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FHS Libguides (Library Guides): Acting & Play Study - Ibsen & Wilde research

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Your final will include:

  • A scene from The Importance of Being Earnest or A Doll’s House
  • A 3 page research paper on the playwright, the times, and how the play reflects the time in which it was written.
    • ‚ÄčYou must use a minimum of two sources for this essay: these should be books, ebooks, database articles or websites approved by Mr. Brindley or Ms. Courchesne.
  • A 3 page paper presenting an overview of acting styles that we have studied over the past semester and how you have grown as a performer through the course of this class. Cite specific examples from class experience.  (No outside resources required for this paper.)

The scene is your final exam. The papers are test grades. 


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FHS Research Paper Guide, 8th edition

Please use this guidebook when writing your research paper.  It includes information on how to set up your essay in MLA format and how to correctly cite your sources in your essay and in your Works Cited page.