Write a short research paper which will focus on one play from a short list of candidates that emerge from one of our focus eras.

Write a short research paper which will focus on one play from a short list of candidates that emerge from one of our focus eras. You are expected to contextualize your play within the era it was written, bringing up aspects of performance, culture, and society to illustrate your points.
Areas of focus should include:How your selected play represents its specific cultural region/eraConsiderations of staging conventions/demandsConsiderations of costuming/props/masksHow audiences are incorporatedHow the artistic heritage of the past influences the playThe reception of the piece over timeComplete the Following Tasks:Find the play you would like to write about in the folder on Blackboard.Read the play thoroughly with the writing prompts in mind.Do extensive research on your play both on and off-line, featuring at LEAST four peer-reviewed (scholarly) sources.Write your paper (4-5 pages minimum) on your play, avoiding plot summaries.Cite all sources carefully in-textEnsure your Works Cited list is robust and error-freeProof-read your entire paper carefully.Ask questions well in advance of submission date.Learning Objectives:Students will:Read plays representative of cultural movements and erasIdentify ways in which the selected play activates its eraHave the opportunity to develop a historiographical argument related to a play text, incorporating class concepts.Demonstrate their use of MLA formatting and proof readingPrepare for the final paper which will add a second play to this consideration.