including 3 page paper.
For this paper, you are asked to do the same: choose a popular culture performer from Asia from the outside course material. Then, in 3 pages, analyze what the performer is doing in a particular performance to identify the significance of their actions.
write about any course material, including
since these popular culture performers were covered at length in the course content (but you may choose other K-pop groups or other celebrity figures from Asia). The purpose of this assignment is for you to select your performance from Asia, NOT Asian-American! For example, if a movie featuring Jackie Chan was produced in Asia, it is an Asian performance, while if it was made in the US, it is not an Asian performance.
THTR 2B Paper 2: Performance Analysis
3 page paper, double spaced
Throughout the session, lectures and readings have covered multiple roles of performers in Asia
and identified the significances of their actions on and (sometimes) off the stage. For instance, we
have looked at BTSâ€™s incorporation of traditional Korean dance in â€œIdolâ€ (what the performer is
doing) as a way to promote Korean culture around the globe (the significance of the performerâ€™s
For this paper, you are asked to do the same: choose a popular culture performer from Asia from
outside course material. In 3 pages, analyze what the performer is doing in a particular
performance to identify the significance of their actions.
Please develop an argument about how your performer enacts what they are doing and a potential
significance of that action. In other words, what does your performer use (examples may include:
story, gesture, commentary, facial expressions, costume, etc.) to complete a particular action (ex:
participation in religious worship, engaging with fans, promoting cultural understanding, and
Remember, you cannot address every significant action of a particular performer and their
performance. Your paper may cover one or two of these actions and their significances, but not all
of them! This focused close reading should be 3 pages, double-spaced and incorporate evidence
(description of your performer and their performance).
This paper focuses on performance analysis: you will not have a script to analyze and quote from.
Instead, you will select clips from a performance and integrate thick descriptions of what that
performer is doing as your evidence.
Please note: You MAY NOT write about any course material, including BTS or Naomi Watanabe
since these popular culture performers were covered at length in the course content (but you may
choose other K-pop groups or other celebrity figures from Asia). The purpose of this assignment
is for you to choose your own performance from Asia, NOT Asian-American! For example, if a
movie featuring Jackie Chan was produced in Asia, it is an Asian performance; while if it was
produced in the US, it is not an Asian performance.
Late paper policy: Late papers will lose 10 points per day for each day that the assignment is late.
Essays will not be accepted beyond three days following the assignment deadline. If extenuating
circumstances (illness, family emergency) prevent you from turning in a paper draft on its assigned
date, please contact your section TA before the due date to arrange an alternative schedule.
Failure (=F) Below
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Makes a clear
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of that performance;
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closely analyzed to
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what & how of
expressing it in a
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Have you used
spelling? Do your
due to lack of
No errors; prose
word choices and
Logistical Details (5 points): The paper is a minimum of 3 full pages; the font is 12-point; the
paper is double-spaced with 1-inch margins. Do not include any extra line breaks between
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