This is a 20 page packet including samples, directions, 12 thumbnail sheets (for the 10 required thumbnails, required 1 comp and 1 extra), 4 synopses of plays (students can also choose their own) and grading rubric. Students must do their own research in addition to provided synopses, and write several paragraphs on the play they chose. Depending on the group of students (advanced, beginner, etc.) I would allow students to choose a movie. But not a current movie.
This can be used as a week-long project or as an exam. The packet discusses the history posters and how they're still used even today. The final product is a 22x30 poster.