A drama review is written for a magazine or newspaper and its purpose is to give people an idea of what the drama is like before they see it. You are writing for your peers, and are attempting to sway them either in favour or against seeing this drama after having read William Shakespeare’s drama, Macbeth.
Begin by providing a summary of the drama’s plot. Then explain some of the drama’s strengths and weaknesses in terms of the choices made by the director/producer. Consider such aspects as the following: plot, setting/props, costumes, casting etc. In this case, pay careful attention to whether or not the drama is a good adaptation of the play.
Assignment: Drama Review of Hart House Theatre’s Macbeth.
Requirements: five paragraphs (1.5-2 pages…do not exceed this length – or fall short of this length), double spaced, size 12 TNR font, MLA format.
Begin with an interesting comment about the drama that grabs the reader’s attention. One or two sentences that summarize the drama’s plot/theme State whether or not you liked the drama and provide the basic arguments why. Write a concluding sentence for this paragraph. [4-5 sentences]
Body Paragraph 1
Provide one main reason of what you did/did not like about the drama. Provide a good example of this as evidence and explain it thoroughly
Body Paragraph 2
Provide a second main reason of what you did/did not like about the drama. Provide a good example of this as evidence and explain it thoroughly
Body Paragraph 3
Provide a third main reason of what you did/did not like about the drama. Provide a good example of this as evidence and explain it thoroughly
Begin with a comment that states that overall you did/did not like the drama Explain that you would/would not like people to see the drama Conclude with some clever final comment about the drama [3-4 sentences]