End of Tempest - discussion topic
Now that you’ve finished the play and begun working on your first paper, I hope you’ve developed a fuller sense of the characters. We’ve been focusing on the text exclusively thus far, and for Tuesday, I’d like to start talking/thinking about the production aspects of a play. Directors make innumerable decisions that affect our understanding of a production, but perhaps the most immediately striking is in casting the performance.
For Tuesday, I’d like you to “cast” one of the characters in the play. Upload an image from the internet of an actor whom you think would fit the part. Try to find an image that aligns with your sense of the character - thinking about facial expression, attire (though it certainly doesn’t need to be Elizabethan), and the general tone or atmosphere of the image. Be sure to include the link to where you found the image, and write a short paragraph both identifying the character you’ve cast and explaining your casting choice (i.e. why/how does this actor/image fit your understanding of the character).
See my post below as an example of what this would look like.
Specific instructions: after finding your image, copy the url (or save the image to your desktop) and be sure to leave the page open so you can cite the source. From your dashboard, select the “photo” option and upload the image from your computer or click the link below the upload button to “use a URL instead.” In the caption section, begin with “Image Credit:” and type out the name of the website where you found the image. Select/highlight the name of the website, then click on the little chain button in your formatting toolbar (this is how you add links). Add a link to the website, then start a new paragraph to explain your casting choice.