Ritical Review of a Play In Piazza San Domenico

In Piazza San Domenico
by: Steve Galluccio

Suggested length: 750-1000 words.

The critical review should include the information below:

Introduction:
Title of play and name of playwright/ when play was written/ its production history/ your thesis statement (overall evaluation of the success of the production). Assert something in your thesis where you will hook your reader and make him/her want to read on!

Body paragraphs should include:
What type of play you are writing about: a tragic-comedy, comedy, tragedy, a classic, a new work, etc…and where it fits into the playwrights overall career.

Setting/time frame of the play/ Necessary background/contextual info: either about period in which play is written or about playwright, etc…

Identification of main characters/ Brief plot summary/ major and minor conflicts/ characters journey/development.

How the play is structured: traditional, non-linear, episodic, etc…

The style of the play: realistic/naturalistic, highly stylized & theatrical, minimalist, elaborate, etc…

Evaluation of the performances/be sure to identify the actors names.

Effect of sound/music design, set design, lighting, costumes, special effects…and how they contribute to overall success or (lack of) the production.

Evaluation of direction: did it do justice to the play? Was it literal or more imaginative? Was the pacing and timing effective?

Conclusion:
What struck you as particularly good or bad about this production?
Did the production do justice to the play?
-Reiteration of thesis. A recommendation to attend the show?