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Research Starter - THEA 332: Assignment Guidelines

Assignment Guidelines

Paper 1 Project (THEA-332-01 Survey of Drama Literature and Theatre History II)

You will be assigned one of the topics below and will complete the following:

  • Annotated Bibliography – Due Monday, Sept 14 – (50 points)
  • Outline/Thesis Statement – Due Monday, Sept 28  - (50points)
  • A 1200-1400 word paper (“Article”) on your topic – Due Oct 16 – (100 pts)

No late work will be accepted on any aspect of the paper. 

All portions must be submitted by email by the START of the class on the date that they are due.


NOTE: You are looking for pertinent information about their work/art and what influence it had on theatre and culture.  The professor is not interested in their life story unless you think some aspect of it is pertinent to your thesis.

  • Viola Spolin
  • Lee Strasburg
  • The Federal Theatre Project
  • The Wooster Group
  • Jerzy Grotowski
  • Stella Adler
  • Sarah Bernhardt
  • Elia Kazan

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

Due Monday, Sept 14

Using your assigned topic you will create an annotated bibliography. 

The bibliography will…

  • Include EIGHT TOTAL SOURCES that is a combination of books (no encyclopedias) and scholarly journals (peer-reviewed)
    • At least three journal articles
    • At least two books.
    • No more than one relevant play.
    • No more than two sources by the same author
  • Use the Chicago/Turabian format.
  • Your annotations should include two-three sentences each about the contents of the source as it pertains to your topic. (What’s in it?  How would it be helpful to people researching your topic?)
  • You will submit a PDF copy by email by the start of class on the due date.

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