Opera Essay Questions

Essay Questions

Question 1:
How have opera directors negotiated the issue of fidelity in their staging? Choose three productions of one opera and discuss how the different productions (staged or cinematic) change or complicate the opera’s meaning. Be sure to provide specific points of comparison from all three productions.


“Every work is a proposition, and no more than a proposition; and this is particularly true of any work conceived for the theatre, and therefore linked to the ephemeral at its most elusive. . . Is there such a thing as fidelity? And, if so, fidelity to what? To a historical truth? Or an absolute truth? . . . The important—no, the essential thing in the theatre, as in every other art form, is the actual grafting, the new creation sparked off by the proposition inherent in the origin. This grafting of one man’s idea, one man’s attitude on to another’s produces amazingly rich results.” [Pierre Boulez, “Lulu; A Short Postscript on Fidelity,” in Orientations, J-J. Nattiez, ed. and Martin Cooper, trans., 1986, p. 398]



Exploring Inferential Statistics and Their Discontents

Assignment: Exploring Inferential Statistics and Their Discontents

This is a three-part assignment that will be submitted within one document.
Part I- Answer the following questions highlighted on the attached PDF:
Jackson even-numbered Chapter exercises (pp. 220-221; 273-275)
Part II- Answer the following questions
What are degrees of freedom? How are the calculated?
What do inferential statistics allow you to infer?
What is the General Linear Model (GLM)? Why does it matter?
Compare and contrast parametric and nonparametric statistics. Why and in what types of cases would you use one over the other?
Why is it important to pay attention to the assumptions of the statistical test? What are your options if your dependent variable scores are not normally distributed?
Part III- Answer the following questions
Part III introduces you to a debate in the field of education between those who support Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) and those who argue that NHST is poorly suited to most
of the questions educators are interested in. Jackson (2012) and Trochim, Donnelly, and Arora (2016) pretty much follow this model. But, as the authors of the readings for Part III argue,
using statistical analyses based on this model may yield very misleading results. You may or may not propose a study that uses alternative models of data analysis and presentation of
findings (e.g., confidence intervals and effect sizes) or supplements NHST with another model. In any case, by learning about alternatives to NHST, you will better understand it and the
culture of the field of education.
Answer the following questions:
What does p = .05 mean? What are some misconceptions about the meaning of p =.05? Why are they wrong? Should all research adhere to the p = .05 standard for significance? Why or
why not?
Compare and contrast the concepts of effect size and statistical significance.
What is the difference between a statistically significant result and a clinically or “real world” significant result? Give examples of both.
What is NHST? Describe the assumptions of the model.
Describe and explain three criticisms of NHST.
Describe and explain two alternatives to NHST. What do their proponents consider to be their advantages?
Support your paper with a minimum of 5 resources no older than 3 years. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be
The paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.


Segmenting Canadian society

Literature Review

Choose a segment from Canadian society (current) (segments are identifiable demographic, psychographic, geographic parts of society) and identify and discuss one (recent) trend relevant to that segment.


 How will you discover a trend?

You will perform a literature review*, then draw conclusions from this information, and hypothesize** how a trend in the segment will (or likely) affect future Canadian social policies***. You must pick your primary literature from the following site:




You must have a minimum of three references (literature reviews) specific to the segment and the trend. You will draw your conclusions about the trend from this content.


  • A literature review is a body of text that aims to review the critical points of current knowledge, including substantive findings as well as theoretical and methodological contributions, to a particular topic. Literature reviews are secondary sources, and as such, do not report any new or original experimental work. Its goal is to bring the reader up to date with current literature on a topic.


  • From this body of text that you have compiled, you are asked to draw conclusions about a trend, and then hypothesize (offer or propose explanations based on your conclusions) how trends in the segment are affecting or will affect future Canadian social policies. •


To learn more about Canadian Social Policies visit sites and read the articles, blogs, forums, etc. in the GLOBE and MAIL (online) check their archived articles from About Canada: Our Time to Lead’ project.


These are archived articles that offer extensive information on a number of important issues affecting Canadian society.




Additional information on trends are found at: statcan.gc.ca, the Canadian Council on Social Development for additional links (www.ccsd.ca), Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy (www.unb.ca/crisp/index.php), Canadian Social Research Links(www.canadiansocialresearch.net), and others you may discover. Environics may be a source.


THE ESSAY: The assignment document will include a cover page with your first and last name, student number, course code, date of submission and the title that will be the segment and the trend.


Format your assignment document in a business-style. Use subheads, short paragraphs, and a business-style font in 10pt. single or line-and-a-half spacing, please. No double-spacing. The assignment document will end with a bibliography that cites your sources.


An example follows ADV116 Essay: Assignment Example (This is an example of the format and content.)


Trend: Younger generations wanting a better work/life balance. (Story title from globe and mail) Segment: This is a demographic segment of … (ex. 25-49 years olds)

Hypothesis: This trend has the capability to enact change within the existing work/employment environment to accommodate children’s care centres either within the business facility or very close by.


The likelihood of government involvement would be subsidies in the form of tax relief benefits for those employers who provide child care of this nature for their employees. This hypothesis of private child care with tax relief benefits is based on the government’s past role as child care providers. The negatives associated with this are higher costs and services not as comprehensive as those provided by privately run businesses.

On a personal basis, this trend would not affect me personally as I’m not in the demographic. However, if the tax relief benefits the businesses would be offered to counter the costs of onsite child care are substantial, it is conceivable, based on historical actions whereby taxes from other sources (such as purchases or property) are increased to make up for deficits, that all taxpayers would experience the negative impact of these actions.


The following literature reviews support this: (Here YOU include a summary of the parts of the articles that are relevant to YOUR ‘essay’ part. Do not include the entire article. THESE ARE TO BE SUMMERIZED IN YOU OWN WORDS…YOU MAY QUOTE..DO NOT PLAGIARIZE)


1 When Ritchie Brothers, an auctioneer business in Burnaby BC, planned its move from Richmond to Burnaby, it sent out extensive surveys asking staff what they wanted at the new company headquarters. One overwhelming request was on-site child care. The company ultimately chose to build and operate the children’s centre themselves, rather than outsource the operation as many companies do. The result is a parent’s (not to mention a child’s) dream: 5500 square feet of teeny child-sized tables, chairs, cubbies, washroom stalls, developmental toys, arts and crafts supplies, books and more – almost all made with natural materials, with very little plastic in sight. Outdoors, there is a play area with slides, ride-on toys and an enormous sandbox. The centre is open 7:30am to 5:30pm. Three rooms serve up to 49 children. The centre also operates as a day camp during the summer and on school holidays. Employees pay a subsidized rate. When Ritchie’s new facility held its open-house more than one employee walking through the centre was heard telling their partner, “Okay, we can have that baby now.” (List the source – ie. Whaddya Know? Some Bosses Do Listen, Marsh Lederman, Globe and Mail, October 31, 2010)


2 For an idea of current child care trends, to understand the possible magnitude this may have, a summary from StatsCan identifies the type of child care and how it varies according to the child’s demographic background. The use of certain types of care differed with respect to a number of circumstances, including the community in which the child lives, the income level of the child’s family, and the parental place of birth.


For example, just over 1/5 or 22% of children in care in rural communities were cared for outside of the home by a relative, compared with 16% of children from urban communities. This supports the prospect that for a better work/life balance, child care within the company where a parent works would add considerably to the quality of the balance between the two. The article goes on to state that 30% of urban children were enrolled in day care, with 40% of those from higher income households. .” (List the source)


3 (put the third one here)


Topic proposal for final project

Write a 150-word topic proposal for your final project. See guidelines below.

Your topic needs to focus on an ethical dilemma for the National Security Professional (one that you have personally encountered or one that you pick from current events or history). What research question comes to mind when you think of an ethical dilemma? You will want to go to the library and do a little research prior to deciding what issue you want to examine.

Your topic proposals need to be clear and precise. Use bulleted points to clearly state the topic and address the parameters in at least one or two sentences.

Benefits of Health Information Exchange Technology

Across the United States, states and territories have worked with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to develop and implement HIE, the ability for authorized healthcare providers to securely share real-time information electronically.

For this discussion, begin by reviewing the Health Information Exchange: Making a Difference video (4:07)

and the Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE): Considerations for Engaging North Carolina Consumers article.


Then, evaluate the impact of HIE models on patient outcomes, healthcare organizations, and the public good.

Oral Communication Strategy

Assignment 2 – Oral Communication Strategy

Worth: 30% of your final grade – two parts

A3 Part 1
Design &
15% Due Date: Week 6
you choose an appropriate format for materials
used to support your Video CV
Copies of presentation materials
1. Presentation Plan – use the template provided in
the Assessment Resources to plan your
presentation – Submit this with your presentation
A3 Part 2
15% Due Date: Week 6
Recorded Video CV/Resume – 1-2 minutes


Research an organisation you would like to work for in the future. Explore their story,
values, and culture and try to determine what they look for in future employees (you may
find a recent or current job ad to look at).
Create a 1-2 minute Video CV/Resume (VCV) that could complement your traditional CV in
the right job application context. VCVs give your potential employers insights into your
personality and your presentation and communication skills.
The links below provide some advice for making your VCV.
How to Make a Great Video CV: https://www.theguardian.com/careers/careers
How to Create a Successful Video CV: https://youtu.be/KxLKPQO3z1I
Seek Video Screen: https://anz.sparkhire.com/
Tips for Creating a Video Resume: https://www.thebalance.com/tips-for-creating-a
Here are some links to examples of VCVs to give you some insights about how to approach
the task. Remember, these are just examples. Try to be innovative and creative to make
your resume stand out from the rest!


Why am I doing this?
1. This task gives you practice in presenting creatively to a potential future
employer (audience). Communicating orally is an important form of
communication in both academic and professional contexts.
2. You will have practice at designing a presentation in the form of a Video CV. To
do this, you need to select relevant information and present this information in
an engaging and appropriate style.
3. You may face challenges in public speaking or dislike seeing yourself talking in
videos, so this task allows you to practice strategies to become a more
confident and innovative speaker.
4. The task is designed to encourage you to be reflective on your identity,
strengths and characteristics that you can showcase to your future employers
How can I do well?
Carefully consider your audience and tailor your presentation to them.
Consider who you are: what are your values and how to they align with the
organisation you are targeting.
Consider your strengths and how you can emphasise these with good examples.
Practice your presentation many times before you complete your recording.
Watch a range of Video CVs using the links provided, or search online, and look
at the strategies people that you identify as capable speakers are using.
Know when to ask for help if you are feeling undue stress related to this task –
especially if you have a genuine fear of public speaking.
More information and advice for this task will be provided in workshops.

The Outsider by Albert Camus

The Outsider by Albert Camus /Internal monologue of Raymond

Man and woman relationship, friendship (Meursault) and death themes must be expressed.
You can talk about; the friendship with Meursault, Raymond’s job his relationship with the mistress and his attitudes towards the murder.

-Pick a dominant emotion in a scene.
-Start with some narration: what’s happening in the scene? What is the character doing? (e.g. driving and listening
to music)
-Use italics sparingly.
-Stream of Consciousness and Soliloquy must be included.