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Manifesto: a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives…
Write a manifesto describing what the theatre as an institution must do in order to regain/retain its position as the most socially/politically/personally influential dramatic medium. What must theatre do in order to become/remain a socially/politically/personally relevant form of expression? Consider what it currently does successfully as well as what it must begin/stop doing.
Your task is to prescribe one specific course of action for theatre practitioners to take. What, specifically, is THE most important thing they must DO? The more specific the better.
Guidelines and Grading:
Manifesto must be between 300-400 words in length. This is an important part of the assignment so please adhere to it. Write it and then EDIT it. This is an exercise in business style writing, which must be concise but chock full of important information.
Manifesto must contain at least ten (10) esoteric vocabulary words from class. (Esoteric: understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge. Hint: if you knew the word before you took this course, don’t use it.) These vocabulary words should express your THEORETICAL understanding of course content. Do not use simple vocabulary words that have simple meanings as they will earn a five point deduction each. These vocabulary words should express concepts and complex ideas about what the theatre is.
Type the ten vocabulary words in BOLD type and in CAPS. Do NOT use the word VERISIMILITUDE!
The purpose of the manifesto is to express your knowledge and personal opinions about what is possible for the future of the theatre as informed by course content.
As always, the assignment will earn one of the four grades below based on the following criteria. Five points may be added to the grade when assignment falls somewhere between the criteria. All written work will receive deductions for spelling and grammar mistakes.
100 – Exceptional work. Assignment adheres to all of the guidelines, shows a uniquely inspired application of course material, and transcends what was presented in class or readings.
90 – Very good work. Assignment adheres to all of the guidelines, shows a clear understanding of course material, and offers a unique insight on the assignment.
80 – Confident work. Assignment adheres to all of the guidelines and uses course material correctly.
70 – Below average. Assignment does not adhere to guidelines and exhibits a limited understanding of course material.
The use of the word VERISIMILITUDE will result in an automatic twenty (20) point deduction.
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