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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 TheatreWhy 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 EssayPREWRITINGInterpreting the AssignmentSpecific and non-specific Paper TopicsDetermining Scope and ToneComing Prepared to a PlayArt of Taking Good NotesWRITING THE ESSAYFinding a Thesis StatementCreating and Using an OutlineIntroductory ParagraphBody ParagraphsConclusionsDrafts3. The Review and the Production ResponseThe ReviewThe Production ResponsePrewriting QuestionsWriting the Review or Production Response4. The Critical Theatre EssayTwo Critical ApproachesUsing Form and ContentUsing Theatre History5. Research: Methods and MaterialsFunctions of Research in Theatre PracticeFunctions of Research in Critical EssaysResearch MethodsResearch MaterialsTheatre History Research SourcesForm and Content Research SourcesFinding Articles, Reviews, Criticism, & ScholarshipOrganizing and Incorporating ResearchSample Student Essays6. The Character/Scene AnalysisScript versus Play TextStanislavski's TechniquesPrimary Elements of a Character/Scene AnalysisGiven CircumstancesGlossary of Theatrical Terms and Concepts
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