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How to Write About Theatre

A manual for critics, students and bloggers

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ABOUT THE BOOK
Learning
lessons from history's leading critics and taking examples from around the world, author Mark Fisher gives practical advice about how to celebrate, analyse and discuss this most ephemeral of art forms – and how to make your writing come alive as you do so. Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, he writes with candour, wit and insight in How to Write About Theatre.

CONTENTS
Foreword by Chris Jones, theatre critic on the Chicago Tribune

How to Learn from Critics of the Past

How to Take on Different Critical Styles

How to Write for Your Readers

How to Do Your Research

How to Find Your Voice

How to Write the First Sentence

How to Structure a Review

How to Write in the Moment

How to Write Opinions

How to Give Star Ratings

How to Write About Acting

How to Write About Plays

How to Write About the Production

How to Write About the Audience

How to Write About Context

How to Write About Emotions

How to Write About Your Bias

How to Write About Culture, Society and Politics

How to Put Everything Together

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