must be written on the book of norman from broadway
Play title and playwright Book of Morman, playwrights: trey parker, matt stone, robert lopez
Additional information of significance (in understanding the review)
Effective introduction that includes thesis statement
What is the historical context of the play and playwright? Go beyond what is presented in the program notes.
Relevant Theatrical/playwright history/original play production information
The Play (text)
What was the story and subject in the production? Which character was your favorite or least favorite and why?
Is the conflict developed and resolved by the end of the play?
Brief synopsis with brief explanation of main character, major conflict within the play, and how resolution was gained.
Visual Elements and Sound
How would you describe the costumes, lighting, set, and sound? Remember to give specific examples from the production.
Do you feel the choices were appropriate for the production? Why or why not?
Did the style support the text?
Provides effective analysis with details supporting opinions on the following: costumes, lighting, scenery, sound, as well as, stage management, tech and crew.
Choose your favorite or least favorite actress or actor and explain why, using specifics from the production.
Did you believe the characters?
On a scale from one to ten, give an overall rating of the cast.
Did you care what happened to the characters (empathy)?
Directing and choreography
Provides effective analysis with details supporting opinions.
How did the audience react to this production?
Was it a group of similar individuals or a diverse group?
Is the production being presented primarily by and for a particular group of people, and if so, are you a member of that group?
Environment: discussion of environmental factors with strong supporting details.
Audience: provides effective analysis with details supporting opinions.
Summarize your own response to this performance. How does it measure up to your standard of good theatre?
What was the playwright attempting to do or say and did they achieve their goal?
Is it worth doing?
Must Contain WORD COUNT (Although you must include this, a certain/specific number is not required).
Must use discipline specific vocabulary
Attention to writing mechanics
Use of MLA citing (works cited format)
Total Value: 100 points
If you are not in the UCF campus area, it is not a problem to see a show in your community.
Again, the show must be seen during the semester you are taking this course, not before or after. Zero points for shows seen before or after this semester.