attend a cultural experience, for example, the play Hamilton
watch an upcoming play or the same play
write an opinion
a. Paragraph One will name the event, giving its category (museum, musical performance, literary event, theatrical performance, lecture/reading, etc.), location, time, and date you attended. Attach a program, ticket, or brochure.
b. Paragraph Two is an extended summary of the purpose and scope of the event, using its genre-related vocabulary. What was the event about? What did it set out to do? What were its major points or emphases? Was there a specific order to the presentation? This section needs to be developed well and may have more than one paragraph. Where an exhibit is large, explain the overall concept and then concentrate on a particular aspect rather than cover all of it. This paragraph is the nucleus of your experience and should be informative, specific, and encompassing. For performances, include scenes, characters, selections, etc.
c. Paragraph Three includes extended and supported critical comments. Did the event seem to accomplish its purpose? If, so, what evidence can you cite? What specific effect did it have on you or on its particular audience? What specific recommendation would you make to change or improve the event for its particular audience? Just throwing out words like “great,” “good,” “excellent,” “needs improvement,” and “enjoyable” will not suffice.