Reviewing the Arts

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Entertainment writers are often faced with the challenge of reviewing an unfamiliar work. Whether movies or sculpture, art or architecture, this book guides the writer through the steps necessary to produce an acceptable review of these arts, as well as television, literature, drama, dance, and music.

Using current illustrations from a variety of newspapers, the author shows how the pros deal with the arts, as well as pointing out the problems students face in writing reviews. ...

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Overview

Entertainment writers are often faced with the challenge of reviewing an unfamiliar work. Whether movies or sculpture, art or architecture, this book guides the writer through the steps necessary to produce an acceptable review of these arts, as well as television, literature, drama, dance, and music.

Using current illustrations from a variety of newspapers, the author shows how the pros deal with the arts, as well as pointing out the problems students face in writing reviews. He also deals with the advance story, libel as it pertains to criticism, and the ethics of the business.

New in this edition is a chapter dealing with the arts writer as police reporter, as violence has moved into the popular music scene. The book also includes a suggested reading list for more information on each specific art form.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805828092
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1998
  • Series: LEA's Communication Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The critic, the criticism, the reviewer, the review 1
2 The seven lively arts - and more! 18
3 A method for reviewing the arts 28
4 Film - where everyone is an expert 37
5 Television - the awesome medium 54
6 Music - the divided art 71
7 Drama - where "all the world's a stage" 84
8 Music plus theater equals dance 100
9 Design and function meet in architecture 108
10 It's pretty, but is it art? 118
11 Sculpture - thousands of years of art 132
12 Familiar subject, unusual treatment 140
13 The ethics of the business 151
14 The reviewer as reporter 161
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