How to Write About Theatre

This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472520555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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What do you do if you find yourself weeping in the stalls? How should you react to Jude Law's trousers or David Tennant's hair? Are you prepared to receive toilet paper in the post? What if the show you just damned turns out to be a classic? If you gave it a five-star rave will anyone believe you? Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, Mark Fisher answers such questions with candour, wit and insight. Learning lessons from history's leading critics and taking examples from around the world, he gives practical advice about how to celebrate, analyse and discuss this most ephemeral of art forms - and how to make your writing come alive as you do so. Today, more people than ever are writing about theatre, but whether you're blogging, tweeting or writing an academic essay, your challenges as a critic remain the same: how to capture a performance in words, how to express your opinions and how to keep the reader entertained. This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune

How to Write about Theatre and Drama

Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

Author: Suzanne Hudson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000047248915

Category: Dramatic criticism.

Page: 272

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Combining basic composition and critical inquiry into the discipline of theatre, HOW TO WRITE ABOUT THEATRE AND DRAMA meets the fundamental needs of beginning theatre students to learn the unique and varied forms of theatre and drama in their role in our cultural heritage. Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

How to Write About Theatre

That's a lot of knowledge and it's a particular challenge to the theatre critic to take
it all in, starting with 3,000 years' worth of drama – not just plays, but ... If
theatremakers are building on this tradition, the critic needs to be writing about it
too.

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472520562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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What do you do if you find yourself weeping in the stalls? How should you react to Jude Law's trousers or David Tennant's hair? Are you prepared to receive toilet paper in the post? What if the show you just damned turns out to be a classic? If you gave it a five-star rave will anyone believe you? Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, Mark Fisher answers such questions with candour, wit and insight. Learning lessons from history's leading critics and taking examples from around the world, he gives practical advice about how to celebrate, analyse and discuss this most ephemeral of art forms - and how to make your writing come alive as you do so. Today, more people than ever are writing about theatre, but whether you're blogging, tweeting or writing an academic essay, your challenges as a critic remain the same: how to capture a performance in words, how to express your opinions and how to keep the reader entertained. This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune

Writing about Theatre and Drama

In combining composition and critical inquiry , Writing about Theatre and Drama
meets the needs of both students who write about theatre and of instructors who
want to read interesting , insightful student essays and research papers . Writing
 ...

Author: Suzanne Hudson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000103005983

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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Combining basic composition and critical inquiry into the discipline of theatre, WRITING ABOUT THEATRE AND DRAMA meets the fundamental needs of beginning theatre students to learn the unique and varied forms of theatre and drama in their role in our cultural heritage. Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

How to Write about Theatre

This inspirational book shows you how to go about it and overcome these challenges."--Jacket.

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: 1472520572

Category: Dramatic criticism

Page: 280

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What do you do if you find yourself weeping in the stalls? How should you react to Jude Law's trousers or David Tennant's hair? Are you prepared to receive toilet paper in the post? What if the show you just damned turns out to be a classic? If you gave it a five-star rave will anyone believe you? Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, Mark Fisher answers such questions with candour, wit and insight.

A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre

-ALFRED HITCHCOCK WHY WRITE ABOUT THEATRE ? Theatre is all around
us , describing most of our daily lives as we play diverse roles as teachers and
students , parents and children , librarians and grocery clerks . On the first day of
a ...

Author: Marcia L. Ferguson

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000067218363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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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.

Educational theatre journal

I began as a critic , writing analyses of books . ... Then I started to write literary
pamphlets , essays , in which I explored certain phenomena of our
consciousness ... It ' s important to realize that when I began to write , I knew
nothing of theatre .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4911736

Category:

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How to Read and Write about Drama

worldwide technology has inspired a bolder " alternative theatre " movement to
topple the traditional approaches to ... in a technological society can be an
advantage for an informed playreader who chooses to analyze and write about
drama .

Author: Gary Vena

Publisher: Macmillan General Reference

ISBN: UCSC:32106013617839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

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Looks at theater history, discusses characters, dramatic structure, language, and set design, and suggests themes for written analysis

New Theatre Magazine

A few years ago , N.U.S. Student Drama Festival began a policy of admitting only
original plays - and quickly proved what should have been obvious anyway : that
usually undergraduates can't write plays because ( a ) they haven't anything to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5180682

Category: Theater

Page:

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Theatre for Children

A guide to producing, directing, and writing plays for children, with tips on catching and holding a child's attention

Author: David Wood

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 1566632331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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A guide to producing, directing, and writing plays for children, with tips on catching and holding a child's attention

Theatre Times

DIAPER DRAMA ? " Photo : Susan Cook JULIA MILES I deplore phrases like "
Diaper Drama . " I think it's hard enough to write plays in this society - in " I THINK
OUR GENERATION - AT any society - but a good play is such a rare thing that we
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017450144

Category: Performing arts

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Nineteenth Century Theatre

Writings about theatre come in several categories . Many are reviews , of course ,
essentially critical in nature . Many articles and books have specific theoretical or
practical goals . But most academic writing seems to be concerned with one of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002585018

Category: Drama

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Theatre Magazine

WRITE PLAYS ! PLAYS ! The Theatre Between CoversNOW OPEN New York
The HOTEL COVERNOR LINTON Opposite Penn . R. R. Station New York's new
hotel truly ex . pressive of the greatest city . 1200 pleasant rooms each with ...

Author: W. J. Thorold

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002806781T

Category: Theater

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The Writing of Theatre History in Early Restoration England

But after the shift toward publication over performance that occurred during the
Interregnum , the early Restoration encounter with theatre's past saw an
accompanying epistemological shift . Dryden's dependence on books over lived
 ...

Author: Robert Bennett Shimko

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P010389889

Category:

Page: 438

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Theatre

For the sake of my spirit , for the sake of my continuing to write for the theatre , I
and every other maker of shapes and forms must put away from view the
pompous funnymen who categorize what they deem to be the good and the
relevant .

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510019182266

Category: Theater

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The Theatre

HERE has been considerable discussion by the press , and men and women
who hold themselves as critics of the theatre , as to whether the various schools
throughout the country which are devo : ing their efforts to teaching the of
playwriting ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112117965019

Category: Theater

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Theatre Arts

Int : And their writing , the spareness , the style , is something you admire ?
WILLIAMS : It ' s something that drives me crazy with jealousy . I love it . While I '
m in the theatre , I ' m enthralled by it and I say , Oh , God , if I could write like that .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030605458

Category: Performing arts

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London Theatre Record

Written in epic style - at times naturalistic , at times poetic - - to mirror Rivera ' s
painting , the major problem in the writing was which of the two should be the
lead character . The performance is played against the massive backdrop of
Rivera ' s ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067514995

Category: Theater

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