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THETR 266:

Anna Christie:

Homework Questions

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Instructions:

Answer the following questions as thoughtfully and completely as you can in two or three typed pages. Use one inch margins and 12 point font. Spell-check and proof-read your work. (Remember that titles of full-length plays are italicized.)


Papers may be printed on both sides. If more than one page is used, put your name on both sheets and staple the papers together in the upper left corner.


Include the title of the assignment, the name of the class, your name, and the date at the upper left of the page.


Be sure to answer all parts of a question.


Questions:

1)     How is Anna's problem/quest similar to those of other women in the plays we've read? Give examples.

2)     Discuss a major theme in the play and relate it to a major theme in one of the other plays we have studied.


3)     Discuss a major recurring symbol in O'Neil's Anna Christie. Relate the use of this symbol to another major recurring symbol in one of the other plays we have read and how it might be expressed in production. (You may or may not have had a stagecraft or design class—just use your imagination here and think about how the live stage production could express this symbol.)