This workshop is devoted to the development of the student’s critical sensibility. Through extensive in-class analysis of their own reviews of and other kinds of writing about professional theater and dance productions, students will come to learn what makes a good critic of the performing arts.
Sample reading list:
Brustein, Who Needs Theatre?
Shaw, Theatrical Reviews
Bentley, In Search of Theater
Banes, Writing Dance in the Age of Postmodern
Roman, Performance in America
Four 6-8 page reviews or articles. Detailed peer reviewing. 50 pages of reading per week of journalistic criticism and arts reporting.