TA/ENG 127 – Contemporary Theatre RESEARCH PAPER GUIDELINES Paper Proposal- Due 3/18 (5% of grade) Each student is responsible for turning in an individual Paper Proposal of 1-2 printed paragraphs. Elements of the Proposal must include: • Title of your focus play (from class reading list or approved alternative). • Concise, specific statement of the proposed topic and research question. • Relationship of the paper topic to the GE Area V Learning Objectives. • Description of methodology strategy, critical approach of the paper. Research relevant background information and use that information to expand your understanding of one play from the contemporary theatre. Your paper is primarily a forum for examining wider social realities that affect and are affected by the theatre. Such research information will contribute to your ongoing analysis of how the play's specific dramatic devices create an experience for its audience. Apply the following considerations: Your readers are your academic peers who
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