Criticism Workshop

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:
BrusteinWho Needs Theatre?
ShawTheatrical Reviews
BentleyIn Search of Theater
BanesWriting Dance in the Age of Postmodern
RomanPerformance in America

Reading/Writing assignments:
Four 6-8 page reviews or articles. Detailed peer reviewing. 50 pages of reading per week of journalistic criticism and arts reporting.




Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
185 Nassau Street, Room 207


Fintan O'Toole