The Mumbleverse

Posted on Updated on

IMG_0426.jpg

When the Mumble starts up again in a few weeks time after a wee winter’s hiatus,  we shall be pioneering a new review system in order to gauge with more accuracy just how good a performance, gig, book, album etc, really is. The standard application of 1-5 stars as used by the industry is rather antiquated for the 21st century… so instead welcome to THE MUMBLEVERSE. Each entity that is to be reviewed, whether a book, a gig, a play, etc; will be judged on 3 factors, being;

***

THEATRE

Stagecraft (costumes, aesthetics, sound effects)
Script (plot, dramaturgy, language)
PerfoRmance (acting, dialogue, blocking)
COMEDY
Material
Delivery
Laughs
DANCE
Music
Aesthetic (costumes, backdrop)
Choreography
MUSICALS
Stagecraft (costumes, aesthetics, sound effects)
Libretto (music, words, singing)
Performance (acting, dialogue, blocking)

CONCERT

Sound
Atmosphere
Performance
ALBUM
Musicianship
Song-craft
Production
5.png
BOOK (fiction)
Plot
Language
Entertainment
BOOK (non-fiction)
Research
Language
Readability
OPERA
Libretto
Music
Performance
CLUB NIGHT
Music
Atmosphere
Sound
CIRQUE
Stagecraft
Performance
Gasps
POETRY 
Delivery
Atmosphere
Quality
5.png
  Stars are awarded as following;
 *
   No Stars = Terrible
                1.png = Poor
              2.png = average
          3 = Good
      4.png = Excellent
5.png  = Amazing
*
The total (out of 15) then determines the final star rating, as in;
*
0-1 stars = no stars
2-4 stars = 1.png
5-7 stars = 2.png
8-10 stars = 3
11-13 stars = 4.png
14-15 stars = 5.png
As you can see, from now on its gonna be a lot harder to obtain those magic 5 stars.
*
SEE YOU ALL SOON
*
5.png
Advertisements

One thought on “The Mumbleverse

    Nell Nelson said:
    January 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    This is really interesting. I like it a lot. But I see you’ve hit the ubiquitous and apparently unavoidable criterion for poetry: quality. Who decides? How? I liked ‘entertainment’ for fiction. Some poetry is also fiction, and so might do okay with the ‘entertainment’ category. But if they are to be different, couldn’t poetry have ‘interest’, or ‘authenticity’ or ‘integrity’ or even ‘thrills’? Or even ‘je ne sais quoi’ since everybody seems to agree there is sometimes a thing in some poetry that nobody can sum up or replicate but is a star-rating factor. . . .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s