26 thoughts on “ACT IV: Story Maps (OL76)”

    1. Seating arrangements are very relevant. I’m not sure why you said it wasn’t. More interior images would have been helpful. Good thinking about expanding buffer zone. Your maps needed legends. We didn’t know what the colors signified. Your choice of maps was excellent — they related directly to the venue.

    1. What is “old style”? I think you mean neoclassical. Good coverage of different stage arrangements. Good definition of nonprofit off-Broadway. Very good analysis of age of children. Good job connecting their cabaret space with the local bar scene! Your conclusion was excellent. You really dove into the data and discussed programming.

    1. You mentioned the castle behind the theater. Is it part of the theater in any way? Kimberly answered. Great image of a 1960s audience. Your images were not titled. Practice pronunciation: “Othello” is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. You really understood the history of the theater. “Free for all”: was this a term Papp used? The expression means something other than “free admission”. Need to time yourselves to make sure you don’t go over time. Henry the Fifth = Henry V. Demographics are based on residential information. There is no median age for the park itself (nobody resides there). Good analysis based on education (plays studied). There is a predominance of graduate degrees on the Upper West Side. What might this means? You have an outdoor amphitheatre — can you compare the space to anything we studied in class?

    1. Great job pointing out architectural style elements (columns, keystones, etc.). You spoke about “democratic” entrance-ways, acoustics, sight lines. Slides themselves were very well designed… very appealing and usable. Disposable income: good idea. Conclusion: broaden outreach to include non-musical entertainment. Five reasons to attend theater: Spiritual, sensual, social, emotional, intellectual. Good!!

    1. Great archival images and historical research of the area (roof garden!). Since you weren’t simply reading off the page it was clear you really knew your material. Good recognition of the diminished importance of box seats. What about the major renovations conducted by Disney in the 1990s? I believe it was done specifically for the production Lion King and its technical necessities. Disney is mostly pushing their content. Do you see opportunities for the company to produce something else? Your conclusion was a little weak. Why would they “give tickets away” — its a commercial theatre? Your maps didn’t go very far beyond the data we looked at in class.

    1. If the Manhattan Theatre Club owns the theater, the theater is non-profit (its a non-profit company). Are you sure they own it? Needs a little more research. (Josh said its non-profit, Kimmar said it was commercial). With such detailed architectural plans I think you could have spent more time analyzing the elements (rather than reeling off the seating capacities of each section). If the ethnicity of the area is mostly white I don’t understand why ethnicity is an important demographic for you. Interesting data on walking in the area. Good job mentioning an historical example.

    1. Nice slide design and map analysis. Why is the text on your slides in quotes? You should write the text in your own words. Good use of terminology (section, plan). What makes the proscenium adjustable? Practice pronunciation of names and unfamiliar terms. You included unrelated information in your presentation. For instance, there are no biographical research questions….You don’t have time to discuss information about donors. The percentage of grandparents is very low for the area. The “people” in the picture are playwrights. Can you describe

    1. Great audience analysis from the early 20th century. Pronunciation: Mezzanine was mispronounced. The Apollo has a proscenium, it’s not a thrust stage. The renovation should have been in the main section — it’s not the subject of the conclusion. You mentioned preserving the original style. What was the original architectural design style? Very clear maps and your analysis of the data was also strong. The conclusion should have been focused on your recommendation for programming. This was weak. It seemed like you didn’t collaborate. Basically two different presentations back-to-back. If the income is low in the area, what would you recommend to the theater? Why was there an old fire insurance map in the conclusion?

    1. Your images needed titles with credits. The facade was also Art Deco. Camp sites or pitches??? Who is camping out in NYC? I thought your conclusion was a bit weak. What kinds of performances in particular? Attracting ages 2 and up is pretty much everyone! What about stage makes it appropriate for the Rockettes?

    1. The name of the show is “Carousel”, not “Aroused”. What is the architectural style of the facade? What are those “public facilities” – Fordham University and John Jay College. Wouldn’t this information about college students help with your conclusions? A little more digging around would have helped. Good job with your careful analysis of income level and diverse classes in the buffer zone. What area of the VB would be appropriate for an art exhibit or music event?

    1. Why doesn’t the opera house have an overhanging balcony or mezzanine? Does it have to do with acoustics? Primary ethnicity still doesn’t tell you how many minorities live in the area — a legends would have provided more detailed information. Good job identifying college student population. Can you connect college-level pricing with the tastes of college students?

    1. Well-designed slides. One of your slides showed the Harvey Theatre — but your subject was the opera house. Good information about renovation of lecture hall. Good conclusions about adding diversity… programing for Black History month (they already have that) or other Hispanic Heritage month.

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