9780321136732

A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321136732

  • ISBN10:

    032113673X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/27/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Intended to illuminate the importance of theatre and performance in daily life by engaging students with dramatic material,A Short Guide to Writing about Theatreis a succinct introduction to the skills required to write knowledgeably and critically about the theatre. A succinct introduction to the skills required to write knowledgeably and critically about the theatre. Illuminates the importance of theatre and performance in daily life with dramatic material, Addresses the practical elements of review, analysis, criticism, and research, Incorporates a blend of professional and student essays as models of successful writing, Thorough writing instruction, Comprehensive glossary, Covers criticism and genre writing. Intro to Theatre, Writing across the disciplines.

Table of Contents

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
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
The Review and the Production Response
The Review
The Production Response
Prewriting Questions
Writing the Review or Production Response
The Critical Theatre Essay
Two Critical Approaches
Using Form and Content
Using Theatre History
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
The Character/Scene Analysis
Script versus Play Text
Stanislavskirsquo;s Techniques
Primary Elements of a Character/Scene Analysis
Given Circumstances
Glossary of Theatrical Terms and Concepts
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