you have to watch this video
after that Writing the Statement and
Include a brief thematic summary (but not a plot summary) of the play, and support that
summary with concrete evidence fro
what you saw.
You can include this summary in the introduction; or, if you wish to expand the summary, include
it in a separate paragraph following the introduction.
Goethe’s formula for play analysis
Ask yourself these questions about the play.
What is the
(playwright/ actors/ director/ set, lights, costume)
How well has the artist
achieved the goal?
Is the work worth doing?
see pages 89 to 92 for detailed questions. Only use the questions
that seem to matt
er for this play.
Did it have a solid plot? Was it consistent? Did it make sense?
Who are the main characters? Was the writing and acting truthful and
What did the play mean? (not a summary of what happened)
language use that adds to the meaning.
set, lights, sound, costumes
what did they add to the production?
how was music used to
the play (or was it used?)