Coated Posted August 10, 2016 Share Posted August 10, 2016 How about we use a random thread for ideas or non-performance related questions triggered by seeing a performance, reading a discussion in a performance related thread or a review from the links section? Yes, this a blatant attempt to get 'Performances seen' threads to focus on the actual performances seen Here's my starter for 10: I don't think that the impressions and opinions posted by forum members are reviews of performances, and neither do they need to be. There are occasional exceptions when posters analyze a specific performance in depth but the majority of posts in 'performances seen' threads are expressing a posters opinion and impressions. As with many other things in life, there isn't one answer of 'what exactly constitutes a valid review'. I would expect to see some analysis of the performance, a clear statement of personal preferences instead of a simple declaration along the lines of 'this is the best/worst' or 'so and so did it better in 1805' without stating why the reviewer thinks so. But most importantly for me: a reviewer needs to be able to write in a way that I find engaging - a dry treatise is unlikely to appeal, and long descriptive passages describing plot in detail should be avoided at all cost. 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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