This great assessment gives students various assignment choices for looking at the play Hamlet from a Fine Arts perspective (though it could be adapted for almost any literary work!).
Assignments include projects utilizing playwriting, philosophy and the written word, Broadway Musicals, modern popular music, fashion design, and even graphic design.
My students LOVE this assignment. It truly gives them a chance to see the play from a different perspective (one that interests them). The students present their projects to the entire class (including playing the cds they've made or handing out playbills for their production), and I use this as a summative (test) assignment.
I've also included a rubric with which I evaluate their work.