Tuesday, March 21, 2017

IB Lit: A Streetcar Named Design

The first thing you will need to do is to figure out the dimensions of the Woodrow auditorium's stage. Your project must fit within the dimensions of that venue.

Stage Production: Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire
Directed by: You

  1. Stage Design: There are certain elements within the stage directions of Williams' play that must be followed in order for the narrative to make sense. Beyond that, the stage is yours to make. 
    • the design must be scaled to fit in Woodrow's main theater
    • the design must be rendered, but it may be real or virtual--toothpicks, Legos, CAD, graph paper, cardboard, whatever medium you prefer (Exception: you may not use the bones of your enemies)
    • a 100-500 word rationale (explanation) of your creative decision must accompany your rendering of the stage. This rationale must include in-text citation of the play in order to justify your arrangement of the stage props and construction
  2. Ad Design: There are a variety of recurring symbols and/or motifs that occur within the play. Pick the one your perceive to be the most important, and use it as the central image to create a poster advertising your production of A Streetcar Named Desire.  
    • the minimum size of the poster is a standard, letter-sized piece of paper. There is no upper limit, but don't get silly
    • a 100-250 word rationale (explanation) of the symbol/motif that you selected must accompany your poster. This rationale must include in-text citation of the play in order to justify your assertion of the symbol's importance

Due Date: 10 April 2017
Late projects will receive an arbitrary grade of 25 to provide the obligatory-yet-diminished credit due.

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