1) Attached is the sample paper. These papers should help you in understanding the way to use lyrics to support your ideas, and also in understanding how to format lyric quotations in your paper. They’re also not bad papers, but I’m primarily sending them to you simply as models of how to use lyrics as support.Oklahoma.doc company lyrics.doc
2) Here’s a youtube link to the video we watched, in case it helps you out to watch it (or parts of it) again. It’s a playlist, in 14 parts I believe.
3) Last, here’s my suggested topic for the Company paper, if you choose to write this one. The topic is open-ended enough to leave room for a lot of different approaches and opinions.
What does Company have to say about marriage?
That’s it. What does the show itself have to say about marriage? NOT “Do you think the show is right or wrong about marriage?” This is not a paper about what YOU have to say about marriage. The point is to look at Company in the same analytical way that we would look at a novel or a non-musical play, trying to examine it closely. Use examples and examples and examples! Do you think the show, in the end, supports marriage? Discourages marriage? Is ambivalent about marriage? Use a couple of the songs to support your opinion. (Lyrics sheet for the show is attached.) Everyone’s paper should make sure to dive, at least to some degree, into “Marry Me A Little” and/or “Being Alive”, and either or both of these two songs could certainly form the entire basis of your paper. Some other songs that may or may not help you are “Sorry-Grateful”, “Getting Married Today”, “Happily Ever After”, and “The Little Things You Do Together.” Use anywhere from one to three songs. But if you only examine one song, make sure it’s one of the two big songs that Bobby sings.