Los Angeles Pierce Formal and Informal Criticism for Theatre Discussion PLEASE READ AND WATCH THE MODULE THAT I PROVIDED BELOW BEFORE DOING THE DISCUSSION.

Los Angeles Pierce Formal and Informal Criticism for Theatre Discussion PLEASE READ AND WATCH THE MODULE THAT I PROVIDED BELOW BEFORE DOING THE DISCUSSION.

THIS IS THE QUESTION: ANSWER THE FOLLOWING PERTAINING TO WE ARE ALL CRITICS. USE BULLET POINT PARAGRAPHS USING APPROPRIATE FORMAT AND SUBHEADINGS WITHIN EACH PARAGRAPH. FIRST WRITE THE QUESTION, THEN PUT YOUR ANSWER BELOW IT USING APPROPRIATE FORMAT AND SUBHEADINGS

A. FORMAL CRITICISM

1. DOES FORMAL CRITICISM, AS DESCRIBED IN THE MODULE, INFLUENCE THE CREATIVE CONTENT YOU CHOOSE TO EXPERIENCE? WHY?

2. WHAT DOES THE MODULE SAY ABOUT HOW ROMEO AND JULIET WAS PRESENTED?

3. DEFINE THE THREE PARTS OF FORMAL CRITICISM CONTAINED IN THE MODULE

B, INFORMAL CRITICISM

1. HAVE YOU EVER PERFORMED INFORMAL CRITICISM (WORD OF MOUTH) TO YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY ABOUT A PLAY OR MOVIE YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED?

2. FULLY DESCRIBE HOW DID YOU CONVEY YOUR CRITICISM?

THE MODULE YOU NEED TO READ IS EVERYTHING BELOW

THE ROLE OF THE CRITICISM

WHY DO WE NEED THEATRE CRITICISM?

FORMAL CRITICISM is that which is written by professional critics and distributed to the public through the media, newspapers, magazines, internet, TV and radio.

WE ARE ALL CRITICS – INFORMAL CRITICISM

Every one of us, has certain opinions about whether a given thing is either good or bad. Those opinions are rooted in who we are, our age, gender, cultural background, educational level and where we live. Our likes and dislikes are not based upon any formal training or previous experience. Our expression of these likes and dislikes through in person conversations, social media or other means is referred to as INFORMAL CRITICISM or WORD OF MOUTH.

Then, there are FORMAL PROFESSIONAL CRITICS that are empowered to create specific criticism on content. They could review movies, plays, food… anything. What makes these critics any different from us? They may have training as a writer or a given subject area. More often it is more subtle than that.

Formal Critics have a superior knowledge about a particular piece of creative content simply because they have either a previous experience or they have researched what they are reviewing in advance. Can you imagine if every time you went to see a play or movie that you did exhaustive research about its author, director, actors and content? The truth is you don’t. We rely on criticism then to provide information about what we will experience, describe it to us and then evaluate it.

Hybrid forms of both INFORMAL and FORMAL CRITICISM include awards granted such as the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS or the TONY AWARDS which are voted upon by the theatre community.

Modern producers of creative content depend very much on both INFORMAL and FORMAL CRITICISM to drive audiences to their productions. Now that audiences can use social media to communicate their experiences, they can have a tremendous influence on the sucess of failure of a production.

The Broadway hit WICKED (2004) only received one Tony Award when it first opened. However, word of mouth propelled the production into the tremendous hit it is today.

SPRING AWAKENING – 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS

DEAR EVAN HANSEN – 2017

THE BAND’S VISIT – 2018 TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL

Criticism then, offers us a guide to what is produced. Formal critics can describe, interpret and evaluate creative content for us. However, ulitmately it is the audience that will determine what it wants to experience.