Drawing on your reading of Balme and Worthen provide summary definitions of drama, theatre and performance

SUMMARY ASSIGNMENT (750 WORDS)

Drawing on your reading of Balme and Worthen provide summary definitions of drama, theatre and performance. The whole assignment should total 750 words and should be based on the two following passages:

Balme (2008) ‘Introduction: Theatre and Theatre Studies’, Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies, pp. 1-12.

Worthen, W. B. (2004) ‘Introduction: Drama, Theatre, and Culture’, The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama, pp. 1-5. (up to the Dramatic Genres section)

In assessing this, the examiner will expect:

Intellectual Engagement: evidence of intellectual engagement with the complexities of the set task and ability to formulate a clear and concise response
Analysis and Argument: evidence of ability to construct and sustain a precise analysis and articulate intellectual argument
Research: evidence of ability to undertake research for the purposes of advancing the argument
Communication: effectiveness of structure and style in communicating the stated ideas
Presentation: effectiveness and accuracy of presentation; successful use of scholarly conventions, including referencing and bibliography