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ERIC Number: ED070127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 22
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A Critical Suggestions Form for Readers Theatre.
Beasley, Mary F.
The author states that because of recent interest in readers theatre, or concert readings, some objective methods of assessing audience response should be developed. In the first section of the paper, she provides a rationale for a critical suggestions form. The author's guidelines for an evaluation form include the use of expert judges, an adequate coverage of production items, and forced choices with unstructured comments requested and simplified methods for interpretation. In the second section, the author presents the form itself which consists of 29 items or questions classified into four categories: script; reader selection, placement, and interpretation techniques; lighting; and non-vocal sound. The judges have forced-choice selection ranging from "satisfactory to excellent" or "needs improvement or change" on each item, and is asked to make more specific comments. The author presents the procedures and results of two tests of the form, concluding that they were satisfactory. In the final section, she suggests methods of adaptation and future testing of the form. (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southern Speech Communication Assn. (San Antonio, April 5-7, 1972)