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Unformatted text preview: TDHT 21 Fall 2011 Ancient and Medieval Theatre Professor Roxworthy SHORT PAPER PROMPT First draft due Wednesday, October 12 Final draft due Friday, October 21 Select a theatrical performance or ritual event in which you have been involved (once, several times, or on a regular basis). Is this performance/event generally considered ritual or theatre? Be sure to define your terms, based on a combination of published scholarship (e.g. your textbook) and your own informed opinion. If your topic is usually considered theatre, then your challenge will be to identify ritualistic elements latent in that performance. On the other hand, if your topic is usually considered ritual, then your challenge will be to identify theatrical elements latent in that event. Your essay should consist of what Clifford Geertz calls a “thick description” of your topic, in which you provide a detailed description of the performance/event’s significant aspects to a...
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