2. Describe the mood of the lighting. How was color and intensity used to affect mood? What other characteristics of light were used to affect mood? Was the lighting appropriate for the mood of each scene? Why or why not?
3. Was the lighting realistic or nonrealistic? What was the direction of the light? Did it seem to come from a natural source, or was it artificial? Did this choice seem appropriate for the text?
4. Were the actors properly lit? Could their faces be seen?
5. Were light changes made slowly or quickly? How did this affect the play? Did it seem right for the play?
1. What was the text for the performance? Was it a traditional play? Was it a piece created by the actors or director? Was the piece improvisatory? (Note that most productions you attend will use traditional scripts as texts, and most of the following questions are based on this traditional model. However, you can adapt these questions for texts that have been created in nontraditional ways.)
2. What was the text about? What was the author of the text trying to communicate to the audience? Did the author try to communicate more than one message?
3. How was the meaning of the text communicated through words, actions, or symbols?