Module 3: Choose your reading

1.   Select a play and complete this form by April 3, 2020

For this module, please choose one of the following plays to read and study. You may complete this module with a partner. Both you and your partner should select the same play.

  • All My Sons – Arthur Miller
  • American Buffalo – David Mamet
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Tennessee Williams
  • Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
  • Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet
  • Jitney – August Wilson
  • The Miser – Moliere
  • Other People’s Money – Jerry Sterner
  • Ruined – Lynn Nottage
  • Uncle Vanya – Anton Chekhov
2.   Module Activity
  • Your work must be presented on a web based page, such as Populr (This is what I use for my syllabus. It’s free to signup and use.) 
  • You must post the link to your project on the CIDocs document “Web Page Links” found in the Module 3 folder.
  • The web page must include a minimum of 3 outside sources cited in the text in MLA format and a works cited section at the bottom of the page, which is also in MLA format. Sources may include information from reviews, articles, podcasts, television programs as well as the play itself.
  • Your web page should provide an analysis of the selected play and how it addresses business and economic issues through its plot, characters, settings (including costumes, properties, as well as locations), and themes. Also, connect the play and its themes to today’s business and economic climate (prior to the challenges of COVID-19).
  • The web page should be graphically interesting for your audience. It should not look like an essay!  If copyrighted images are used, create an images cited section in addition to a works cited. Image citations do not fulfill source requirements. Canva can be useful for generating interesting graphics to insert into the web page.
  • New to Populr? You might find this video helpful.
3.   Readings to help you design your web page

Nielson, Jakob and John Morkes. “Applying Writing Guidelines to Web Pages.” 6 Jan. 1998. Web. This source discusses how we read web documents. It may be useful as you think about how to organize your page.

Kleiver, Janie. “12 Crucial Things Designers Consider to Create Beautiful Visual Content.” 15 May 2015. Web. Suggestions as to how to make the page more readable and appealing when dealing with content.

4.   Assessment

Project worth 20% of final grade and assessed by the professor.

  • A = Exemplary work, meets all deadlines, shows a high level of engagement in all aspects of the assignment.
  • B = Complete, deadlines met, all instructions followed.
  • C = May have missed deadlines or not have followed instructions completely (missing content).
  • D or F = Missed deadlines and missing elements clearly indicating that instructions were not followed.

Due April 17, 2020 @ 9 AM