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PROMPT

Construct a detailed critique of the
2012 Donmar Warehouse production of

JULIUS CAESAR

 

·
This is not a formal essay, but I ask that you write in 
paragraph form, using the HEADINGS outlined below in ALL CAPS to organize your submission.

·
Please avoid copying and pasting the directions into the body of your critique. 

 

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THEME and ARTISTIC OBJECTIVE

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Examine the relationship between the play’s Themes  and the production’s Artistic Objective. 

·
Identify and examine the play’s T
hemes. 

· What are the ideas that are at the heart of the authors’ script?

· How do the Themes relate to the 
Artistic Objective of THIS production?

· What issue or idea do the artists working on this production seem to want YOU, as a member of the audience, to focus on?

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DIRECTION

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Identify the Production Concept and explore how it works toward achieving the Artistic Objective.

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How does the director cast the roles to support/illuminate the Production Concept?

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How does the director block the performers to support/illuminate the Production Concept?

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DESIGN

·
Critique EACH of the four key design disciplines: 

· Scenic Design

· Costume Design

· Lighting Design

· Sound Design  

· How do EACH of these designs support/illuminate the Production Concept?

· Support your conclusions by addressing topics 
such as:

· The objectives of each design discipline

· The use of realistic and non-realistic techniques

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PERFORMANCE

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Focus on the performance of a SINGLE actor, identifying the actor by their real name and the character they play. 

· What are some of the challenges of playing this role? 

· Consider elements
 such as complex language, challenging concepts or style, demanding emotional journey, arduous vocal or physical work, etc. 

· How does the actor’s performance reflect or support the Production Concept? 

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EVALUATION

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Conclude the critique with your 
educated and informed response to the production. 

· Summarize the major points from your critique.

· Do you think the production achieved its Artistic Objective? 

· Did you find value in the choice of Production Concept and appreciate its execution? 

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WORKS CITED

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If you drew upon information learned from an outside source, please provide an informal list under this heading. 

· Content taken from Drama 1 Canvas modules may be listed like this:

· Supplement 1.1

· DT+ Interview: ”
Julius Caesar: Walk Like a Man”

· etc.

· Content taken from online resources may be listed like this:

· “Friends, Romans, Countrywomen” – 
to an external site. 

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