Reviewing the Arts is written for those media writers assigned to review an artistic event or performance, providing the tools for a journalist to write informed and enlightened reviews of the arts. This useful text guides writers through the steps for producing an acceptable review of fine and performing arts, covering the range of arts from film and television to drama and dance; from sculpture and architecture to music. Author Campbell Titchener suggests ways to approach both familiar and unfamiliar art forms to prepare an informed evaluation, and in this updated third edition he includes current examples from practicing journalists and veteran critics. This practical text fits readily into the journalism curriculum, and will be a useful resource for practicing journalists.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. The Critic, the Criticism, the Reviewer, the Review. The Seven Lively Arts--and More! A Method for Reviewing the Arts. Film--Where Everyone Is an Expert. Television--The Awesome Medium. Music--The Divided Art. Drama--Where "All the World's a Stage." Music Plus Theater Equals Dance. Design and Function Meet in Architecture. It's Pretty, but Is It Art? Sculpture--Thousands of Years of Art. Familiar Subject, Unusual Treatment. The Ethics of the Business. The Reviewer as Reporter.