How to study and write for Theater

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How to Ace a Theatre History Exam
Get the mind map for acing your essay exam in Theatre History!
Be an Armchair Critic!
10 steps to analyze films!
Sequence Analysis Worksheet
Sequence Analysis Worksheet includes narrative, composition, photography, editing, sound, audience address and additional observations.
Film Appreciation Vocabulary
15 weeks of vocabulary for your film class. Get a head start with these definitions.
A Student's Guide to Performance Studies   PDF file PDF file
Two major sections of interest here:
1. Questions to Get You Started
Have to report on a performance? Here's a list of questions and ideas to get you started. (page 7)

2. Writing about Performance: Challenges and Possibilities (page 12)
Assignment Calculator
"I didn't sign up for playwriting".Having trouble getting long term writing assignments done? Try this calculator out. It will automatically begin with today's date. Then put in the date the assignment is due. Click and voila. All the interim pieces, what you have to do each week to get it done on time, are laid out for you. No more excuses!
Coming up with a paper topic
6 basic approaches to choose from when writing about film.
Guidelines for Writing Critiques for Theatre Perfomances
Avoid pitfalls for beginning writers. What are the 3 questions that good writing will answer? Find it here as well as what to do when preparing theatre presentations.
What is Drama and what do you write about it?
How to write about drama, from productions to performance to response papers.
Writing about Film
Annotating short sequences and thinking beyond the frame!
Prewriting Questions for Book. Movie, or Play Reviews
Getting started writing is the hardest part. Here is a list of questions for you to ask to jump start your writing these reports!
Guidelines for Viewing Dance and Writing Critiques
Get the dance critique checklist here plus the list of dance critique pet peeves.
Writing about Theater   PDF file PDF file
Includes asking questions about performances from acting and directing, environment and design to meaning and structure.
Play Reviews
Includes what to do before you attend the production as well as attending the play!