A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre is a succinct introduction to the skills required to write knowledgeably and critically about the theatre. Intended to illuminate the importance of theatre and performance in daily life, A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre engages students with dramatic material as they learn the practical elements of review, analysis, criticism, and research.
1. Writing about Theatre Why Write About Theatre? The Review and The Analysis The Importance of Conversation Questions for Critique The Importance of the Spectator Questions for Critique Tastes and Opinions Your Audience 2. Preparing to Write and Writing the Essay PREWRITING Interpreting the Assignment Specific and non-specific Paper Topics Determining Scope and Tone Coming Prepared to a Play Art of Taking Good Notes WRITING THE ESSAY Finding a Thesis Statement Creating and Using an Outline Introductory Paragraph Body Paragraphs Conclusions Drafts 3. The Review and the Production Response The Review The Production Response Prewriting Questions Writing the Review or Production Response 4. The Critical Theatre Essay Two Critical Approaches Using Form and Content Using Theatre History 5. Research: Methods and Materials Functions of Research in Theatre Practice Functions of Research in Critical Essays Research Methods Research Materials Theatre History Research Sources Form and Content Research Sources Finding Articles, Reviews, Criticism, & Scholarship Organizing and Incorporating Research Sample Student Essays 6. The Character/Scene Analysis Script versus Play Text Stanislavski's Techniques Primary Elements of a Character/Scene Analysis Given Circumstances Glossary of Theatrical Terms and Concepts
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