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A short guide to writing about theatre

Author: Marcia L Ferguson
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2008.
Series: Short guide series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferguson, Marcia L.
Short guide to writing about theatre.
New York : Pearson Longman, ©2008
(OCoLC)768208159
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia L Ferguson
ISBN: 9780321136732 032113673X
OCLC Number: 129952507
Description: xiii, 175 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1 Writing about Theatre --
Why Write About Theatre? --
The Importance of Conversation --
Tastes and Opinions --
Your audience --
Checklist for Writing Reviews and Analyses --
2 Preparing to Write and Writing the Essay --
Prewriting: Interpreting the Assignment --
Prewriting: Coming Prepared to a Play --
Checklist for Finding Paper Topics --
The Art of Taking Good Notes --
A Checklist for Taking Good Notes --
Writing the Essay --
Creating and Using an Outline --
A Checklist for Writing the Essay: The Fundamentals. 3 The Review and the Production Response --
The Review Response --
The Production Response --
Prewriting: Questions for Reviews and Production Responses --
Writing the Review or the Production Response --
A Checklist for Writing a Review Response and/or a Production Response --
4 The Analytical Theatre Essay --
Two Analytical Approaches --
Using Form and Content --
Using Theatre History --
A Checklist for Writing Analytical Essays --
5 Research and Gathering Materials --
Where to Start Research --
Research Methods --
Types of Theatre Research --
A Checklist for Using Research Materials and Methods --
Avoiding Plagiarism --
A Checklist for Organizing and Incorporating Research --
How to Document Research Sources: Formatting Citations in MLA Style --
6 The Character/Scene Analysis --
Script versus Play Text --
Stanislavski's Techniques --
Primary elements of a Character/Scene Analysis --
A Checklist for Writing a Character/Scene Analysis --
Appendix: Glossary of Theatrical Terms and Concepts --
Works Cited.
Series Title: Short guide series.
Responsibility: Marcia L. Ferguson.
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