The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
Â· Summarize the play in a paragraph. (5 to 10 sentences.) Tell us the major characters, the plot and major themes.
Â· Give a paragraph of context–what was happening when the play was written. Why is it considered a classic? Was it controversial when it was first performed? What was the initial reaction?
Â· Then search for a groundbreaking or new production. Find a visual–pictures of the production, a video of rehearsal, a costume sketch, a set design, etc.
Â· Finally, do you think the production you researched represented the play well? Why or why not?
Â· Post your Micro Nano Play Response to Canvas by midnight. Refer to the calendar for specifics.
Â· Respond to at least three other students’ presentations before midnight the following evening.
Late work is not accepted. Technology issues do not count as an excuse.
- The response must include a visual of some kind.
- Remember to cite your sources. Post the website or citation material for a book.