English homework help

paper #1
 
I would like you to look up Arthur Miller, the author of All MY Sons.  Miller lived an incredibly interesting life. Pick 3-5 interesting things that you learned about him and you must tell me in your own words why you find those items interesting.
I am very familiar with this topic and if you just cut and paste or copy someone’s words from the internet you will get a zero on this assignment.  Turnitin will let me know that. Your own reaction to the the things you have learned are the most important part of this extra credit assignment.  USE YOUR OWN WORDS and it can’t be wrong.
paper#2
 
I would like you to look up Lorraine Hansberry, the author of A Raisin in the Sun.  Pick 3-5 interesting things that you learned about her and you must tell me in your own words why you find those items interesting.
I am very familiar with this topic and if you just cut and paste or copy someone’s words from the internet you will get a zero on this assignment.  Turnitin will let me know that. Your own reaction to the the things you have learned are the most important part of this extra credit assignment.  USE YOUR OWN WORDS and it can’t be wrong.
paper #3
 
I would like you to look up August Wilson, the author of Fences.  Pick 3-5 interesting things that you learned about her and you must tell me in your own words why you find those items interesting.
I am very familiar with this topic and if you just cut and paste or copy someone’s words from the internet you will get a zero on this assignment.  Turnitin will let me know that. Your own reaction to the the things you have learned are the most important part of this extra credit assignment.  USE YOUR OWN WORDS and it can’t be wrong.
paper #4
 
watch the film A Chorus Line and then do the following:
Please write a one page response to the following question. While watching A Chorus Line were you able to “suspend you disbelief”? Whether the answer is yes or no you must provide at least 3-5 examples from the film that support your answer.  If you do not give SPECIFIC scenes or moments in the film you will not get points on this assignment.  WATCH THE FILM PLEASE.
paper #5
 
Spoken word is a type of poetry that has been around for years and it was made popular and main streamed by producer Russell Simmons.  He first started “Def Comedy Jam” which helped many young comics find the platform that made them famous.  Comedians like Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker and Mike Epps, plus many more.
After his success he wanted to use his proven model to produce “Def Poetry Jam” to introduce the world to spoken word.  For years now he has sponsored and produced a yearly competition called “Brave New Voices” for high school students to express themselves.
While watching these clips please note moments that would be considered “theatrical”.

  • Use of hand gestures
  • Body Language
  • Eye contact
  • Vocal variations
  • Facial expression

Also, pay attention to moments that you were able to “suspend your disbelief”.  At any time did you find yourself emotionally connecting or believing the performers.
Please watch the following clips.  After you have watched them you will be able to answer the questions on the next page in this module.  Enjoy!!!






 
Now that you have watched the short clips please answer the following questions.

  1. Did you find moments that you would consider to be “Theatrical Moments” (Ex: characterization, emotions, hand gestures, body language, etc.?)
  2. Were you able at any time to “suspend your disbelief”?
  3. You must use examples from the performances and you must use a minimum of 3 examples from 3 different clips to support your answer
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