Help With Writing About Drama

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There are two kinds of Plays that you can write about: Those that you read and those that you see performed. Reading a play provides you with a lot more freedom because you are free to interpret the action in anyway that you see fit. When seeing a play however, you are given the directors interpretation which is not necessarily the way the playwright intended it. After seeing a play performed, it is more difficult to develop you own interpretation of the work. If possible, it is better to write your paper about a play before you see it performed to ensure that your ideas are original and you can always alter your paper after you see the performance.

After Reading a Play:

After Watching a Play Performed: