, give it the full title. After that, you can
abbreviate “Heathers.”
7. The first time you discuss an artist’s work, use the full name. After that, you should use the last
name only.
8. Use strong, active verbs. Avoid “essay speak.” Make every word count.
9. Print your paper out and proof carefully for spelling, punctuation, mechanics (including
capitalization) and clarity before submitting. Read it out loud to a friend.
10. Take pride in your work and your ideas.
Rubric (100 Points)
Content/Ideas/Depth – 30pts
Support/Evidence – 30pts
Focus/Clarity/Organization in response to the question prompts – 20pts
Spelling, Grammar, Mechanics – 20pts
Excellent – “A” work (90% or above) (100-90pts)
Indicates that the response meets or exceeds all areas of competence. This paper provides thoughtful,
fully developed responses to all questions asked; supports observations with specific examples from the
performance, and does not assume the presence of the reader at the event. Each response answers the
appropriate question thoroughly and clearly demonstrates that the writer attended the performance
and reflected on his/her experience in a meaningful way. The paper demonstrates substantive reflection
and critical thinking on the part of the writer/spectator avoiding vague statements (like “It was
awesome!” or “I didn’t get it” or “I was bored”) unsupported by detailed analysis. Responses read
clearly and smoothly throughout; follow the format outlined in the paper guidelines; and contain
minimal grammatical or mechanical errors.
Strong – “B” Work (80-89%) (89-80pts)
Indicates that the response provides thoughtful responses to all questions asked, but may lack some of
the specificity and depth of an excellent response paper. Strong papers follow the correct format and
clearly demonstrate that the writer attended the performance and attempted to reflect on his/her
experience in a meaningful way. The responses tend to be weaker in at one area (content/analysis,
organization, grammar/mechanics) but otherwise demonstrate competence, substantive reflection, and
critical thinking on the part of the writer.
Acceptable – “C” work (70-79%) (79-70pts)
Indicates that the response provides adequate responses to all questions asked, but lacks specificity and
depth. Responses may veer off subject or may not fully answer the questions. Adequate papers follow
the correct format and demonstrate that the writer attended the performance and attempted to reflect
on her/his experience; however, they lack competence in two or more areas (content/analysis,
organization, grammar/mechanics), thus inhibiting the clarity and quality of the responses.
Not Acceptable – “D” Work (60-69%) (69-60pts)
Indicates that the response is weak in all areas of competence, either because it is so poorly written that
the reader cannot understand its content or because that content is inaccurate, inappropriate,
incomplete, or seriously disorganized. Responses do not convince the reader that the writer attended
the full event or attempted to reflect on the experience in a meaningful way.
Failing – “F” (Below 60%) (50-0pts)
Indicates that the paper fails to meet all areas of competence.

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Page 1 of 4 Giardina – 1107-2nd Required Performance Guidelines & Rubric TPS 1107: Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance 2nd Required Performance Response (Global Perspectives) & Assessment 100 points total Paper Guidelines & Rubric Overview To compose a thoughtful, detailed essay responding to the 2nd required performance, focusing on the aesthetic choices from different areas of production. Read this document carefully. There are several questions that must be answered fully for submission. You will submit your essay as one document (one file) to the 2nd Required Performance Paper in the D2L Dropbox. Check D2L and your course syllabus for due dates and procedures. The essay will be about 750-1000 words; about 2.5-4 pages. As an assessment of the 2nd Required Performance and the semester material you will write a critical essay in MLA style format that asks you to analyze various aspects of the required live event, analyze your experience at these live events, discuss and demonstrate your cumulative understanding in connection to course concepts and plays that were read. Refer to your program and any topic or prep lessons/lectures when writing your essays. Include and refer appropriately to the play, the playwright, the director, actors and other artists involved. Part of the introduction to the essay should give overall context to the play, title, playwright, characters, and any actors or artists that you will be discussing. The essay is being submitted to the D2L Dropbox-Assignment tool; academic writing standards apply. A plagiarism checker is used for this submission. Make sure to cite sources appropriately in MLA format. See MLA “Cheat Sheet” in the “written response” resource module if you need a refresher on how to cite outside sources. If you do use and need citations, put them at the end of the essay. Submit your essay as one document (one file) containing your best possible written work (proofed) to the D2L Dropbox. Make sure that you have made all the necessary edits and corrections before submitting. Remember, you can earn an additional 5 points extra credit if you have your essays reviewed by the KSU Writing Center and provide documentation. Typically, they will email your professor with the documentation. Also note: This assignment is NOT collaborative. Your responses must come from you, and you alone. If you use secondary sources you must cite them properly, and make no attempt to imply that information from said sources are your words, thoughts or ideas. Violations of this mandate will be considered academic fraud and will be prosecuted to the highest degree. Learning Objectives: • Examine world of the play and the characters from the 2nd Required Performance within their respective cultural circumstances and contexts. • Describe in concrete detail at least one specific moment from each play or performance. • Connect aspects of these characters’ journeys with aspects of your own life experience and perspectives. Page 2 of 4 Giardina – 1107-2nd Required Performance Guidelines & Rubric Due Date See Brightspace D2L Calendar Guidelines • You will need access to the internet. • You will need access to the course and assignment dropbox through D2L. • You will need to be familiar with basic MLA formatting. • You will do this assignment on your own; it is not collaborative. • You will share your experience(s), descriptions and explanations from having attended the KSU production. • You will submit your proof of attendance (ticket & program) to another coordinating D2L dropbox. Steps Part 1 1. Read, watch and study the materials, links and resources found in the production prep module. 2. Note the director’s (Rick Lombardo) comments regarding his production concept in relation to the big themes that the play and this production are examining. 3. Visit the KSU As You Like It production and dramaturgical website (found in D2L). Consider the notes and information on the production in relation to the big themes that the play and this production are investigating. Part 2 1. Go see As You Like It, March 20-25, 2018, Kennesaw State University, Stillwell Theater. 2. Save your ticket and program to submit as proof Part 3 1. Turn in the following items to the appropriate dropbox in D2L by due date (see in D2L calendar): a. For proof: submit a copy/scan (PDF or JPEG) of your ticket stub (the actual ticket; not just your order confirmation) and program (cover & inside 1st page that has: title, playwright, director, etc.) to the appropriate & corresponding “proof” link in the D2L DropboxAssignments tool. b. Submit your essays as one document (one file) to the 2nd Required Performance Paper in the D2L Dropbox. i. Check D2L and your course syllabus for due dates and procedures. ii. The essay will be about 750-1000 words; about 2.5-4 pages. iii. Submit your essay response to the corresponding D2L assignment dropbox as an MS Word or PDF attachment. iv. Include your last name in the document name: “1107Heathers_Response_Smith.docx” Essay Questions Consider this quote when addressing the essay prompt questions: “[T]raveling to some one’s world is a way of identifying with them … because by traveling to their “world” we can understand what it is to be them and what it is to be ourselves in their eyes.” -Feminist Philosopher Maria Lugones quoted in Critical Ethnography: Method, Ethics, and Performance D. Soyini Madison. As we have discussed throughout this semester, theatre and performance can offer us a vehicle to “world travel” and identify with others whose lives and worldviews may look very different Page 3 of 4 Giardina – 1107-2nd Required Performance Guidelines & Rubric from our own or quite similar. Using this metaphor of world travel, use the following questions to assess the “world” of the 2nd Required Performance. Consider, validate and respond to each (all) of the following questions in your paper: 1. In the video interview in the lecture/lesson and KSU production website, Director Rick Lombardo speaks about a handful of themes that he is choosing to highlight in his concept for this production, specifically what the Forest of Arden has to offer: a. Love: romantic, parental, child to parent, etc. b. Transformation c. Leaving or giving up power d. Simpler lifestyle e. Community or reconnecting f. Nature (and its affects) g. Discovery or self-discovery 2. Pick one of those themes (or another that you found central in the play) and analyze TWO separate areas of production and the aesthetic choices made by the respective artists from each area—that helped you experience that idea through your senses. i. Directing (stage pictures, blocking, entrances & exits) ii. Choreography (heightened and often stylized expressive movement) iii. Visual Design (Costume/Makeup, Scenic Design, Lighting) iv. Sound/Music (all that we hear) 3. Choose one character in the play with whom you could empathize on some level (or-choose one that you struggle to connect with—either works!). a. Describe one moment in the play that stood out to you as a turning point for that character (i.e. a moment when you saw her/him make a choice under pressure or experience a change in fortune). i. What is her/his deepest need or goal in that moment? What got in the way? What choices does s/he make? What are the consequences? What was at stake? ii. How did the actor playing that character help to convey that moment of change? (Think about their physical, vocal choices; believability; presence, gestures.) iii. Make sure in your response to distinguish clearly between the CHARACTER and the ACTOR. 4. Choose something that you could steal and add to your final exam project. Describe one aesthetic/artistic choice made in this play/production that you could “steal” – to apply to your final exam project. Be specific and explain how specifically you will incorporate this idea into your final performance/artistic choices/video narrative. Hints for Success: 1. Please number each essay and follow guidelines carefully but answer the prompts in full complete sent
ences and paragraphs. 2. Be sure to correctly name the artists involved whose work you analyze in each essay. Use your program to verify spelling and role. 3. Support all claims with concrete examples that you observed from the performance. Describe & explain in detail those moments that you choose to highlight. 4. I encourage you to use “I statements” and to discuss your response (and that of others around you). But – stay on task! Keep your focus on the event. 5. Go deep, not wide. (Ask – “So what?” What is the significance/meaning that you interpreted based on what you witnessed?) Make meaning. Page 4 of 4 Giardina – 1107-2nd Required Performance Guidelines & Rubric 6. Italicize play titles. The first time you mention the play, give it the full title. After that, you can abbreviate “Heathers.” 7. The first time you discuss an artist’s work, use the full name. After that, you should use the last name only. 8. Use strong, active verbs. Avoid “essay speak.” Make every word count. 9. Print your paper out and proof carefully for spelling, punctuation, mechanics (including capitalization) and clarity before submitting. Read it out loud to a friend. 10. Take pride in your work and your ideas. Rubric (100 Points) Content/Ideas/Depth – 30pts Support/Evidence – 30pts Focus/Clarity/Organization in response to the question prompts – 20pts Spelling, Grammar, Mechanics – 20pts Excellent – “A” work (90% or above) (100-90pts) Indicates that the response meets or exceeds all areas of competence. This paper provides thoughtful, fully developed responses to all questions asked; supports observations with specific examples from the performance, and does not assume the presence of the reader at the event. Each response answers the appropriate question thoroughly and clearly demonstrates that the writer attended the performance and reflected on his/her experience in a meaningful way. The paper demonstrates substantive reflection and critical thinking on the part of the writer/spectator avoiding vague statements (like “It was awesome!” or “I didn’t get it” or “I was bored”) unsupported by detailed analysis. Responses read clearly and smoothly throughout; follow the format outlined in the paper guidelines; and contain minimal grammatical or mechanical errors. Strong – “B” Work (80-89%) (89-80pts) Indicates that the response provides thoughtful responses to all questions asked, but may lack some of the specificity and depth of an excellent response paper. Strong papers follow the correct format and clearly demonstrate that the writer attended the performance and attempted to reflect on his/her experience in a meaningful way. The responses tend to be weaker in at one area (content/analysis, organization, grammar/mechanics) but otherwise demonstrate competence, substantive reflection, and critical thinking on the part of the writer. Acceptable – “C” work (70-79%) (79-70pts) Indicates that the response provides adequate responses to all questions asked, but lacks specificity and depth. Responses may veer off subject or may not fully answer the questions. Adequate papers follow the correct format and demonstrate that the writer attended the performance and attempted to reflect on her/his experience; however, they lack competence in two or more areas (content/analysis, organization, grammar/mechanics), thus inhibiting the clarity and quality of the responses. Not Acceptable – “D” Work (60-69%) (69-60pts) Indicates that the response is weak in all areas of competence, either because it is so poorly written that the reader cannot understand its content or because that content is inaccurate, inappropriate, incomplete, or seriously disorganized. Responses do not convince the reader that the writer attended the full event or attempted to reflect on the experience in a meaningful way. Failing – “F” (Below 60%) (50-0pts) Indicates that the paper fails to meet all areas of competence.

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