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The Difference of How a Theatrical Critic and a Reviewer Look at a Performer

analytical Essay
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I. Introduction

In today’s society, we are flustered with a variety of artistic performances, which are both praised and rejected by others. In a recent 2011 article by Bert Cardullo, he explains the two main types of persons whose main jobs are to look over these artistic performances and give their personal feedback. “It is certainly true that the critics—those persons whom the dictionary describes as “skilled in judging the qualities or merits of some class of things, especially of literary or artistic work”—have long harbored murderous thoughts about the condition of our drama, but their ineffectuality as public executioners is legendary. The reviewers, by contrast, come close to being the most loyal and effective allies the commercial theater could possibly desire” (Cardullo, 2011). Looking into this quote, it demonstrates that critics take their job to the extent where they aren’t afraid to strike hard at a particular piece. As for a reviewer, they will be more “sugar coating” about performances and offer helpful suggestions for the piece (they are praised more than critics). This research will focus on the lenses of theatrical critics and reviewers with their similarities and differences (as well as emphasize on some important Theatrical Critics and Reviewers). Then, based on this research, it will be put to the test as a playwright takes his previously produced play and use criticisms and reviews as a guide to recreating a play and bringing it back onto the stage. Once doing that, a survey will be conducted to see if the help of criticisms and/or reviews aided in the success of the newly revised play.

II. Purpose of the Study

Evaluating the differentiation of theatrical critiques and reviews are crucial in any artist...

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...fully assist in making the director change some things around in order to make their production more successful and sell more seats.

VI. Conclusion

Theatrical critics and reviewers have been thought of as the same occupation; however, they are two different types of jobs that help in making a production improve on its previous mistakes. In doing so, it creates a newly revised play that is meant to be successful for public consumption. It also creates the idea that critics and reviewers work together to give amazing feedback and bring together new ideas for a playwright/director to take and use to their advantage.

Works Cited

Cardullo, B. (2011). Person of the Drama: Stanley Kauffmann as Theater Critic. Sewanee Review, 119(3), 475-482.

Cardullo, B. (2011). Richard Gilman, American Theater Critic as Appreciation. Sewanee Review, 119(2), 288-295.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the two main types of people whose main jobs are to look over artistic performances and give their personal feedback. the research will focus on the lenses of theatrical critics and reviewers.
  • Explains that evaluating the differentiation of theatrical critiques and reviews is crucial in any artistic setting because it allows for personal reflection and determines how one should go about accepting the feedback.
  • Analyzes how bert cardullo's article, "person of the drama: stanley kauffmann as theater critic," deals with the comparison of critics and reviewers.
  • Analyzes how cardullo tries to settle the controversy that has occurred with people confusing the occupation of a critic and reviewer.
  • Analyzes how cardullo's article seems to be qualitative than quantitative. he goes into great detail about critics and reviews.
  • Analyzes how cardullo's article is an excellent piece of literature that contributes tremendously on the subject matter.
  • Concludes that critics and reviewers form the backbone on how a play can improve itself and become worthy of public consumption.
  • Analyzes how bert cardullo's "richard gilman, american theater critic: an appreciation" is a brilliant piece of literature on theatrical critics.
  • Analyzes how cardullo gives a historical perspective on how richard gilman made an influence on american theater.
  • Analyzes how gilman's "american theater critic: an appreciation" is more qualitative than quantitative. cardullo establishes that critics are hated more than reviewers.
  • Analyzes how cardullo's article is an excellent comparison to a theatrical reviewer. gilman is one of the most prominent critics of modern era.
  • Analyzes how the article "richard gilman, american theater critic: an appreciation" will help them research a well-known theatrical reviewer and compare him/her to stanley kauffman.
  • Explains that stanley kauffmann and richard gilman were honorable mentions in the literature reviews. the playwright/director will take the critiques and reviews and change the production for a better public consumption.
  • Opines that criticisms and/or reviews help in making a previously produced play more satisfactory or not. this research allows for others to see an old, but new approach to fixing up previous productions that could have gone better.
  • Explains that critics and reviewers work together to give amazing feedback and bring together new ideas for a playwright/director to take and use to their advantage.
  • Analyzes cardullo, b., stanley kauffmann as theater critic, sewanee review.
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