Questions or comments for those of you who attended Tuesday's concert
Get out your reviews. Choose a partner and discuss what your review includes. Jot down answers for both of your reviews:
- How is it structured?
- Is it vague or detailed?
- Does the writer presume a lot of background knowledge? How so?
- What do they comment on? Be specific.
- What do they leave out?
- What question would you like the reviewer to have answered? (What would you like to have known?)
- What is the language like? How does the writer praise the performers? How does she criticize them?
THEN -- shift gears and together, write a few lines explaining what you thought of the Epilogue to Benjamin's 'Work of Art in the Age . . . ' What is he suggesting?
Discuss as a group