Theatre Review Assignment
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Theatre Review Assignment and Rubric
You will write a review of between 500 and 700 words, due via Canvas on 4/15 at 11:59PM.
Please be advised: late submissions will be reduced a full letter grade per day late, and that this project is 15% of your total semester grade.
You may review any play you have watched as part of your coursework in this class thus far. Limit yourself to full plays and musicals you have been assigned through this course.
Before writing your review, I would advise reading or re-reading the following:
Chapter 5 of Experiencing Theatre.
A handful of New York Times theatre reviews: https://www.nytimes.com/reviews/theater.
Curtain Up's review submission guidelines: http://www.curtainup.com/curtainupguidelines.html.
(It is likely a good idea to glance at Chapter 3 of Experiencing Theatre again, too.)
Pay close, close attention to Curtain Up's 5 C's of Critical Writing. Be sure to follow to the best of your ability their tips for writing style and focus.
Take a look at their review of 1984 to get a sense of their style and methods in practice: http://www.curtainup.com/1984bway17.html.
50% of your grade will be based on the quality of your analysis. Is your opinion well-formed, well thought out, and well stated? Have you given the show proper and deep consideration?
50% of your grade will be based on writing mechanics. Proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style all fall under this category.