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The purpose of the formal research paper is to take the particular movement, idea, or individual in this course’s span of Theatre History and explore a particular aspect of it with further depth and complexity. You may choose to expand on one of your short papers, or another subject based on your interests. This assignment should balance your understanding of previous scholarly work on the topic and your own synthesis and conclusions, and should make use of concepts and ideas discussed in the course. Start with one of the plays or something from the Brockett chapters we read for class or pick an idea that is particularly striking or that you would like to know more about. Review the sources you know about and look for other sources that treat your specified research question. Your thesis statement should pose a question or present a stance. Complete a Prospectus The prospectus includes: your thesis statement/opening paragraph An outline of the main points you’ll use to develop your thesis A working “annotated” bibliography (see above for requirements on sources). An annotated bibliography is a list of titles with a couple of sentences after each title explaining what the work is about and what you have gotten or hope to get from it. Use at least seven sources (Brockett counts as one). At least two of these should be articles in scholarly journals, available electronically or in our library (examples: Theatre Journal, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Survey, TDR: The Drama Review, Modern Drama, American History, Journal of Women’s History, ArtForum, etc). Use the electronic resource indexes on the library home page (Arts and Humanities Search, Humanities Index, JSTOR, and WorldCat are good indexes and catalogues for theatre rese arch). Take advantage of Interlibrary Loan. Start your research early. If you find a book or an article title from a journal we do not have in our library, request a copy through the UW Libraries website. These can arrive as early as a day or two from your request, depending on the source. Reference Librarians are there for you and can help with specific research questions. Be consistent with your citation style. MLA or Chicago Manual of Style are the preferred style guides for theatre history. If you wish to use a different style guide, please check with me. Prospectus counts for 25% of the final paper grade. Final Paper counts for 75% of the final paper grade. Sample Thesis Statement Celebrating the Revolution while the King is still on the Throne: THE FALL OF THE BASTILLE and the Festival of Federation (July 1790) ABSTRACT On July 13, 1790, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the fall of the Bastille, actors from the Comédie Française and the Comédie Italienne staged a performance commemorating that revolutionary event at Notre Dame Cathedral. THE FALL OF THE BASTILLE: A RELIGIOUS DRAMA, DRAWN FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, featured allegorical characters, and incorporated a chanted passage from the Book of Judith, comparing the present-day France to the biblical space of Persia and Jerusalem. The next day’s Festival of Federation included an enormous military procession to an amphitheatre filled with 400,000 spectators--and the King. Three hundred priests held mass on a 25-foot altar, and the King swore to uphold the Constitution. This essay examines THE FALL OF THE BASTILLE and the Festival of Federation within the context of emergent festival practices during the French Revolution, and explores the way these events were part of a “revolutionary discourse.” Drawing on the writings of Lynn Hunt and Keith Michael Baker, I argue that THE FALL OF THE BASTILLE and the subsequent festival were a pivotal threshold of theatre history and the Revolution. These were not propaganda affirming a new regime, however, as were later revolutionary festivals. Rather, they were careful story-telling events designed to impose meaning on recent revolutionary events. Because the King was still in power, the Bastille as symbol of radical action and the overthrowing of the old regime needed to be detached from public memory of “revolution” and reorganized into a new story: one of continuity, reconciliation with the “father-figure,” all within the context of a Christian biblical narrative. OUTLINE Thesis claim (above) Review of Literature Hunt on revolutionary symbols Baker on revolution and power relationships Description of Fall of Bastille and Festival A Fall of Bastille Festival of Federation The ways these events fit into revolutionary discourse Rousseau on spectacle Contemporary performance practices Discussion of how these practices worked Not propaganda Soothed anxiety Naysayer: but did citizens really understand it in this way? Address naysayer: not always (give examples), but say why this is an important discussion nonetheless for the way the revolution was ultimately cemented in public memory Conclusion BIBLIOGRAPHY Baker, Keith Michael. Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on the French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century. Print. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990. This book uses Michel Foucault’s theories to show how memory of the French Revolution was controlled by a series of political acts. I will find his theories very helpful for my own arguments. Carlson, Marvin. The Theatre of the French Revolution. Print. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1966. This book discusses the various plays and pageants and festivals that happened in the first years of the French Revolution. It’s got a great description of the Festival of Federation. Hale, Matthew Rainbow. “On Their Tiptoes: Political Time and Newspapers during the Advent of the Radicalized French Revolution, circa 1792-1793. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” Web (EBSCO). Journal of the Early Republic 29.1 (Summer2009) Vol. 29 Issue 2 I don’t have this in hand, yet, but I think I might find out how the Festival of Federation was advertised among the (literate) populace Hunt, Lynn. “Engravings,” The French Revolution: Conflicting Interpretations. Eds. Frank A. Kaftner, James M. Laux and Darline Gay Levy. Print. Malabar, FL: Krieger, 2002. This book has tons of images to show how symbolism was employed by the producers of the spectacles in order to generate particular political understandings of the Revolution --- Politics, Culture and Class in the French Revolution. Print. Berkeley: U of CA P, 1984. This book talks about the various stakeholders in the Revolution and how they used theatre and performance techniques persuasively to solidify power structures when everything was otherwise up for grabs. This one, along with Baker, will be super helpful for theoretical arguments. Ozouf, Mona. Festivals and the French Revolution. Trans. Alan Sheridan. Print. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1988. This is an older one, but has a good outline of how French Revolutionary spectacles developed beginning in the first year of the conflict. Vovelle, Michel. “Festivals” excerpted from La Mentalité Révolutionnaire: Société et mentalités sous la Révolution Française. Print. In The French Revolution: Conflicting Interpretations. Trans. and ed. Frank A. Kafker, James M. Laux, and Darline Gay Levy. Malabar: Krieger Publishing Company, 2002. This is an encyclopedic entry, and it reproduces the information in some of the above sources, but it lays out the nuts and bolts of Revolutionary Festivals. -------------------- The final paper: (8-10pages + bibliography): Each student will prepare an individually written, multi-source research essay, due finals week. The essay should incorporate ideas, concepts, and terminology from the course, and speak to some of the questions in the course description, above. Each student will prepare a prospectus (abstract and bibliography) in advance of the final paper. The writing should be formal and free of grammatical and mechanical errors, and of conference quality (i.e., suitable for presentation/publication or for revision in future projects, capstones, theses, etc.). --------- Length: 8-10 pages (2500 words), 12-point type, Times or a similar font; double-spaced; and stapled. Purpose: The purpose of the formal research paper is to take the particular movement, idea, or individual in this course’s span of Theatre History and explore a particular aspect of it with further depth and complexity. You may choose to expand on one of your short papers, or another subject based on your interests. This assignment should balance your understanding of previous scholarly work on the topic and your own synthesis and conclusions, and should make use of concepts and ideas discussed in the course. Description: Start with one of the plays or something from the Brockett chapters we read for class or pick an idea that is particularly striking or that you would like to know more about. Review the sources you know about and look for other sources that treat your specified research question. Begin your paper with a thesis statement that poses a question or presents a stance. Develop your argument with relevant examples, using short and long quotes where appropriate. Present contrasting ideas, arguments, and interpretations, not merely “the facts.” End with a conclusion that shows you have brought the reader beyond where you started with your thesis. Use at least seven sources (Brockett counts as one). At least two of these should be articles in scholarly journals, available electronically or in our library (examples: Theatre Journal, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Survey, TDR: The Drama Review, Modern Drama, American History, Journal of Women’s History, ArtForum, etc). Use the electronic resource indexes on the library home page (Arts and Humanities Search, Humanities Index, JSTOR, and WorldCat are good indexes and catalogues for theatre rese arch). Take advantage of Interlibrary Loan. Start your research early. If you find a book or an article title from a journal we do not have in our library, request a copy through the UW Libraries website. These can arrive as early as a day or two from your request, depending on the source. Reference Librarians are there for you and can help with specific research questions. Be consistent with your citation style. MLA or Chicago Manual of Style are the preferred style guides for theatre history. If you wish to use a different style guide, please check with me. Criteria: Papers will be graded on comprehension, organization, complexity, and evidence of research.
The purpose of the formal research paper is to take the particular movement, idea, or individual in this course’s span of Theatre History and explore a particular aspect of it with further depth and complexity. You may choose to expand on one of your short papers, or another subject based on your interests.
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