Kristen Abbott Bennett
ENG 200: Shakespeare, Framingham State University
Formal Assignment 4
You may work in pairs, or groups of 3-4, to complete ONE of the following assignment options:
- Curate an online collection of available full-text editions of 1H6. Each edition will be a separate post with a separate “featured image” that we may legally use. Each post will describe what kind of edition is featured (e.g, transcription, facsimile, diplomatic, scholarly, encoded) and include a citation. You must also post your citation on the Bibliography page of our site.
- Transcribe, annotate, and edit one scene of the text according to established editorial principles. I will obtain EEBO scans for you and you may use my facsimile of the First Folio in class. You must include a rationale for your decision-making processes (just like our early class assignments).
- Develop a thought-provoking game or quiz that will help site users learn about the War of the Roses, the Lancaster and York family trees, the French and English factions, etc.
- Revisit our last assignment and offer a reading to counter one of SparkNotes’ or Shmoop’s character analyses or Act/scene breakdowns (we’ll post those in contexts).
- Conduct original research and write up a Literature Review of current scholarship surrounding the play. For our purposes, a Literature Review will be a 2-3 page summary of 6 scholarly articles that discuss the play. Be prepared to add all of your sources to the Bibliography page of our site.
- Curate a collection of available (even if one must pay) performances of the play. For each performance, please write a short review and explain to users whether the performance has been designed for the stage or screen. You will also need to include a citation for each performance, and post them all on the Bibliography page of our site.
- Contribute a summary of the compositional and collaborative history of 1H6 that includes a discussion of contemporary works by contributors (e.g., Marlowe and Nashe).
- Come up with your own idea, but run it by me first!
Please see the syllabus for the workshop and draft schedules.
Quick and Dirty Tips for Creating Posts
- Click <+New> at the top of the editing view of the site: Choose Post
- Insert title: Please think about consistency across the site
- Write a short intro to your project
- Include an image and a link: Be sure to offer bibliographic/digital information about the link or image in the “Description.”
- Add tags that describe your post (you may also want to include your names.
- Be sure to include a featured image in your post. This is the image that will become a “tile” on the sub-page of your section.
How to create a tile:
- You will paste in the following code for tiles on any given page ONLY ONCE.