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Theater Research Guide

Evaluating Websites

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Author

Who wrote the page?  What organization sponsored the page? Can you verify the author's credentials?

Purpose

What is the purpose of the page?  Who is the intended audience? Websites can be for information or sales purposes, sometimes both.

Currency

Is the information up to date?  Is the webpage dated?  Recent updates do not necessarily indicate current information.

Objectivity

Relates to purpose.  Is the intent of the website to inform or persuade?  Are facts completely & accurately cited?

Support

Does the author provide footnotes or citations for the information provided?

Fact Checking (from NPR)

Web Resources

Costume Design

Set Design

Broadway 101 from Playbill

Broadway.com on YouTube