Lombardi Essay

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Student Name Dr. Marie Guthrie ENG-00Section number Date Due (5 February 2012) Title of Analysis: Not the Title of the Play The review should be three to five (3-5) pages long. Give enough detail so I know you have really seen the play. The paper should be double-spaced, twelve (12) point font, indent one tab (or 0.5 inches) at the beginning of each paragraph, no extra line after paragraphs, one (1) inch margins all around. Place the last name of the student in the header along with the page number. Start by giving the name of the play, the name of the author, the name of the theater, the date of the performance. (Also attach your ticket stub to the review.) Give your overall impression of the performance; identify the main genre and add a one-sentence summary as part of the description. Conclude with a hint about the significance of the play (You will elaborate on these points later.) Give a synopsis of the story, one to three (1-3) paragraphs, generally one paragraph per act. Evaluate how well the plot is constructed: is it easy to follow? Does it follow cause and effect? Can you identify the inciting incident, reversal, etc., clearly? Is there a high or low degree of verisimilitude concerning the dramatic situation? If a low degree, is it intentional? Include whether the play obeys any or all of the unities or is episodic. Does the play have a satisfactory ending or is it a deus ex machina? Describe on the style and genre. Identify any other genres and inconsistencies or mixtures of styles that appear. What is the thought (main idea/thesis) of the play? Is it clearly articulated in the play’s denouement? Does it come out of what the characters do or is it imposed from outside? Is it worth articulating? Evaluate the acting, particularly of the major characters. In this section (and thorughout the

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