The essay is about theater review. The review should have one theater production involved in Philadelphia, the best case will be about a theater production called ” The Train Driver”.
Here are in the requirements.
WRITING A PHILADELPHIA THEATER REVIEW
Ca. 750 words (production photos optional)
Take Notes of and on Philadelphia. Treat Philadelphia as if it were a Theater Event or a Literary Text.
1. CONTEXT / ENVIRONMENT: PHILADELPHIA. Describe the urban space, how you arrived there, and how the space is being used. How does the space interact with the performance event and your observation of the event?
2. CONTEXT / ENVIRONMENT: THEATER: Describe the neighborhood in which the Theater is located. Describe the Theater House, the Theater Stage.
3. OBSERVATION. Paint a picture for the reader of the location, architecture, and exhibition / performance space.
4. ANALYSIS. How does the Theater / Performance exist within the designated space?
5. CONCLUSIONS. What is the exhibit or performance trying to get the spectator to see or understand?
How to Write a Theater Review:
1. Take notes and photos during the production that will serve as mnemonic devices for the later writing of the review.
2. Before the production: Paint a picture for the reader of the location, stage design, and audience.
3. During the production_1: Paint a picture for the reader of the choreography, props, costumes, music that occurs on the stage.
4. During the production_2: Concentrate on actors / characters.
5. During the production_3: Consider the text onstage. What kind of adaptation / translation? What thematic or ideological discourses seem to be present
6. After the production: Immediate reaction and summary. Write it down and go home.
7. Write the review. 1) Your thesis-driven title; 2) Bibliographic entry. Get from program – Title, Author, Translator, Director, Theater Company, Location, Date reviewed; 3) Introductory Paragraph: context, brief summary of text, thesis; 4) Body Paragraph(s) isolate three analytic points: 5) Conclusion and Resolution.
8. Consider contacting the theater and requesting production photos to help with your review.
9. INCLUDE A BIBLIOGRAPHY AT THE TOP OF THE REVIEW: 1) THE CULTURAL EXHIBIT / PERFORMANCE; 2) THE EXHIBIT OR PERFORMANCE GROUP; 3) DATE REVIEWED.