Critical perspective on The Second Beam(2004) drama from contemporary theater

Here I am asking you to research a critical perspective from those presented in the text and to formulate an opinion about the value (success or not, or to some degree of success) given the principles of the type of criticism you choose to research. That means that your opinion of the work you examine must be included in the thesis. For example, this would not be a good thesis: The play is about the Chinese immigrants struggle in America and reflects their history. This thesis is flat in that it does not offer an opinion but simply restates the facts. A better thesis offers an opinion related to the kind of criticism you are using. Here is a better thesis. This play successfully uses history of America and China as a vehicle to tell an interesting story of the cultural struggles of newly immigrated Chinese Americans.Here the thesis offers an opinion and refers specifically to New Historicism as a critical approach, and you would have explained the principles of that approach before you got to your thesis.

options include structural criticism, marxist criticism, economic determinist criticism, new historicism, feminist criticism, poststructuralism, but not limited to any other form of criticism.

Unit 3: Drama and the Critical Approach -5-7 paragraphs -Grading Grid
Introduction: 1)Name the critical approach you will be using and make a one sentence summary of its evaluative intent2) Name the drama you will use to evaluate using this critical approach, 3) Make a fair evaluation of the drama keeping in mind that no piece or art is either all good or all bad, whatever yardstick you use.
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Demonstrate a clear and comprehensive understanding of the critical approach as presented in the text and be able to bring list a few simple rules that those using the approach would use.
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Apply those rules to the drama, each in turn, and use each discussion to evaluate that area as it is revealed in the text.
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Use acceptable coherence (topic sentences and transitions) End with a conclusion that reflects your evaluative thesis
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Use effective standard grammar, punctuation, and MLA format with in-text and ending citations.
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