Analyze the figurative language in the play's preface, which is the Langston Hughes poem called "Harlem".
Answer comprehension questions (here) about each scene.
Compare performances of the Walter character by Sidney Poitier, Danny Glover, and Sean Combs. Which actor did the best? Explain your answer in an essay with specific evidence.
Intro (at least 10 sentences)
a. Hook readers
b. Summarize the play
c. State thesis
Body (3 paragraphs, at least 10 sentences each)
a. Explain why your actor is better than the others
b. Can be organized by actor, by scene, or by acting trait
Conclusion (at least 10 sentences)
a. Summarize your essay
b. Answer "So what?" (Why should we care about this play? Why should analyze performances? How do you connect to the play?)
- Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.
- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.