Choose an actor who was active prior to the 20th century.
Discuss the artist in his/her historical context, specifically the role your artist is most famous for playing and what that represents about theatre in that time period.
As part of your research for this oral presentation, you will create a timeline of the actor's career, an annotated bibliography of sources about the actor, a summary of the play they are most famous for performing in, and a collection of images showing the actor and the conventions of the theatre style(s) they performed in.
February 4: Topics for actor & landmark show
February 11: Actor timeline, first version
February 18: Actor play precis, first version
February 25: Actor presentations, final timeline, play precis, images, and annotated bibliography
Landmark Production Project
There is a separate guide to sources for the landmark production project.
There are a number of tools you can use to create a timeline. Here are a few suggestions.
Get creative and make your own timeline in the Makerspace on the lower level of the library.
See also the images tab in this guide for documentaries about actors and context.
Note: Survey books about theatre history often include timelines, such as the Cambridge Companion to British Theatre and the Cambridge History of American Theatre.