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English 111 - Lukomski: Home

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in English 111 with Wendy Lukomski.

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Your Assignment

Assignment

Based on your knowledge of at least two of three plays we’ve studied—The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill, A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and Dutchman by Amiri Baraka—use scholarly criticism, play reviews, and the plays themselves to argue an interpretation based on one of the prompts in your assignment instructions.

Sources

Your research should incorporate the following sources:

  • At least three works of literary criticism from the library, such as scholarly books or peer-reviewed articles from literary journals
  • At least one play review or other source that discusses the play in production

Remember that Plays are Breathing Productions

​Reread the plays that you are writing about and use both dialog and stage direction as part of your support of this research paper. Your analysis should spring from a deep understanding of the plays themselves, with play reviews and scholarly research used to develop that deep knowledge.

Be sure to address the production of the play, not just the text itself. Consider things like production choices, setting choices, audience reactions, etc.

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