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Afro-Brazilian Music and Culture
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In this course students will learn about the musical heritage Africans brought to Brazil and how through forced conversion and cultural adaptation, their traditions quickly syncretized into distinct Afro-Brazilian artistic expressions. This course will explore many musical traditions, including; Samba, Pagode, Baile Funk, Candombl̩ and Ax̩ music for their social, religious and/or political significance, from the early twentieth century through today. In doing so, students will get to practice and learn the vocabulary and grammatical structures found in the music of these rich and varied genres, and acquire a familiarity with conversational Portuguese.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Castro McGowan, Regina
Date Added:
04/01/2020
American Music
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This assignment works toward developing students' competency in Inquiry and Problem Solving. The problem solving arises as they negotiate contradictory viewpoints about genres of American music, specifically related to topic areas covered in class (such as class, gender, identity, race, authenticity, and place).

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
LaGuardia Community College
Author:
Fulton, William
Date Added:
01/01/2015
BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts, Fall 2003
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Offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based media, including sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice. Required of and restricted to Course 4 majors. Lab fee.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jacob, Wendy
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Composition of Individual & Society FIQWS
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First-year composition courses at CCNY teach writing as a recursive and frequently
collaborative process of invention, drafting, and revising. Writing is both personal and social, and students should learn how to write for different purposes and audiences. Since writing is a process of making meaning and communicating, FYC teachers respond mainly to the content of students’ writing as well as to recurring surface errors. Students should expect frequent written and oral responses on the content of their writing from their teachers and peers. Classes rely heavily on a workshop format. Instruction emphasizes the connection between writing, reading, and critical thinking; students should give thoughtful, reasoned responses to the readings. Both reading and writing are the subjects of class discussions and workshops, and students are expected to be active participants in the online classroom community.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Mathematics
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Davidow, Julianne
Date Added:
01/01/2020
A Critical Approach to Performance History
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World Theatre I is meant to provide a historical survey of performance practices across the globe covering early theatrical forms until broadly the 15th century and traveling through performance traditions in Africa, Western Europe, Asia, and the Americas. This course provides a historical survey of theatre across the globe, covering early theatrical forms until the 15th Century. Through traditions in Africa, Western Europe, Asia, and the Americas, we will examine a variety of theatre forms and styles, as well as individual plays, playwrights, and designers. We will study theoretical texts on theatre and performance from the periods and locales covered. We will also consider the influences on theatre from different cultural, social, political, and economic contexts, and the manners in which theatre has engaged critically and politically in different societies.

We’ll read scripts, theatre/performance theory, and look at some primary sources. All the materials for the class will be housed on this website, including our syllabus, videos from the series Theater CrashCourse, podcasts on Theatre History @Howlround Commons, Library Research Guides (Tools), and other Open Educational Resources. This site is also a work-in-progress platform for rethinking our class’s contents. It will host thoughts and open-access resources to question, research, and practice performance history. [This site was created as part of the Open Pedagogy Fellowship, hosted by the Mina Rees Library, The Graduate Center, CUNY].

Subject:
Performing Arts
History
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Hunter College
Author:
Alex Viteri Arturo
Date Added:
06/24/2021
Critical Reviews & The New York Times Assignment
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What is the role of criticism in any art form?
What is the purpose? Is it to enlighten the artists involved? The audience?
Using sample Plays and Playwrights from this term, students will go on a deep dive into the archives of the New York Times theatre reviews. Comparing reviews on the same play with different productions shows different points of view.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Kingsborough Community College
Author:
Rothacker, Thomas L
Date Added:
01/01/2021
Dance Theory and Composition, Fall 2003
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Explores aesthetic and technical underpinnings of contemporary dance composition. Basic compositional techniques discussed and practiced with an emphasis on principles such as weight, space, time, effort, and shape. Principles of musicality considered and developed by each student. Working together, students create short compositions to help them understand the range of possibilities available when working with the medium of the human body. Selected viewing and reading exercises augment classroom work. Class attends at least two professional dance events in the Boston area.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
DeFrantz, Thomas
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Desalination and Water Purification, Spring 2009
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" Water supply is a problem of worldwide concern: more than 1 billion people do not have reliable access to clean drinking water. Water is a particular problem for the developing world, but scarcity also impacts industrial societies. Water purification and desalination technology can be used to convert brackish ground water or seawater into drinking water. The challenge is to do so sustainably, with minimum cost and energy consumption, and with appropriately accessible technologies. This subject will survey the state-of-the-art in water purification by desalination and filtration. Fundamental thermodynamic and transport processes which govern the creation of fresh water from seawater and brackish ground water will be developed. The technologies of existing desalination systems will be discussed, and factors which limit the performance or the affordability of these systems will be highlighted. Energy efficiency will be a focus. Nanofiltration and emerging technologies for desalination will be considered. A student project in desalination will involve designing a well-water purification system for a village in Haiti."

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Balaban, Miriam
Lienhard, John
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Design for the Theater: Scenery, Spring 2005
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This course will examine theory of scenic design as currently practiced, as well as historical traditions for use of performance space and audience/performer engagement. Four play scripts and one opera or dance theater piece will be designed after in-depth analysis; emphasis will be on the social, political and cultural milieu at the time of their creation, and now.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fregosi, William A.
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Drama 111: Neighborhood Box Project (Theater Design)
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This is an exercise for beginning level design students. They create a Box that represents their neighborhood in the style of a Joseph Cornell Box. In this class the project is later used as an emotional response to their final project, but it can be done as a stand alone project or in conjunction with other projects.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queens College
Author:
Healey, Meghan
Date Added:
06/07/2021
Drama 111: Theater Design Final Project- Reimagine a Film as a Broadway Musical
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This is a design project for beginning students to see how they adapt a classic film as a Broadway Musical, incorporating elements of their own neighborhood and utilizing basic principles of design.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queens College
Author:
Healey, Meghan
Date Added:
06/07/2021
Drama 111: Theater Design Historical Film Analysis Project
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This project asks students to both analyze an existing design rooted in Historical research and to create their own original contributions by adding themselves to the film in historically accurate garb. In this way the students must synthesize their understanding of primary historical research and the principles of design.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queens College
Author:
Healey, Meghan
Date Added:
06/07/2021
ENG 302 Playwriting Workshop
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Pedagogical materials created during Spring 2019 OER/Digital Literacy fellowship at Queens College, revising English 302: Playwriting Workshop.

Subject:
Literature
Performing Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queens College
Author:
Miller, Hillary
Date Added:
05/01/2019
Early Jazz Lecture: The First Recordings
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A first lecture in Early Jazz, covering Freddie Keppard, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and basic style characteristics. Designed by Professor Jon De Lucia for the Intro to Jazz Course at the City College of New York.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Unit of Study
Author:
Jon De Lucia
Date Added:
12/09/2021
East Asian Cultures: From Zen to Pop, Spring 2015
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Examines traditional forms of East Asian culture (including literature, art, performance, food, and religion) as well as contemporary forms of popular culture (film, pop music, karaoke, and manga). Covers China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with an emphasis on China. Attention given to women's culture. The influence and presence of Asian cultural expressions in the US are also considered. Use made of resources in the Boston area, including the MFA, the Children's Museum, and the Sackler collection at Harvard. Taught in English.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Emma teng
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Electricity for Live Entertainment
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ENT 1201 is an introduction to Electrical Theory supported on practical examples and emphasizing the safe use of electricity in entertainment and media. This course also covers a quick overview of the most basic devices that manipulate and transform electricity in modern life like Generators, Transformers, Motors, etc. Electrical fundamentals such as voltage, current, power and resistance are introduced. Ohm’s law and the Power law are covered, using practical examples from the field. Simple electrical circuits, including series and parallel, are introduced. Specific methods of power generation and distribution are covered.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Miguel Angel Valderrama
Date Added:
10/18/2019
FIQWS 10105 Killer Stories Composition
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This syllabus is intended to be used in conjunction with the CCNY course Killer Stories, a dual class focusing on reading, writing, and discussion of key issues raised in texts that feature killing. This syllabus represents the intended course of study for the composition section of the course, in which students develop and refine their argumentative writing skills in response to the texts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Cooper, Caroline M., Ms.
Date Added:
10/01/2018
FIQWS Fall 2018: Phase 2 Assignment Prompt The Exploratory Essay
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This phase two writing assignment prompt for FIQWS 10003 - HA1 WCGI History & Culture and FIQWS 10103 - HA1 Composition for WCGI History & Culture (fall 2018) provides guidelines for writing an Exploratory Essay in which students will consider the ideas of course readings and compose an essay that demonstrates their engagement with those ideas. The rhetorical purpose of this assignment is for students to demonstrate the ways in which their thinking about language and literacy has developed so far in the course, using evidence based on interpretations, ideas, and examples as well as passages from four or five sources. Summary, synthesis, and crafting effective thesis statements are the primary critical reading and writing strategies required in this assignment.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Performing Arts
Education
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Pringle, Sabina
Watson, Missy
Date Added:
06/14/2018
FIQWS Language and Literacy: Mine/Yours/Ours/Theirs
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This syllabus is for a Freshmen Inquiry Writing Seminar, which is a two-section, collaboratively taught course wherein one of the two courses engages students in critical thinking, reading, and writing about the issue of language and literacy, while the other introduces students to conventions of academic writing and mentors them in social and rhetorical writing processes. Thus, this course draws on the topic of language and literacy as a vehicle for critically analyzing students' own languages and literacies and developing especially their academic and information literacies.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Education
Language Education (ESL)
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Watson, Missy
Date Added:
06/14/2018
FORUMS v1.1 (Free and Open Resources for Undergraduate Music Study)
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Increasingly, music performance organizations, museums, and archives are making rich materials freely available online. Free Online Resources for Undergraduate Study (FORUMS) is an aggregated, evaluated resource collection of these materials appropriate for undergraduate music study. FORUMS comprises authentic, scholarly and academic resources contributed and curated by experts in music, music education or pedagogy, undergraduate teaching, and digital media.
The guide is available at http://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/forums/.
The XML file is available for download above.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Palmquist, Jane
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Film/TV Response & Critique
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This extra credit assignment was designed for a joint humanities course in English and Black Studies, combining first-year writing and an introductory survey of African American Literature. Throughout the semester, students are encouraged to complete extra credit assignments, such as this film/tv review, to earn additional points (up to 5%).
Combining rhetorical analysis with applied research, students have a list of films or television shows to choose from, as well as the ability to select their own related media, and write a response that includes a synopsis, analysis of plot, character development and themes, and personal response to the text in light of our course topics and learning outcomes. No secondary sources were required, but this assignment can easily be updated to include additional sources.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Poe, Janelle
Date Added:
07/01/2020
Flipping the Script
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The "Flipping the Script: Challenging Our Perceptions about Race”  Lesson Plan provides a step by step plan on how to conduct this workshop. Also, the Lesson Plan provides a link to an After Event Toolbox that was designed to allow participants to continue the conversation after the workshop is completed. 

Subject:
Literature
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Ethnic Studies
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Christina Katopodis
Date Added:
05/10/2021
Forms of Western Narrative, Spring 2004
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Major narrative texts from diverse Western cultures, beginning with Homer and concluding with at least one film. Emphasis on literary and cultural issues: on the artistic significance of the chosen texts and on their identity as anthropological artifacts whose conventions and assumptions are rooted in particular times, places, and technologies. Syllabus varies, but always includes a sampling of popular culture (folk tales, ballads) as well as some landmark narratives such as the Iliad or the Odyssey, Don Quixote, Anna Karenina, Ulysses, and a classic film. This class will investigate the ways in which the formal aspects of Western storytelling in various media have shaped both fantasies and perceptions, making certain understandings of experience possible through the selection, arrangement, and processing of narrative material. Surveying the field chronologically across the major narrative genres and sub-genres from Homeric epic through the novel and across media to include live performance, film, and video games, we will be examining the ways in which new ideologies and psychological insights become available through the development of various narrative techniques and new technologies. Emphasis will be placed on the generic conventions of story-telling as well as on literary and cultural issues, the role of media and modes of transmission, the artistic significance of the chosen texts and their identity as anthropological artifacts whose conventions and assumptions are rooted in particular times, places, and technologies. Authors will include: Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Christian evangelists, Marie de France, Cervantes, La Clos, Poe, Lang, Cocteau, Disney-Pixar, and Maxis-Electronic Arts, with theoretical readings in Propp, Bakhtin, Girard, Freud, and Marx.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Performing Arts
Anthropology
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Cain, James
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Freshman Composition: Early College Initiative
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The purpose of this course is to provide further practice with a variety of genres that you’ll use throughout your college career and in your professional life. These genres include reflection, analysis, reporting, arguing, and self-assessment. While you likely had experience with these genres in your primary and secondary education, this class will provide you with an opportunity to expand and develop your range. In addition to exploring these genres, we will also develop our research practices to make use of City College’s virtual library.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Performing Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Mathematics
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Davidow, Julianne
Date Added:
01/01/2020
Freshman Composition Final Portfolio Assignment
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This syllabus is for a Freshmen Inquiry Writing Seminar, which is a two-section, collaboratively taught course wherein one of the two courses engages students in critical thinking, reading, and writing about the issue of language and literacy, while the other introduces students to conventions of academic writing and mentors them in social and rhetorical writing processes. Thus, this course draws on the topic of language and literacy as a vehicle for critically analyzing students' own languages and literacies and developing especially their academic and information literacies.
Throughout the course, students are encouraged to reflect on their writing practice. As a culminating assignment for the course, students are asked in this assignment prompt to analyze their writing and writing process. They are asked to reflect on whether or not they met the course outcomes in their final paper and support their analysis with artifacts from their participation throughout the course.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Rizzo, Laura B
Watson, MIssy
Date Added:
01/01/2018
Global Issues in Plays - Essay [Theater]
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This assignment was developed with the global learning core competency rubric and its dimensions in mind. The objective is for students to understand and articulate the intention of a play and the significance of choices the playwright makes. Students are also expected to articulate how the play fits into a social/political context on a global level and articulate how the student can relate or not relate to the point of view and why. This process provides the student an opportunity to open their minds to plays beyond entertainment purposes and have a deeper understanding of a writer‰Ûªs intention.
LaGuardia‰Ûªs Core Competencies and Communication Abilities
Main Course Learning Objectives:
To understand and articulate the intention of a play and the significance of choices the playwright makes. Additionally, to understand and articulate how the play fits into a social/political context on a global level and articulate how the student can relate or not relate to the point of view and why. This process provides the student an opportunity to open their minds to plays beyond entertainment purposes and have a deeper understanding of a writer‰Ûªs intention.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
LaGuardia Community College
Author:
Neergaard, Garrett
Sertich, Stefanie
Date Added:
10/01/2017
Group Playwriting Project
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This assignment is designed for any lecture based course that does not inherently have collaborative work or assignments as part of the curriculum. For any student taking a theatre arts course, understanding how it is to work with others and create something is one of the biggest lessons that can be learned. To take the pressure off the idea of "performance", this playwriting assignment starts with the role of the Playwright and how to create from the ground up.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Kingsborough Community College
Author:
Rothacker, Thomas L
Date Added:
01/01/2021
Health and Safety in Production
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A survey of hazards specifically associated with working in theatres, performance venues, fabrication shops and live performances. Topics include potentially toxic chemicals, vapors, fumes and ventilation; shop conditions and working attitudes; proper preparation and planning; hazards associated with welding; and fire and life safety codes that relate to working in live entertainment.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Sue Brandt
Date Added:
12/10/2018
History of the Theater: Stages and Technology
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This course is a survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms, with an emphasis placed on the stylistic influences of theoreticians and artistic movements. The class is a conversation between theater history and architecture. As such, the work focuses on purpose-built and adapted spaces for live performance. Each week we will examine historical theatre spaces and technologies in the context of prevailing cultural and social forces in order to better understand audience/stage relationships.

Subject:
Art History
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Christopher Swift
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Hydrofoils and Propellers, Spring 2007
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This course develops the theory and design of hydrofoil sections, including lifting and thickness problems for sub-cavitating sections, unsteady flow problems, and computer-aided design of low drag cavitation-free sections. It also covers lifting line and lifting surface theory with applications to hydrofoil craft, rudder, control surface, propeller and wind turbine rotor design. Other topics include computer-aided design of wake adapted propellers, steady and unsteady propeller thrust and torque; performance analysis and design of wind turbine rotors in steady and stochastic wind; and numerical principles of vortex lattice and lifting surface panel methods. Projects illustrate the development of computational methods for lifting, propeller and wind turbine flows, and use of state-of-the-art simulation methods for lifting, propulsion and wind turbine applications.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kimball, Richard (Rich)
Date Added:
01/01/2007
[Insert Play Title Here] COLLAGE Assignment
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Approaching analysis of Dramatic Literature can easily be accomplished via class discussion and through writing. Since plays are “written to be performed”, other approaches of analysis must be explored. The collage assignment and synthesis focuses on the visual aspects of the writing and how the playwright offers clues as to what can or should be focused on.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Kingsborough Community College
Author:
Rothacker, Thomas L
Date Added:
01/01/2021