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THTR 100: Plays and Playwrights (S. Tabaka): Assignment #4


  • Due:  April 1, 2018 by 12M.
  • Don't cite Wikipedia!
  • Always italicize the name of the play.
  • Directors and actors are not your friends:  respectfully address them as "Mr." or "Ms.".


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Where to start: Reference Collection

The following list has just a few of the items in the library that will work for your assignment--also, this list only features items available in the REFERENCE collection on 2nd floor.  Search the catalog (see box bottom left) to find books on fourth floor that can be checked out!

Assignment #4: Source Evaluation


This is a two-part assignment.  The outcome and evaluation will be very different for each.  

Here are the parameters of the assignment:  Choose a playwright, original director, designer, or original actor from your play.  You need to get biographical information on that person to do the following two assignments:

1) Two-page paper                 2) 10 min Power-Point Presentation

For each assignment above, you need to find:

   a.  Cite 2 books

   b.  Cite 2 articles

   c.  Cite 2 websites

   d.  Evaluate each of the above with the CRAAP eval, scoring 1-10 for each section (max of 50) for BOTH the paper and the power point presentation.  Different books/articles/websites will be more useful, and score higher, for one format than the other.  See?  For an example of how this would look, see the tab "What the CRAAP?!?".

   e.  Rank your six sources with 1 being the best and 6 being the worst

   f.  Choose and defend your top three choices

   g.  Include a picture/photograph of your person (playwright/director/etc.)

NOTE:  You will use the same 6 sources for both 'assignments'.

ALSO:  Stop freaking out.  You don't have to DO the paper and power-point, you just have to find the sources and CRAAP eval them.  Sheesh.



These databases (and these specific websites) are particularly helpful: